August 9, 2002 |
The 23rd Annual World Footbag Championships opened here this week with good vibes and scant fanfare, despite the fact that they coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Hacky Sack this year. Yes, there is a world championship featuring that little beanbag kicking game that Deadheads used to play in circles. "Hunh," a middle-aged bureaucrat marveled outside one of the heats at the UC San Francisco student union. "People actually still do that?"
December 10, 1997 |
Mattel Inc. said it agreed to sell its Mattel Sports division to closely held Wham-O Inc. for an undisclosed price as the El Segundo-based company continues to focus on its core brands by shedding non-core businesses. Wham-O, a toy company formed to acquire and reinvigorate classic toy brands, is majority owned by closely held investment firm Charterhouse Group International Inc.
February 17, 2011 |
Have a No. 2 pencil handy. A pitcher is in motion, coming forward at 5 mph before releasing a 90-mph fastball. The ball takes four seconds to travel the 60 feet 6 inches to home plate. At what point does the batter have to decide whether to swing? FOR THE RECORD: College baseball: An article about UCLA pitcher Trevor Bauer in the Feb. 18 Sports section said it takes a 90 mph fastball four seconds to travel 60 feet, 6 inches to home plate. Four seconds is the approximate span from the time Bauer begins his pitching motion to when the ball reaches the plate.
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October 31, 1997 |
Skate Street is bringing two international competitions to the park in the next few weeks. On Saturday and Sunday, the 29,000-square-foot facility plays host to the Vans Amateur World Skating Contest. Sanctioned by the United Skateboard Federation Inc., the Vans Am runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Street competition is on Saturday and vertical competition is on Sunday. For spectators, the cost is $5 each day and includes a pair of Vans sunglasses or a Vans hacky sack. Nov.
December 6, 1990 |
Kurt Sonderegger and his fellow enthusiasts wouldn't mind if the sport they love caught on in the United States as soccer did in the 1960s. The sport in question is sepak takraw, and Sonderegger is the manager and an alternate player on a team of Americans that begins play today in the World Sepak Takraw Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 28, 1999 |
The instruction manual for fun is simple. Bag it. Not sure what that means? Try footbag in all its forms. Those participating in the Southern California Footbag Championships at Hermosa Beach recently might even say "In all its glory." Footbag? So you're not really sure what that is. It's very literal, but most are probably more familiar with the trade name: Hacky Sack. A niche sport to be sure, but perhaps it's the niche for your athletic itch.