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Michael Phelps' 'race' vs. a shark sets Shark Week records

Michael Phelps retired from competitive swimming last year with a record 23 Olympic gold medals. His latest swim — if you can call it that — was also record-breaking. Discovery Channel’s “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” in which the swimmer lost a race to a computer-generated shark,...

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  • Helen Maroulis follows up Olympic gold with another world wrestling championship

    Helen Maroulis follows up Olympic gold with another world wrestling championship

    A year ago at the Rio Olympics, Helen Maroulis of Rockville became the first United States women's wrestler to ever win gold. She continues to be a force on the world stage. Maroulis won five straight matches by technical falls and did not allow a point in outscoring her opponents 53-0 en route...

  • Reyes has passion and lofty goals in taekwondo

    Reyes has passion and lofty goals in taekwondo

    Sydney Reyes was 8-years-old and new to taekwondo when he showed he had what it takes to be successful in the sport. A yellow belt, he had a difficult go the first time out against a more experienced competitor and left frustrated, but not deterred. In fact, it was just the opposite. “It was his...

  • Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg finishes third in U.S. gymnastics championships

    Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg finishes third in U.S. gymnastics championships

    Yul Moldauer is a grease monkey at heart. There's something about having a tool in his hands and a problem to solve that speaks to him, a hobby he picked up from his father while growing up in Colorado. So when the pressure rises at a gymnastics meet, Moldauer goes to what he calls his “peace zone.”...

  • Olympic champ Simone Biles back in gym as she weighs options

    Olympic champ Simone Biles back in gym as she weighs options

    Simone Biles is back in the gym. That's it. That's all.The Olympic gymnastics champion is in no hurry to declare whether this is the start of a comeback following a year off after her historic performance at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. And she'd be just fine if everyone else took the same...

  • Team USA's Tianna Bartoletta medals at worlds despite being homeless for three months

    Team USA's Tianna Bartoletta medals at worlds despite being homeless for three months

    Tears streamed down the face of Team USA's Tianna Bartoletta as she collected her bronze medal in the long jump during the final days of the IAAF World Championships last weekend. Having previously won gold in the event at worlds twice before, and being the reigning Olympic gold medalist at the...

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