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Looking for the Phat 411 on happenings in professional cycling? Maybe the inside edge on hockey? How 'bout a dose of wacky, wonderful sports stories and trivia bits? You're in the right place. Take a look-see. Stay a while!

It’s the holiday season. You need entertainment. I’ve got your back.

John Hirschbeck has survived back surgery, cancer twice, and two of his sons dying. How does a person even get through all that?

The Paralympics challenged stereotypes and ideas of what beautiful, amazing, strong bodies are and believe me, there were plenty of all three.

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Latest Q&A

Q: About stretching... do I have to? – Caterina

A: The young and genetically gifted typically get away with abusing their bodies to a point (yes, abusing, meaning causing a lot of wear and tear and not indulging in enough rest and repair). Everyone else – including anyone who ages – is in for trouble. Trouble, in rough translation, means possible injury now and/or limited mobility later.

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Welcome To SportsSlant (sSl)

A big shout-out to everybody! I'm Sonya Ewan, a freelance sports and fitness writer and interviewer, though my current major project is a completed collection of autobiographical essays I'm pitching to agents.

This site is primarily about highlighting both professional and amateur athletes in their challenges, accomplishments, victories, and oddities. I strive to explore the human experience through writing that aims to be humorous and intriguing with some wicked sensibility, speaking my mind at times with tongue firmly planted in cheek (lofty goals, i know). I hope to tease out enthusiasm for the discovery of a range of sports dynamics in full-fledged and dabbling fanatics alike, much as i was lured over two decades ago.... Along those lines, i'm always on the lookout for unique sports news and information to link.

On this site you'll find a blog, CHbLog, (okay, so it's more of a column) for fans of outdoor sports - primarily cycling - with a tasty blend of other sports news mixed in. There's also an abridged portfolio of my published works. And i've included a reader Q&A for amateur athletes and wannabes (go for it!) who've asked me to delve into my knowledge as an athlete and former fitness instructor to answer training-related questions. If you ever find yourself wondering, "When is the [instert major sports event]?" simply click on the handy Events calendar and results to the left. If you scroll down far enough, you'll find SportSlant Book Club recommendations and movies.

Otherwise rock on, stay solid, go play, have fun, Enjoy! sonya@sportsSlant.com