| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:31 PM
An unexpected legacy of the failed Chicago 2016 Olympic bid emerged Friday.
Dan O’Connell, president of the Boston bid for the 2024 Olympics, credited Chicago bid chairman Pat Ryan for the concept of using insurance policies as a way to provide...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:50 PM
From Russia to Denver to Fresno and several local places in between, 2014 proved to be an interesting year for several La Cañada Flintridge individuals and high school teams.
Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The NHL ushered in 2014 with its Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year's Day, drawing a record crowd of 105,491 to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to see the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, and celebrate the game's cold-weather...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:06 AM
Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Games at the last minute.
An FIS panel also banned five...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Five major sporting upsets in 2014:
1. Brazil suffer 7-1 World Cup humiliation against Germany
"Historic Disgrace" screamed the Folha de S.Paulo's headline, as a shocked nation digested a 7-1 World Cup semifinal defeat by Germany on home soil.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Five best sporting performances of 2014:
1. MADISON BUMGARNER (BASEBALL)
San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner saved the day and the World Series for the Giants with a Game Seven effort that capped a record-breaking performance in the Fall Classic....
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Heckuva year, but then, that's true of every year. In no particular order, here are some snapshots of what I noticed this year, in and out of sports, good and bad and occasionally hilarious. Perhaps you noticed some of the same things:
| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Dec 19 (Reuters) - Five of the biggest sporting flops from 2014:
Anything less than a World Cup win on home soil was always going to be seen as a failure but nobody could have predicted Brazil would suffer a 7-1 semi-final drubbing by...
| Dec 29, 2014
Chris Creveling knows he didn't do it alone, but last February, his heads-up effort competing in the biggest relay race of his life on the biggest stage of his life helped land the United States its only short track speedskating medal of the 2014 Sochi...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...