| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Here are six runners to watch in Sunday's Chicago marathon.
Tatyana McFadden, 25, Champaign, bib number 251: The Illinois grad is cementing her reputation as the greatest women's wheelchair racer in history. Going for her second straight sweep of...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:40 PM
When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near.
Exactly how near was the question.
Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Olympic sports writer for Chicago Tribune since 1987 and Tribune Company since 2004. Have covered 17 Olympics -- 10 Winter and 7 Summer. Olympic (and soccer World Cup) coverage has taken me all over the world. I have reported from some 50 countries,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Evan Lysacek has given up the attempt to defend his Olympic figure skating title.
As first reported late Monday night on the Twitter feed of Tribune Olympic writer Philip Hersh, @olyphil, Lysacek announced Tuesday he was not going to compete.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016.
Phelps will compete in the Arena...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:21 PM
SOCHI, Russia — In the wake of disappointing results from speedskaters on the verge of their worst Olympic performance in three decades, US Speedskating is working to dump the most noticeable factor it controls — its racing suit.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Over the years, no country has won more figure skating medals or been more passionate about the sport than the United States.
Nearly all the attention went to women’s singles, because U.S. women have won seven Olympic titles, and some morphed from...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:46 PM
It didn't take long for Evan Jager to prove he really belongs in the steeplechase.
In his first international race - and just the fifth of his career - in the event, the Jacobs High School grad broke the U.S. record at Friday night's Diamond League...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:46 PM
Silence is golden
These days, silence holds just as much power — and maybe more — in sports than words.
Perhaps that is why the International Olympic Committee president dug his feet in the ground against...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:59 AM
LONDON – For Conor Dwyer, the 400-meter freestyle has provided another happy surprise this season.
The Loyola Academy grad had not swum the event competitively for two years before finishing second at the U.S. Olympic Trials to earn a spot in...
| Aug 3, 2012
The Olympics are no different from any big undertaking: You tend to assess the success of the operation relative to your view of it.
For an Olympian, if that view includes looking down from the medal podium while being glorified with your country’s...