| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?"
What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:43 PM
A gold for Missy Franklin in the 200-meter backstroke?
And for Katie Ledecky in the 800-meter freestyle?
You could have taken that to the bank before each swam those events at the World Swimming Championships Saturday in Barcelona.
But they can&...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Last month, some publications proclaimed a trio of young female swimmers the stars of their sport after the teenagers set world records at the FINA world championships in Barcelona, Spain.
But Monday, it was 64-year-old Diana Nyad who captured the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Missy Franklin met another new challenge Thursday:
Anchoring a relay in a global championship.
And just to make it a little harder, her U.S. team was 1.12 seconds behind Australia in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the World Championships in...