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  • Clamping down on dissent in China and at "The Club"

     
    Sports 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......
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...