Havasu Teen Defies Doctor’s Expectations And Takes To Water Sports

By Nicole Matheson

Gratitude is the spirit of the holiday season, and in a year like 2020 it may difficult to count one’s blessings. But one Lake Havasu City  family is especially grateful, as a young man facing incredible obstacles is coming into his own.

Meet Ryder Bliss

Ryder Bliss is a 14 year old Lake Havasu

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The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team was preparing for a second-round SEC Tournament game in Nashville, Tenn., against South Carolina after beating Vanderbilt 86-73.

The Arkansas women’s basketball team was awaiting a sure NCAA Tournament bid with a 24-8 record, including 10-6 in SEC play.

After winning the Sun Belt regular-season championship, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock men’s basketball team was on a bus driving to New Orleans for the conference tournament.

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Emergency Executive Order 20-104

Last week, as daily case numbers slowly began to decrease, Gov. Tim Walz made adjustments to the dial back with Executive Order 20-103.

Many athletes are eager to return to organized sports activities, which similarly provide many physical and social benefits. Executive Order 20-103 permitted athletes and coaches to resume one-on-one training and small outdoor group workouts and skill building.

The Executive Order reopens pools for a narrow range of activities

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The 12th Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards broadcast debuts Saturday night on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means the traditional black-tie ceremony has been scrapped this year, the fan-voted awards will still be issued during tonight’s hour-long broadcast, hosted by karate black belt and noted actor Dolph Lundgren.

“In an especially challenging year to uphold the annual tradition of the World MMA Awards, I am deeply grateful

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Fun Watersports 2


Summer is a beautiful season — it’s full of long days, warm nights, and fragrant air. Though, of course, it does bring with it a lot more heat and sweaty days. That’s why joining in on water sports or activities is the perfect way to cool off, freshen up, and have a whole lot of fun in the meantime. If you are looking for the best water sports and activities for your summer inspiration, keep

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Fourth in a series of Times Sports stories looking at some of the biggest sports moments and storylines of 2020.

As the Florida humidity broke, a wildly diverse group gathered at the Casitas Pool, the name for the area just outside the lap pool that was nuzzled between three buildings and the campus’ fitness center.

There was a former NBA All-Star sharing cigars and his butane lighter alongside a team scorekeeper, an arena DJ, broadcast

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Looking back at 2020, which thankfully is almost over, it turned out to be a banner year for outdoor activities.

You could see it coming in mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began shutting down travel, movies, concerts, bars, restaurants, athletic events and most other traditional recreational outlets.

Seeking relief from masks and social distancing, Iowans went outdoors in record numbers to fish, hunt, paddle, hike, bike, camp, garden and breathe virus-free air.

In the serenity

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SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Scholastic athletes should soon find out whether or not Gov. Phil Murphy plans to extend his ban on indoor sports across the Garden State.

The governor imposed the restriction on Dec. 7 in an effort to slow the second wave of coronavirus infections. The ban prohibits indoor games and practices for youth, high school, and adult recreational leagues, including basketball and ice hockey.

College and pro sports are exempt.


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