Head out to The Raven - Phoenix this Saturday, June 22 and watch the golf match of the year…Michael “Jack” Bauer vs Mike Jurecki finish up on one of the best holes in the Valley!!
The guys have been plugging away for months now with golf pro Al Murdock. Click here to watch their progress or click here for pics!
Show up early (7:30a-8:00a) and enjoy the Raven’s Grill 36 "to die for eggs benny" and a smooth bloody mary! Then, as the guys finish head out to the 18th green, have a seat in the shade and heckle away. After the final tally, everyone will head back to Grill 36 and celebrate with the winner of the Raven Phoenix Challenge!
Bruce Arians says he doesn’t think NFL locker rooms would have trouble accepting an openly gay player...but maybe fans would. Click here to read more.
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Among the nearly 1,000 runners who have already signed up for “The Hottest Race On Earth,” there is also a growing list of elite runners who have dared to compete in Scottsdale Beat the Heat 2013.
Scattered among the running enthusiasts, the casual runners, and the walkers is a collection of high profile competitors who want to beat the heat…..and the competition.
David Goggins is an ultra-marathon runner exceptional athlete and world record holder for most pull-ups (4,025 in 17 hours). He was the first person to sign up for Beat the Heat Scottsdale 2013.
Andrew Lemoncello was a 2008 Olympian in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and a sub 28-minute 10-kilometer runner. He also placed 8th in the London Marathon in his debut in 2010. He was the first European to cross the finish line in the race. He has also run a 4:03 mile.
Perry Edinger is the co-founder of Pat’s Run , owner of P! Enterprise and an ultra-athlete. He is using his unique skill set to not only compete in Scottsdale Beat the Heat but he is also helping to organize it.
Christopher Rutz is a Scottsdale resident, professional Obstacle Racer, and member of Team Inov-8 and the Spartan Race Pro Team.
Keith Rieger is a 2-time XTERRA Trail Running World Champion, World Duathlon Bronze Medalist, 3-time Western States 100-Mile finisher, 4-time Ironman finisher, former NCAA runner. He is also the founder and head coach of the Surprise Running Club in Surprise, Ariz.
Darius Terry was a standout athlete at Arizona State University. He graduated in May and is looking to make a push into the elite professional racing scene. He currently boasts top-10 all-time ASU marks in all of the events he competes in (1500, mile, 5000). He is also a multiple time All-Pac12 athlete in the 1500, as well as a 2011 NCAA D1 All-American in the same event.
Trina Painter is elite master's runner who grew up in Phoenix and now lives and trains in Flagstaff. She also coaches cross country running for Flagstaff High School.
These runners have one thing in common; the desire to make their mark in race that doesn’t hide from the heat but embraces it. And they will be competing for prize money.
Top 10 finishers in 11.22K:
1st Place: $1990 - To celebrate the year of the hottest day of record in Phoenix Metro. The winner will also receive a two-night all-inclusive stay valued at $1,200 at Hidden Meadow Ranch, the premier luxury guest ranch in eastern Arizona’s White Mountains. There’s no better place to cool down!
2nd Place: $1957 – Year Scottsdale became a city.
3rd Place: $1949 – Year Bruce Jenner was born.
4th Place: $826 – To recognize the date world record for 10K was set in 2005.
5th Place: $700 – Average number of calories burned during a 10K.
6th Place: $626 – In recognition of the hottest day recorded in Phoenix.
7th Place: $143 – Greatest # of 100°F or higher days recorded in Phoenix (1989).
8th Place: $122 – Highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix.
9th Place: $121 – 2nd highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix.
10th Place: $92 – Average number of 100°F or higher days in Phoenix.
The 11.22-kilometer race, and a shorter 5K race happen on June 22, 2013 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, the day after the Summer Solstice, and the Saturday before the hottest day ever recorded in Phoenix. The race begins at 2:47 pm sharp, the time of day in 1990 when thermometers in the Phoenix metropolitan area struck 122 degrees on June 26.
To register for the event, please do so at www.ScottsdaleBeattheHeat.com.
Bickley and MJ are joined by Senior Writer for Golfweek, David Dusek. The guys discuss Justin Rose' performance and first Major victory. They also talk about Phil's latest runn up finish at a US Open, Tiger's chances to pass Jack Nicklaus and Rory's continued struggles.
Bickley and MJ are joined by KING TV reporter in Seattle, Chris Daniels. The guys talk about the recent rumors about the Coyotes depature from Phoenix and possible new home in Seattle. They also talk about the ownership group that has interest, where they would build an arena and if Seattle is ready for an NHL Franchise.
Clint Eastwood was "The Man with No Name" in the great Sergio Leone films...And now Arizona Wildcats football coach Rich Rodriguez is a "Man on a Quest for the Rose" after starring in a promotional video for the upcoming football season.
"Hard Edge" stars the Head Coach and his coaching staff as the roughest, toughest, rootinest, tootinest, shootinest football program this side of the muddy Missisippi.
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Click here for a recap of previous lessons with golf pro Al Murdock!
Major League Baseball has issued the following discipline as a result of the on-field incidents that occurred in Tuesday night’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement. A combined eight uniformed members of the two Clubs have received suspensions:
D-backs pitcher Ian Kennedy has received a 10-game suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game;
• D-backs infielder Eric Hinske has received a five-game suspension for leaving the dugout and for his aggressive actions during the incidents;
• Pitcher J.P. Howell and infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker of the Dodgers have each received two-game suspensions for their aggressive actions during the incidents;
• Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire has received a two-game suspension for his conduct during the incidents;
• Dodgers pitcher Ronald Belisario has received a one-game suspension for his aggressive actions during the incidents;
• Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has received a one-game suspension for the actions of his Club and for his conduct during the incident;
• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson has received a one-game suspension for the intentional actions of Kennedy after a warning had been issued.
The players, managers and coach named above have received undisclosed fines in addition to their suspensions. Fines also were issued to Greinke, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero and D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra.
All player discipline is subject to appeal. If a player elects to file an appeal, then the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete. Mattingly and Gibson are scheduled to serve their suspensions tonight, when the Dodgers are to begin a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park and the D-backs are to begin a series with the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. McGwire is scheduled to serve his suspension tonight and Saturday.
The Dodgers have received a fine for allowing players who are currently on the disabled list to leave the dugout and enter the field during the incidents, violating MLB rules. In addition, neither Club will be allowed to have players who are on the DL sit in its dugout in their games throughout the weekend. Players who are on the DL may return to their benches on Monday for the D-backs and on Tuesday for the Dodgers.
On the heels of last night's game one epic, JR joins the guys. In addition to his thoughts on the game and the series, He also talks about the future of the Coyotes and how they messed up by moving to Glendale in the first place.
The Coyotes GM joins the program to tals about the Stanley Cup Finals and the exciting 3OT game in Chicago. On the heels of Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner's Daly's statements about the future of the team; the ownership issue is discussed. Don also talks about the contract status of Dave Tippett and Mike Smith.
The play-by-play voice of the San Antonio Spurs, Bill Schoening,breaks down game 3 of the NBA Finals. He also gives his predictions for game 4 of the Heat/Spurs series.
The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner addressed the future of the Coyotes in their annual "State of the League" press conference (8:23 for Coyotes news).