| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:57 PM
President Barack Obama was a guest on Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show Friday and said he liked seeing professional athletes speak out on social issues, as many have done recently about the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. "When you think of our...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Down on the field in the Yale Bowl, among the thousands of athletes taking part in the opening ceremonies of the 1995 World Special Olympics Games, a photographer saw a group of athletes, in African dress, raising disposable cameras to their eyes.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Nwakamma Wins Award
Hartford senior forward Mark Nwakamma, who averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hawks, was named America East men's basketball player of the week. ... Shannon Samuels of UMass Lowell, a senior guard from...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:25 PM
Madeline Smyres did not think her daughter Nina would live past 6. In the early 1960s, doctors told her that even if Nina outlived their prediction, her scoliosis, an affliction of the joints, and excess fluid around her brain would turn the child into...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Broward and Miami-Dade counties were well represented at the 7th Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization World Championship and International Competition in Morelia, Mexico.
Out of the eight members on Team USA, three resided from Broward, four...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:22 AM
WEST HARTFORD — Bernard Richardson is beloved by customers and co-workers at the Farmington Avenue Stop & Shop where he's worked for 18 years.
He helps customers juggle groceries in the parking lot, brings carts to those entering the store, and...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:58 PM
HARTFORD — His first NHL exposure came in training camp last year, when Conor Allen was just months removed from life as a college student at UMass Amherst.
Allen, who signed with the New York Rangers as an undrafted free agent, played one game...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:29 AM
It was Ryan Chapin's first time ice skating, but if he was nervous, he didn't show it.
After getting some help from his mom with his rental skates, he was introduced to instructor Deb Jenssen, a figure skater and certified Special Olympics coach, who...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events
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| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Doing what he loves on a “global stage” will be a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mokena resident Bob Reczek said.
Recently selected as a basketball referee for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, Reczek, 54, said he...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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Fifty-six runners came out to Burleigh Manor Middle School to run the Howard County Striders weekly race on Nov. 16. This was the awards race, in which runners who...