| 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.
| Aug 4, 2012
| 11:39 PM
Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore.
He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Michael Phelps has earned magazine gold: the cover of Details magazine.
The Olympian strikes a pose, bare-chested and in jeans, for the magazine's August issue.
The headline on the story is "Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero."
If there's a...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Even before the 2012 London Olympics held its closing ceremonies last night, organizers and politicians were already looking ahead to the next round of bidding to host the games. Toronto is examining whether to throw its hat into the ring for the 2024...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As a plodding lap swimmer at Meadowbrook, the Mt. Washington pool whereMichael Phelpshas trained for almost two decades, I've been watching the phenom swimmer at close range since he was 14 or so. In that time, I've witnessed — along with scores...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:02 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is leaning toward not pitching for his native Taiwan in this spring’s World Baseball Classic in March, according to an industry source.
Taiwan, which competes internationally as Chinese Taipei, is playing in a World...
| 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...