Recreational sports

Nathan Rangel, 11, jumps in the water carrying a rose as surfers participate in a paddle out ceremony at "The Ink Well," a beach historically known as a surfing refuge for African Americans, to honor the life of George Floyd on Friday, June 5, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Floyd died after he was restrained in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
June 06, 2020 - 1:02 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed "The Ink Well" because of its popularity among black people, hundreds of surfers gathered to honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police. The occasion Friday was a...
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Nathan Rangel, 11, jumps in the water carrying a rose as surfers participate in a paddle out ceremony at "The Ink Well," a beach historically known as a surfing refuge for African Americans, to honor the life of George Floyd on Friday, June 5, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Floyd died after he was restrained in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
June 05, 2020 - 10:29 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed "The Ink Well" because of its popularity among black people, hundreds of surfers gathered Friday to honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police. The occasion was a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo, a person jogs past a closed nightclub in St. Louis. Running is seeing an increase in participation since the coronavirus outbreak began taking off in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 25, 2020 - 10:03 am
Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and practice. Shaun Warkentin was looking for a diversion when his young sons tired of jumping on the backyard trampoline and being indoors. He discovered the joy of taking...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, riders on ski-bikes participating in the 30th Annual Enduro, a fundraiser and ski-a-thon to benefit a local cause, heads towards base of Pallavicini Chair at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Colo. The ski resort will open for limited spring skiing and riding on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This follows approval of Summit County's request for a variance from the state public health order by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. At this time, closing day is still to be determined. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP, File)
May 24, 2020 - 5:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis. At least one resort high in the Colorado Rockies is planning to reopen after a more than two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus. Arapahoe Basin will open Wednesday with restrictions, offering a sign of hope for a devastated...
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In this April 30, 2020 photo, a fisherman watches his line from the shade at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Ariz. People who have been locked down during the coronavirus have been turning to fishing at community lakes as a chance to go outdoors and still following social-distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
May 06, 2020 - 7:22 am
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Wirtz Jr. slowly spun the reel, tracking the retrieval of a plastic worm, when two shapes moved into his peripheral vision. The teen's eyes gleamed as he peered through the crystal clear water at a pair of beefy rainbow trout cruising parallel to the shore. Wirtz sped his...
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Surfers walk onto the sand to prepare to enter the water at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, as coranavirus pandemic restrictions are eased. The beach is open to swimmers and surfers to exercise only. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 28, 2020 - 1:36 am
At Sydney’s famed Bondi Beach, hundreds of swimmers and surfers braved cool autumn weather to return to the water. Police had closed the beach five weeks ago because of thousands of people congregating there in defiance of social distancing regulations to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The...
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In this image taken on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Italian professional cyclist Davide Martinelli, rides his bike after collecting medicine at a pharmacy to be delivered to residents in Rovato, near Brescia, Northern Italy. There are no fans lining the road. No teammates providing support. And no race to win. Professional cyclist Davide Martinelli has achieved a moral victory, though, by using his bike to help deliver medicine to elderly residents of his hometown in northern Italy during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 17, 2020 - 4:22 am
ROVATO, Italy (AP) — There are no fans lining the road. No teammates providing support. And there is no race to win. Professional cyclist Davide Martinelli has achieved a moral victory, though, by using his bike to help deliver medicine to elderly residents and others in need during the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, Zion National Park is shown near Springdale, Utah. A professional jumper vowed Wednesday, April 8, 2020, not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he pleaded guilty to doing it twice in Zion National Park in Utah. Marshall Miller, 42, of Alpine, Utah, said he will respect a law that prohibits recreational BASE jumping in all national parks and will discourage his fellow jumpers to stay out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 08, 2020 - 7:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A professional jumper vowed Wednesday not to leap anymore from cliffs inside national parks after he pleaded guilty to doing it twice in Zion National Park in Utah. Marshall Miller, 42, of Alpine, Utah, said he will respect a law that prohibits recreational BASE jumping in all...
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In this handout photograph taken Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and provided by Jack Hagan, Drew Anderson is shown on the top of Buffalo Mountain near Silverthorne, Colo. The outdoors has become a great escape for people as the new cronoavirus creates a wave of turbulent times. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing heath problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Photo Courtesy of Jack Hagan via The AP)
March 29, 2020 - 1:14 pm
Jim Klug's office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips. It's a stressful time for the co-owner of a fishing travel company as he postpones and re-books international and domestic expeditions due the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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Runners take advantage of the 1-mile Parham Bridges walking track, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Runners across the country are still hitting the pavement and the trails, staying fit and working off some stress amid the coronavirus pandemic. It also provides a social outlet in a time when the sports world has mostly been shut down and officials are encouraging social distancing. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 28, 2020 - 11:09 am
Henry Ton was looking for a way to help himself and neighbors stay fit and active after his gym closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 46-year-old software engineer in suburban Phoenix organized a small running group he jokingly calls his “Social Distance Distance Running Club.” Runners...
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