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North Fork Mountain Trail

In 1996, Outside magazine named this the best hiking/backpacking trail in West Virginia, and having traversed it three times, I can definitely vouch for that bold statement.
Often described as a trail with “relentless views,” the North Fork Mountain Trail is truly a crown jewel in this state’s vast volume of tr ... (full story)


Female athletes get a trio of wins in equality fight

Female athletes get a trio of wins in equality fight

In a matter of days, female athletes around the globe scored a trio of wins in their fight for equality after decades of work.
The U.S. women's national soccer team struck a new collective bargaining agreement with their federation, ending more than a year of at times contentious negotiations, with players seeking comparable comp ... (full story)


Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban

Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jon Jones vows he's done with the drama — both legal and drug-related — that has sidetracked the last three years of his UFC career.
Three months from completing a yearlong doping ban, Jones said Friday, April 7, he is focusing solely on reclaiming the light heavyweight title he's lost twice ... (full story)


My first marathon

Each year as the spring marathon season approaches I can’t help but think back to my first marathon, the Cleveland-Revco, which I did nearly thirty years ago. Funny thing about that day was the fact that I’d never run anything longer than a 10K, and other than a four-month crash-course in marathon training, I hadn’ ... (full story)


Can Shakespeare add another chapter to Leicester tale?

Can Shakespeare add another chapter to Leicester tale?

LONDON (AP) — Like his famous namesake, English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, Leicester City's manager Craig Shakespeare is hoping he can add a few blockbuster dramas to his own story.
Appointed caretaker manager after the English champion sacked Claudio Ranieri last month, Shakespeare has brought such a revival ... (full story)