| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:49 PM
Hot rivalry between Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold in U.S. women's figure skating?
Not Saturday night.
Not with the peerless performance Wagner delivered to win her third national title in the last four years, one that gave her an in-your-face...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:36 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. — She staggered onto the 2014 Olympic team, justifiably earning a place under rules that allowed selection as something of a career achievement award. Her performance in Sochi would be remembered less for its quality or finish...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:31 PM
The winter weather was warm, as expected. The "dangerous face water" — as my Tribune colleague Stacy St. Clair famously tweeted — was an unexpectedly disgusting orange. The war waited until the Olympics ended, when Russian President Vladimir...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
International Skating Union...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The past year was marked by both controversy and considerable change in Highland Park and Deerfield.
Whether it was protesting the departure of a popular high school principal or opposing the closure of the town's only boat ramp, Highland Park residents...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The countdown of one fan’s view of the most intriguing local sports stories of 2014 continues/concludes today with the ranking of the top five.
To review, Nos. 6-10 included Grant High senior track star Jonathan Wells; North Chicago football...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:18 PM
3:30 a.m. Golf: Turkish Airlines Open final round (in Belek).--Golf
4 a.m. Baseball: U.S. major-leaguers vs. Japanese stars.--MLB Net.
5 a.m. Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals’ semifinals (d.): Kei Nishikori vs. Novak Djokovic; Roger Federer...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Last winter, David Santee was on his way to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, as an assistant to the figure skating judges panel.
This January, the two-time Olympic skater and Park Ridge native will head to Greensboro, N.C., for another...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
One singular sensation
Every little step he takes.
One thrilling combination
Every move that he makes.
— "A Chorus Line"
Timing is everything. The 4 1/2 minutes of figure skating at last January's U.S. Championships that turned Jason Brown...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Sometimes, you just cannot ditch the year fast enough. It’s a relief to bid "adieu" to some of 2014’s miserably low moments and people and things, and because I can, I’m throwing in a few others that I’d like to nudge closer to...