| Oct 5, 2012
Actor Jerry Trainor stars on the hit kids show "iCarly" and will be taking about a special episode of his sitcom. Jerry and other Nickelodeon stars are in town for the annual Worldwide Day of Play which empowers children to get up and outside to...
| Sep 22, 2012
The venue for information gathering for today's column was lunch. Your typist was a fly on the wall.
Mary Kate Scandone met Dottie Rountree. That's not exactly Kobe Bryant chatting with Matt Kemp. Actually, as it turned out, it was much better.
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:46 PM
6 a.m. Tennis: Davis Cup semifinal: U.S. at Spain.--Tennis Channel
7:30 a.m. Golf: Italian Open final round (in Turin).--Golf
8 a.m. Motorsports: MotoGP World Championship (in San Marino).--Speed
9 a.m. Golf: Women’s British Open final...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal.
It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial, fifth...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:13 PM
From one track to another, 11 years later.
A horrific crash on September 15th, 2001 in Germany cost Italian Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi both of his legs, amputated below the knee.
Doctors say Zanardi shouldn't have even survived the wreck. But just...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:44 PM
10:30 a.m. Basketball: Jan. 1988: Hampton girls vs. Bethel.--LSC 48
Noon Basketball: Feb. 1988: Adult basketball: Whirlwinds vs. Crabpots.-- LSC 48
2 p.m. Football: Sept. 2004: Kecoughtan vs. Phoebus.-- LSC 48
4:30 p.m. Basketball: Feb. 1989:...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
I have known Fred and Noga Nir-Kistler for several years now and could not have been happier to learn on Wednesday that Noga won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke while swimming for Team USA in the Paralympic Games in London. Yes, a gold or...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Tatyana McFadden is 2-for-2 in her drive for five.
The University of Illinois junior won Wednesday's wheelchair 800 meters at the Paralympic Games in London.
McFadden led from start to finish in a time of 1 minute, 47.01 seconds. Edith Wolf of...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:48 PM
8:30 a.m. Golf: KLM Open first round (in Hilversum, Netherlands).--Golf
10:30 a.m. Tennis: U.S. Open.--Tennis Channel
11 a.m. Basketball: Feb. 2001: Hampton girls vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48
Noon Tennis: U.S. Open.--ESPN2
12:30 p.m. Golf:...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume.
McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:09 PM
University of Illinois freshman Raymond Martin won his second Paralympics gold medal Monday afternoon.
Martin rolled to victory in the wheelchair 400 at London’s Olympic Stadium with a time of 58.54 seconds. Tomoya Ito of Japan was second in 1:00....