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  • Under Armour signs Phelps as spokesman

    Under Armour, the athletic apparel brand that popularized the catch phrase "We must protect this house," can now boast that the metaphorical pool outside the house will also be protected. The company announced Thursday that it has signed Olympic...
  • Phelps sets meet in May

    Michael Phelps has decided not to waste any time returning to competition once his three-month suspension ends. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist has committed to compete in the Charlotte (N.C.)UltraSwim on May 14-17, which is the first meet he is...
  • 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,...
  • Phelps could make big splash in Rio, says Naber

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Michael Phelps could win two or three individual gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and again return home as America's top swimmer, former U.S. swimming great John Naber believes. Already the most decorated Olympian of all-time with...
  • Dissident artist Ai Weiwei brings exhibit to Alcatraz

    By Deepa Seetharaman ALCATRAZ, Sept 25 (Reuters) - One of China's most famous dissidents has appropriated the United States' most famous former prison as a way to highlight the plight of activists held in detention. Starting Sept. 27, the former...
  • Hagino sets sights on Olympics after conquering Asia

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Showing no sign of fatigue or weariness after his gruelling schedule, Japan's Kosuke Hagino provided another glimpse on Wednesday of why he could be the man to take over from Michael Phelps as swimming's ultimate ironman....
  • China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

    China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries. A former French Open winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, Li...
  • Trailblazer Li hangs up racquet

    (Reuters) - A typical "neighbourhood kid" toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li Na could have had little idea the path the Chinese state set for her might lead to tennis glory, riches and Asia's first grand...