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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Nationals sign 1st-round pick but not 2nd-rounder

    Baseball 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...
  • Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

    Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
    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 ESPNĀ ...
  • Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming in next few months, coach says

    Michael Phelps could return to competitive swimming in next few months, coach says
    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....
  • Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

    Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming
    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...
  • Michael Phelps says he's 'having fun' as he returns to the pool this week

    Michael Phelps says he's 'having fun' as he returns to the pool this week
    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...
  • In first competition, Phelps has fastest qualifying time in 100-meter butterfly

    In first competition, Phelps has fastest qualifying time in 100-meter butterfly
    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...
  • Michael Phelps submits to drug testing, signaling possible return to pool

    Michael Phelps submits to drug testing, signaling possible return to pool
    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...
  • Ledecky wins fourth gold, sets second world record

    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...
  • Work ethic springs trampolinist Deana Parris to new heights

    Work ethic springs trampolinist Deana Parris to new heights
    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....
  • Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast

    Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast
    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...
  • An Olympic dream for a healthy Harbor

    An Olympic dream for a healthy Harbor
    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...
  • The royal treatment

    The royal treatment
    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...