The undercurrent leading into 2011 is clear: If you care about sports, you might want to learn about economic and labor issues as much as you study the mysteries of the Cover 2 shell.
When the earth quaked in Chile, the seismic rings struck a chord with one observer of the Olympic spirit and commercialism on display in Vancouver. The Games got serious.
There's only one conclusion to draw from these Vancouver Games: The Winter Olympics are back as a major event.
Chris Chelios, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, has no problem finding ice time time during the NHL lockout.
Chris Chelios will train with the U.S. bobsled federation next week in a bid to compete for Greece at the 2006 Games.