| Apr 16, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva We've been hearing a lot about Sarah Palin lately. It's not, however, what the governor of Alaska, erstwhile Republican candidate for vice president and oft-mentioned prospect for her party's future leaders, wants us to hear: It has......
| Apr 5, 2010
"Every runner over 45 that I see in here has advanced osteoarthritis in his knees," my doctor told me last year before recommending surgery for my torn meniscus. "I tell all you guys the same thing: ‘The impact is too much. Switch to the...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Amy Rodgers and her brother, Mike, are Manning fans, but as New York Giants fans they have rooted for Eli much more than his brother Peyton.
That may change to a degree after their experience on May 17 when Amy and Mike got the chance to meet the...
| Apr 25, 2011
The fourth-grade teacher in Virginia who performed a mock slave auction in her classroom April 1 — with the white kids pretending to buy and sell the black kids — was duly chastised by school officials for her racial insensitivity. Given...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
| Nov 28, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Craig Littlepage scrapped Thanksgiving with family in his native Pennsylvania. He's delegating more to underlings and isn't nearly as conversant about early season college basketball as he'd like.
"We're trying to fix football,...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 AM
The Doctor is in.
"A grand slalom-like drive in the dark through the Rocky Mountains was the weekend routine for my then-new boyfriend Fred in the winter of our courtship," wrote Sue Lucrezi of Lower Saucon Township.
"After working 60+ hours a week as...
| Nov 21, 2009
Mike London loves this time of year. Rivalry games. Postseason drama. Championship stakes.
Life as a college football coach doesn't get any better.
But London is learning to detest this time of year as well. Back-channel contacts. Back-stabbing...
| Aug 16, 2009
Phoebus High coach Stan Sexton knows local high school football fans have come to expect quite an autograph show from the Phantoms on National Signing Day.
On Feb. 4, former Phoebus coach Bill Dee had nine of his players sit at a table at the high school...
| Nov 28, 2009
Al Groh coaches the University of Virginia's football team for the last time today against the most fitting opponent.
No rival, trend or event more defined Groh's nine seasons. None contributed more to his demise.
Groh guided the...
| Sep 9, 2009
If past is prelude, the University of Virginia should brace for a miserable football season. And we all know what that would mean.
Summon the hangman for the head man.
Not to give Al Groh the bum's rush a mere one game into his ninth season as coach. He...