Mark Bechtel

Mark Bechtel

All Mark Bechtel Stories

Nov. 23, 2015


THEY STAYED TO CHEER. After the race was over, after all the wrecked cars were packed away in their haulers, after tempers cooled, after the ...

July 21, 2014


ADAM GOCKOWSKI exploded onto the Cleveland sports scene—almost literally —in 2010, when he torched a LeBron James jersey in his yard ...

Jan. 09, 2012


The sight of Dallas forward Sean Williams throwing up on the floor after playing 12 minutes in a loss against the Nuggets on Dec.

July 14, 2008

Richard Petty

From his first race 50 years ago to his last in the blue number 43 and on through his long tenure as an owner, NASCAR's winningest driver has been sovereign of the speedways

June 15, 2009

American Idol

Iran pins its World Cup hopes on the Great Satan

June 20, 2005

Lost Boys

You might have heard about the Swedish reporter who went to Dublin, Ireland, to cover the 1998 Solheim Cup--which was being held in Dublin ...

Sept. 22, 2003

Motown Rising

For the first time since 1997, when the Houston Comets won the inaugural WNBA title in their only year in the Eastern Conference, the East sent ...

March 03, 2014

Stream Team

For watching the Games, the tablet topped the tube

Jan. 09, 2006

The Candidate

After seven NFL coaches get sacked, Chiefs assistant Al Saunders becomes a wanted man

July 16, 1997


Gilbert Brown likes hamburgers. Not as much as he likes friedchicken, but in Green Bay they don't make fried chicken like hismom does, so he ...

Oct. 27, 2003

Deep Story

DESCENDED A record 558 feet into the waters of the Pacific, Francisco (Pipin) Ferreras, who, along with his late wife, Audrey Mestre, was the ...

July 05, 2010


Germany's young squad has provided some of the tournament's most entertaining play—at each end of the field.

Feb. 07, 2005

Under Review

In Pure Virginia Tech (Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., CSTV) the Hokies' Brooklyn-bred basketball coach, Seth Greenberg, stops off at a Blacksburg, Va., ...

Sept. 22, 2003

Miranda's Right

VINDICATED U.S. wrestler Patricia Miranda, who won a silver medal in the 105.5 -pound class at the World Championships of Freestyle ...

Feb. 09, 2004

Breast In Show

Believe the denials of CBS, MTV and Justin Timberlake if you want, but how likely can it be that Timberlake's exposure of Janet Jackson's ...

Sept. 10, 2007

In Full Bloom

Long overshadowed, 36-year-old Kristine Lilly is now the high-scoring captain of a U.S. team out to win its—and her—third World Cup title

April 08, 2013

The 8 Debate

Mr. T's Greatest Athletic Feats

March 10, 2008

Myron Cope 1929--2008

EVEN IF you never listened to him bellow "yoi!"—or, if the action was especially gripping, "double yoi!"—during a Steelers broadcast or read ...