Jackie Robinson's wife, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, supported him as he faced the racism depicted in "42," and decades later they are still working to preserve his legacy.
Apr 12 9:46 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Jan 25 5:17 PM ET
Downhill skier Stacey Cook suffered a nasty fall during a training run at the 2010 Olympics and has been looking ahead to Sochi ever since, hoping for a fair shot at the medal stand.
Feb 12 3:22 PM ET | By Jim Caple
After another disappointing end at the Summer Games, Lolo Jones needed a distraction. Her answer? Bobsled. Now, the track star is eyeing a new goal: making a Winter Olympic team.
Feb 8 4:15 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Just when Kaillie Humphries thought her Olympic dreams were shattered, she found new life as a bobsled driver and the world has been chasing her ever since.
Jan 15 3:49 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Jincy Dunne, a 15-year-old from Missouri, has a hectic schedule and a lofty goal of making the U.S. hockey team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Jan 11 1:34 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.
Jan 4 1:21 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, as well as other U.S. women's soccer stars, need to exercise patience and sacrifice to help the new women’s professional soccer league succeed.
Nov 29 10:22 AM ET | By Jim Caple
Hope Solo's first appearance with the U.S. national team since she married Jerramy Stevens a day after his arrest provided plenty of reaction, from fans and the goalkeeper herself.
Nov 28 3:38 PM ET | By Jim Caple
If Lindsey Vonn wants to race against men, it cannot be a one-off. Otherwise, the skier risks sending the message that the women's side of the sport is not as talented or as important as the men's side.
Oct 9 4:27 AM ET | By Jim Caple
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings still haven't lost at the Olympics and never will, not after ending their 12-year run of dominance with a third and final gold medal.
Aug 8 8:37 PM ET | By Jim Caple
While there's "no crying in baseball," Monday brought plenty of sob stories in track and field.
Aug 6 9:58 PM ET | By Jim Caple
A day after winning gold in the 400, the American sprinter was back on the track. She won her heat to earn a spot in the 200-meter semifinals.
Aug 6 8:40 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Aaron Ross has celebrated two Super Bowl victories. His wife, Sanya Richards-Ross, won her own Super Bowl in the form of a gold medal in the 400.
Aug 5 10:27 PM ET | By Jim Caple
While they finished far down the list of times, runners from conservative countries with limited opportunities for women provided some of the more compelling stories.
Aug 3 6:36 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin might get more recognition (not to mention attention from the president). But Allison Schmitt has been the top American swimmer in these Olympics so far.
Aug 2 11:19 AM ET | By Jim Caple
Kristin Armstrong, 38 and a recent mother, decided to give the Olympics one more shot, and it worked out that she got to sit on a throne with another gold medal around her neck.
Aug 1 9:34 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.
Jul 31 7:51 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Shin Lam thought she was advancing to the gold medal match in women's epee. But judges put one second back on the clock at the end of her semifinal, allowing her opponent to pull out the victory.
Jul 30 7:54 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Chock in the center of London, the Horse Guards Parade has morphed into a beach volleyball paradise and the coolest venue of these -- or perhaps any -- Olympic Games.
Jul 30 10:29 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Evelyn Stevens didn't come close to winning a medal Sunday. But compared to her previous career on Wall Street, the U.S. cyclist feels like she's on top of the world.
Jul 29 10:20 PM ET | By Jim Caple
What is it like for a mere mortal to go through a Body Issue-like shoot? Jim Caple bared all to find out, and it was, well, not always pretty.
Jul 11 12:23 PM ET | By Jim Caple
Some might blame Jeneba Tarmoh for backing out of a runoff that might have brought great attention to her sport, but the sprinter should have never been put in a position to have to choose. The blame lies with USA Track and Field.
Jul 3 12:01 AM ET | By Jim Caple
There was finally a decision for the women's 100-meter tiebreaker. But now that we know there will be a runoff between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh, we're just picturing what an odd scene it will be.
Jul 1 10:57 PM ET | By Jim Caple
The women's 200-meter final was compelling, but the excitement of the race was overshadowed by the elephant in the track: that lingering 100-meter tiebreaker.
Jul 1 2:57 AM ET | By Jim Caple
USA Track and Field's "solution" for the women's 100 tiebreaker is a confusing blend of democracy, athleticism and random luck. Well, this whole mess could have been avoided if there had already been a plan in place.
Jun 24 11:47 PM ET | By Jim Caple