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Warriors on the Field By Karen Robes Meeks In 2008, an explosion left U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris D’Angelo with nerve damage to the left side of his body. Previously a happy go-lucky jokester, he became dark and angry. “Normal family life was really tough, because no one understood what I was going through,” […]

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Volleyball Sets Up Events for Success By Greg Echlin Long after her retirement from competitive beach volleyball, Misty May-Treanor is still heard nationally over the airwaves through public service announcements about fitness. Five years after teaming up with Kerri Walsh Jennings to win the third of their three Olympic gold medals, May-Treanor’s name still has […]

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Sailing Events Set a Course Along the Shore By Rachel Carter As the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series and Sailing World Cup hit the water, the eyes of the world will be watching elite athletes crew the most sophisticated boats in existence. But even as organizers prepare for these international sailing spectacles, […]

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Golf Tours Drive Major Events By Neal Reid With strong momentum from a record-setting 2016 season and a stellar start to this year’s campaigns, golf’s biggest events are poised for another memorable year. Optimism abounds among the sport’s top executives, who are thrilled about what the recent past has produced and what the future may […]

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Katie Lou Samuelson (right) and the University of Connecticut have dominated NCAA’s women’s basketball. The team won the last four championships and extended its winning streak beyond 100 games this season. Photo courtesy of Jessica Hill/AP Images
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A Series of Firsts Awaits NCAA Hoops Hosts By Greg Echlin The two host cities of the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours—Phoenix and Dallas—are major markets well-versed in welcoming big events, so it may be surprising to learn that both will be hosting their respective events for the first time. But as the […]

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B.A.S.S., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the oldest and largest bass fishing organizations in the country, hosting events at all levels from high school competitions to professional circuits. Photo courtesy of B.A.S.S.
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Bass Fishing Events Increase in Scale By John Vivirito Bass fishing events attract more than just biting fish. A growing number of organizations are offering events for host cities, allowing spectators to attend activities that stretch beyond the water. Sports held on the water have long driven participation and drawn spectators. But bass fishing in […]

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Several states, including Michigan, have added a winter games component to their state games offerings. About 35 states organize state games events or are in the process of offering them for amateur athletes. Photo courtesy of Hugh Carey/The Grand Rapids Press/AP Images
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Making the Jump to a State Games Event By Karen Robes Meeks For hundreds of thousands of amateur athletes, the chance to compete in a winter or summer state games competition marks the pinnacle of their sports accomplishments. When it comes to participating in sporting events, Luke Armstrong isn’t terribly focused on the results, which […]

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Archery Events Hit a Target Market By Zoie Clift Thanks to the popularity of the “Hunger Games” and a strong national team, archery has piqued the interests of venues capable of hosting championship-level events Thanks in large part to the popularity of “The Hunger Games” books and movies, archery has gained and enjoyed a boost in […]

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