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  • NBC claims third night of record ratings -- despite tape-delay complaints

    NBC claims third night of record ratings -- despite tape-delay complaints
    The complaints about NBC not showing marquee events like swimming have not abated, but the network is claiming another night of record viewing Sunday night, based on preliminary overnights. Meanwhile WBAL, the network's Baltimore affiliate, is boasting...
  • Michael Phelps breaks record for most Olympic medals with gold in 4x200-meter freestyle relay

    Michael Phelps breaks record for most Olympic medals with gold in 4x200-meter freestyle relay
    On the night in which Michael Phelps ascended to a truly Olympian peak, he never seemed closer to the ground. The machine-like swimmer, who seemed to run on motor rather than muscle and scooped up medals by the handful, had become an actual human being,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Baltimore should say no to a 2024 Olympics bid

    Baltimore should say no to a 2024 Olympics bid
    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...
  • Doing laps with Michael Phelps

    Doing laps with Michael Phelps
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clamping down on dissent in China and at "The Club"

     
    Sports journalism normally doesn't get tangled up in First Amendment issues. It is our colleagues working in City Hall or are otherwise engaged with the "real world" who have to battle their way through freedom-of-speech issues. But a pair of......
  • You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy Michael Phelps

     
    Forget the Orioles for the time being and their faltering pitching and stumbling defense. Forget the Ravens for a while and their three-way quarterback competition. Now is a time for Baltimore (and the world, for that matter) -- whether you???re......
  • Michael Phelps trading card takes off

     
    Michael Phelps' eight gold medals will provide any number of marketing opportunities for the Olympic superstar and commercial entities that are along for the ride. Bu there's been one avenue for just average fans to try to cash in on Phelps-mania......