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  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 81 and north winds between 10 and 16 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning of a threat of wildfires in the area Tuesday afternoon and...
  • Phelps adds 200 butterfly to London lineup

    Phelps adds 200 butterfly to London lineup
    — Michael Phelps added a third event to his London lineup Thursday night, powering ahead in the final leg to win the 200-meter butterfly race at the Olympic swimming trials — and also, in a sense, to touch home. "This is my fourth Olympic...
  • Stan Honey combines work with play for new sailing technology

    Stan Honey combines work with play for new sailing technology
    Stan Honey has spent much of the past two decades living a double life — as a computer graphics innovator who made televised sports more easily watchable for the casual fan and as a master yachtsman who navigated large boats to a long list of...
  • Montgomery Co. kayaker hopes third Olympics will be the charm

    Montgomery Co. kayaker hopes third Olympics will be the charm
    Scott Parsons keeps going. Long after the older brother he idolized growing up in Ohio quit his own competitive kayak racing career, long after the best friend he met through their kayaking families did the same, Parsons is like Peter Pan in a wet suit,...
  • Dara Torres can't muster speed to make sixth Olympics

    Out-sprinted by swimmers born after she won her first gold medal in 1984, Dara Torres failed in her quest for a sixth Olympic Games Monday night. Torres, 45, of Parkland, Fl., churned down the 50-meter pool in 24.82 seconds, coming in fourth. That was...
  • McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team

    McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team
    When Angel McCoughtry steps on the floor of Basketball Arena in London later this month, she won't play in front of the largest crowd of her life. In her country's opening game against Croatia on July 28, the Baltimore native won't face the best...
  • The narrowness of the Olympic ideal

    The narrowness of the Olympic ideal
    Looking ahead to the Olympics this month, Adam Gopnik cleverly writes in The New Yorker that "Americans become passionate about athletes we have never heard of participating in games we do not follow trying to please judges we cannot see according to...
  • Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics

    Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics
    Rhythmic gymnastics is to Russia'sfemale Olympians what beach volleyball is to the United States': The sport that seems to mint one gold medal after another. Given that, Bethesda's Julie Zetlin had no illusion of finishing on the medal podium in her...
  • 'Clays against Cancer' gives skeet and trap shooters chance to help

    'Clays against Cancer' gives skeet and trap shooters chance to help
    Deborah Gibson grew up on a dairy farm near Allentown, Pa., and learned at a young age how to hunt for deer and other animals. Skeet and trap shooting — the art of shooting clay pigeons out of the air — were not among her family's outdoor...
  • Presidential campaign on cruise control

    Presidential campaign on cruise control
    In the wake of the furor over the Supreme Court's salvation of President Barack Obama's health care act, the presidential campaign seems now to have settled down to the old partisan argument: The Republicans like to call it class warfare, while the...
  • Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team

    Legacy of Dream Team casts shadow on 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team
    As an NBA assistant coach since retiring after a Hall of Fame career, Patrick Ewing might have a better seat than many of his contemporaries to compare this year's U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to the fabled Dream Team of 20 years ago. Ewing was one...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...