| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:02 PM
Recently, while walking at Western Regional Park, I watched as several kids lined up for the Reebok Watermelon challenge. When I realized that the game involved smashing and wasting watermelons, I was embarrassed by our affluence.
I Googled this activity...
| Jun 23, 2011
La Cañada resident McKay Anderson rarely takes center stage as a player on a La Verne Lutheran boys' basketball team, a team that boasts plenty of future NCAA Division I — and maybe even some NBA — talent.
However, plenty of eyes will be on...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:37 AM
When "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" posted a casting call for "Hardcore Eddie," every muscleman-actor on the way up in Hollywood went out for the part.
They knew the character would be on-screen during crucial, cataclysmic action, right alongside...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:28 PM
Can you wobble your way to buns of steel?
The popularity of "toning" shoes, whose unstable soles require you to work muscles harder to stay balanced, suggests consumers are banking on it.
Sales of toning shoes, which cost from $70 to upwards of $200 and...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Marketing executives at sports apparel company Under Armour had a lot to cheer about this month as the American women's soccer team made a run at the World Cup.
The team ultimately lost to Japan, but the international visibility the players received...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The NFL is rolling out its new Nike uniforms today in Brooklyn, where at least one player from each NFL team is on hand to model the newly designed jerseys. Players already are tweeting about their "new age" on-field fashions, and the NFL is staging the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:57 AM
After nearly an hour of buildup Tuesday morning, the NFL and Nike -- the apparel company which has replaced Reebok as the league’s official apparel supplier -- revealed new uniforms for each of the 32 NFL teams at an event in New York City....
| Apr 8, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A 79-year-old Aurora woman has been missing since Friday and authorities from the west suburb believe she could be on the South Side of Chicago where she went to visit her daughter.
Lois L. Boyd, of the 0-99 block of South Stolp Avenue, was reported...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jennifer Vaughn needed to get in shape after law school. Emily McCart wanted a break from running.
Punching, jabbing and kicking a heavy boxing bag turned out to be just the workout they were looking for.
For women who crave an...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:14 PM
For decades, the NFL prohibited teams from accepting advertisements from casinos — and casinos couldn't woo the sport's rabid fan base as potential customers.
But last week, the league relaxed its policy, allowing franchises such as the Baltimore...
| Jan 13, 2012
In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers' prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and carrying a large bag. He was accompanied...