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  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...
  • Olympian Phelps gets 4 nominations

    Michael Phelps has 14 Olympic gold medals but only one ESPY. That's likely to change after he led the way Wednesday with four nominations for next month's ESPY Awards. The swimmer is nominated for male athlete, championship performance, record-breaking...
  • Phelps stands alone in Olympic history

    Phelps stands alone in Olympic history
    He was breathing hard. His muscles were screaming. His goggles were full of water and he couldn't see the walls. Michael Phelps was exhausted, and one of his competitors was closing fast. In the stands, his coach looked worried. It didn't matter....
  • Phelps cements place as greatest

    A frenzy of golden energy, Michael Phelps exited the pool, shaking water off his lithe and lean body. Onto the pool deck splashed the droplets - those Baltimore roots, the memories from Greece and the immaculate show he'd just put on in China. It all...
  • Only race left for Phelps is against other sports legends

    Only race left for Phelps is against other sports legends
    Michael Phelps has left us only with questions of history. He is master of his present. No one can argue otherwise now that he has won eight gold medals and swum better than any other human ever has at the Beijing Olympics. Competitors rarely bother to...
  • Faceoff: Who would win, the 1992 Dream Team or the 2008 Redeem Team?

    Faceoff: Who would win, the 1992 Dream Team or the 2008 Redeem Team?
    No redemption needed, 1992 triumphs By Childs Walker We just watched the best U.S. men's basketball team to play in the Olympics since at least 1996. But is the Redeem Team better than the Dream Team? Come on. Here's a little exercise. I'm coaching...
  • Catching up with Phelps much easier on land

    There was a big personality waiting to leap out of Michael Phelps. He was just waiting for someone to ask the right questions after he waved to a crowd of fans in a celebratory parade hosted by Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom yesterday. Phelps, of Rodgers...
  • Phelps a winner on 'Oprah'

    Before Michael Phelps could finally return home to Baltimore, the Olympian needed to visit a fan in Chicago. Appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Phelps was the guest of the hour yesterday as Winfrey played host to 176 Olympians at Millennium Park during...
  • Choosing sides in the NBA playoffs

     
    I know that sports is supposed to be about the best team winning but if the NBA Western Conference finals winds up being the Utah Jazz against the New Orleans Hornets – two franchises who lacked the simple creativity to......
  • NBA playoff picture as sharp as TV could want

     
    The NBA got the conference championship match-ups that, in its heart of hearts, it probably wanted all along.The San Antonio Spurs used defense and their playoff savvy to end the New Orleans Hornets run, 91-82, in Game 7 of the......
  • Bryant, Lakers get off the mat, take Game 1

     
    Kobe Bryant scored 27 points in last night's 89-85 Lakers win over San Antonio in Game 1 of the West Conference but it felt more like 47. That's because Bryant reeled off 23 of those points in the final 17 1/2......
  • Lakers-Spurs series was a changing of the guard

     
    For many reasons, the Western Conference finals between the L.A. Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs emphasized a changing of the guard in the NBA, or at least the Western Conference. The Spurs are still a good team but somewhere along......