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  • 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...
  • Spitz relates to Phelps 36 years after feat

    They are both tied to the number seven, as in medals. They both swam six of the same events and set world records in all of them. They were both the talk of the sporting world. Yet one is tall and ripped; one was shorter and sinewy. One is modest; one...
  • Phelps completes historic quest

    Phelps completes historic quest
    Someday, years from now, when they tell the tale of the swimmer from Rodgers Forge and his eight gold medals, it will be difficult -- if not impossible -- to know exactly where to begin. The epic story of Michael Phelps' transcendent Olympics has...
  • Staff puts up Olympian effort at Jumbo Seafood

    Staff puts up Olympian effort at Jumbo Seafood
    In honor of the Beijing Olympics, how about some General Tso's chicken or sweet and sour pork? Of course, Baltimoreans are more sophisticated in their tastes than they used to be. We now have restaurants that offer authentic Chinese dishes as well as the...
  • Only race left for Phelps is against other sports legends

    Only race left for Phelps is against other sports legends
    Michael Phelps has left us only with questions of history. He is master of his present. No one can argue otherwise now that he has won eight gold medals and swum better than any other human ever has at the Beijing Olympics. Competitors rarely bother to...
  • Gold standard

    Most medals, men No. -- Name, country, sport, years -- G     S     B 16 -- MICHAEL PHELPS, USA -- 14     0     2 Swimming, 2004, 2008 15 -- Nikolai Andrianov, USSR -- 7     5     3 Gymnastics, 1972, 1976, 1980 13 -- Boris Shakhlin, USSR -- 7     4    ...
  • Heady moment

    And now for another episode of "Great Minds Think Alike." The Sun's headline yesterday for the Sports section on Michael Phelps' crowning achievement at the Beijing Games was "8th wonder." A popular choice. Among the others who used the same headline:...
  • Phelps should just keep going

    One morning last week, Michael Phelps and his coach had just finished breakfast. They typically avoided talk of swimming on such mornings, usually preferring to chat about basketball or some other topic that might help keep Phelps loose. A date with...
  • Team USA sets out on comeback trail

     
    The Utah Jazz??? Carlos Boozer is showing a sense of the moment when refers to Team USA???s attempt to restore America to international basketball supremacy as the ???road to redemption.??? From the beginning you got the idea that this current......
  • Dreaming for all of us

    His arms are long enough to wrap around a Buick. His hands are as big as baseball mitts, and those feet would fit snugly in clown shoes. While his shoulders are broad, his lean frame would slide into a crack in the wall. In the afternoon, the sun casts...
  • Phelps takes look ahead to London

    Look out, London, Michael Phelps is coming to the 2012 Games, and he is thinking about adding events to his repertoire. "I am looking forward to trying some new events, some events I've never really had the opportunity to swim since my schedule is always...
  • Phelps in the fast lane

    This is what 24 hours in the life of Michael Phelps look like these days: (These days being the aftermath of the Beijing Olympics, in which Phelps went from a very good swimmer whom few knew to an even better swimmer whom the country has made the...