| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Lindsey Vonn has just one goal left this season.
And she made her attempt to reach it a lot more dramatic Thursday.
While Vonn's sixth in the Super-G in Schladming, Austria, was good enough to clinch her fourth straight World Cup season title in...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Another day, another historic achievement for Lindsey Vonn.
Vonn's win in Wednesday's downhill at the World Cup finals in Schladming, Austria, was her 12th of the season, breaking the U.S. record for single-season victories she had set in 2010.
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:33 PM
It was quite a Wednesday for two U.S. women in winter sports where their country has had little or no historic success.
Veteran cross-country skier Kikkan Randall added another line to her litany of impressive career firsts when she became the first U....
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:59 PM
The last time she had raced in a World Skeleton Championships at Lake Placid, N.Y., back in 2009, Katie Uhlaender was mourning the death two weeks earlier of her father, Ted, the former major league outfielder who had urged her to keep competing even as...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:41 PM
LONDON - There is going to be a big to-do here on July 27, marking one year to go before the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
But the really big show in London this month is Thursday night's world premiere of the final Harry Potter movie.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:53 PM
The summer season in Olympic sports has yet to end -- witness the Pan American Games, a multi-sports event of summer disciplines, which runs until Oct. 30 -- yet the winter sports season arrives this weekend.
The alpine ski World Cup has its...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:51 AM
I can't resist.
The best way to describe the Arab emirate of Qatar's attempt to become a world sports mecca is a Yiddish word.
In the fullest sense -- brazen ambition and bold aspiration.
First the 2022 World Cup.
Then another Olympic...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Speedskating is split into two sports.
One, long track, is against the clock. Each "race" has two athletes, with overall results determined by finishing time.
The other, short track, is a race to the finish, like running events in track and field....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.
But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...