Sports & Entertainment

Modesto gym opening third Fresno-area location

Modesto-based Fitness Evolution, which has locations throughout the U.S., is opening a third Central Valley gym next month.Fitness Evolution’s newest 50,000 square-foot Fresno location is slated to open in late September.

Bulldogs unveil all-black football uniforms

Fresno State unveiled all-black uniforms for its Bulldog football team that will be worn for the first time during its game against the Nevada Wolf Pack on Nov. 2.

Fresno's Over the Edge goes down Saturday

Denise Champion was one of around 50 participants that rappeled down the Pacific Southwest Building last June to raise funds for an ice rink on the Fulton Mall.Fresno adrenalin junkies will be rappelling down the Pacific Southwest Building tomorrow as part of a fundraiser to bring back downtown's popular ice rink.

Valley golf courses enjoy improving economy

Valley golf courses are starting to see more activity since the Great Recession.Although it still remains to be seen if the golf industry will ever return to where it once was, the Valley’s courses are headed for their third straight year of growth.

Kaiser Permanente gives $60K to reopen Fresno pools

Fink-White neighborhood poolAfter sitting idle for several summers, four neighborhood learner pools will be reopened in Fresno thanks to a $60,000-grant from Kaiser Permanente.

Broadway in Fresno announces new shows

Wicked, Hello Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, Memphis the Musical and Million Dollar Quartet headline the 2013-14 Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno schedule.

Gateway Ice Center to remain open another year

The Gateway Ice Center was scheduled to close May until the Central Valley Ice Sports Foundation stepped in with an offer to purchase the center.The Gateway Ice Center, which was scheduled to close last week, will remain open until April 2014 on news of a potential buyer for the facility.

North Fork Casino passes skin-of-its teeth vote

The North Fork casino gaming compact has passed a key Assembly vote.Plans to build a casino off of Highway 99 in Madera County dodged a narrow bullet today with a vote by the state Assembly approving a gaming compact with the North Fork Rancheria.

Hawaiian-themed eatery bound for Friant

Sandals at the Beach is coming to Friant. The walk-up grill serves burgers, ice cream and authentic Hawaiian shave ice.A Hawaiian-themed grill offering an American-style menu, a beach volleyball court and an entertainment center will be opening in Friant near Millerton Lake.

Fuego lands Farmers Insurance sponsorship

The Fresno Fuego Futbol Club announced a deal with Farmers Insurance that will include the insurance company sponsoring the coin flip and naming a game MVP.