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  • Phelps accomplishes another mission

    - His words sounded hopeful, rather than pretentious. Whether Michael Phelps was in Barcelona, Athens or even Long Beach, Calif., at big meets and small ones, he has resolutely stayed on message since 2004. Phelps spoke of wanting to elevate the sport...
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  • PRESS BOX

    •SWIMMING: Michael Phelps finished second in the 200-meter medley final at the short-course World Cup in Stockholm, struggling in the old-style swimsuit that will become standard next year. Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the 2008...
  • 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 gets jump on swimsuit use

    - Michael Phelps plans to wear the old-style swimsuit that will become the standard next year at the European World Cup meet. The Olympic star from Baltimore will swim the 100-meter freestyle and backstroke plus the individual medley today. He will...
  • 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,...
  • Entertainer Mitcham feels that competition buzz again

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - From diving in a circus dressed as a bumblebee to battling his inner demons before and after winning Olympic gold, Australian Matthew Mitcham's journey to the Commonwealth Games has been, much like his beloved sport, full of highs...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
  • Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'

    Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'
    Six years ago, Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as U.S. teammates. Times have changed. Bryant is coming off two serious injuries, entering the twilight of his Hall of Fame career for a Lakers team in a rare...
  • Australia's former sprint record holder Sullivan retires

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former 100 metres freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has retired from the pool following medical advice not to swim on to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Swimming Australia said on Wednesday. The 28-year-old, who also held the...
  • Emotional Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medallist made...