Chicago did not land the Olympics, but our city was home to one of the greatest Olympians. His name was Johnny Weissmuller. He was a swimmer. And he never lost.There always was controversy over where and when Johnny was born. The best guess is Romania in 1904.
The Americans are moving on to the semifinals after one of the most riveting games in the history of the Women's World Cup — beating Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie.Abby Wambach scored to tie it in the 122nd minute, and goalkeeper Hope Solo denied the Brazilians again."Phenomenal," U.S.
Defending champion Alberto Contador and last year's runner-up Andy Schleck renewed their rivalry as riders started the 2011 Tour de France on Saturday.The mostly flat first stage takes riders over 191.5 kilometers (119 miles) from La Barre-de-Monts to Mont des Alouettes in the Vendee region of weste
Rafael Nadal will get to play one more match as the top-ranked man in the tennis world, and it will be in the Wimbledon final against the man who is going to replace him.The defending champion reached his fifth final at the All England Club on Friday, beating Andy Murray 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Major League Baseball recently nixed a TV deal for the Dodgers that team owner Frank McCourt said would provide financial stability for the team.
The Cleveland Indians are Major League Baseball's biggest surprise so far this season. They have the best record in the American League, despite having one of the lowest payrolls. And they currently lead their division by a healthy margin.The team's success is surprising nearly everyone.
Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State's football team to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations.In a statement released by the university, Tressel said: "After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in t