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Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

United States forward T.J. Oshie is hit by Russia forward Alex Ovechkin during a men's ice hockey game Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. won 3-2 in a shootout.

February 17, 2014 6:41 pm
Meryl Davis, Charlie White

Meryl Davis, Charlie White

American ice dancers Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White perform their free dance during the team figure skating event at the Winter Olympics. Davis and White finished first in their event Sunday, helping the U.S. team to a bronze medal.

February 09, 2014 4:42 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: Sox project: Groom IU product/base burglar Johnson

CHICAGO | Mention Indiana University product Micah Johnson to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, and he goes into enthusiastic detail about Johnson’s legs, bat and overall athleticism.

January 26, 2014 6:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Athletes shouldering quite a burden

While the snow piles up around us, here’s a happy thought to sustain you: spring training is just more than a month away at the professional level.

January 20, 2014 5:15 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Time to pay or trade The Shark

GEORGE CASTLE: Time to pay or trade The Shark

CHICAGO | Pay him or trade him.

January 19, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Fitness foundation necessary for athlete success

If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't fear the training table

Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.

December 08, 2013 9:00 pm
Former Gary star athlete Pepe Gonzalez dies

Former Gary star athlete Pepe Gonzalez dies

Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez, once the fastest man in Indiana, died early Saturday morning at his Northbrook, Ill. home, losing his battle with bladder cancer and ALS.

October 26, 2013 2:55 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Ignored aspect of health deserves more thought

INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm
Offensive advances change middle linebacker mold

Offensive advances change middle linebacker mold

Butkus. Nitschke. Lambert. Singletary.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm

Drew fills out Valparaiso coaching staff as Matt Lottich tabbed to replace Diebler

VALPARAISO | Bryce Drew rounded out the Valparaiso men's basketball coaching staff on Monday afternoon, announcing the hiring of former Stanford guard Matt Lottich.

August 19, 2013 6:15 pm
Mark Buehrle

Mark Buehrle

Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning Saturday in Toronto.

July 20, 2013 6:19 pm
Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews shows the Stanley Cup to Cameron MacDonald on Friday at the Jonathan Toews Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he visited with fans and supporters.

July 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Esther Williams At Home Poolside in 1948

Esther Williams At Home Poolside in 1948

Actress and former national swimming champion Esther Williams is shown poolside at her home in Hollywood in this June 10, 1948 photo. "Big, elaborate pools just aren't necessary for home use," Williams maintained, referring to her "miniature pool" measuring about 20 by 30 feet.

June 10, 2013 12:00 am
Golson suspended for poor academic judgment

Golson suspended for poor academic judgment

SOUTH BEND | Everett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, saying he has been suspended by the university for what he called poor academic judgment.

May 26, 2013 8:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Second Impact Syndrome worth second thought

First, let’s be clear, Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is extremely rare. I know of only one documented case in the last 25 years in Indiana.

May 20, 2013 6:00 pm
REGION COLLEGIANS: Lew Wallace’s Gardner earns GLVC top male honors in track

REGION COLLEGIANS: Lew Wallace’s Gardner earns GLVC top male honors in track

Lew Wallace grad Robert Gardner was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s men’s Track Athlete of the Year after he guided the University of Indianapolis to its fourth straight conference title.

May 12, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

CHICAGO | You've probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he's gay.

May 04, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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