| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Even if Ray Lewis did use deer antler spray his body would have never absorbed the banned substance its manufacturer says gives the product its potency, a Johns Hopkins professor said.
Sports Illustrated ran an article online Tuesday that connected the...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About five percent of middle and high school students have used anabolic steroids to put on muscle, according to a new study from Minnesota.
In addition to steroid use, more than one-third of boys and one-fifth of girls in the...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:56 PM
When Sarah Lisle was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25, she didn't remember anyone cautioning her about how treatment might affect her fertility. And children were nowhere on her radar; unmarried and poised to go to graduate school, Lisle just wanted...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:13 AM
For years, Lance Armstrong denied he had used performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tours de France. There had been accusations; he'd even been stripped of his titles, but still he maintained his innocence. That all changed last week when the cyclist...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Bicyclist Lance Armstrong was once a hero: When his bestselling memoir "It's Not About the Bike" was published by Putnam in 2000, Armstrong had beaten cancer and gone on to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's fame continued -- he went on to win the Tour...
| Sep 30, 2012
Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like 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,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....