| 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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The conventional wisdom about the Olympics has always been that it turns its viewers into wannabe athletes. Every time the Games roll around, particularly the Summer Games with their relatively easy-to-try-at-home events like track and swimming , we start...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:34 AM
LONDON – Maybe it was all part of the act. Maybe Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was putting us all on by calling himself a legend countless times after making history Thursday night, the way Ali did by calling himself the greatest. Maybe Bolt pre-...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 6:54 PM
The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games.
Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 4:02 PM
If you asked fans at any NFL pre-season game or major league baseball game this weekend to name one track and field star, chances are that nearly everyone who answered would have said, "Usain Bolt" or "that fast Jamaican guy."
With his flashy speed and...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:46 AM
It couldn't have gotten much better for track and field than the last three races on Monday's program at the world championships.
Until further review, that is.
And then another disqualification of a world record-holder left a bittersweet taste as the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States. Hands down. No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Dare I say that Yohan Blake would have won the world title in the 100 meters last month even if Jamaican compatriot and defending champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt had not been disqualified for a false start?
That doesn't seem like such a risky...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:09 AM
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Look toward London
Iliana Limón Romero
The London Olympics delivered the most compelling storylines of 2012. Gabby Douglas was not considered a contender for the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal at the beginning of the year,...