| Aug 11, 2012
| 10:50 AM
LONDON -- Jake Herbert had to root for the man who beat him.
The only chance for Northwestern's Herbert to wrestle for an Olympic medal in the 185-pound freestyle class Saturday was to have Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov make the final.
That is what...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:13 AM
LONDON – It didn’t go the way Evan Jager planned in his Olympic debut early Friday afternoon.
But nothing much has lately for the rookie steeplechaser from Jacobs High School.
And that is a good thing.
Jager hoped to get through his...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:59 AM
LONDON – For Conor Dwyer, the 400-meter freestyle has provided another happy surprise this season.
The Loyola Academy grad had not swum the event competitively for two years before finishing second at the U.S. Olympic Trials to earn a spot in...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:47 PM
LONDON — The Olympian without a country is not without a budget.
Guor Marial shows up for an interview at the Olympic Village dressed in jeans and a polo shirt purchased from Target. He trains in old gear from Iowa State. He will run the marathon...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:46 PM
It didn't take long for Evan Jager to prove he really belongs in the steeplechase.
In his first international race - and just the fifth of his career - in the event, the Jacobs High School grad broke the U.S. record at Friday night's Diamond League...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:34 PM
I'd like to add a few things to my take on the voting for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups, which appeared in Friday's print and online editions of the Chicago Tribune. (For that story, click here) 1. What......
| May 7, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Nathan Ridings' hopes to compete for his mother's native country, Guatemala, in the 2012 Olympics ended when an unspecified injury led the referee to stop his first-round bout Monday night at the Americas qualifying tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Andrew Riley made history again Saturday.
The Illinois senior from Jamaica became the first person to win the high hurdles and 100 meters in an NCAA championship meet.
Riley added his second 110-meter hurdles title in three years to his surprise win...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:42 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. – It was a rare day for U.S. hammer throwers, often left to feel their event is a ball-and-chain around a track meet.
For reasons both logistical and promotional, the U.S. Olympic Trials hammer throw took place Thursday at Ronaldo...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Foot speed was not enough for Lukas Verzbicas when he moved up to the top level of triathlon competition Sunday.
Despite the second fastest time in the run phase, Verzbicas finished 32d in the Triathlon World Series event in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
| Jun 28, 2012
As my 16th Olympics as a reporter approaches, I am getting ready in a different way from the past.
In all my previous OIympics, I have focused on one sport – figure skating in winter, track and field in summer. In London, I will be a general...
| Aug 3, 2012
The Olympics are no different from any big undertaking: You tend to assess the success of the operation relative to your view of it.
For an Olympian, if that view includes looking down from the medal podium while being glorified with your country’s...