| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Jason Lezak, the anchor of the thrilling 400-freestyle relay in Beijing, claimed a spot on the Olympic men's 100-meter freestyle team after a top-six finish in the event Friday.
The 36-year-old Lezak will be joined on the team by Nathan Adrian, Cullen...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Michael Phelps, who turns 27 on Saturday, said his mother and sisters always say how hard it is to find a birthday present for him. And indeed, what he wants to open they can't exactly wrap.
Phelps will spend his birthday battling Ryan Lochte for the...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 8:36 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — Michael Phelps' 27th birthday began with Ryan Lochte trying to crash if not his party, then his 100-meter butterfly race .
It's a long-standing part of Phelps' racing portfolio, and while Lochte had registered for it, he was...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Surging to one of his trademark late-breaking finishes,Michael Phelpswon his final event — the 100-meter butterfly — at the Olympic qualifying trials Sunday night, and heads to London likely to swim the same eight races that produced his...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:43 AM
** Three Orioles -- Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson -- have been selected to represent the American League in the All-Star Game. It is the first time since 2005 that the team has had more than the minimum one player on the roster.
** The Orioles...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:45 AM
My family and friends have enjoyed reading Jean Marbella's excellent coverage of the continuing saga of Michael Phelps ("Phelps beats Lochte again," July 2).This year's rivalry with Ryan Lochte, coupled with the distinct possibility that he might again...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Omaha, Neb. — Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in eight tries in the 2008 Beijing Olympics might never be duplicated.
On Monday, someone who could have been able to do it — Phelps himself — announced that he wouldn't even try.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.
"Thank you Mr....
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Having swum in Michael Phelps shadow for most of his career, Tyler Clary finally made his first Olympics — and promptly dissed the guy who is headed to his fourth.
Clary, 23, of Riverside, Calif., shocked the swimming world Tuesday, when a...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 5:30 PM
With Michael Phelps’ script calling for him to exit pool left after these Games, every day brings another last — of a particular race, for example, or a final matchup against a worthy rival. But even after four Olympics, Phelps is finding...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:20 PM
They streamed into the Speedo-sponsored party, world-class athletes set free after four years of training and one week of competing on their sport's biggest stage. Now that their Olympics were over, swimmers from around the world would spend this night...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:05 PM
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...