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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,...
  • 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...
  • Factbox - Asian trailblazer Li Na

    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on twice grand slam champion Li Na, who announced her retirement from tennis on Friday MAKING HER NAME * Born Feb 26, 1982 in Wuhan, China * Like many elite Chinese athletes, Li was hand-picked to train with the...
  • Factbox - The rise of China's women

    (Reuters) - Milestones in the progress of Chinese women's tennis after Li Na, the first Asian to win grand slam singles titles, announced her retirement from the sport on Friday. - - - - 2004 August - Sun Tiantian and Li Ting win China's first...
  • 'Great Wall' to Shoot in January, Help Legendary Crack China Market

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - TORONTO -- Leading Chinese director Zhang Yimou has begun casting on "The Great Wall," the big-budget, fantasy epic being produced by Legendary Pictures' Chinese offshoot Legendary East. Addressing the Asian Film Summit that...