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  • Hometown hero

    Hometown hero
    With cascades of shrieks and the pounding of oh-so-many teenage feet, they heralded his coming. At the center of the herd, rolling down York Road, was a National Guard Humvee with a lanky young man waving from its open roof. And they cheered again last...
  • For Phelps, a new pool venture

    For Phelps, a new pool venture
    Olympian Michael Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman, hoping to replicate their athletic success in the world of business, will announce a partnership today aimed at transforming the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center in Mount Washington into a world-class...
  • Speedo's strong suit

    Speedo's strong suit
    With most of the nation's best swimmers scheduled to compete at the Toyota Grand Prix here this weekend, record-breaking performances might take a back seat to the swimsuit competition. The Speedo LZR Racer, a $550 seamless, water-resistant swimsuit, has...
  • NBAC coach Yetter honored by U.S. Olympic Committee

    With his best swimmer poised to go to the Beijing Olympics in four months and a stable of younger athletes in the pipeline for 2012 and beyond, Paul Yetter has an eye for talent and the ability to nurture it. Yesterday, the Anne Arundel County native was...
  • Bowman coming back - so is Phelps

    Michael Phelps has always said he'd be willing to follow his coach, Bob Bowman, just about anywhere. After the Beijing Olympics, it looks as if Phelps will be following him right back to Baltimore. Bowman -- Phelps' personal coach since he was 11 years...
  • No excuses as Phelps prepares for Beijing

    No excuses as Phelps prepares for Beijing
    In one corner of the Donald B. Canham Natatorium, a massive brick building on the University of Michigan campus that houses a 50-meter pool, there is a tiny clock with glowing red numbers. It's a countdown, a reminder of how many days, hours, even tenths...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...