| Aug 20, 2004
Michael Phelps became only the second male swimmer to collect three individual gold medals in a single Olympics when he won the 200-meter individual medley yesterday. If he can follow that today with a victory over a 100-meter butterfly field headed by...
| Aug 18, 2004
Michael Phelps lost a half-million dollars Monday.
Last night, he felt like a million.How did Phelps react to the end of his dream to match the greatest feat in the history of the Summer Olympics?
All Phelps did was recover with a double shot of gold,...
| Aug 17, 2004
His chase of Mark Spitz is done, but Michael Phelps isn't.
A year out of Towson High and a stroke or two from Olympic legend status, Phelps took a bronze medal in last night's 200-meter freestyle.Phelps was beaten by a savvy Australian and a veteran from...
| May 29, 2000
As scores of teen-agers walked the pool deck in search of Olympians at the University of Michigan's Canham Natatorium this weekend, there was one teen in the pool trying to become one.
At the inaugural Key Bank Swim Classic, Baltimore's Michael Phelps,...
| Sep 20, 2000
He had the right reaction for a 15-year-old who had just finished fifth in a swimming final at the Summer Olympics.
"I just had a dream come true," Michael Phelps said with a broad smile that refused to ebb, lest anyone wonder if it was genuine.It was...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Lauryn Williams' hamstring had failed her, but her competitive spirit was undamaged.
Williams, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal for running in the first heat of the U.S. women's 400-meter relay at...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Los Angeles has been awarded the 2016 men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic marathon trials, a prestigious event that could boost the city’s efforts to bring the Summer Games back here in 2024.
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials—Marathon will...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:14 PM
TORONTO — Victor Oladipo will participate in All-Star weekend in New Orleans.
The Orlando Magic guard is one of 18 rookies and second-year players who have been chosen to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 14 at New Orleans Arena....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
You won't find Alan Wurtzel skiing, skating or sliding down an ice-covered ditch in a luge, but NBCUniversal's self-professed research geek, who analyzes ratings and audience data for the company, is gearing up for an event of literally Olympic...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LeBron James was watching the Lakers play Memphis last week when Kobe Bryant suffered a left knee fracture.
"I saw exactly when it happened and I didn't think he was gong to return to that game when it happened, but he did, so I didn't think too much...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Lilit Vardanyan doesn't have to look far for inspiration. In fact, the Burbank High junior needs to look no further than her family when it comes to encouragement on the tennis court.
Vardanyan's uncle is former tennis professional Sargis Sargsian,...