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  • The pull of the pool [Editorial]

    The pull of the pool  [Editorial]
    George Herman Ruth Jr., the pride of Pigtown, stayed in the game too long. In his last season and playing for the Boston Braves in 1935, the legendary Babe batted .181, could barely trot around the bases and stuck around mostly because he thought he'd be offered the manager's job, which he wasn't. The greatest baseball player in history retired just two months into his worst season playing for one of the losingest teams in the modern era.
  • 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,...

    Women dominating at London Olympics

    Women dominating at London Olympics
    The darkened arena pulsed with anticipation, the thousands of spectators roaring and their cameras flashing like giant fireflies as the boxers swaggered in, punching the air, bouncing on the balls of their feet and glaring like gladiators. And then, the...

    Swimmer from Zimbabwe comes to Charlotte to revive her Olympic dreams

    In Zimbabwe, Kirsty Coventry is Michael Phelps. In Charlotte, where she moved last month with her husband, Coventry is an anonymous 30-year-old woman. Put her in a pool, though, and you start to understand why Coventry is a worldwide swimming star hoping...

    Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different

    Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different
    Earlier this week, swimmer Missy Franklin compared the U.S. National Championships to a hypothetical event in which LeBron James is playing games with a bunch of high school players. Olympians like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky compete...