| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:10 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif --David Wagnerdidn't choose to play wheelchair tennis, but he now embraces it.
“I went and tried it out and I just fell in love with the sport and couldn`t get enough of it,” Wagner said after a recent workout at the...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young.
The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:13 PM
From one track to another, 11 years later.
A horrific crash on September 15th, 2001 in Germany cost Italian Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi both of his legs, amputated below the knee.
Doctors say Zanardi shouldn't have even survived the wreck. But just...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:46 PM
6 a.m. Tennis: Davis Cup semifinal: U.S. at Spain.--Tennis Channel
7:30 a.m. Golf: Italian Open final round (in Turin).--Golf
8 a.m. Motorsports: MotoGP World Championship (in San Marino).--Speed
9 a.m. Golf: Women’s British Open final...
| Sep 22, 2012
The venue for information gathering for today's column was lunch. Your typist was a fly on the wall.
Mary Kate Scandone met Dottie Rountree. That's not exactly Kobe Bryant chatting with Matt Kemp. Actually, as it turned out, it was much better.
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes.
Long, who had to have her...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:00 PM
When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water.
He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall.
But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound.
The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 10:02 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sprinter Blake Leeper just got a pair of fresh legs in March that he'll use at three Paralympics events.
“This is the ‘Cheetah Blade’, made by Ossur. It's all carbon fiber,” the 22-year-old San Diego...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Lifestyle may make a difference for those living with Alzheimer's
Dr. Heather Snyder talks about the research being presented at this week's Alzheimer's AssociationInternational Conference. Dr. Snyder says lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, sleep...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:45 PM
To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan.
The Frederick couple have never met the child, but they've given her a name — Addie. They've hung pictures of her in a...
| 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...