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  • Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach

    Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach
    If you made a flip-book of the hundreds of photographs they've posed together for over the years, you would seeMichael Phelpsgrowing up before your eyes, getting taller and more muscular, while his coach, Bob Bowman, looks remarkably the same. With the...
  • Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again

    Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again
    There has been no shortage of complaints about NBC tape-delaying big events until prime time. And that is sure to be the case again tonight with the second-place finish by Michael Phelps and his fellow relay swimmers getting the delay treatment....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser

    Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser
    Out of the pool and in a formal suit, surrounded by family and friends in gowns and tuxedos, Michael Phelps looked every bit the part he was playing Saturday night: host of a fundraising gala held on the club level of M&T Bank Stadium. But given that the...
  • Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever

    Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever
    In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps tells '60 Minutes' he's in shape and his coach predicts multiple gold wins in London

    Michael Phelps tells '60 Minutes' he's in shape and his coach predicts multiple gold wins in London
    In the four years since he made history at the Beijing Olympics,Michael Phelps concedes losing his focus. But with the London Games looming, the Baltimore swimmer told "60 Minutes" in an interview that will air Sunday that he has gone all-out recently...
  • 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...
  • Smith Puzo living 'two lives' as mother, U.S. field hockey player

    Smith Puzo living 'two lives' as mother, U.S. field hockey player
    Keli Smith Puzo ran out of options early last month. Her 9-month-old son, Ian, had a highly contagious virus, and her babysitter was incapacitated with the stomach flu. More than 2,000 miles from friends and family, the U.S. women's field hockey...