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  • No worries for Phelps

    ROME - Michael Phelps has somehow slipped under the radar while preparing for the world championships. The Fells Point resident who won a record eight Olympic gold medals at last summer's Beijing Games has been getting over jet lag, eating pizza and...
  • FINA bans controversial full-body swimsuits

    Newly introduced swimsuits that Michael Phelps and other swimmers wore during the Beijing Olympics won't be legal come 2010, but that's not something the gold-medal winner is concerned with now that the sport's governing body voted Friday to ban the high-...
  • In track and field, an era of specialization

    In track and field, an era of specialization
    When Gilman track and field head coach Johnnie Foreman began his coaching career at Northern in Baltimore in 1976, he had just one coach assisting him. That's the way most track teams were run for years. The era of specialization in sports, however,...
  • Phelps follows 'heart' back into pool

    Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics last summer, and several other Americans are in the middle of a two-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for this summer's national and...
  • He's overcome

    It was a tingling feeling, almost as if he were getting a hug. Each time a batch of All-Star voting results was released by the NBA during December and January, Carmelo Anthony couldn't help but grasp them with interest. The numbers kept growing, and...
  • TIMELINE: Michael Phelps' greatest hits over the past 10 years

    TIMELINE: Michael Phelps' greatest hits over the past 10 years
    1999 July — Sets new 13-14 age group mark in the 200-meter butterfly (2:04.59) at Speedo Junior Championships in Orlando, Fla. Old mark of 2:05.72 stood since 1980. 2000 August — In Indianapolis, he wins the 200-meter butterfly at the...
  • Phelps toweling off, but Beijing whets appetite

    He's going to take some time off from swimming and enjoy the rewards his accomplishments have brought him, but in typical Michael Phelps fashion, he can't avoid thoughts of his next Olympics. Phelps did his 11th news conference in 12 days yesterday,...
  • Factbox on Manchester United's Angel Di Maria

    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on Argentina winger Angel Di Maria who joined Manchester United for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds on Tuesday. Full name: Angel Di Maria Born: Feb. 14, 1988, in Rosario, Argentina CLUB CAREER...
  • Canadian shot putter finally gets Beijing bronze

    Canadian Dylan Armstrong will be awarded the shot put bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of a lifetime doping ban handed to Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday Almost six years after...
  • Williamsburg native Ben Colley expected to make USA Swimming National Team

    WILLIAMSBURG—Ben Colley took a break back here at home this past week between pressure and what may be even more pressure. The former Lafayette High School and local club swimming standout is in position for selection to the USA Swimming National...
  • Rio passes first Olympic test, water quality surprises

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro passed its first 2016 Olympics test with the end of an international sailing regatta on Guanabara Bay, one of the most heavily criticized venues in a city under attack for disorganization and construction delays....
  • Water Polo: Gilchrist scores two in win

    Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice Wednesday, helping the United States women's senior national water polo team defeat Australia, 8-6, at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Americans beat Australia for the...