| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:26 AM
You know how they say there's no crying in baseball? Apparently they haven't gotten that message at the London Olympics.
Have you ever seen so much blubbering in your life?
These athletes cry tears of joy when they win. They cry tears of sorrow when...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:18 PM
A day after driver Elana Meyers and pusher Aja Evans made personal history with a World Cup victory, the bobsledders led a U.S. podium sweep Saturday in Park City, Utah.
The other U.S. teams, Jamie Greubel-Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator-Lauryn...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Bobsled pushers Aja Evans of Chicago and Katie Eberling of Palos Hills both made the podium in the first women's race of the 2013-14 World Cup season Saturday in Calgary.
Evans and driver Elana Meyers were silver medalists by .56 seconds in the two-...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can't stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel.
Ice was part of Aja Evans' midsummer day's dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
When former Illinois track coach Mike Erb was pushing Illini shot putter/sprinter Aja Evans three years ago to take a shot at pushing a bobsled, he told her about Vonetta Flowers.
Flowers won conference titles in sprints and jumps for the University...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:37 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- When hurdler Lolo Jones decided to try switching seasons and attempt to make the U.S. Olympic bobsled team for the Sochi Olympics, she expected to experience thrills as she hurtled down icy tracks around the world.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
NBA phenom LeBron James wore a red tux with black lapels. U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo donned a short black and white dress. Hurdler Lolo Jones glowed in a yellow, halter-neck cocktail dress. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps was in a suit...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:47 AM
It seems that U.S. bobsled officials will not sanction Lolo Jones after she got into a bar fight with the stepdaughter of a Hall of Fame bobsledder over the weekend.
The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said there was no evidence to suggest that...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Jones added: "The bottom line is that all Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to their sports and do not all receive lucrative paychecks like athletes in mainstream professional sports. So hopefully this will make people appreciate just how hard...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Aja Evans ended her rookie year as a bobsled pusher with her best World Cup finish.
The Chicagoan did it Friday on the 2014 Winter Olympic track in a manner that bodes well for the chances of whichever sled she might push in Sochi, Russia, next winter....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Chicagoan Aja Evans, in her rookie season as a bobsled pusher, earned her first World Cup medal Friday in Igls, Austria.
With the fastest time of the 20 sleds in the second run, Evans and driver Jazmine Fenlator took third overall , just five-hundredths...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 9:33 AM
With all the attention Olympic track stars Lolo Jones and Tianna Madison attracted when they tried bobsled pushing this winter, it was easy for last year's breakout athlete, Katie Eberling, to be pushed into the background.
That didn't bother the former...