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  • Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke

    Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke
    Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third. "You don't really swim to get to third," a...
  • Phelps won't try to match heights set by ... Phelps

    Phelps won't try to match heights set by ... Phelps
    Omaha, Neb. — Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in eight tries in the 2008 Beijing Olympics might never be duplicated. On Monday, someone who could have been able to do it — Phelps himself — announced that he wouldn't even try. On...
  • McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team

    McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team
    When Angel McCoughtry steps on the floor of Basketball Arena in London later this month, she won't play in front of the largest crowd of her life. In her country's opening game against Croatia on July 28, the Baltimore native won't face the best...
  • Bits & Pieces: Columbia Association developing an Aquatics Master Plan

    The Columbia Association continues to work on its Aquatics Master Plan to determine the swimming needs of the future for that organization for its indoor and outdoor pools. We are seeing that lap lane space is becoming critical. If you are a competitive...
  • Bits & Pieces: Bicycling Advocates to hold their second annual bicycle forum

    Howard County is a wonderful place to ride bikes. There are nearly 94 miles of bike pathways that weave among the villages in Columbia, and there many rural roads out in the county are suitable for riding. The scenery looks to be gorgeous this fall....
  • Phelps takes second gold, eyes two more

    Michael Phelps won his second gold medal of the Columbus Grand Prix by cruising to victory in the 200-meter butterfly Saturday. His time of 1 minute, 55.17 seconds unofficially is the fastest in the world this year. "It's my second-fastest in-season...
  • 'Training does work,' Phelps says after winning 100 free at Columbus GP

    Despite all the success Michael Phelps has had in his career, he has always had disdain for the training required. That didn't stop him from winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to bring his total to 14 overall, but as the 26-year-...
  • Michael Phelps wins gold for the Wall Street Journal

    Michael Phelps wins gold for the Wall Street Journal
    This week the Wall Street Journal's health blog celebrated its five year anniversary. And not with cake. With the Michael Phelps diet. Or, rather, with the memories of it. In a post looking back at its five years in existence, the bloggers recalled...
  • Wins don't equal perfection for Phelps

    Wins don't equal perfection for Phelps
    – Michael Phelpsessentially owns the 100 butterfly race, holding the U.S. and world records for it, and he kept his hold on it Thursday night by gliding to a first place finish at the Grand Prix race at the Indiana University Natatorium. But...
  • Phelps wins his preliminary heat in the 400 IM

    Phelps wins his preliminary heat in the 400 IM
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Phelps powered back Friday morning after a rather desultory performance the night before, winning his heat in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. His time of 4:2131, second-best in the...
  • NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit

    NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit
    In the Tiger Woods era, it was hard to find a better Father's Day storyline for the network announcers to ply than that of the young superstar and his dad. Woods' father, Earl, put a golf club in his son's hands when the child was only months old, and...
  • Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis

    Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis
    First, the spot she won on the Olympic team for the Beijing Games was taken away and given to a competitor. Then, after making this year's team, she learned her sport would be dropped from the Games after London. Somehow, Farrah Hall, the sole American...