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SPORTS
October 26, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
All sports competition scheduled for this weekend involving Orange County public high schools has been postponed or canceled because of health and air quality issues resulting from the ongoing wildfires, county education Supt. Bill Habermehl announced Thursday. Habermehl, in a conference call with 15 Orange County unified and high school district superintendents, made the "collective decision" to postpone indoor and outdoor sports and extracurricular activities through Sunday.
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SPORTS
September 15, 2007 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
The Boost Mobile Pro will resume today, after a day off Friday, with a surfing marathon beginning at 8 a.m. The Foster's ASP World Tour event at Lower Trestles near San Clemente will open with Round 4 and conclude with the final at about 3 p.m. The sixth of 10 World Tour contests -- the only one on the U.S. mainland -- has been rife with upsets as nine of the top 10 surfers on the tour's 45-man roster have been eliminated. Kelly Slater, ranked No.
SPORTS
September 15, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't quite bait-and-switch -- more like lift and snatch, since this is the sport of weightlifting. There was a sudden flurry of activity in the run-up to city selection for the 2011 Weightlifting World Championships. This week, the French weightlifting federation abruptly moved its proposed venue about 250 miles away, shifting from Strasbourg to Paris. Will the last-minute gambit be enough to leap past Los Angeles, the only other competitor in the field?
NEWS
May 3, 2007 | Liane Bonin, Special to The Times
THINK Los Angeles is your personal playground? Have no fear of weekend traffic, mind games or the thrill of the chase? Race/LA, a local event inspired by the CBS reality television show "The Amazing Race," leads adventure seekers on a daylong, city-centric scavenger hunt.
SPORTS
April 24, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
A combination of veterans and up-and-comers are expected to headline the Jeep-Body Glove Surfbout at Lower Trestles in San Clemente. The surf contest is scheduled to begin today and run through Saturday's final, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Among the 192 professionals entered in the four-star World Qualifying Series event is Damien Hobgood of Satellite Beach, Fla., ranked 13th on the World Championship Tour. The WQS is the final qualifying step for those hoping to reach the exclusive 46-man WCT.
HEALTH
April 23, 2007 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Mention the word "triathlon" to beginning exercisers and they'll likely quake in their running shoes, conjuring up images of uber-athletes and intense competition. But a multisport event doesn't have to be intimidating. Scaled-down versions are both motivating and doable -- even for those just getting started. They're also increasingly popular, says Mike Reilly, vice president and co-founder of Active.com, an online resource for sport and fitness events.
TRAVEL
April 8, 2007 | Chuck Culpepper, Special to The Times
GLOBALIZATION may lessen exotic experiences around the planet, but an American could find inscrutable mystery right now in the Caribbean. That's because a handful of English-speaking nations deep in the Snorkel Belt speak a popular but eccentric lingo in which "over" is a noun and "wicket" has up to six definitions. In other words, they're talking cricket -- and now more than ever.
SPORTS
March 10, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
You need only two of the primo tickets you bought for the NCAA championship game on April 2 in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. So the next move is to scalp the extras online, where men's college basketball tournament tickets with a face value of $204 are on sale for as much as $5,800 apiece. Not so fast. The NCAA, tired of third-party brokers siphoning off money by reselling tournament tickets, is threatening to blacklist fans who are caught scalping tickets anywhere other than RazorGator.
SPORTS
December 2, 2006 | Bill Dwyre
Today is a show-and-tell for Los Angeles sports. Today, we respond to Herb and Gus in the ice-fishing shack in Minnesota. They once went to a Dodgers game, then went home and laughed to their friends about how we all left early. Button your parkas, guys, and flick on your portable TV. Today, we atone for when we used to sell quiche at concession stands at hockey games at the Forum.
SPORTS
October 13, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
The Dew Action Sports Tour will conclude its second season with the PlayStation Pro this weekend in Orlando, Fla. Despite the absence of several notable athletes, and complaints among others, the season and the tour already are being labeled a success. Attendance is up over last year and, though TV ratings are down, corporate support has grown to where sponsorships are sold out, according to Wade Martin, general manager of what is commonly referred to as the Dew Tour.
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