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  • Carter misses out on 3rd Olympic trip

    James Carter won't be going to his third Olympic Games, but he won't be hanging up his spiked shoes, either. The former Mervo and Hampton University star placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Games, but a major...
  • A sea change for swimming

    A sea change for swimming
    As a young man, Michael Phelps dreamed of the day he would, in his words, change the sport of swimming in America. He wanted to revolutionize it, drag it into the mainstream and elevate the sport's profile beyond what once seemed possible. Although...
  • A salute to a Md. athlete

    A salute to a Md. athlete
    A Beijing-bound athlete from Maryland is featured on McDonald's beverage cups, but it's not Michael Phelps. Instead, it's Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair sprint racer from Howard County who also is featured in a television commercial for Hilton Hotels...
  • Olympics will shine Phelps-like spotlight on Hoff

    In the universe of hypotheticals, the most popular impossibility buzzing around the pool is this: Let's say the swimming world had no Michael Phelps. Maybe he was scared of the water as a child or preferred lacrosse as a teen, or maybe he simply didn't...
  • 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....
  • Competitive drive fuels Phelps, Hoff

    Michael Phelps did not grow up a dreamer of small dreams. His reach, even from a very young age, always managed to exceed his grasp, as poet Robert Browning once wrote. Phelps yearned to become a professional athlete like his idol Pablo Morales, and,...
  • 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...
  • Phelps' voyage

    Phelps' voyage
    Michael Phelps was 15 years old the day he returned home to Rodgers Forge from his first Olympic Games in 2000. He had finished 5th in the 200-meter butterfly in Sydney, Australia, even though he was mostly ears and arms at that point, and it seemed as...
  • 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...
  • 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...