Recreational Sports

Mexico's fight for endangered vaquita porpoise turns violent

Mar 9, 2017

A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors' vehicles, burned 15 trucks and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town on Mexico's Gulf of California

Curling: Not falling on your face is just the 1st challenge

Mar 3, 2017

Watching from afar, curling looks like a marriage of shuffleboard and bocce ball on ice that requires about the same amount of physical ability

Police: Drunken man hurls slurs at gay couple in Florida

Feb 27, 2017

Police in Florida say a drunken man on a scooter hurled slurs and taunts at a gay couple in Key West

Pellegrino makes history in world cross-country ski sprint

Feb 23, 2017

Italian skier Federico Pellegrino became the first man from outside Scandinavia to win a Nordic championship in freestyle cross-country sprint on Thursday

Surfer 'paradise' in Puerto Rico at stake in hotel fight

Feb 23, 2017

Developers and officials in Puerto Rico want to transform the surfing destination of Wilderness Beach into a more traditional tourism destination with a hotel and villas

In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian children

Feb 23, 2017

UN agency brings Syrian refugee children together to play soccer, basketball in Beirut _ rare escape from life in exile

Trump's weekends in Florida include work and golf

Feb 21, 2017

For the past three weekends, President Donald Trump has flown on Air Force One to his private Florida club, where in addition to work he has played plenty of golf

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

Feb 19, 2017

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon

Man critically injured by shark on Great Barrier Reef

Feb 18, 2017

A 26-year-old man has been critically injured by a shark while spear fishing on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Northern New England gets buried in snow, and skiers love it

Feb 17, 2017

The gods have answered the call of skiers, snowmobilers and anyone else who loves snow by dumping mounds of it in northern New England

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