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Summer Olympics (INACTIVE)

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  • Phelps captures 4th gold medal, sets two records

    Phelps captures 4th gold medal, sets two records
    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...
  • Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night

    Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night
    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,...
  • For swimmer Phelps, Games pressure is off

    For swimmer Phelps, Games pressure is off
    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...
  • Phelps, 14, steps toward Olympics

    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,...
  • Fifth place goes down like 'butter'

    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...
  • Los Angeles will host the 2016 U.S. Olympic marathon trials

    Los Angeles will host the 2016 U.S. Olympic marathon trials
    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...
  • Magic's Victor Oladipo selected to the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge

    Magic's Victor Oladipo selected to the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge
    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....
  • LeBron James: Kobe Bryant one of a few who can come back from anything

    LeBron James: Kobe Bryant one of a few who can come back from anything
    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...
  • U.S. bobsledder Lauryn Williams' Olympic record has a bonus track

    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...
  • China leaders were nearby during apparent Tiananmen Square attack

    BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead. Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
  • Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there

    Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there
    The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis. But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
  • Could Ueberroth have last word on Olympic TV network?

    Could Ueberroth have last word on Olympic TV network?
    Peter Ueberroth cannot help but feel the irony in new International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach’s expressed intention to explore the idea of having the IOC form its own television network. Bach went a step further in a conference...