Steve Schallenkamp: Were humans born to run? One woman’s journey of discovery | Sports

Jessica Wong

Recently I made the assertion that running was primordial, meaning existing from the beginning from our earliest development. In the distant past, humans survived by being hunters and food gatherers. Anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have concluded that this need resulted in humans adapting and becoming the best endurance animals on the planet.

The top speed a human can sprint is approximately 23 miles per hour. In the animal kingdom, that is slow. A lion can run up to 40 mph and a cheetah nearly 80 mph. Humans were not going to outrun their prey.

Humans are bipedal and relatively hairless.

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Texas’ Jase Febres starting to feel himself again after long journey back from surgery

Jessica Wong

AUSTIN — Jase Febres hasn’t been right ever since the Texas senior underwent microfracture knee surgery last March.

But the bounce has started to return, and so has the confidence to cut and sprint and rise for feathery jumpers.

And that stroke, smooth and effortless, is a thing of beauty. Febres’ right hand, the release hand, waves to the hoop like it’s an old friend as the ball arcs toward the net. As far as form goes, no one in burnt orange is more pure.

Finally, Febres is getting a chance to display that deep-range prowess again. He played 39

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Widespread vaccinations are seen as one path on the journey back to normalcy in the Covid-19 pandemic

Jessica Wong

If they’re vaccinated, they will come.

At least, that’s the hope of many state and federal officials who are trying to envision the road ahead in the coronavirus pandemic.

If more people get vaccinated, there will be more people who are protected against Covid-19. That means fewer people will get sick and be hospitalized, more state and local restrictions will be lifted, and the economy will more quickly get restarted.

It’s a balancing act now seen in Southern California, where some mass vaccination sites at stadiums and other entertainment venues will be sharing space with those businesses as

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Keys to the journey | Life

Jessica Wong

A young woman walks on stage, her straight, black hair neatly tied back. She takes a bow before sitting at the Steinway grand piano. After a moment, she leaps into a Franz Joseph Haydn sonata.

Eunbee Kim’s hands flutter over the keys with a gentle, confident grace. She’s studied piano for 24 years, but this is her first solo recital. As a second-year graduate student at the University of Idaho, this was the first of two recitals she will perform before she earns a master’s degree in piano performance. She’s already working on her next step — preparing to audition

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Saudis behind ‘The Journey’ anime trained in Japan

Jessica Wong

JEDDAH: As Saudi Arabia sets out to introduce its culture, history and social life to a global audience, fashion is finding it has a key role to play in the Kingdom’s “brand strategy.”

Traditional wear proudly worn by both Saudis and expats at the recent Saudi Cup showed how age-old cultural styles could find new life in a contemporary setting.
While fashions can reflect a specific era, they also can act as a transition to the future, with fabrics, cuts, motifs and embroidery designs, and even colors and layers, keeping the story alive.
The Saudi Cup showcased traditional outfits, with

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