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    May, 2011

  • The Kentucky Derby: “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” - May 01, 2011 12:00 PM
    “This Kentucky Derby, whatever it is—a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion—is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.”
    —John Steinbeck

    On the first Saturday of May, all eyes turn to Churchill Downs racetrack for the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. This guide prepares you for Kentucky Derby Day, linking to best sources for race history and traditions, race coverage, travel advice and party-throwing tips, as well as where to bet the Kentucky Derby.
  • March, 2010

  • March Madness: The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - March 18, 2010 03:52 PM
    Follow the NCAA basketball tournament from the opening-round games all the way to the Final Four in Houston, with links to the best sources for history, news, analysis and video coverage of March Madness.
  • February, 2010

  • Vancouver Olympic Games - February 04, 2010 03:57 PM
    The 2010 Winter Olympics will officially open with ceremonies in Vancouver on Feb. 12. For 16 days the eyes of the world will be trained on Canada, and the best winter sports athletes from across the globe. Below are online sources for Olympics news, multimedia, opinion and analysis, to help you get the most out of the games.
  • September, 2009

  • Cycling - September 01, 2009 05:55 PM
    Lycra-clad roadies, bicycle commuters, mountain bikers, weekend warriors: cyclists are a diverse breed. As a result, the Web caters to the needs of each specific group. Whether you’re interested in buying your first bike, looking to enhance your bike repair skills or follow professional cycling, the Cycling Web Guide connects you with the sites you need.
  • July, 2009

  • Saratoga Horse Racing Travel - July 29, 2009 03:30 PM
    Saratoga is a stimulating yet relaxing destination any time of year, but never more so than during racing season. Every summer, ravenous horse racing fans flood Saratoga Springs, but your visit doesn't have to be overwhelming. Use this guide to learn about Saratoga's racing venues and places to stay, and get insider tips for how to get the most from the city.
  • February, 2009

  • Roller-Skating and In-line Skating - February 10, 2009 03:05 PM
    Get yourself rolling—on roller skates or in-line skates—with the help of the Web. The findingDulcinea Roller-Skating and In-line Skating Web Guide links you to the best online resources for skating technique, skating gear and skating leagues.
  • Ice-Skating - February 04, 2009 03:00 PM
    Whether you’re an ice-skater or just a big fan of the sport, don’t overlook the Web for loads of ice-skating information. The Ice-Skating Web Guide points you to the best places to find ice-skating how-to videos, ice skates and ice-skating equipment, and professional ice-skating news.
  • 2009 NCAA Final Four Visitor’s Guide - February 02, 2009 06:39 PM
    The 2009 NCAA Final Four tournaments for men and women are fast approaching. If you’re hoping to take part in the Men's Final Four in Detroit beginning on April 4, or the Women's Final Four in St. Louis starting on April 5, use the official tournament Web sites and NCAA travel packages in this guide to plan your trip.
  • September, 2008

  • Scuba Diving - September 30, 2008 10:01 AM
    The little mermaid wanted nothing more than to become human, but for us lifelong landlubbers, the idea of breathing underwater is equally alluring—and challenging. This guide shows you where to get certification, find a place to dive, get the best deals on equipment and connect with the scuba diving community.
  • August, 2008

  • Frisbee Sports - August 18, 2008 02:07 PM
    For many, the term “Frisbee” conjures images of beards, liberal arts colleges and jam bands, and although it's an essential accessory for hippies nationwide, it's also the heart of a handful of serious sports. The Web is host to a variety of flying disc resources, including tutorials and tips for improving your skills, rules on playing Frisbee sports, and results and registration information for some of the top national tournaments. The Web is your disc, give it a huck!
  • Skateboarding - August 11, 2008 02:04 PM
    For many, skateboarding is a way of life. Even if you spend most of your time on your board, you may want to take a break to get some skateboarding news, check out the latest gear and chat about it with others. Use the Internet to learn some skating basics, or to find the best skate park in your area. It’s time to get thrashed online.
  • July, 2008

  • Beijing Olympics 2008 - July 14, 2008 04:46 PM
    The world is watching as the stage is being set for the summer 2008 Olympics. Beijing, one of China’s oldest and most celebrated cities, is hosting the 2008 Games. This millennia-old tradition, featuring over 300 events, undoubtedly raises a lot of questions. Here you can find anything you need to know in order to follow the 2008 Beijing Olympics online.

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  • June, 2008

  • Wilderness Survival - June 02, 2008 10:13 AM

    Anyone who spends time outdoors, whether for work or recreation, will find wilderness survival skills useful. Whether you’re planning a day hike on a mountain trail, an extended trek in the woods or wilderness travel in a foreign country, the Wilderness Survival Web Guide links you to sites full of the knowledge you need to safely enjoy the great outdoors.

