| 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...
| Oct 7, 2013
Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence.
Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry.
The 2013 Boston Marathon...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
At the 2012 ESPYs, Paralympic track gold medalist Tatyana McFadden mentioned her interest in competitive skiing to Alana Nichols, the first U.S. woman to win gold medals in the summer (wheelchair basketball) and winter (alpine skiing) Paralympics.
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl.
This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet...
| 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....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing.
At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Sep 10, 2013
Maryland sophomore wide receiver Stefon Diggs was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Receiver of the Week on Monday after posting a career-high 179 receiving yards, including a 41-yard touchdown, in the Terps' 47-10 home victory against Old...