| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for a December 2012 wreck after a night of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Playing ice hockey was the sport of choice for Michael Sonderegger when he entered high school, but at the urging of a classmate, he decided to try out for the boys cross country team his sophomore year at Park Vista.
"A friend of mine convinced me to...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:40 PM
It’s been an impressive month for Calvary Christian cross country runner Joey Lacy. He won the Tunnel to Towers Fort Lauderdale 5K road race in 16:50, and this past weekend, he finished second in the 2A-1A race at the Spanish River Invitational in...
| Sep 27, 2013
Each year, the city of Los Angeles clears a path through traffic-choked streets from east to west for a marathon that in March drew 24,000 runners. Now, a coalition of civic, business and political leaders wants to add another race on the same weekend...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A few years ago my doctor called me an "under-utilizer," which I took to mean I didn't use much medicine.
Today I'm an ultra-utilizer.
The podiatrist's "toe-buddy" encircles my big toe. Physical therapy tape lines the bottom of my foot, and marbles to...
| Oct 10, 2013
Like many runners, Brian Tolsma worries that once he starts feeling thirsty during a hard workout, he's in trouble: His body has started to break down.
That's why Tolsma will force down as much water as possible on the day before Sunday's Bank of...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed.
Who, he thought,...
| Oct 6, 2013
You'd be forgiven if you couldn't tell at first which of the runners racing around the Plainfield South High School track is new girls cross-country head coach Kristen Heckert.
Not only could Heckert, a 26-year-old math teacher, easily pass for a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...