| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:09 PM
The U.S. Olympic Committee could have taken a big step toward bringing home the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday by nominating a diverse entertainment capital with perfect weather, sparkling venues, past Olympic experience and a welcoming public.
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Lindsey Vonn knew she began this World Cup alpine ski season physically stronger than she ever had been. She also was sure the hundreds of hours spent riding a bicycle last summer had made her endurance better than ever.
Vonn underscored her assessment...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can't stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel.
Ice was part of Aja Evans' midsummer day's dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 8:39 AM
In what had been her weakest event over the past two seasons, Glenview's Lana Gehring put herself in the same company as the greatest women's speedskater in U.S. history.
Saturday in Shanghai, Gehring won the bronze medal in the 500 meters at the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Landon Donovan is going be honest here. He is going to be brutally honest. He knows this isn't going to sound good, but the last few weeks have reminded him that only by mining the darkest moments can one discover his light.
Donovan is admitting that...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The Fifty/50 expected a big crowd Monday for the U.S. men’s national team’s World Cup game against Ghana. It just didn’t expect that big crowd to show up so early.
There were no tables available on the main floor or patio at the...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:03 PM
RIDGEFIELD — The weather forecast was not good when Tucker West came home for Christmas. Not good for making ice on a luge track, anyway.
Tucker and his dad, Brett, had been hoping for cold temperatures so they could use their backyard track....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Happy New Year! If ever a year looked "meh" on paper, 2015 is it. No big elections, just endless talk about the 2016 election. No Olympics, just the Women's World Cup in Canada. And the two biggest celebrations on tap are Gov. Rick Scott's second...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Random thoughts while waiting for FIFA to hand out Oscars for best actor, best flop:
Soccer needs a World Cup every year....
For a few weeks, the American team brought fans together in the way only football usually does, with beer, chicken wings,...
| Jun 25, 2014
In an exclusive interview, Raffaele Raia — the noted Italian soccer aficionado from Oliveto Citra, near Salerno — said America is missing only one thing to fully grasp World Cup soccer.
"Until Americans live and die with it, as we Italians...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:01 PM
It’s time the U.S. Olympic Committee stepped into the Hope Solo situation, because U.S. Soccer said Monday it has not changed its mind.
Before getting to that, let me join the ever-louder chorus on the Solo case, which USOC chief executive Scott...