| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Just like that, it's over. Eighteen days of Olympic competition and coverage have made us cheer (28 U.S. medals), laugh (see: Jimmy Kimmel and Kate Hansen's wolf prank) and cringe (whipping protesters? Really, Russia?). We know it's a long time until...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Speedskaters Shani Davis of Chicago and Brian Hansen of Glenview earned places on the U.S. long track World Cup team by finishing 1-2 in the 1,000 meters at the national single distance championships Saturday in Kearns, Utah.
Davis, two-time Olympic...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:02 PM
It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics.
So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend.
1. There is...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 7:12 AM
The United States racked up a record 37 medals, including nine gold, at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
With the pre-Olympic World Cup and world championship winter sports season over for U.S. athletes, it’s a good time to look at the U.S. chances for...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games.
The temperature was 61.
That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Two-time Olympic speedskating champion Shani Davis of Chicago has a small tear of an adductor muscle in his right leg, according to his mother.
Davis, 30, has withdrawn from the first two days of racing at the opening World Cup meet of the season in...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Speedskating is split into two sports.
One, long track, is against the clock. Each "race" has two athletes, with overall results determined by finishing time.
The other, short track, is a race to the finish, like running events in track and field....
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Long track speedskater Brian Hansen of Glenview scored an upset win over two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis to take the U.S. title in the 1,500 meters Sunday in Kearns, Utah.
Hansen clocked 1 minute, 44.96 seconds to 1:46.65 for Davis, of Chicago,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Jonathan Kuck of Champaign and Emery Lehman of Oak Park finished 1-2 in the all-around scoring as the U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships ended Monday in Kearns, Utah.
After winning Monday's 10,000 meters, 2010 Olympian Kuck finished with 151.723...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Clearly recovered from the groin injury that knocked him out of the season-opening lomg track speedskating World Cup meet a month ago, Shani Davis won his first 1,000-meter race of this season in Saturday's World Cup in Harbin, China.
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis of Chicago has pulled out of the first speedskating World Cup of the season with a groin injury, according to media reports and tweets from his Dutch coach, Ingrid Paul.
Davis likely would have competed in both...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Chicago's Shani Davis earned his 11th individual career medal at the World Single Distance Speedskating Championships by finishing second in the 1,500 meters Thursday on the 2014 Olympic oval in Sochi, Russia.
Davis's time of 1 minute, 46.83 seconds was...