| May 7, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Tyson Gay did all the right things when he failed a drug test before the 2013 world championships.
The U.S. sprinter immediately withdrew from competition, cooperated with authorities and, eventually, accepted a one-year ban.
Now, it seems, he is...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:35 AM
In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Caregiving is exhausting. Grueling. Draining. Wearing. Simply strenuous.
There's no other way, no other declarative sentence, to explain it. I, who have long tried to channel the Energizer Bunny, collapse in bed every night, bone-weary but mind racing. I...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The Jamaican bobsled team just got word Saturday that it had qualified for the Winter Olympics next month. Money appeared to be a major obstacle, but now social media fundraising and a possible sponsorship have come to the rescue.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95.
The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester tests his speed and agility against the world's fastest land mammal in Nat Geo WILD's "Man v. Cheetah."
The Big Cat Week special, airing at 8 p.m. Nov. 29, pits two cheetahs from Busch Gardens Florida against...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Nissan rolled out the latest models in its Nismo line of performance cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.
Without question, the star of the show was the 2015 GT-R Nismo -- with its astonishing 0-to-60 mph time of two seconds. Nissan had six-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In addition to a quick sprint across the Sprint Skybox by Olympic runner Usain Bolt, there to cheer on fellow Jamaican Tessanne Chin, "The Voice" brought us another run of strong performances Monday, as the top 10 singers took the stage. After an...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Pietro Mennea, 60, an Olympic sprint champion from Italy who held the world record in the 200 meters for 17 years, died Thursday at a hospital in Rome, the Italian Olympic Committee said. The cause was not disclosed.
On Sept. 12, 1979, Mennea, competing...