Archive for January 2014

Chicago Gal Going for Hockey Gold at the 2014 Olympics

Chicago Gal Going for Hockey Gold at the 2014 Olympics
NOTE: This post originally appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News When Kendall Coyne was 6 years old, growing up in Palos Heights with her hockey-playing older brother Kevin, she was mesmerized by the sight of future Hockey Hall of Famer and Downers Grove native Cammi Granato, at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Granato and Team... Read more »

The Owen Family: Tragic Figures of US Olympic Figure Skating

The Owen Family: Tragic Figures of US Olympic Figure Skating
I am deliberately choosing to ignore writing in depth about the 20th Anniversary of “Tonya and Nancy.” To quote Kerrigan, “Whhhhhhhhhhhyyy…….whhhhhhhhhhhyyyy?” Here’s why: Because we forget what’s good about US Olympic figure skating before scandals. Before showstopping production numbers trumped compulsory figures. When figure skating was all about the love of the ice, the ballet of... Read more »

Chicago Sky Stars Delle Donne, Fowles, Sloot Selected for USA Basketball Team

USA Basketball announced three Chicago Sky stars have been selected as part of the 2014-16 USA Basketball Women’s National Team pool. Sylvia Fowles, Elena Delle Donne and Courtney Vandersloot were among the 33 players selected for the pool from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, if qualified, will be selected.... Read more »
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First USWNT Soccer Match Scheduled for January 31 on Fox 1

First USWNT Soccer Match Scheduled for January 31 on Fox 1
On a record-breaking cold weekend in the Midwest, what could warm our hearts more than to think of…soccer? USWNT women’s soccer, to be exact. U.S. Soccer announced that newly allocated Chicago Red Stars player Christen Press has been called into the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp running from Jan. 8-15 in Carson, Calif. Press is one... Read more »
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