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  • 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...
  • Hoff 'super-motivated' about leaving Baltimore

    Olympic swimming medalist Katie Hoff is changing coasts in an effort to jump-start her stagnant career. The Towson resident said yesterday that her decision to leave Baltimore and train in Fullerton, Calif., for the 2012 London Olympics leaves her...
  • Phelps accomplishes another mission

    - His words sounded hopeful, rather than pretentious. Whether Michael Phelps was in Barcelona, Athens or even Long Beach, Calif., at big meets and small ones, he has resolutely stayed on message since 2004. Phelps spoke of wanting to elevate the sport...
  • Phelps sets meet in May

    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...
  • In track and field, an era of specialization

    In track and field, an era of specialization
    When 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,...
  • Phelps follows 'heart' back into pool

    Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics last summer, and several other Americans are in the middle of a two-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for this summer's national and...
  • He's overcome

    It was a tingling feeling, almost as if he were getting a hug. Each time a batch of All-Star voting results was released by the NBA during December and January, Carmelo Anthony couldn't help but grasp them with interest. The numbers kept growing, and...
  • 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,...