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  • Gabby Douglas hospitalized, forced to miss VMA presentation

    Gabby Douglas hospitalized, forced to miss VMA presentation

    Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards. Four of the Final Five gymnastics greats from the Rio Olympics wished their ailing teammate well before getting hugs from best female...

  • Former Olympic, Paralympic swimmers give insights, training tips to Bel Air youngsters

    Former Olympic, Paralympic swimmers give insights, training tips to Bel Air youngsters

    Aaron Peirsol held up one of the five gold medals he has won as an Olympic swimmer, an impressive sight for the Bel Air Athletic Club youth swimmers he was talking to Saturday, but he stressed the medal means very little if the young athletes do not show good character. "It's about the journey,"...

  • Catching up with Michael Phelps

    Catching up with Michael Phelps

    Since returning home from Rio after his history-making Olympics ended two weeks ago, Michael Phelps has made it clear that family comes first, with he, his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, and their 3-month-old son, Boomer, busy in and out of the pool. Upon landing at the airport on Aug. 17 in Arizona,...

  • Timing truly is everything, especially for Michael Phelps

    Timing truly is everything, especially for Michael Phelps

    When it was finally the right time for him to climb out of the pool for good, he did it in exactly the style to which he had become accustomed during a swimming career that may never be equaled.

  • Bollman Bridge teacher heads to Rio for Paralympics

    Bollman Bridge teacher heads to Rio for Paralympics

    This has been a busy week for Cortney Jordan. Thursday, she was hired by the Howard County Public School System to teach fourth grade at Bollman Bridge Elementary in Jessup. Today, she is catching a flight to Houston, first stop on her way to Rio de Janeiro to swim in the 2016 Paralympic Games...

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  • Penn State's 'beautiful marriage' offense ready to bloom

    Penn State's 'beautiful marriage' offense ready to bloom

    Their interview, like some promising first dates, lasted until nearly 3 a.m. They talked about hopes (for the run game), dreams (for the pass game) and shared affections (namely, for the West Coast Offense). After that, Joe Moorhead, then the head coach at Fordham, took a cab home to Connecticut,...

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  • Illini land top-flight basketball recruit Trent Frazier

    Illini land top-flight basketball recruit Trent Frazier

    Illinois’ recruiting class continues to grow stronger. Four-star point guard Trent Frazier orally committed to the Illini on Sunday, according to recruiting web sites.  Frazier, who is from West Palm Beach, Fla., ranks as the 20th best point guard in the nation, according to the 247sports.com composite...

  • Former Butler basketball star Joel Cornette dies at age 35

    Former Butler basketball star Joel Cornette dies at age 35

    Joel Cornette, who helped Butler make the transition from a traditional mid-major program into a surprising power in college basketball, died Tuesday in a Chicago apartment. He was 35. The Cook County coroner said Cornette was found dead in the apartment at 1:02 a.m. An autopsy was scheduled for...

  • Digest: DeWayne Burroughs named Coppin's women's basketball coach

    Digest: DeWayne Burroughs named Coppin's women's basketball coach

    Coppin State hired alumnus DeWayne Burroughs as women's basketball coach. Last season, his first as head coach at the University of the District of Columbia, he led the Division II Firebirds to a 21-9 record; he'd been on UDC's staff since 2011. Burroughs previously coached at Chesapeake College,...

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For White Marsh family, youngsters at the top of their game in BMX racing
 

For White Marsh family, youngsters at the top of their game in BMX racing

Jenn Catron is woken up most mornings by her son, Brian. He's 5 years old, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. His reason, though, is anything but. "Mommy, are we racing today?" Brian races bikes, and has since he was 3. He started with a Strider bike, which has no pedals and which a rider...

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  • Americans Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey to miss crucial World Cup qualifiers

    Americans Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey to miss crucial World Cup qualifiers

    The U.S. may not have its best players on the field going into a crucial pair of World Cup qualifiers, with the first against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday. With a victory in that game and another win Sept. 6 against Trinidad & Tobago in Jacksonville, Fla., the U.S. would guarantee itself...

  • Digest: Maryland alum Mullins has hat trick in D.C. United's 6-2 rout of Fire

    Digest: Maryland alum Mullins has hat trick in D.C. United's 6-2 rout of Fire

    Patrick Mullins scored three goals, Patrick Nyarko had a goal and two assists and host D.C.United beat the 10-man Chicago Fire, 6-2, in Major League Soccer on Saturday night. Mullins (Maryland) finished Nyarko's cross in the 40th minute to give United (7-8-11) the lead for good at 2-1. Mullins...

  • U.S. Soccer contemplates a future without Hope

    U.S. Soccer contemplates a future without Hope

    Hope Solo's days with the women's national soccer team may not be over, but they are certainly numbered. Yet that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of her in a U.S. uniform. Solo was given a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated last week over ill-considered...

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  • Arrogate sets track record to easily win the Travers Stakes

    Arrogate sets track record to easily win the Travers Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will never forget how crestfallen he felt when American Pharoah, his Triple Crown champion, worn by heavy travel and a demanding schedule, placed second to longshot Keen Ice in last year’s Travers Stakes.   “You could have poured me out of a shot glass,” Baffert...

  • Exaggerator to test Saratoga's reputation as the Graveyard of Champions

    Exaggerator to test Saratoga's reputation as the Graveyard of Champions

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert dismisses Saratoga Race Course’s reputation as the Graveyard of Champions, even after his American Pharoah joined the list of greats to lose here when he bowed in the Travers Stakes last August. “I think a lot of it is just myth,” Baffert said. Undaunted by last...

  • Digest: Toledo clinches Laurel Park summer meet riding title

    Digest: Toledo clinches Laurel Park summer meet riding title

    Jockey Jevian Toledo, Maryland's leading rider in 2015, closed Laurel Park's 24-day summer meet with a flourish to clinch his second career riding title on Sunday's closing day program. Toledo won 12 races over the final five live racing days, including a riding triple on both Saturday's Maryland...

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