| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:04 PM
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)...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:24 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
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-...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:39 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
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.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:05 AM
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...