  • May, 2008

  • The Belmont Stakes: The "Test of the Champion" - May 23, 2008 10:54 AM
    The Belmont Stakes is the third leg in thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown. While it is lesser known than the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes has provided the stage for some of horse racing's most dramatic moments, particularly when it has featured a Triple Crown candidate.
  • Boats - May 13, 2008 11:55 AM
    Whether you’re fishing, waterskiing or just cruising through the open seas, boating provides a fun and relaxing escape. This Web guide can help you find a boat that fits your needs, get it in the water and help you do it safely.
  • April, 2008

  • Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings - April 30, 2008 09:34 AM
    Most horse races last about two minutes, but horse racing fans will tell you there’s more excitement in those two minutes than in an entire football or baseball game. This Web guide explains how horse racing has evolved to its current form, directs you to the best news and handicapping sources, shows you how and where you can wager, and helps you become involved in the sport.
  • Squash - April 14, 2008 10:09 AM
    Squash is a racquet sport that requires great skill and stamina, with a soft ball that favors finesse over power. It is played all over the world by elite players in circuit tournaments and by recreational players looking for a fun workout. This Web guide gives you an overview of the sport’s rules and history, shows you where to find coverage of professional squash and helps you become a player (or a better player) yourself.
  • The 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club - April 02, 2008 03:43 PM
    The first full week of every April, golf’s elite descend on Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia for golf’s first major event of the year, the Masters Tournament. Use this Web guide to learn the history and traditions of the Masters, discover the best sources for news and analysis, and find out how you can watch the tournament at home or in Augusta.
  • March, 2008

  • Tampa Super Bowl XLIII Visitor's Guide - March 31, 2008 04:09 PM
    For Super Bowl XLIII, Tampa is sure to be packed with ravenous fans hungry for football, food and entertainment. Sidestep the chaos by planning ahead. The Tampa Super Bowl XLIII Visitor's Guide covers transportation, places to stay, activities for families, and nightlife and entertainment for seasoned NFL fans. 
  • Tampa Travel - March 31, 2008 04:09 PM
    Tampa doesn’t draw the throngs of tourists that Orlando and Miami do, but this quiet city halfway down Florida’s west coast is a traveler’s delight. Absorb Cuban culture, relax on gorgeous beaches or enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Use this Tampa Travel Web Guide to discover Tampa Bay’s attractions and activities, find a hotel and a flight via the Web’s best search engines, and learn how to get around when you arrive.
  • Ticket Buying: Entertainment, Sports, and Movies - March 12, 2008 06:31 PM
    We look for everything online, and tickets to events and performances are no exception. Whether you want to see the Super Bowl or Any Given Sunday, if a ticket is required for it, you can buy it online. Below, we’ve recommended the best and most trusted sites for purchasing sports, concert, theater, special events, and movie tickets.
  • Rugby Union - March 03, 2008 03:55 PM
    According to legend, rugby originated when a student at England’s Rugby School picked up the ball during a soccer game and began running with it. In doing so, William Webb Ellis created a sport that combines speed and skill with strength and toughness. Its fast-paced and ferocious nature has made it popular around the world, and the last three world champions have come from three different continents. This Web guide includes Web sites that can teach you the rules, history, and skills required to play the game and help you follow the world of competitive rugby.
  • February, 2008

  • Personal Trainers - February 20, 2008 03:00 PM
    If the mainstream media is any indicator, personal trainers are in. Beyond tabloid coverage of what trainer is behind the physique of which celebrity, immensely popular weight loss programs like “The Biggest Loser” and “Celebrity Fit Club” have provided an intimate, although slightly over-dramatized, window into the relationship between personal trainers and those they train. This guide explores that relationship by providing insight into what personal trainers are, how they work, and how they could work for you.
  • Daytona 500: The Great American Race - February 14, 2008 02:23 PM
    On February 22, 1959, Johnny Beauchamp won the inaugural Daytona 500. Three days later, after careful inspection of finish line photographs, NASCAR officials overturned the decision and handed Lee Petty the title. This Sunday, the Daytona 500 will be run for the 50th time and, though it won’t take three days to determine the winner, we’ll likely see the same action, controversy and close finishes that have characterized the race since Petty’s disputed win. This guide teaches you the history and essentials of the race and points you toward the best sources for news and analysis.
  • Grapefruit League Travel - February 08, 2008 03:20 PM
    Major League Baseball spring training doesn't begin until late March, but for the sport's biggest fans, it's never too early to start planning a Grapefruit League travel getaway. This guide presents insider tips, resources for accommodations and transportation, and information on tickets and stadiums.
  • Baseball Spring Training - February 08, 2008 03:20 PM
    This Baseball Spring Training Web Guide provides an overview of spring training and shows you where to get coverage of the teams and exhibition games.
  • January, 2008

  • Super Bowl XLII: Patriots vs. Giants - January 23, 2008 09:30 AM
    Congratulations to Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, and the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants. Plaxico Burress caught a 13-yard touchdown pass with just 35 seconds left in the game, as the Giants shocked the unbeaten Patriots 17-14 to win the third Super Bowl in franchise history. findingDulcinea has the game covered, with links to post-game reactions and analysis from New York, Boston, and everywhere else.
  • Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers vs. Cardinals - January 23, 2008 09:30 AM
    On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals will take the field at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium to play Super Bowl XLIII. Learn the history of the game, and find the best sources for news, stats and analysis from mainstream media sites, independent sites and fan blogs.
  • Watching the Super Bowl: Planning your Celebration - January 21, 2008 10:00 AM
    You can’t control who wins or loses, but you can control how and where you watch the game. We’ve collected the best Web sites to help you throw a Super Bowl party, and all the information you’ll need about scoring the right TV for the game, too.
  • Children’s Fitness: Helping Your Child Stay Active - January 02, 2008 02:51 PM
    These days it's probably more common to find a remote, keyboard or video game controller in the hands of a child at play than a ball, glove or earthworm. And because physical activity is so important during the formative years of children's lives, it's crucial to ensure they're getting the exercise they need. Use the Children's Fitness Web Guide to get insight into childhood exercise and tips for getting kids off the couch and into the yard.
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