| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:56 PM
When Sarah Lisle was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25, she didn't remember anyone cautioning her about how treatment might affect her fertility. And children were nowhere on her radar; unmarried and poised to go to graduate school, Lisle just wanted...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About five percent of middle and high school students have used anabolic steroids to put on muscle, according to a new study from Minnesota.
In addition to steroid use, more than one-third of boys and one-fifth of girls in the...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Hey, pro cycling: move over on that trash heap, so there is some room for track and field.
Almost exactly a decade after the BALCO scandal all but destroyed track’s credibility, the sport is facing another legitimacy crisis.
Sunday, leading U.S....
| Sep 30, 2012
Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like to...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:06 AM
In the movie "Flight," for which Denzel Washington scored an Oscar nomination, a brilliant pilot successfully lands a catastrophically damaged plane, saving scores of lives, even though this captain was high as he sat behind the throttle. To some degree,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:12 PM
So many shoes now have dropped on Lance Armstrong he has enough stock to open an Infamous Footwear store.
The lies and threats that were Armstrong’s stock in trade have led just about everyone – sponsors and international sports bodies...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:13 AM
For years, Lance Armstrong denied he had used performance-enhancing drugs to win seven Tours de France. There had been accusations; he'd even been stripped of his titles, but still he maintained his innocence. That all changed last week when the cyclist...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:04 AM
The International Olympic Committee has a tendency to make up rules that suit its purposes.
To wit: the attempt to impose a 2012 Olympic Games ban on any athlete who received a two-year doping suspension, even if that suspension expired before the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Bicyclist Lance Armstrong was once a hero: When his bestselling memoir "It's Not About the Bike" was published by Putnam in 2000, Armstrong had beaten cancer and gone on to win the Tour de France. Armstrong's fame continued -- he went on to win the Tour...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:47 AM
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy praised the clubs of his new sponsor Nike on Monday saying he was hitting the ball further than ever after agreeing a multi-year sponsorship deal with the U.S. sportswear firm.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:27 PM
As the Tour de France enters its 10th stage Tuesday, five things to know:
1. ZZZZZZZZZ: After nine torrid days of riding, on the 10th day they rested. In hotels in and near Saint-Nazaire on France's western coast, the 182 riders who survived the Tour'...