Mush: Lack of snow pushes Iditarod race north

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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
Baseball pitcher excels with only one hand Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the college baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin. He was moving some things around his office. That's when he came across a few articles that had been written about the previous year's team. He made a somewhat startling discovery.... - Posted on March 30, 2015
Americans love an underdog It's the time of year for March Madness. And boy, do fans love the underdog. The science shows, again and again, that we can't resist pulling for the underdog teams when college basketball's national tournament rolls around. About a dozen studies over the past 25 years have ... - Posted on March 26, 2015
Give me an N. Give me a Y. (for a the highest bid) Some very big, familiar pieces of New York City sports history are going on the auction block, courtesy of a baseball star. The 10-foot high letters spelled "Yankee Stadium." They were atop the original Bronx ballpark. Now they are being offered for sale at Sotheby's on Apri... - Posted on March 24, 2015
NCAA gets high-def replay system for March Madness The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness. The men's and women's basketball tournaments begin this week. The NCAA for the first time will use a replay system that captures live high-definition video from multiple angles for immediate review. Tha... - Posted on March 23, 2015
Mush: Lack of snow pushes Iditarod race north Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel. That forced Iditarod organizers to move the start further north. That's where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and... - Posted on March 11, 2015