SPORTS, RECREATION & HEALTH

  • Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le: This one’s gonna be brutal, folks.

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  • Learning to Fly

Our intrepid reporter takes a crack at flying a plane and learns an unexpected lesson or two.

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  • Born That Way

Is there an “adrenaline gene” in big wave surfers?

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  • Climbing the Ladder

Local companies lead the way in the direct-to-consumer gene testing boom.

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  • Dyed Pretty

Deciphering America’s mehndi mania.

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  • Roll Models

Inside the adrenaline-soaked world of women’s roller derby.

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  • Extreme Foot Work

Ultramarathon runners straddle the line between heroism and self-punishment.

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  • Sea Quest

Go deep into the world of scuba diving with some of the South Bay’s leading divers.

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  • Learning the Ropes

Beginning boxing classes: Pummeling your way to better health and inner calm.

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  • The Science of Insomnia

Why you can’t sleep, and what you can do about it.

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  • Sneeze Guards

Which cold and flu preventatives are for real, and which are just plain buggy?

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Cross-country skiing: the other way to carve up the snow.

  • Here’s the Pitch

The venerable sport of cricket is surprisingly popular in the Bay Area

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  • Big Splash

Kicking up the spray at the Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival

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  • Health.net

Cardio tennis helps players stay in ace physical shape.

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It’s never been easier, or cheaper, to go solar.

Open-water long distance swimmers: Insanely brave… or just plain insane?

  • Chasing Waterfalls

A hike to a stunning waterfall is closer than you think.

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  • Growing Up Gretzky

Youth hockey leagues teach South Bay kids skills on and off the ice.

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  • Sea Change

Mechanized surfboard production is the wave of the future.

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  • Spokes Models

Ride hard, fast and light with these locally made mountain bikes.

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