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Wina Sturgeon: Why elite athletes should go back to driving school

Upper level athletes do a lot of traveling. Matches and competitions are played all over their states, as well as out of state and out of their region. A team may travel by bus or a van. But an elite athlete who travels alone or with a coach or friend will usually drive their own car. That's where driving ability can lead to big trouble.

Outdoors

Hybrid shoe perfect for trail runners, hikers

While there are still plenty of hard-core hiking boots on the market, more people are taking to the trails in less traditional - and more comfortable out of the box - trail running shoes. Traditional running shoes usually don't offer quite enough protection from rocks and roots, and the lateral support is often insufficient to avoid ankle sprains on uneven terrain. But a shoe like the LaSportiva Akasha is an excellent hybrid that will satisfy both serious trail runners looking to run fast and day hikers looking for a comfortable way to hit the trail.

Health & Fitness

10 morning moves that will better your body

For most of us, mornings are one big blur of "snooze" hitting, teeth brushing, and coffee swigging, but you might want to start paying attention to how you spend your morning time. Research shows that your behaviors in the morning hours can have a major impact on your health and body weight.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Outdoors

Rafters go wild despite alcohol ban

Sacramento area residents flocked to the American River for the annual Rafting Gone Wild outing despite an alcohol ban during the event that's been in effect for a few years now. Some estimates put the number of people hitting the waterway at over 8,000.

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They take off from Sunrise bridge on Rafting Gone Wild day

Sacramento area residents flocked to the American River for the annual Rafting Gone Wild outing despite an alcohol ban during the event that's been in effect for a few years now. Some estimates put the number of people hitting the waterway at over 8,000.
Autumn Payne The Sacramento Bee
They take off from Sunrise bridge on Rafting Gone Wild day 0:13

They take off from Sunrise bridge on Rafting Gone Wild day

Rafters go wild despite alcohol ban 1:15

Rafters go wild despite alcohol ban

Kayaker shows the way along scenic American River run 8:35

Kayaker shows the way along scenic American River run

River dangers increase with hotter weather 2:40

River dangers increase with hotter weather