| 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.
| Mar 31, 2012
| 6:42 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — For someone who has lived much of his life in long, four-year arcs,Michael Phelpspacked a lot into an eventful couple of days here.
The Baltimore swimmer thrilling the crowd on the last night of the Indianapolis Grand Prix with a...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Michael Phelps may or may not be the best swimmer in the world -- fellow American Ryan Lochte has closed the gap since Beijing, though we have yet to see a focused Phelps -- but when it comes to getting paid to film commercials about swimming, no one...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:57 PM
For all Michael Phelps has accomplished and for all the world records he has smashed, it has still become a bit of a tradition for the swimming world to doubt him on eve of the FINA World Championships.
The World Championships, which are held every two...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:54 PM
For the past eight years, the major competitive storyline at every meaningful swimming championship has arisen from Michael Phelps' international and historic dominance. How many medals will he win? How many records will he break? How dramatically will he...
| Jul 25, 2011
Phelps-led U.S. relay team 3rd in 400 free
Michael Phelps of Fells Point and his United States teammates finished third in the 400-meter freestyle relay on the first day of the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China. The Americans...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Pardon the interruption, but if you need a quick break from the non-stop NFL speculation, allow me to pass along an odd story about Michael Phelps, who is having a rough week at the world swimming championships.
The 14-time Olympic gold medalist...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:09 PM
This is getting repetitive, in a Michael Phelps sort of way. Ryan Lochte won his third and fourth gold medals at the world swimming championships Friday night, obliterating the field in the final of the 200-meter backstroke before unleashing a jaw-...