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Is it possible to strike perfect balance between running and everyday life?

In June 2013 Nik Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallenda circus family, walked 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge on nothing more than a 2-inch steel cable. It took a little more than 22 minutes to walk the quarter-mile battling 30 mph winds and dust along the way. Talk about a balancing act.

March 03, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Sports


Viral video allegedly shows Bigfoot in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN — Al Nash is a spokesman for Yellowstone National Park. As part of his job, he often addresses issues relating to grizzly bears and bison. But he recently added a new topic to the list: Bigfoot.

February 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Sports


To the woman in the back row of class

Dear new girl in the back row in class today,

February 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Sports


Eagles add 22 recruits on Signing Day

As Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz stepped to the podium for the Eagles' Signing Day news conference Feb. 4, the sometimes-overblown hyperbole of the day wasn't lost on him.

February 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


Viral video shows risky release of trapped mountain lion

RAPID CITY—A video that shows the release of a trapped mountain lion has gone viral. According to the Rapid City Journal, it all started when Dan Casey decided to introduce his sons to the art of trapping.

February 12, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Sports


GSU vs. GSU tonight in Statesboro

Georgia Southern Men's Basketball continues its five-game home stand tonight as in-state rival Georgia State visits Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 05, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles men get first Sun Belt basketball win

STATESBORO - In a game that was horrendous on both sides with turnovers and missed shots, it seemed like the first team that hit 40 points was going to win.

January 08, 2015 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Shad season to open Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


U8 Wildcats finish second in league

The SBRC U8 Wildcats claimed second place in the recently completed South Georgia Youth Football League season.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


RHHS football coach resigns

Josh Eads, Richmond Hill High School's football coach, has resigned, the school announced Saturday morning. A search for a new coach will begin immediately, according to RHHS athletic director Mickey Bayens, who thanked Eads for his hard work, dedication and commitment to the school.

December 13, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


RHHS sails in regatta at Sunbury

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Sports


Tickets available for GSU finale

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29th with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


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Great competitors make a sport better

Mile 12 of a tough half-marathon. My hamstring is tight, ready to snap like an overstretched rubber band. My lungs are full of fire. My head is pounding harder than my feet. I will run nowhere near as fast as I usually run. No PR’s on this day, yet I feel prouder and more accomplished than ever.

March 31, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Sports


5 adventures to go on during a visit to Phoenix

PHOENIX, Arizona — Phoenix offers wonderful opportunities for playing golf during the winter and early spring, but here are some lesser known adventures to experience on your next visit.

March 20, 2015 | Adam Straub KSL | Sports


Boone and Crockett announces new bighorn sheep world record

ALBERTA, Canada — What do black bears, grizzly bears, tule elk and non-typical whitetail deer all have in common? The world records for each animal, as recognized by the Boone and Crockett Club, were not taken by a hunter. Instead, the massive animals died of other causes and were found later and reported.

March 19, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Sports


Have You Seen This? Riding the white line



SCARY TOWN — I am not an extreme sport guy. I wish I were, it’d make me much cooler. In fact, my wife and I just got life insurance, and we were asked the following questions: Do you SCUBA dive? Do you skydive? Do you rock climb? Do you ski?

March 17, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Sports


Forging friendships through running

Sitting in the car with the heater and seat warmers on full blast, I look out the window at a chilly scene. The wind is howling. The sky is gray. The water on the lake looks as choppy and uneven as my self-cut bangs in third grade. Awake since 4:30 a.m., I’ve already taught a strength training class, thrown a load of laundry in the washer and herded the girls to school. It’s always tempting to drive home and crawl under the covers, but I never do. No matter how tired I am, no matter how ...

March 16, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Sports


Bryan County football coach resigns

Bryan County High School's head football coach Mark Wilson is resigning his position as coach and teacher at the end of the school year.

March 13, 2015 | Special to the News | Sports


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