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Posted May 18, 2016in Locker Room

Kickin it, Aussie-style

  There was once a time when ESPN consisted of a singular channel — ESPN. Go figure. There was no ESPN II, ESPN III or ESPN Classic. It was just ESPN in all of its youthful glory. Every day of the week, you could set your clock on Chris Berman

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Posted May 11, 2016in Locker Room

Pure, raw muscle

  Do you want washboard abs, powerful quads and a beautiful, muscle-defined back? Join the club. Who wouldn’t want to be bronzed, ripped and proudly packing a six-pack stomach and biceps that look like softballs? The thing is, though, most people are fickle about putting in the legwork to get

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Posted May 04, 2016in Locker Room

Get your kicks on the course

  You’ve just shanked your 3-iron approach shot to the green, a wicked slice that sails two fairways right of where you should be. After picking up your club, which you boomeranged 40 yards through the air in disgust, you now commence the walk of shame and make your way

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Posted April 27, 2016in Locker Room

And they’re off!

  If you want to have fun at Prairie Meadows watching horse racing, just remember this: “Prairie Meadows, third race, $2 to win, on No. 5.” That’s it. Sit back, soak in the action, and win. Well, almost. Whether you’re a long-time fan of horse racing or a newbie, who

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Posted April 20, 2016in Locker Room

Back to nature

  Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you love being outdoors? Are you looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? Well, look no more. Get outside with your family and friends and enjoy fun activities at the brand new Earth Day Family Fun Fair in West Des

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Posted April 13, 2016in Locker Room

Bring on the bags

  This is a call out for all the sedentary athletes, armchair analysts and excuse makers who love competition and have a sharp tongue for stirring the pot. We’re talking, of course, about the Midwest’s unofficial sport: Bags (cornhole, for some). With warmer weather on the way, it’s once again

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Posted April 06, 2016in Featured Story, Locker Room

Fast and furriest

  Think of physical education class back in grade school when the teacher would have you sprint back and forth to see who was the fastest in the class. If you can remember that, get ready for flyball — a relay race for dogs and their humans. This Saturday, Skidmarkz

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Posted April 01, 2016in Locker Room


Amos Ayt loves his pool. No, not the plastic, above-ground, faded blue one strategically located outside his mobile home’s back door that’s filled with water and remnants of teenagers’ urine and other bodily fluids, but the other kind — the one with balls. One step inside Ayt’s decaying 1979 Skyline

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Posted March 23, 2016in Locker Room

Cold run for warm meals

Let’s face it. Most of us have put our winter coats away and are refusing to use them again until election time — not that anyone’s running off to Canada… yet. So in that spirit, maybe it’s time to get out and run. The third annual Cold Run for Warm

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Posted March 16, 2016in Locker Room

Run like you’re Irish

There’s nothing like nice weather to get your motivation going. If that doesn’t work, a cold, refreshing craft beer tends to help get you out of the house. The O’Des Moines Irish Run on March 19 supports Above+Beyond Cancer, a public charity with a mission to elevate the lives of

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