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February 01, 2017

Spectrum Sports partners with Honey Stinger

Spectrum Sports unites with Honey Stinger for its upcoming RunCatalina events.
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Jan 23, 2017

Spectrum Sports Creates “Run the City 5K”

Spectrum Sports joins forces with the Insurance Office of America (IOA) to present the…
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Dec 12, 2016

Spectrum Sports Wraps Up “Catalina Eco Marathon” with Registration Boost

Catalina Trail Venture Weekend finished this year with a 12% increase in registration…
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Aug 15, 2016

The Price of Business

Mike Bone Discusses Marathon Races, Race Tourism, and Putting on Large Events.
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Jul 06, 2016

Spectrum Sports Management Introduces Run Catalina Ambassador Program

Spectrum Sports announces their new Run Catalina Ambassador Program encouraging runners…
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May 11, 2016

4th of July Kicks Off With The Surf City Run 5K

Spectrum Sports returns with the popular Huntington Beach event featuring the popular…
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Mar 18, 2016

Spectrum Sports Management Introduces Avalon 50/50, Expanding Annual 50 Mile Benefit Run

Spectrum Sports combines the Catalina 50K and the Avalon 50 Mile run for the 2017 event.…
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Jan 05, 2016

Mike Bone--Catalina Island Marathon Interview with Bob Babbitt

Mike Bone came on to chat about the legendary Catalina Island Marathon coming up on…
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Oct 02, 2015

Mike Bone--Catalina Eco Marathon Interview with Bob Babbitt

Mike Bone is the main man at Spectrum Sports and his team is putting on the Catalina Eco…
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Jul 17, 2015

Jan Palchikoff, Senior Vice President of Competition and Athlete Experience for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Interview w/ Bob Babbitt

Jan Palchikoff is the Senior Vice President of Competition and Athlete Experience for the…
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Jun 04, 2015

Spectrum Sports Selected to Manage Portion of Special Olympics World Games Events in Los Angeles

CLAREMONT, Calif. – May 20, 2015 – The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games…
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May 05, 2015

Jeff Carr, COO of Special Olympics World Games, Interview w/ Bob Babbitt

Jeff Carr is the COO of the Special Olympics World Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World…
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Mar 31, 2015

Spectrum Sports Management Tapped to Produce Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure

CLAREMONT, Calif. – (March 31, 2015) – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern…
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Mar 11, 2015

Mike Bone--Catalina Marathon Interview w/ Bob Babbitt

Mike Bone is the main man behind the spectacular Catalina Island Marathon. What makes…
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Oct 22, 2014

Mike Bone--Run Catalina Interview w/ Bob Babbitt

Mike Bone is the main man behind the Catalina Eco Marathon, the Catalina Triathlon and…
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Feb 18, 2014

Mike Bone leaves Northern Trust Open in good hands

By Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News POSTED: 02/18/14, 1:58 PM PST | UPDATED: ON…
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Jul 12, 2010

Views From All-Star Game 5K at Angel Stadium

Major League Baseball generously emailed over photos theWeekly is free to use from…
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Jul 11, 2010

All-Star Fun Run raises money, awareness

Celebrities, former stars and fans join fight against cancer By Mark Newman / MLB.com |…
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May 30, 2010

10 green fund-raising races in 2010

Catalina Island Eco-Marathon By running this challenging November marathon (or the…
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Feb 06, 2010

Belgian sweeps Redondo 10K/5K races

Monder Rizki was calm and cool, even before the event reached its peak temperature of 52…
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Feb 05, 2010

It's raining, they're golfing at Northern Trust Open

Rain is falling heavily Friday morning at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades but…

It's raining, they're golfing at Northern Trust Open

6a00d8341c630a53ef012877699307970c-250wiRain is falling heavily Friday morning at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades but it hasn't stopped Steve Stricker, who had started the day tied for sixth and three shots behind leader Dustin Johnson, from being five-under par through his first 15 holes in the second round of the Northern Trust Open.

That puts Stricker, the third-ranked golfer in the world who was runner-up to two-time defending champion Phil Mickelson last year, at nine-under for the tournament and in first place so far. Johnson, though, hasn't teed off yet nor has Andres Romero, who had been tied for second at six-under after Thursday's round.

Kevin Stadler, son of Craig Stadler and a former USC star golfer, had also been tied for second going into play Friday but he's two-over after 11 holes so far today.

And Mickelson, who is trying to become the first man to win three consecutive years here? He is working on a round of four-under par so far and is three-under for the tournament, tied for 12th. He's through 14 holes so far. 

Mickelson did have a little adventure on the par-four second hole. His shot off the tee landed behind a power box outside of the press tent. He ended up with a bogey five on the hole but there was no hiding from the media because expansive windows allowed close-up views of Mickelson taking a drop and hitting his second shot up and over trees but landing short of the green. He chipped on a two-putted for his five. 

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Steve Stricker. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

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