| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:29 PM
What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came?
Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway?
Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:16 PM
For the Winter Olympics, Russian hosts are planning a grand display of two recently captured killer whales. And we’re supposed to say what, exactly? It’s all in the name of international sports and so we won't make a fuss? Let’s all...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:32 PM
As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:12 AM
All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers.
It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position.
Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Bob Larsen, who coached UCLA’s men’s track team to two NCAA outdoor titles and guided Bruins alumnus Meb Keflezighi to a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon, and shot putter John Godina, a two-time Olympic medalist and three-...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million, SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel reported Sunday.
An anonymous person won the online bidding with an offer of $1,466,574, which is the highest price...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:57 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A state unemployment benefits manager who coaxed his subordinates and supervisor to do his college homework on taxpayer time has been fined $2,500 and no longer holds the job, officials said Thursday.
Clyde Redfield, 63, a former...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Chicago was recently named one of the most playful cities in the United States by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that seeks to make play accessible to all kids. We’re not talking Minecraft marathons or Candy Crush sessions but play in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:08 PM
According to a study by the Public Religion Research Institute, "football fans are more likely than other sports fans to report praying to God (33% vs. 21%). They also are more apt to believe their team has been cursed (31% vs. 18%), and to perform...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics?
Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda."
Welcome to the new Cold War.
For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
| Jun 23, 2014
Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke.
Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching.
It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...