| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:02 AM
Nationals sign 1st-round pick but not 2nd-rounder
The Washington Nationals signed first-round draft pick Erick Fedde with a bonus worth just over $2.5 million, a deal that softened the blow from the club's inability to sign its second-round...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:04 AM
If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon.
Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN ...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Michael Phelps' comeback inched closer to reality Tuesday when his longtime coach said the record-setting Olympian could swim in a meet “sometime soon.”
“He looks like he is definitely in shape,” Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, said....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:44 PM
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.
Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?
Phelps sounded fairly certain he...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
MESA, ARIZ. — Michael Phelps couldn’t say it enough times, even joking that he would bore questioners with his repetitive explanation for returning to competitive swimming.
“I’m having fun,” he answered over and over...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:59 PM
MESA, ARIZ.— Michael Phelps did not forget how to win races in his 20 months away from competitive swimming.
In the first swim of his comeback at the Mesa Grand Prix, Phelps posted the fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly at 52.84...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:02 PM
After months of hints and half-denials, Michael Phelps has re-entered the drug testing pool for international competition, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a return to swimming.
Phelps, already widely regarded as the greatest competitive...
| Aug 4, 2013
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Deana Parris had a decision to make.
A year after she joined the trampoline team at the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center in Laurel, her parents declared that she and her brother had to pare down their many extracurricular activities to two each....
| May 11, 2013
| 2:12 PM
As Orb charged to the wire at Churchill Downs last weekend, he established his clear superiority to the other 18 thoroughbreds on horse racing's biggest stage, the Kentucky Derby.
But compared to Derby champions of the past, Orb's time is less...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:30 AM
As the Olympics play out in London, there's at least one Baltimorean dreaming about Charm City hosting the world-class athletic event - with the successors to Baltimore's swimming stars Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt racing each other across the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so...