| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:57 PM
— Bulkier and more self-assured, Maryland center Alex Len appears poised for a breakout season after an uneven freshman year in which he said he struggled to adjust to the physical nature of the American game and to understand play calls because...
| Jul 25, 2012
When the 2012 London Olympics begin later this week, six local gymnasts will pay particularly close attention to the gymnastics competition. The six — Sophie Bronow, Veronica Cheung, Hannah Miller, Mandie Pierce, Olivia Island and Sami Picciotti,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Schedule: Group A: vs. France, July 29; vs. Tunisia, July 31; vs. Nigeria, Aug. 2; vs. Lithuania, Aug. 4; vs. Argentina, Aug. 6
Olympic experience: This is Anthony's third Olympics appearance. He was...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:38 PM
The exploits of swimmers Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt, both who have ties to Baltimore, have been well documented throughout the 2012 London Olympics. Phelps has won two gold and two silver medals so far, and Schmitt has won two golds, a silver, and...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Ask the McFadden sisters what the term "elite athlete" means to them, and they'll share a definition that entails respect from others, an acknowledgment of their hard work and being treated like any other top athlete.
They'll also be describing...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 4:01 PM
A Naval Academy midshipman who had recently been selected captain of the gymnastics team has died in an automobile accident in Berks County, Pa.
A Naval Academy spokesman said that Midshipman First Class Austin T. Zalik, an Allentown, Pa., resident, died...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Before there was Olympic medals for members of the U.S. gymnastics team, there was a somersault — a common thread that connects the Olympic heroes like gold medalists Gabby Douglas and Ally Raisman and men's bronze medalist Danell Leyva, to the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Bolt a stunner
Los Angeles Times
It hurts to say this because I've been with Gabrielle Douglas from her emergence at the U.S. nationals as a sparkling star, through her turn at the Olympics trials where she brushed off a fall as if it was...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:20 PM
They streamed into the Speedo-sponsored party, world-class athletes set free after four years of training and one week of competing on their sport's biggest stage. Now that their Olympics were over, swimmers from around the world would spend this night...
| Feb 1, 2012
The Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1997. Tara Everly, Joan Lovelace, Erica McCauley, Alisha Mosley and Elise Ray join the 59 men and women who have previously been inducted.
Everly was a three-sport athlete at Oakland...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The darkened arena pulsed with anticipation, the thousands of spectators roaring and their cameras flashing like giant fireflies as the boxers swaggered in, punching the air, bouncing on the balls of their feet and glaring like gladiators. And then, the...