| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Within a year after an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan cost him his sight in September 2011, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder had won seven gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as one silver and two gold medals at the...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Prince Harry has a future in American football if that whole royal heir/third in line to the throne thing doesn't work out.
The young royal set out on his U.S. visit over last week and, over the weekend, he partook in a very American pastime: football....
| May 21, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand.
The following Thursday,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor.
In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:53 PM
They had strapped on gloves, donned helmets, grabbed their lacrosse sticks and lobbed balls around the gym in preparation for a scrimmage. And then they got one key piece of instruction:
It's better to throw the ball over a teammate's head than at his...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:50 AM
On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Heather Mills, the former wife of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, has spent the last two years mounting a serious effort to qualify for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Now, it seems, her quest to make the British ski team has ended.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Paul McCartney is a lover, not a fighter.
Wait, that was Michael Jackson.
Well, it turns out that the same goes for Jackson's singing partner in the classic '80s hit "The Girl Is Mine."
And it's a good thing, too, or else things might have gotten...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Change that "Denny's menu" playbook to a "Waffle House."
ESPN reported this week that former USC Coach Lane Kiffin was invited by Nick Saban to help evaluate Alabama's offense.
Insert joke here ( ).
USC fans would tell Alabama fans to...
| May 27, 2012
LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see.
Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...