| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Retirement is proving to be a busy time for Apolo Ohno.
First, the former Olympic speedskater returned for a second stint on "Dancing With the Stars."
Now, he is taking on the Ironman World Championship.
Ohno has announced he plans to enter the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating.
The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade.
Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:07 AM
No athlete likes chaos, but if you're a certain kind of TV viewer, a competition in disarray is the best kind of competition of all.
In other words, you probably enjoy watching speed skating.
Short track’s alternate name might as well be Chaos...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:43 AM
US Speedskating has hired longtime Canadian coach Jonathon Cavar to lead its short-track skaters.
“I am honored that US Speedskating selected me to lead the U.S. short-track speedskating team, and my family and I are very excited about the move,&...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.
"Thank you Mr....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Baltimore will certainly have something to root for on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."
We'd already heard Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones -- known for a little end zone shuffle -- will be strutting his stuff, partnering with Karina...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 10:07 PM
Henry Cavill and Amy Adams -- who star in "Man of Steel," the Superman reboot currently filming in Chicago -- dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in the Gold Coast Friday and Saturday respectively.
Adams had breakfast with her husband and daughter at The...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:13 PM
With Michael Phelps status as the greatest Olympian of all time sealed Tuesday, congrats and well wishes came pouring in from every corner of the celebrity-sphere. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Even a Playmate. Behold just a few:
Golfer Graeme McDowell:...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps today qualified for Thursday’s 200 individual medley final at the Aquatic Centre in London.
They finished 1-2 in their heat, while Laszlo Cseh of Hungary won the second heat. Lochte is seeded first for the final, Cseh...