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The Associated PressMichael Phelps had just finished his work at the Water Cube, still wet but his place in history secure, when he walked up to his longtime coach. "Good job," Bob Bowman said. C'mon, coach, couldn't you come up with something a little more memorable?...
Sun reporterOlympic swimmer Michael Phelps, by his own admission, has never been particularly graceful when walking on dry land. In the water, there is no one faster or sleeker. But on solid ground, he's a self-described klutz. That clumsiness seems to have caught...
Michael Phelps has decided not to waste any time returning to competition once his three-month suspension ends. The 14-time Olympic gold medalist has committed to compete in the Charlotte (N.C.)UltraSwim on May 14-17, which is the first meet he is...
Sun reporterLast July, at a small swimming meet in Athens, Ga., Michael Phelps stood on the starting blocks wearing a plain, black swimsuit. No logo, no frills and nothing that would raise an eyebrow - at least, until he hit the water. Wearing a prototype suit...
Tags: Katie Hoff, Speedos, Gaming, Eyewear, Multi-Sport Events
Sun ReporterBaltimore's best swimmers traveled to the Midwest and spurred high hopes for what they might accomplish a year from now in the Far East. Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff were named the top individual performers at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Nationals...
Sun reporterHow do you motivate an athlete who really doesn't have enough storage space for more medals, and whose swimming resume already requires a library chock-full of three-ring binders? The incentive isn't as hard as you might think. Michael Phelps' coach...
Sun reporterFor a pair of the nation's top swimmers, the chlorine that was in the air in the Indiana University Natatorium proved to be much thicker than any competitive tensions. Michael Phelps, from Rodgers Forge, and Towson's Katie Hoff each raced in an "off"...
Special to The Baltimore SunWhen Gilman track and field head coach Johnnie Foreman began his coaching career at Northern in Baltimore in 1976, he had just one coach assisting him. That's the way most track teams were run for years. The era of specialization in sports, however,...
Tags: Athletes, Pole Vault, Track and Field
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...
Sun StaffMONTREAL - Already having accomplished so much in the sport of swimming, Baltimore's Michael Phelps came into the FINA World Championships eager to test his weaknesses, not his strengths. And so, thumbing his nose at conventional wisdom, he dropped two...
O, by the WayThe 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......
O, by the WaySports 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......
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