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Urban MO’s wins SD Hoops league title

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Columns, Dugout Chatter, Featured, Sports & Fitness | 1 Comment

Jeff Praught | Dugout Chatter In a championship game that was anything but a classic, the Urban MO’s basketball team and number-two seed in the SD Hoops playoffs staged a huge rally in the second half to defeat Hillcrest Brewing Company 39-37 on March 12. While the score was close, the affair was a sloppy one, filled with ice-cold shooting, turnovers and questionable decisions.

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Team tennis

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Features, Sports & Fitness, Top Story | No Comments

Local tennis duo take World Championships by storm

Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

San Diego is home to the San Diego Tennis Federation (SDTF), the gay-centric, year-round tennis league based out of the Balboa Tennis Club located at Morley Field.

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Coping with a fitness layoff

Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Featured, Fitness, Sports & Fitness | No Comments

By Scott Markey Let’s face it: Being the fitness enthusiasts that we are — most people, when injured or have an illness, usually have the good sense to curtail activity that aggravates the injury or ailment. Whether you are working out for general overall fitness, on a serious basis, to become a fitness or physique competitor, or even a bodybuilder, you usually know when to listen to your body — especially when it’s telling you to […]

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Tragedy on the field, triumph of the spirit

By Jeff Praught | Dugout Chatter

Every year in January, the majority of my softball friends from America’s Finest City Softball League (AFCSL) look forward to making the trek to Las Vegas for the Sin City Shootout, an 18-sport tournament extravaganza hosted, oddly enough, by organizers from Los Angeles.

Softball alone brings in over 150 men’s and women’s teams. Not everyone goes there expecting to win a championship, but promises of the wild and wacky that is Las Vegas never fall short of expectations. Win or lose, the three-day weekend is always memorable.

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Wild sports weekend in Las Vegas

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Columns, Dugout Chatter, Featured, Sports & Fitness | No Comments

Jeff Praught | Dugout Chatter I had the pleasure of attending the annual Sin City Shootout in Las Vegas over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. I brought along the Flicks Fireballs, the D Division softball team that I coach, as we competed against 41 other teams in a two-day tournament. As is typical with any travel tournament, softball was only part of the tale.

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