| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:00 PM
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.
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
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....
| Mar 10, 2012
| 11:57 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 10:34 PM
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-...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:35 AM
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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:24 PM
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.
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:14 AM
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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:59 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:26 PM
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...