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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Hoff's gold standard

    Hoff's gold standard
    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...
  • Phelps to try new freestyle technique

    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...
  • Demanding Bowman puts Hoff through paces

    Demanding Bowman puts Hoff through paces
    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...
  • Phelps: It's as if he never left

    - Michael Phelps couldn't hear it because he had his iPhone ear buds tucked in, but when he walked into the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on Friday night for the 200-meter freestyle final, AC/DC's "Back in Black" was blaring over the loudspeakers....
  • Phelps finishes second to Bousquet in 100 free

    Two days, two losses for Michael Phelps. The Fells Point resident was beaten again at the Charlotte (N.C.) UltraSwim, losing to French star Frederick Bousquet in the 100-meter freestyle Sunday night. Phelps touched nearly a full second behind Bousquet,...
  • Switching coaches, Hoff will work with Bowman

    Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff confirmed last night that she has decided to change coaches, saying she'll be working exclusively with Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' coach. Towson's Hoff - who won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics -...
  • USA Swimming honors Phelps; Bowman repeats as Coach of Year

    Michael Phelps was named Athlete of the Year last night by USA Swimming at the annual Golden Goggle Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the pool for American athletes. Phelps was something of a shoo-in for the award after winning eight...
  • Even as SI muddies waters, Phelps' prize clearly visible

    In the interest of building some modicum of suspense, the people at Sports Illustrated have assembled a large group of candidates for the magazine's Sportsman of the Year award, which will be announced Tuesday. It is an eclectic group that includes...
  • Focus on Phelps, again

    Focus on Phelps, again
    Over the years, Michael Phelps has mastered the art of playing coy. He has been answering reporters' questions since he was 15, and he knows exactly how much information his answers should reveal. When asked recently whether he thinks he'll be named...