Sleep is essential to success in sports

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Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris were a sporting catwalk. The courts were known almost as much for fashion as for world-class tennis. Tennis fashion has come a long way. T... - Posted on May 22, 2015
She’s a pole vaulter, and she’s blind For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn't see. The senior pole vaulter finally cleared that bar, earning a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships. And proudly joining her on the podium as the ... - Posted on May 21, 2015
NASCAR uses SpongeBob to reach kids On a muggy Saturday afternoon, two children dragged their parents through the garage area at Kansas Speedway. The kids were intent on catching up to a hero they had seen only on television. They weren't after star drivers Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson, though. They were seek... - Posted on May 14, 2015
Rugged slopes keep extreme skiers stoked On a postcard spring Saturday in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a boisterous band of pilgrims some 2,000 strong is preparing for their own brand of funky and fearless worship. Alone and in groups, they leave Pinkham Notch and trek 3.1 miles up a narrow, mud- and snow-cover... - Posted on May 13, 2015
Surf’s up! Crowds flock to California beaches Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge. It's a Newport Beach, California break known for its powerful waves. The thrill of challenging the walls of churning water had lured bodysurfer Robin Mohr... - Posted on May 8, 2015
Drones converge on California coast Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk. But these days, outdoor recreationists may find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all. It's a drone. Last week top drone-makers, along with in... - Posted on May 4, 2015
NFL gets first female official The NFL has its first full-time female game official. Sarah Thomas, who has worked exhibition games, will be a line judge for the 2015 season, the league announced. The 41-year-old Thomas was in the league's officiating development program in 2013 and 2014. She worked some t... - Posted on April 14, 2015
12-year-old ties for 1st in ESPN bracket challenge A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men's basketball tournament. It was good enough to finish in a tie for first in ESPN's massive annual contest. Sam Holtz said ESPN officials told him that is he ineligible to claim t... - Posted on April 10, 2015
Milwaukee fans are crazy for Hank the Dog The fascination with Hank the dog has legs. The stray pup wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' baseball spring training facility in Arizona last year. The dog later was adopted by a team executive. Now the fluffy white pooch has become a fan favorite. A kiosk of Hank-... - Posted on April 8, 2015
Sleep is essential to success in sports Jarome Iginla draws the blackout curtains and keeps his room at a cool temperature. He silences his cellphone and sometimes reads a relaxing book to drift off. Although he's an 18-year veteran, the Colorado Avalanche ice hockey forward only recently happened upon this simple... - Posted on April 2, 2015