| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:21 PM
An online posting that intimated someone had dumped a body in Chicago's Jackson Park ignited a torrent of concern among social media users over the weekend and even prompted police to scour the area.
The posting occurred on a website called PostSecret....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Two friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of bombing the finish line area of the Boston Marathon, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of hindering the investigation into the attack.
Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both...
| May 6, 2013
With every pound of the pavement, the daily stresses seem to fade away. The house chores aren't in front of you. The calendar, filled to the brim with activities requiring aggressive mileage, is nowhere in sight.
"It's almost like meditation," says...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A.J. Pierzynski had one of the great quotes of the season.
"He had all seven of his pitches working,'' said Pierzynski, who jumped from the White Sox to the Rangers last winter.
Pierzynski wasn't kidding. The catcher was giving an honest account of Yu...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The alarm rips me out of sleep, 5:30a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. My eyes open to the thought: "It's long-run-day, 12 to 16 miles."
Running alone midweek, I search for a new street or friendly dog on a leash trying to relieve boredom. Mostly, I long for...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Local native Katie Matthews recently added another accolade to her running career.
Matthews, a standout athlete and five-time All-American at Boston University, was named 2013 America East Woman of the Year on June 4.
The awarded is given to a...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Michael Grant of Norwalk ran nine miles at 8:30 pace in the heat Saturday afternoon, trying to make up some time as the One Run for Boston came through Connecticut on its way to the Boston Marathon finish line Sunday.
A group of runners awaited...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The broad-daylight hacking death of a soldier in London this week was Britain’s Marathon Moment.
Like the twin bombings at the race finish line in Boston last month, Wednesday’s attack by two machete-wielding men spouting venomous threats to...
| May 26, 2013
Every now and then I make a list of nine things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to summer.
1. Lake Michigan
I love the lake in its lonelier seasons, too, but now, when the warmth comes back and the people come out, the lakefront reminds...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:55 PM
BOSTON -- Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn’t bring herself to wear it until Saturday,...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- As 200,000 spectators poured into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, the question was whether they'll see history at this year's Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti are trying to become four-time...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The explosions prevented Kimberly Grauer from crossing the finish line at this year's Boston Marathon, a race she dedicated to her father who died two weeks before the April competition.
On Sunday, she got her chance to end the race, but at a...