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  • Phelps low-key on arrival to China

    Michael Phelps sneaked into Beijing almost unnoticed. He's unlikely to go out that way. Phelps, of Rodgers Forge and the probable star of the Beijing Olympics, avoided hundreds of fans, photographers and reporters yesterday by taking a side door out to a...
  • Phelps signs endorsement deal with H2O Audio

    The sound of music has Michael Phelps back in the endorsement business, just months after a tabloid photo of him holding a bong caused the loss of one sponsor and earned him a three-month suspension from USA Swimming. Phelps, 23, has signed a multiyear...
  • Phelps to swim in Montreal this weekend

    Michael Phelps will swim in Montreal this weekend in his final tuneup before next month's U.S. championships in Indianapolis. The Olympic great and Rodgers Forge native will compete in the Canada Cup at Olympic Park Pool. The U.S. championships serve...
  • Change doesn't suit Phelps

    There will be plenty of swimmers in Indianapolis at the U.S. national championships next week wrestling with the decision about what kind of swimsuit to wear. Michael Phelps won't be one of them. FINA, the sport's governing body, ruled recently that...
  • Lochte tops Phelps in IM

    Lochte tops Phelps in IM
    Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps by 1.24 seconds with an American-record time in the latest renewal of their rivalry on the opening night of the U.S. short-course national championships yesterday. Phelps set a personal best in the 200-yard individual...
  • Ledger links Jones to several drugs

    Marion Jones used several different performance-enhancing drugs over a substantial period of time, according to a detailed doping calendar. Jones' alleged doping regimen was part of a Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative ledger that featured the names of...
  • Games' focus is Phelps

    Michael Phelps wants to clear something up. You might have heard about his quest to win eight gold medals at these Beijing Olympics. You might have heard how he wants to break Mark Spitz's record for the most medals in a single Games, that he won't be...
  • Spitz: 'I never got invited'

    Mark Spitz says he is being snubbed as Michael Phelps takes aim at his Olympic record of seven gold medals in a single Games. Spitz, who won his seven swimming golds in 1972 in Munich, said no one connected with the Olympics - not the International...
  • No pain is gain for Phelps

    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. You wouldn't...
  • U.S pair raises a racket

    From Laos to Maryland. From his birth name, Khankham, to his legally changed name, Bob. From training in California to competing in the Beijing Olympics. And now back home. The journey for Bob Malaythong has had many unexpected turns, not the least of...
  • Sixth gold for Phelps

    Sixth gold for Phelps
    Michael Phelps touched the wall today, looked up at the scoreboard to find his time, then closed his eyes. He winced in pain, needing a moment to collect himself. This one hurt. It also felt pretty darn good. Phelps won his sixth gold medal of the 2008...
  • Rogge: Phelps is 'icon'

    Michael Phelps has a new accolade. "He is the icon of the Games," International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said yesterday. The American swimmer had won five gold medals entering the 200-meter individual medley, setting five world...