RECREATION AND OUTDOORS

In life after gymnastics, Kittelberger finds CrossFit works out just fine

In life after gymnastics, ex-Terp gymnast Kittelberger finds CrossFit works out fine

With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down.

High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship

Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann are preparing for The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Quad State High School Fishing Championship.

Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

"Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single...

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Navardauskas delivers for Garmin as Nibali retains lead

BERGERAC France (Reuters) - Ramunas Navardauskas finished off Garmin-Sharp's plan to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 208.5-km ride from Maubourguet on Friday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey.

Navardauskas delivers for Garmin as Nibali retains lead

BERGERAC France (Reuters) - Ramunas Navardauskas finished off Garmin-Sharp's plan to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France, a 208.5-km ride from Maubourguet on Friday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey.

Hard work still ahead for Tour de France leader Nibali

ARRAS France (Reuters) - The Tour de France has not even reached the mountains and Vincenzo Nibali has already built a sizeable advantage over his main rivals, yet hard work still lies ahead if the Italian is going to complete his collection of grand tour victories....

Late bloomer Peraud has a podium finish in sight

ST LARY PLAT D'ADET France (Reuters) - With the focus on the podium battle between youngsters Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot in the Tour de France, another Frenchman, veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud, blossomed late in the race on Wednesday.

Slow recovering Contador to miss Vuelta

ST GAUDENS France (Reuters) - Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in next month's Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery from a crash on the Tour de France is taking longer than expected. "Bad day. The healing of the wound is getting complicated... Goodbye to the Vuelta" he wrote...

Unofficial winners of Chicago to Mackinac race

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — New York Yacht Club's Robert Berg and the crew of the Swan 42 To The Moon are the unofficial winners of the Mackinac Cup Division in Chicago Yacht Club's 106th Race to Mackinac.

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Md. national park attendance down 

Attendance at Maryland's national parks, including at Baltimore's Fort McHenry, dropped in 2013, thanks in part to a shutdown of the federal government that closed the parks, officials said.

Odenton boy walks on the wild side via Make-A-Wish safari

A zoo menagerie — including a parrot, a boa constrictor and an African pygmy hedgehog — greeted 5-year-old Finn Seamans of Odenton on Wednesday when he arrived at a courtyard between two office buildings in Elkridge.

Nibali strikes again at Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France, July 18  - Vincenzo Nibali put the hammer down on the Tour de France when the Italian snatched a solo win in the 13th stage in a mountaintop finish as Australian Richie Porte blew up in the heat on Friday.

Howard County breaks ground on outdoor exploration space for kids

At Columbia's Robinson Nature Center, the outdoors is about to get a lot more interactive.

Baltimore County launches new Trail Finder web app

Baltimore County officials unveiled a new Trail Finder Web site application Wednesday morning at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, as part of an effort to promote exercise and an active lifestyle among county residents.