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  • Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte

    Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte
    Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the...
  • U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics

    U.S. speedskaters will debut high-tech Under Armour suits at Olympics
    When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed. In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics...
  • If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't

    If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't
    Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in a swimming pool. His place in Olympic history is assured, and anything he might accomplish during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro — if he should decide to try and add to his record medal count —...
  • Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports

    Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports
    Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore. He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
  • Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid

    Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid
    The Olympic flame may not be extinguished along the Chesapeake Bay. A key organizer of the region's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Games is gauging interest in making a run at the 2024 Games. Dan Knise, president and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore...
  • Aquatic club coach out after allegation of misconduct revealed

    A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national...
  • The man behind the Ravens' rides

    The man behind the Ravens' rides
    When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001 and Ray Lewis, as MVP, got a new SUV, he didn't want just a plain, ordinary one. He wanted icing on that cake. So Lewis took his prize to the Belair Road body shop that has become the go-to place for...
  • Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen leaning toward skipping World Baseball Classic

    Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen leaning toward skipping World Baseball Classic
    Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is leaning toward not pitching for his native Taiwan in this spring’s World Baseball Classic in March, according to an industry source. Taiwan, which competes internationally as Chinese Taipei, is playing in a World...
  • Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg

    Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg
    Wedding date: Feb. 16, 2013 Her story: Abby von Kelsch, 37, grew up in Stafford, Va. She works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a disaster consultant. Her mother, Linda, is a retired librarian and her father, Hank, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who...
  • From Olympian to Howard County personal trainer

    From Olympian to Howard County personal trainer
    A professional track athlete representing Jamaica for 12 years, Sanjay Ayre has won a race on every continent except Antarctica. His medal collection includes a bronze from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, a gold from the 2004 World Championships in...
  • Baltimore should say no to a 2024 Olympics bid

    Baltimore should say no to a 2024 Olympics bid
    Even before the 2012 London Olympics held its closing ceremonies last night, organizers and politicians were already looking ahead to the next round of bidding to host the games. Toronto is examining whether to throw its hat into the ring for the 2024...
  • Doing laps with Michael Phelps

    Doing laps with Michael Phelps
    As a plodding lap swimmer at Meadowbrook, the Mt. Washington pool whereMichael Phelpshas trained for almost two decades, I've been watching the phenom swimmer at close range since he was 14 or so. In that time, I've witnessed — along with scores...