| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:04 PM
About six weeks ago, a few readers sent emails complaining because the Tribune had given no coverage to local cyclist Christian Vande Velde’s victory in the U.S. Pro Challenge stage race in Colorado.
My response was to say we felt leery of writing...
| 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....
| Jul 19, 2013
Jeff Keith had his right leg amputated when he was 12. He went on to captain the Fairfield Prep ski team and play goal for the Boston College lacrosse team. He ran across America on one leg.
That's right. One leg. Nine months. Boston to Los Angeles via...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:27 AM
This Forbes list continues to be all the talk, but I still don’t get the hating on Jay Cutler nationally.
No, wait, it’s not "hating." It’s "disliked." Same thing to me, but it’s officially the Forbes list of "America’s...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The 7-Eleven Kid really is 7, a second-grader, and she recently did a report on George Herbert Walker Bush.
Along with her friends, they presented it to the third-graders, as scary a group as a second-grader can face.
She heard about his being in the...
| Nov 13, 2013
When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The NBA and its leaders are once again strangely and suspiciously silent — just as they've been throughout the entire scandal-scarred steroid era of professional sports.
Then again, it's difficult to talk when you have your head buried neck-deep...
| Jan 31, 2013
It's not easy being a book consumer these days. For starters, books seem so long — at least compared to the blog posts and online news items that have recalibrated the pace of the average American attention span.
And that's not the half of it....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:39 PM
It is 10 months since Lance Armstrong's trip to the Oprah Winfrey confessional, where the disgraced cycling champion told some of the truth about his use of performance-enhancing drugs and admitted to being a jerk and a bully.
Since then, a man who...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A lying sack of sponsorship, world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong at his peak successfully beat back accusations from the "haters" (his word) in the press, and his rivals on the circuit, regarding his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. On the...