Instead of teams and coaches, Gtramp has brand sponsorships and athlete meet-ups, with some trampoline companies sending flippers to do their thing in a slew of different countries.,And while some of the brands will host exhibition-like contests—take the Gtramp Games created by Greg Roe Trampoline and cosponsored by trampoline company SkyBound USA—on the whole flippers reject traditional competition-based sporting constructs in favor of an all-inclusive, supportive community.,When it finally becomes reasonable to do so, we set out from our hotel near the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and within a few minutes Maxx spots a kid wearing a pink T-shirt with bold, graphic palm trees on the back.,To hear their parents tell it, Solomon and Andrew have always been natural athletes, both with a tendency to throw themselves into whatever sport they tried.,Solomon started flipping—doing many of the same tricks Andrew was doing on his trampoline in L.A.—and the pair followed each other on Instagram (the Gtramp community was relatively small back then).

New York center Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks' upcoming international game because he believes he could be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.,"Sadly, I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president," Kanter said.,Kanter's Turkish passport was revoked in 2017, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued by Turkey.,Kanter is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric accused by Turkey's government of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016.,"People often ask me why I continue to speak out if it's hurting my family," Kanter wrote in a column for Time magazine last year.

WASHINGTON — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty.,The 10th day of the partial federal government shutdown, which has forced furloughs of hundreds of thousands of federal government employees, has left many parks without most of the rangers and others who staff campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.,Unlike shutdowns in some previous administrations, the Trump administration was leaving parks open to visitors despite the staff furloughs, said John Garder, senior budget director of the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association.,Feltges and other business owners around Joshua Tree had stepped into the gap as much as possible, hauling trailers into the park to empty overflowing trash bins and sweeping and stocking restrooms that were still open, Feltges said.,At Yosemite, Snider, the local resident, said crowds of visitors were driving into the park to take advantage of free admission, with only a few park rangers working and a limited number of restrooms open.

James Neil Goodrich of Westport, Conn. and Wellfleet died on Nov. 1, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia.,He had received a stem-cell transplant from his daughter in a valiant effort to, as he put it, “extend a happy life.”,His time in Panama opened Jim’s eyes to different ways of life.,After retiring from a career in business, he started a new career in the Westport Public Schools, serving as a middle school disciplinarian and later as a substitute teacher, mentor, coach and sports superfan at Staples High School.,Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Hudson River Community Sailing, P.O. Box 20677, New York, NY 10011; the Freedom of the Press Foundation, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102; or Staples Tuition Grants, P.O. Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881.

Lake Michigan has finally cleared up from the big blow a few weeks ago and the relatively mild weather has allowed anglers to get out on the pier.,Chief's Bait, 1114 W. 4th St. in Michigan City has gift certificates along with everything the shore or boat angler needs for Lake Michigan, inland lakes and area streams and rivers.,The barnstorming tour brings free seminars by the best anglers in the ice fishing field, a local contest organized by Friends of Fishing and the LaPorte County Convention Visitors Bureau, and the pro competition.,The Griffith chapter of the Izaak Walton League will host an event on Jan. 5 at its property, 1532 E. Main St., Griffith and the Spring Lake IWLA chapter has a contest set for Jan. 12 at its lake in Hobart.,The popular and premiere biologist/fishery manager/ngler annual get-together on Lake Michigan is set for Jan. 19 in Scottville, Mich.

James Neil Goodrich of Westport, Conn. and Wellfleet died on Nov. 1, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia.,He had received a stem-cell transplant from his daughter in a valiant effort to, as he put it, “extend a happy life.”,His time in Panama opened Jim’s eyes to different ways of life.,After retiring from a career in business, he started a new career in the Westport Public Schools, serving as a middle school disciplinarian and later as a substitute teacher, mentor, coach and sports superfan at Staples High School.,Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Hudson River Community Sailing, P.O. Box 20677, New York, NY 10011; the Freedom of the Press Foundation, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102; or Staples Tuition Grants, P.O. Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881.

There was also Marine vet William McNulty, who founded Team Rubicon Global (you probably saw their commercials during the World Series); Marine vet Ryan Tate, who returned home, only to venture off to Africa to fight poachers; and Army vet Marc Raciti, who suffered so severely from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that he attempted suicide, but lived to write a book about the experience and help others cope with PTSD’s ill effects.,Then there’s a pair of part-time versions—the Army Reserves, which falls under the purview of the federal government, in which you can get sent off to war fairly regularly, depending on what’s brewing in the world at the time, but don’t have to do full-time service; and the Army National Guard, which is dually controlled by the federal and state governments, and offers its soldiers the ability to serve both in state and abroad.,“[The Army] did a great job acclimating the part-time soldiers to the active duty life,” says Boyle.,Then, nearly a decade after Boyle retired from the Army National Guard, he and his wife, Eileen, began thinking about opening their own business.,Boyle tells me that it had always been his Eileen’s dream to open her own gym—she has an Exercise Science degree from the University at Buffalo, a masters in Health and Human Performance from Canisius and has held numerous personal trainer positions—and that’s where Anatomie came into being.

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Andrew Whitworth and most of his Los Angeles Rams teammates live within a few miles of their team's training complex in Thousand Oaks.,The Rams believe no one connected to their organization was at the bar, but coach Sean McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips both described a somber mood in the Rams' locker room before practice.,The team will hold a moment of silence before its home game against Seattle on Sunday, and the Rams may organize additional tributes to the victims, McVay said.,After McVay and Whitworth spoke to the team, Saffold said the players discussed putting together a relief fund or other mechanisms of help for the victims.,Although the Rams are playing their games downtown in the Coliseum before their new stadium opens in Inglewood in 2020, the team chose the western Los Angeles suburbs for its semi-permanent weekday home when it returned to Southern California from St. Louis in 2016.

Team River Runner is an adaptive sports program that gets veterans in the water and paddling as a form of therapy, both physical and mental.,This past September, they took on the bold task of prepping and guiding five visually impaired veterans for a paddle down all 226 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon system.,TRR helped blind veteran Lonnie Bedwell make this paddle back in 2013, setting a record for the first blind paddler to successfully paddle the Grand Canyon.,Kathy Champion, Brian Harris, Steve Baskis, and Travis Fugate—all visually impaired vets—spent months training with TRR before they hit the water on the Colorado.,Our other visually-impaired team members—Steve Baskis, Kathy Champion, Brian Harris, and Travis Fugate—practiced hundreds of rolls (flipping yourself back up if you go underwater) and ramped up on big rivers all around the country to prepare.