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  • Phelps-Lochte rivalry is must-see for fellow swimmers

    Phelps-Lochte rivalry is must-see for fellow swimmers
    Brendan Hansen may have won a ticket to London on Tuesday night with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke race, but he's found time as well to watch the rivalry that's riveted everyone: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. "I think Ryan's really eager...
  • Allison Schmitt to swim anchor on 800-meter freestyle relay

    Allison Schmitt to swim anchor on 800-meter freestyle relay
    Allison Schmitt, who already has won medals in each of the three colors at the Summer Games, has a chance for another one tonight: The training pal of Michael Phelpsat North Baltimore Aquatic Club has been named anchor of the 800-meter freestyle relay....
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps swims to second seed in 100M butterfly preliminaries

    Michael Phelps swims to second seed in 100M butterfly preliminaries
    Juggling congratulatory phone calls from President Obama and tweets from supermodel Bar Refaeli, the most decorated Olympian ever still got the job done in the pool: Michael Phelpsswam to a second-seed finish in the 100-meter butterfly preliminaries...
  • Michael Phelps sets another Olympic record by beating Ryan Lochte for gold in 200M IM

    Michael Phelps sets another Olympic record by beating Ryan Lochte for gold in 200M IM
    With Michael Phelps’ script calling for him to exit pool left after these Games, every day brings another last — of a particular race, for example, or a final matchup against a worthy rival. But even after four Olympics, Phelps is finding...
  • Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid

    Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid
    The Olympic flame may not be extinguished along the Chesapeake Bay. A key organizer of the region's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Games is gauging interest in making a run at the 2024 Games. Dan Knise, president and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore...
  • 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...
  • Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg

    Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg
    Wedding date: Feb. 16, 2013 Her story: Abby von Kelsch, 37, grew up in Stafford, Va. She works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a disaster consultant. Her mother, Linda, is a retired librarian and her father, Hank, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who...
  • From Olympian to Howard County personal trainer

    From Olympian to Howard County personal trainer
    A professional track athlete representing Jamaica for 12 years, Sanjay Ayre has won a race on every continent except Antarctica. His medal collection includes a bronze from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, a gold from the 2004 World Championships in...
  • The man behind the Ravens' rides

    The man behind the Ravens' rides
    When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001 and Ray Lewis, as MVP, got a new SUV, he didn't want just a plain, ordinary one. He wanted icing on that cake. So Lewis took his prize to the Belair Road body shop that has become the go-to place for...
  • 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...