These new lure designs will keep your line tight for the foreseeable future. (iStock) Most of us still enjoy marveling at and using classic lures. But, modern designs, materials and raw creativity have resulted in some impressive new creations that get fish to bite. Each year, we see unique twists and tweaks to some tried-and-true standards, as well as the occasional eye-catching innovation. This year, the tackle companies at ICAST brought some of both. LIVETARGET Hollow Body Craw (LIVETARGET/Field & Stream) Crawfish imitators regularly adorn the backsides of jigs and Texas rigs, but LIVETARGET’S innovative approach creates an all-in-one package with several nice details. For starters, the three-dimensional body design — including pincers — is very realistic, while the orientation of the weighted tail section ensures the bait moves in the authentic backward-scooting motion of a fleeing crawdad. The bait’s silicone skirt mimics a … [Read more...] about The best new fishing lures for 2019
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The Oregon Ducks basketball program signed a historic 4-man 2018 recruiting class, highlighted by McDonald's All-American center Bol Bol and small forward Louis King. Supplementing that talent with veteran leadership, Dana Altman found himself a much-needed shooting guard in Texas A&M Corpus-Christi graduate transfer Ehab Amin, who averaged 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and an NCAA-leading 3.4 steals per game during the 2016-2017 season. But the Oregon coaching staff wasn't done yet. First reported by CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, long-time 2019 Oregon commit and top-50 national talent Francis Okoro reclassified to the class of 2018 and will begin school in Eugene on Monday. Okoro, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound center out of Normal, Illinois, confirmed Rothstein's report Sunday evening and indicated he has already arrived in Oregon. "I'm really excited to be in Oregon," he said. "I just decided to reclassify because I felt like it would be good for me and … [Read more...] about Francis Okoro, Oregon Ducks 4-star center, reclassifies from 2019 to 2018, joins historic class
Ryan Ford Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 A whopping six players will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 29 in Cooperstown, N.Y. (Four were elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; two were selected by the Veterans’ Committee.) So who’s on deck for the Class of 2019, which will be announced next January? Free Press sports writer Ryan Ford takes a look at five possible candidates: DH Edgar Martinez The case for: Put simply, he is baseball’s greatest designated hitter. The award given out by MLB to the best DH every season is literally named after him. A seven-time All-Star and five-time Silver Slugger, he hit .312 for his career with a .418 on-base percentage and a .515 slugging percentage. Martinez is one of just 19 HOF-eligible players in history with at least 4,000 plate appearances and a slash line of .300/.400/.500. 15 of them are in the Hall of Fame. The four that aren’t: Manny Ramirez (PED … [Read more...] about Baseball Hall of Fame: Who’s on deck for the Class of 2019?
Rebecca Wright Knoxville News Sentinel Published 7:54 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 If you're heading to Carolina County Music Fest next year, you're in for a good show. Alabama will be performing at the 2019 music festival in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The group is comprised of Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry. Former members include Mark Herndon, Jackie Owen, Rick Scott and Bennett Vartanian. While the band got its start in Fort Payne, Ala., in 1969, it made its way to the Myrtle Beach boardwalk bar, the Bowery, where it played for tips for a few years before signing a deal with RCA Records. Alabama saw its fame grow in the 1980s when "Tennessee River" began a streak of 21 No. 1 singles. The group disbanded in 2003 but reunited in 2010. Alabama crosses over with country music, Southern rock, gospel and pop genres, appealing to many audiences. The group has sold more than 80 million albums, charted 43 No. 1 singles and won more than 178 … [Read more...] about Alabama to celebrate 50 years at Myrtle Beach music festival in 2019