| May 25, 2011
| 3:38 PM
The French were right about Iraq, and now they're right about one of our great American heroes, Lance Armstrong.
Don't you hate it?
The French never bought Lance's claims of drug-free victories in the Tour de France.
Now a federal investigation may...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 4:02 PM
The picture shows how the Tour de France ended Sunday for Christian Vande Velde:
With a big smile (he's the third man from the left) and arms around the Garmin-Cervelo riders with whom Vande Velde stood on the podium as winners of the team classification...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Ten observations on the Lance Armstrong saga, which took on a new dimension once the Big O got involved and apparently got the defrocked 7-time Tour de France winner to tell the truth, or some of it, about his doping:
1. It would be a lot easier to...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:06 AM
In the movie "Flight," for which Denzel Washington scored an Oscar nomination, a brilliant pilot successfully lands a catastrophically damaged plane, saving scores of lives, even though this captain was high as he sat behind the throttle. To some degree,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:04 AM
The International Olympic Committee has a tendency to make up rules that suit its purposes.
To wit: the attempt to impose a 2012 Olympic Games ban on any athlete who received a two-year doping suspension, even if that suspension expired before the...
| Jan 31, 2013
It's not easy being a book consumer these days. For starters, books seem so long — at least compared to the blog posts and online news items that have recalibrated the pace of the average American attention span.
And that's not the half of it....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:27 AM
This Forbes list continues to be all the talk, but I still don’t get the hating on Jay Cutler nationally.
No, wait, it’s not "hating." It’s "disliked." Same thing to me, but it’s officially the Forbes list of "America’s...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Lance Armstrong's decision not to fight long-standing allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to spike seven Tour De France cycling championships came within days of Roger Clemens' decision to lace up his spikes again. (The 50-year-old...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:04 PM
About six weeks ago, a few readers sent emails complaining because the Tribune had given no coverage to local cyclist Christian Vande Velde’s victory in the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado.
My response was to say we felt leery of writing...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:12 PM
So many shoes now have dropped on Lance Armstrong he has enough stock to open an Infamous Footwear store.
The lies and threats that were Armstrong’s stock in trade have led just about everyone – sponsors and international sports bodies...