| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing.
At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Friday in Sochi, where he intends to inspect the venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics, his spokesman said.
“In the coming days, the president will examine in detail all the [five] venues of the...
| Oct 7, 2013
Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence.
Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry.
The 2013 Boston Marathon...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For viewers, the Winter Olympics are just 18 days of sports and entertainment.
But for NBCUniversal, they're part of vast exercise in planning and logistics that stretches back to the end of the 2012 summer games in London -- and won't end for weeks...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
"Scandal," "The Americans," "The Walking Dead," "Portlandia," "Ripper Street," "Vikings," "House of Cards," "Hannibal"—February sees the return of several TV favorites. New series also launch, including "The Red Road" on Sundance, "Mixology" and the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Paul McCartney is a lover, not a fighter.
Wait, that was Michael Jackson.
Well, it turns out that the same goes for Jackson's singing partner in the classic '80s hit "The Girl Is Mine."
And it's a good thing, too, or else things might have gotten...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Change that "Denny's menu" playbook to a "Waffle House."
ESPN reported this week that former USC Coach Lane Kiffin was invited by Nick Saban to help evaluate Alabama's offense.
Insert joke here ( ).
USC fans would tell Alabama fans to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Heather Mills, the former wife of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, has spent the last two years mounting a serious effort to qualify for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Now, it seems, her quest to make the British ski team has ended.
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:09 PM
OK, class, everyone who really wanted to go to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics even before the recent deadly bombings in Volgograd, raise your hand.
I see you, President Vladimir Putin. Anyone else?
No? Then let’s see how we can...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Paralympic track champion Tatyana McFadden has skied her way into the winter Paralympics.
McFadden, a December graduate of the University of Illinois, was named Wednesday to the U.S. Paralympic cross-country ski team that will compete in Sochi, Russia,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...