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  • Jamie Bestwick, 42, living BMX dream on Dew Tour

    Jamie Bestwick, 42, living BMX dream on Dew Tour
    Before BMX rider Jamie Bestwick could hop on his bike and spend time doing what he loves most, he had to go to work. Starting at 16, Bestwick spent 12 years working various jobs to earn his living. He was a ceramic tiler, then worked at a chocolate...
  • Lacrosse star Rob Pannell could be first athlete voted to be on front of Wheaties box

    Lacrosse star Rob Pannell could be first athlete voted to be on front of Wheaties box
    I'm old enough to remember that it was a big deal when athletes were chosen to grace the front of a Wheaties box, yet I've never eaten a flake of it. General Mills would like to change that. The company has unveiled a promotion that, for the first...
  • Bucky Lasek geared up for X Games this week in Austin

    Bucky Lasek geared up for X Games this week in Austin
    The X Games are set to kick off Thursday in Austin, Texas, the 20th year of the summer action-sports event. Of all the athletes who will be competing through Sunday, two hail from the Baltimore area: Bucky Lasek (Dundalk) and Travis Pastrana (Annapolis)...
  • Travis Pastrana says he's giving up NASCAR dream

    Travis Pastrana says he's giving up NASCAR dream
    Travis Pastrana, the Maryland-born motocross and X Games superstar, has given up his NASCAR dream for now. The 30-year-old Pastrana, from Davidsonville in Anne Arundel County, announced on his Facebook page Monday that he was taking a step back after...
  • Under Armour unveils newest ad in I Will campaign

    Under Armour unveils newest ad in I Will campaign
    Under Armour’s latest ad campaign "Under Armour Makes You Better," is narrated by company founder Kevin Plank and shows athletes battling extreme conditions and frigid temperatures. No worries there, however, because the athletes, including...
  • As a NASCAR driver, Maryland native Travis Pastrana settles down -- sort of

    As a NASCAR driver, Maryland native Travis Pastrana settles down -- sort of
    The dream was stirred years ago for Travis Pastrana, nearly half a lifetime now for the Maryland-born motocross and X Games superstar who is about to turn 30 and is in the midst of trying his fourth extreme sport: NASCAR. The reality has come in the...
  • 'America's Got Talent' recap: Trudging through sludgy semi-finals

    'America's Got Talent' recap: Trudging through sludgy semi-finals
    I'm probably taking this show a little too seriously over here, but some presentation as to how the 24 acts are divided up into two groups would be nice, because the second week of the semi-finals is full of acts that could never compete with the ones...
  • Dundalk native Bucky Lasek claims gold at X-Games Munich in skateboard vert

    Dundalk native Bucky Lasek won his third gold medal of the year in skateboard vert at X-Games Munich on Thursday, continuing what has been one of the best seasons of the skater’s career. Lasek did not complete a full run during his first three...
  • Maryland company provides camera views from challenging places

    Maryland company provides camera views from challenging places
    When Nik Wallenda attempts to traverse the Grand Canyon some 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River on Sunday, those watching on television will benefit from the technical expertise of a Maryland-based company that will outfit the 34-year-old self-...
  • Skateboard prodigy brings his talents to Dew Tour in Ocean City

    Skateboard prodigy brings his talents to Dew Tour in Ocean City
    When skateboarder Tom Schaar first stared down the great tongue of a vert ramp, he lurched forward and sent his tiny body tumbling down. "He was 6," recalled Schaar's mother, Regan, chuckling over the phone from Ocean City, where her 13-year-old son...
  • Catonsville baseball prevails over Lansdowne in chilly opener

    Catonsville baseball prevails over Lansdowne in chilly opener
    In weather more appropriate for the Winter X Games, Catonsville High’s baseball team proved they could handle blustery and cold conditions when they prevailed, 9-2, over visiting Lansdowne in the season opener for both teams. “We’ve...
  • A Baltimore County native and two friends take on the first all-disabled ascent of El Capitan

    A Baltimore County native and two friends take on the first all-disabled ascent of El Capitan
    El Capitan is an intimidating granite formation in California's Yosemite National Park, popular with climbers because its 7,573-foot vertical face presents such a challenge. Pete Davis has done the four-night, five-day ascent twice, which is an...