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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Under Armour signs Phelps as spokesman

    Under Armour, the athletic apparel brand that popularized the catch phrase "We must protect this house," can now boast that the metaphorical pool outside the house will also be protected. The company announced Thursday that it has signed Olympic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...