| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
In February, the editor of a small daily newspaper in Iowa called the Newton Daily News posted on his personal Facebook page, "Russia gets a lot of things wrong, but they got one thing right." Below it was a graphic of intersecting Olympic rings that...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Eddy Alvarez won an Olympic silver medal because of his speed, but he now is facing a different kind of fast.
"Seeing a 96-mph fastball thrown at you," Alvarez said. "I don't think I've ever seen pitching that fast coming at me."
The day Alvarez...
| Jul 23, 2014
It's easy to forget that there is also some good news in the world.
For one thing, the overlords of big-time college sports seem resigned to getting their comeuppance.
Predicting the outcome of court cases is as fruitless as trying to fill out a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Joel Quenneville tapped into his stable of hockey friends and hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach for the Blackhawks on Monday.
Dineen, who coached the Canadian women's national team to the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, was a teammate of...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:37 AM
The International Olympic Committee has named three cities -- the only cities still interested -- to its official list of candidates for the 2022 Winter Games.
The bids of Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan, were approved by the IOC's executive board....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:11 PM
On a day when nearly all her body was exposed to the world, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist Aja Evans was honing it for an attempt to reach elite status in another sport.
The 26-year-old Chicagoan is among 22 athletes, along with swimming legend Michael...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series "Game of Thrones." Other standouts include the new FX miniseries "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven."
Nominations by Series:
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
HBO again led the way in nominations for the 66th annual nighttime Emmy Awards, buoyed by the strong showing of new drama "True Detective" and the movie "The Normal Heart," as the voting again tilted heavily toward cable and new players such as Netflix....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games -- where gay rights became a big part of the story -- the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations signed an agreement Monday, vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
"Sport can change...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The controversy over whether Under Armour's high-tech skinsuits contributed to U.S. speedskaters' poor showing at the Sochi Olympics seemed over when the Baltimore-based sports brand renewed its sponsorship of the sport through two more Winter Olympics...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
After two weeks out of the country, in a place where it was easier to escape because Internet access was (delightfully) spotty, it’s time to weigh in about a couple things that happened during the time away.
For the first, about figure skating,...