While he never raced against Jim Thorpe in the decathlon and never competed against the color barrier, American swimmer Michael Phelps can nonetheless lay claim to the title of greatest Olympian. His 22 medals won over three separate Games allow him this.Judo practitioner Nicholas Delpopolo is no Mi ... More >>
Newsom tests the latest aerodynamic hair style for speed skatersOur ex-mayor Gavin Newsom proved that he could bring the prestigious America's Cup to San Francisco -- even in the face of vociferous opposition. Now, in his new capacity as lieutenant governor, Newsom is taking on the bigger task of ... More >>
Matt Smith illustrationDoping Investigation Gaining on ArmstrongLance Armstrong today distanced himself from a federal doping fraud investigation by claiming he had no ties to the San Francisco company set up to own and manage the U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team, the New York Times reports.  ... More >>
A close, unflattering look at San Francisco's prospective Olympic Games dance partner
City officials are trying to lure the Summer Olympic Games to San Francisco for 2016. Do you think it's a good idea? Find out where you stand!
A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter
State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers
The chaotic, unsuccessful, and utterly charming first year of the San Francisco Tsunami of the Women's American Football League
Bad luck and a head injury couldn't kill him. Poverty just made him stronger. Now, freewheeling Bay Area bicycling legend Mike Neel is staging another comeback by coaching professional women's racing.