Month: August 2021

Pocatello Pioneers eager to host first home mountain biking race at ‘Crazy Train’ | Local

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Pioneers won’t host their first ever home mountain biking meet until Oct. 2, but they’re already confident that the 5-mile course they call the Crazy Train will be among the most challenging loops in their league.

Due in part to the rigorous Pocatello-area trails on which they practice, team members have developed a reputation for excelling on the steepest climbs. It’s a trait that will come in handy when they race the Crazy Train, located on a private ranch within the city’s east bench.

Meets are big draws, requiring expansive staging areas for the 700 to

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Is Bishop Sycamore a legit high school football program? IMG Academy’s ESPN opponent explained

Early in the football season, ESPN has been known to showcase some of the top high school football teams in the nation as a way of giving younger players the spotlight before the college football and NFL seasons are fully underway.

IMG Academy, a prep boarding school in Florida, is consistently one of the top programs in the nation and is always loaded with future Division I and NFL talents. Their opponent on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Classic at Canton’s Hall of Fame Stadium in Ohio also was said to be loaded up with Division I players, thus

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Op-Ed: 5 steps to protect football players’ brains and keep the sport alive

As more and more parents in the U.S. see the connection between football and brain damage, the game we love will change. Many will tell their teenage boys, “You can play any sport you want … except tackle football.” What’s left will be a gladiator sport.

We now know that football is harming players through repeated trauma and long-term brain damage. From the NFL on down to Pop Warner youth leagues, the game, the training and the gear must adapt to reduce harm. Decades of data tell us what needs to change.

Having represented professional athletes since 1975, I’ve been

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13 Best Women’s Running Shorts of 2021

Whether you’re logging miles on the treadmill or hitting the trails, it’s important to have a clutch pair of running shorts that works for your workout. These shorts should be able to withstand the wear and tear you put them through—just like your shoes. And once you find your fave, it’s hard to try out others. But if you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh or have thoroughly worn out your current pairs, you’re in luck. We’ve created a comprehensive list of the latest and greatest women’s running shorts to help you out.

Features to Consider

As you shop, there are

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Chris Froome invests in Factor Bikes

Chris Froome has joined a consortium injecting capital into Factor Bikes and its parts and accessories subsidiary Black Inc, with plans for the four-time Tour de France winner to use his racing and product experience to help with product development and marketing. 

The two brands sponsor Froome’s WorldTour team, Israel Start-Up Nation and also partners with women’s team Parkhotel Valkenburg. They have secured what it said was a “substantial investment” from the group including Sam McKay, co-founder of Point King Capital, Scott Farquhar, co-founder of Skip Capital and Froome, who will be joining the Board of Directors along with McKay. 

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Female-only swimming sessions in Ellenbrook denied despite multicultural community’s calls

Aliaa Al-Zayadi lives in Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, far from the beach, and — like many in her community — she wants a place to swim. 

The 37-year-old mother, who runs an Arabic school in Ellenbrook, said women from multicultural backgrounds were often forced to travel at least 30 minutes to access services due to a lack of appropriate facilities in their local area. 

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Player Scooby Johnson accused of rape

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson, a former Mr. Basketball in Michigan, has been accused of rape.

A probable cause affidavit of seven pages was filed Thursday in Marion County in connection with a Feb. 4 incident on campus. 

Johnson, 19, did not play in his freshman year at Butler after knee surgery.

He was on the bench during games for much of the season but later was absent without explanation. His name was listed on the team’s roster all summer but has since been removed.

A statement by the university said Johnson was charged with rape, attempted rape

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Yahoo! SportsTwitter reacted to Eagles’ legend Jason Kelce running around MetLife Stadium during a thunderstormThe Eagles are currently in North Jersey to face the New York Jets in the final preseason game of the summer. A violent thunderstorm is …13 hours ago

Yahoo! SportsTwitter reacted to Eagles’ legend Jason Kelce running around MetLife
Stadium during a thunderstormThe Eagles are currently in North Jersey to face the New York Jets in the
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E for easy: cycling the Swiss Alps by e-bike | Cycling holidays

‘C’est magnifique!” exclaims Armand. Before us lies Switzerland’s Imperial Crown, a spectacular array of five 4,000-metre peaks, with the Matterhorn looming just beyond. Armand and I have reached our magnificent viewpoint after a 1,000-metre climb on e-mountain bikes from the pretty village of Grimentz.

I’m one of a group of seven riders on the Haute Route, a week-long, 250km off-road adventure from Chamonix to Zermatt, in the charge of local guides Adrià and Vince.

The original Haute Route was first undertaken in the mid-19th century as a summer mountaineering expedition by members of the British Alpine Club; today there

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