| 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...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:59 PM
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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2010
Under Armour, the athletic apparel brand that popularized the catch phrase "We must protect this house," can now boast that the metaphorical pool outside the house will also be protected.
The company announced Thursday that it has signed Olympic...
| 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....
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2008
Michael Phelps climbed out of the pool yesterday after swimming the 200-meter butterfly and waggled his right wrist. As he looked over his split times with Jon Urbanchek, one of his coaches at Club Wolverine, Phelps smiled, then shrugged.
| Feb 19, 2008
Six events, five gold medals.
And if Katie Hoff's fingernails had been just a smidgen longer yesterday morning, she would have made it a clean sweep of her events at the Missouri Grand Prix.
By the end of the meet, Hoff, of Towson, already owner of...
| Apr 23, 2009
Michael Phelps is following up his record performance at the Beijing Olympics by changing some of the swimming technique that carried him to eight gold medals. As the Baltimore resident shifts to focusing on shorter races, he hopes the new freestyle...
| May 6, 2009
The day that Katie Hoff realized the Second Act of her swimming life had truly begun, she was struggling to finish a workout at Meadowbrook Athletic Club. Her muscles were shaking, pleading with her brain to give the order to quit. She was so...