| 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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:13 AM
LONDON – It didn’t go the way Evan Jager planned in his Olympic debut early Friday afternoon.
But nothing much has lately for the rookie steeplechaser from Jacobs High School.
And that is a good thing.
Jager hoped to get through his...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:47 PM
LONDON — The Olympian without a country is not without a budget.
Guor Marial shows up for an interview at the Olympic Village dressed in jeans and a polo shirt purchased from Target. He trains in old gear from Iowa State. He will run the marathon...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 10:50 AM
LONDON -- Jake Herbert had to root for the man who beat him.
The only chance for Northwestern's Herbert to wrestle for an Olympic medal in the 185-pound freestyle class Saturday was to have Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov make the final.
That is what...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Cyclist Christian Vande Velde of Lemont is among the 11 former Lance Armstrong teammates who admitted to doping during testimony under oath in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation of Armstrong.
Vande Velde said in an affidavit he had doped from 1999...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Andrew Riley made history again Saturday.
The Illinois senior from Jamaica became the first person to win the high hurdles and 100 meters in an NCAA championship meet.
Riley added his second 110-meter hurdles title in three years to his surprise win...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:42 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. – It was a rare day for U.S. hammer throwers, often left to feel their event is a ball-and-chain around a track meet.
For reasons both logistical and promotional, the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer throw took place Thursday at Ronaldo...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Foot speed was not enough for Lukas Verzbicas when he moved up to the top level of triathlon competition Sunday.
Despite the second fastest time in the run phase, Verzbicas finished 32d in the Triathlon World Series event in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
| Jun 28, 2012
As my 16th Olympics as a reporter approaches, I am getting ready in a different way from the past.
In all my previous OIympics, I have focused on one sport – figure skating in winter, track and field in summer. In London, I will be a general...