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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...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Season 9 premieres

     
    The ninth season of Dancing With the Stars starts with a bang tonight, with the eight male pros hitting the stage for a group dance to 'The Boys are Back in Town.' It's good fun, a great start to the......
  • 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...
  • Phelps gets jump on swimsuit use

    - Michael Phelps plans to wear the old-style swimsuit that will become the standard next year at the European World Cup meet. The Olympic star from Baltimore will swim the 100-meter freestyle and backstroke plus the individual medley today. He will...
  • PRESS BOX

    •SWIMMING: Michael Phelps finished second in the 200-meter medley final at the short-course World Cup in Stockholm, struggling in the old-style swimsuit that will become standard next year. Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the 2008...
  • Phelps signs endorsement deal with H2O Audio

    The sound of music has Michael Phelps back in the endorsement business, just months after a tabloid photo of him holding a bong caused the loss of one sponsor and earned him a three-month suspension from USA Swimming. Phelps, 23, has signed a multiyear...
  • Phelps to swim in Montreal this weekend

    Michael Phelps will swim in Montreal this weekend in his final tuneup before next month's U.S. championships in Indianapolis. The Olympic great and Rodgers Forge native will compete in the Canada Cup at Olympic Park Pool. The U.S. championships serve...
  • Change doesn't suit Phelps

    There will be plenty of swimmers in Indianapolis at the U.S. national championships next week wrestling with the decision about what kind of swimsuit to wear. Michael Phelps won't be one of them. FINA, the sport's governing body, ruled recently that...
  • 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...