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  • Phelps low-key on arrival to China

    Michael Phelps sneaked into Beijing almost unnoticed. He's unlikely to go out that way. Phelps, of Rodgers Forge and the probable star of the Beijing Olympics, avoided hundreds of fans, photographers and reporters yesterday by taking a side door out to a...
  • Lochte tops Phelps in IM

    Lochte tops Phelps in IM
    Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps by 1.24 seconds with an American-record time in the latest renewal of their rivalry on the opening night of the U.S. short-course national championships yesterday. Phelps set a personal best in the 200-yard individual...
  • 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...
  • Ledger links Jones to several drugs

    Marion Jones used several different performance-enhancing drugs over a substantial period of time, according to a detailed doping calendar. Jones' alleged doping regimen was part of a Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative ledger that featured the names of...
  • Switching coaches, Hoff will work with Bowman

    Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff confirmed last night that she has decided to change coaches, saying she'll be working exclusively with Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' coach. Towson's Hoff - who won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the Beijing Olympics -...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No pain is gain for Phelps

    Michael Phelps climbed out of the pool yesterday after swimming the 200-meter butterfly and waggled his right wrist. As he looked over his split times with Jon Urbanchek, one of his coaches at Club Wolverine, Phelps smiled, then shrugged. You wouldn't...
  • 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?...
  • Hoff's gold standard

    Hoff's gold standard
    Six events, five gold medals. And if Katie Hoff's fingernails had been just a smidgen longer yesterday morning, she would have made it a clean sweep of her events at the Missouri Grand Prix. By the end of the meet, Hoff, of Towson, already owner of...