‘I Fight for Everybody Around Me’

Tim Bradley faces his biggest professional challenge — the WBO welterweight world champion — this month at MGM Grand

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Boxer Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., known as “The Desert Storm,” owns an undefeated professional record in 29 bouts. He’s preparing for a June 9 date at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he’ll battle 147-pound Manny Pacquiao for the world welterweight title.

Same Greens, Great Rates

Take advantage of summer golf deals

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Golfing opportunists flock to the desert during the summer in search of sizzling seasonal rates. “You can play a lot of golf courses for around half the cost of prices during peak season,” says Colin Gooch, head golf professional at marriott’s Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert.

Going for the Green

Coachella Valley courses score well as environmental stewards

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Some golf courses reach for standards far beyond a score card. For these Earth-friendly resorts, “going for the green” takes on a dual meaning in the sport’s lexicon.

Gifts and the Valley Guy

Holiday shopping for the man in your life

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The true desert gentleman readily seeks knowledge and adventure — and knows how to look good doing it. The season is in full swing, making it the perfect time to pamper that special guy of yours.

Tees for Two

For those who find courting and competition mutually inclusive

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Looking for the perfect place to steal a kiss or enjoy some of the desert’s most idyllic scenery? These courses offer settings on target for spending the day with your ideal pairing.