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Paralympic Games

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  • Paralympic swimmer sets sights on gold

    Paralympic swimmer sets sights on gold
    For 30 minutes they swim together, two strangers lapping the pool in adjacent lanes at the Merritt Athletic Club in Towson. Finally, the older woman climbs out and slumps on the deck, in awe of the teenager still plugging away. "She just keeps going,...
  • Towson parade to honor Phelps, fellow Olympians

    Eleven Olympic athletes with Maryland ties - foremost among them Michael Phelps - are being invited to take part next month in a parade in their honor in Towson, followed by a salute at Fort McHenry that will be capped off with fireworks. The formal...
  • Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route

    Towson prepares for crowds along Phelps parade route
    It's beginning to sound like a military operation, complete with maps, complex logistics, moving machinery and marchers in uniform. With plans for the Oct. 4 parade to honor Michael Phelps and other Maryland Olympians rapidly taking shape, what became...
  • Phelps' worldwide splash

    He has traveled to so many cities and countries since the Olympics ended, when he wakes up in the morning, it's almost impossible for Michael Phelps to remember the date, or even what day it is. Is today Friday? Or is it Thursday? Without looking at...
  • Equal-access bill passes

    Amid its flurry of final-day action, the General Assembly unanimously approved a bill requiring schools to provide disabled students access to sports programs, either among themselves or with able-bodied students. Under the measure known as the Fitness...
  • A salute to a Md. athlete

    A salute to a Md. athlete
    A Beijing-bound athlete from Maryland is featured on McDonald's beverage cups, but it's not Michael Phelps. Instead, it's Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair sprint racer from Howard County who also is featured in a television commercial for Hilton Hotels...
  • Teaching kids to stay in the game

    Teaching kids to stay in the game
    The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down. Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza

    'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza
    Glitizens, rejoice! Ballroom reality extravaganza “Dancing With the Stars” is back. And the Glitterverse has gotten a bit of a makeover in its 18th season: a new band; a new co-host in Erin Andrews; and fancy new sets of judging paddles. But...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Winnie grows up

    'Dancing With the Stars': Winnie grows up
    The former Winnie on “The Wonder Years” announced that she wants to find her womanliness on “Dancing With the Stars.” Danica McKellar is in the right neighborhood, because the ABC dance contest accentuated sex in the season...
  • Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics

    Vladimir Putin praises dominant Russian team after Sochi Paralympics
    Russian President Vladimir Putin -- who has a lot on his mind these days -- took a few minutes Monday to thank his country's athletes for their dominant performance in the Sochi Paralympics. The Russian team won 30 golds and a total of 80 medals ...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 3/16 log (updated Sunday AM with matchups and corresponding adjustments)

    7 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Minnesota at N.Y. Mets (d.).--MLB Net. 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; Episode 234 — on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS 9:25 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Liverpool...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 3/15 log (updated Saturday AM with all basketball matchups)

    7 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Baltimore vs. Minnesota (d.).--MLB Net. 8:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Manchester City at Hull City.--NBCSN 9 a.m.    Motorsports: NASCAR Sprint Cup practice (at Bristol).--FS1 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights...