| Apr 1, 2010
The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down.
Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:34 PM
As Germany's Martin Kaymer finished off his eight-stroke U.S. Open victory Sunday, one of his mentors and countrymen, Bernhard Langer, was holed up in a fishing cabin in Alaska, able to watch only on a television the entire compound shared.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Adam Otstot was a determined man going into Saturday's Run for the Dream 8K in Williamsburg.
That determination — plus a wide range of running talent — would soon carry the Williamsburg standout to the 8K title in a field of 1,545 runners....
| May 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Taylor Harrison just wanted to finish her gymnastics season on a high note at the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in Jackson, Miss.
To her, a top-10 finish in the all-around would have been acceptable.
But she far exceeded her...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:52 AM
While Oak Park Olympian speedskater Emery Lehman competed on the world stage in Sochi, his friends back home prepared to challenge the 17-year-old at another of his favored contests – Ping-Pong.
"We've been playing a lot while Emery's been gone;...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:32 PM
After more than three years of preparation and the most successful season in U.S. national soccer team history, how far the U.S. goes in next summer's World Cup in Brazil may come down to which way a ping-pong ball bounces.
That's because the draw for...
| Jan 9, 2014
One of the highlights of Malcolm Warner's past year was hearing Wayne Thiebaud spout an off-color joke.
Although he can't recall the pun, the wisecrack led to a lasting friendship with the noted painter.
This — the opportunity to build...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Smash Bash Ping-Pong Tournament: Bogart's Bar and Grille will be the appropriate setting for Thursday's table tennis face-off, pitting South Florida's finest ping-pong swatters in a contest to benefit the West Palm Beach-based Families First...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?"
What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:02 AM
House Republicans took to the airwaves Sunday to blast the Senate in general and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in particular for taking the day off as a partial government shutdown loomed.
This is a bit like me holding my neighbor's baby over...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Surrounded by friends and fraternity brothers, Thayer Holbrook, 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman cools his feet after playing table tennis for 50 hours at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...