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  • Phelps on staying with his swimsuit: What handicap?

    Phelps on staying with his swimsuit: What handicap?
    - Michael Phelps could sense the question coming long before it was asked. After all, new, high-tech swimsuits and their legality in competition have been the talk of the swimming world since the Beijing Olympics. They're the main topic of conversation...
  • Phelps finally gets record in 100 butterfly

    Phelps finally gets record in 100 butterfly
    Michael Phelps has always been a little obsessed with numbers, to the point where they sometimes pop up in his dreams. But during the past four years, no number has rattled around inside his head more than 50.40. It represented the world record in the...
  • Phelps soaks in the cheers

    - Michael Phelps stood in line patiently for his name to be announced along with the rest of the U.S. swim team, wearing a baggy blue shirt and black Speedo hat, turned sideways in his typical casual style. When his name was finally called, the crowd...
  • USA Swimming honors Phelps; Bowman repeats as Coach of Year

    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...
  • No worries for Phelps

    ROME - Michael Phelps has somehow slipped under the radar while preparing for the world championships. The Fells Point resident who won a record eight Olympic gold medals at last summer's Beijing Games has been getting over jet lag, eating pizza and...
  • FINA bans controversial full-body swimsuits

    Newly introduced swimsuits that Michael Phelps and other swimmers wore during the Beijing Olympics won't be legal come 2010, but that's not something the gold-medal winner is concerned with now that the sport's governing body voted Friday to ban the high-...
  • Even as SI muddies waters, Phelps' prize clearly visible

    In the interest of building some modicum of suspense, the people at Sports Illustrated have assembled a large group of candidates for the magazine's Sportsman of the Year award, which will be announced Tuesday. It is an eclectic group that includes...
  • Focus on Phelps, again

    Focus on Phelps, again
    Over the years, Michael Phelps has mastered the art of playing coy. He has been answering reporters' questions since he was 15, and he knows exactly how much information his answers should reveal. When asked recently whether he thinks he'll be named...
  • Accolades keep coming for Phelps

    Michael 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?...
  • Phelps should have known better

    In defense of Michael Phelps and his "youthful and inappropriate" behavior and "bad judgment," taken on its own, this is far from the worst slip-up ever by a national hero. This space surely isn't the only one in which the first reaction to the now-...
  • Intense scrutiny has Phelps weighing whether he will swim in 2012 Games

    Intense scrutiny has Phelps weighing whether he will swim in 2012 Games
    In his first interview since a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe, Michael Phelps said yesterdaythat the intense public scrutiny has him contemplating whether he will swim in the 2012 Olympics. Phelps, who said that he "clearly made...
  • Phelps' decision on 2012 Games to have deep impact

    For a week now, Michael Phelps has been one of the most polarizing figures in sports. And though this isn't the first time Phelps' judgment has been questioned, fallout from the incident has introduced something new to his career: indecision. Maybe,...