Monthly Archives: February 2011

When a woman plays basketball with the men

  I sat down with Alyssa Nelson the other day. I was curious what it must be like for her to be the only woman playing basketball regularly with the guys at the Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento. She’s been playing … Continue reading

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Kings make quite a spectacle

If you like sausage, don’t go to a sausage factory. If you like basketball, go to a playground and shoot some baskets. Find a gym and play pickup ball. Go watch the upcoming high school playoffs where the kids play … Continue reading

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Feel young with weight lifting

The road to the fountain of youth may wind through your gym’s weight room.  Last month, I referred to theories that suggested seniors could reverse the aging process by engaging in serious weight training. It turns out that this theory was … Continue reading

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It’s all business for Sacramento Kings

There’s nothing like rich folks claiming poverty to bring out my free-market capitalist side. The owners of the Sacramento Kings have been whining for years about how they can’t make a go of things in Sacramento. They have tried to … Continue reading

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Why refs disappear at crunch time

I worked as a newspaper editor for decades. I constantly had to make  decisions under deadline pressure. Occasionally, I’d spot something that I was 99 percent sure was incorrect. With no time to check, I could either make a pretty … Continue reading

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