| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Here is the understatement of the year: Americans don’t like to lose. And when they do, they get squirrely and resentful, like a God-given right has been snatched from their fat little fingers and they don’t understand why.
How else to...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 6:03 PM
Michael Phelps and the 400-meter individual medley were supposed to be history.
Not just yet.
Phelps, who lives in Fells Point, said Monday that he will swim the event -- for the first time since winning Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 -- at the Pan...
| Jul 8, 2009
For several days leading up to the U.S. nationals, Katie Hoff swore she felt better. Sure, a respiratory illness earlier this month had wiped her out, forcing her to nearly drop out of a meet in California, and she was coughing nonstop. But with rest, she...
| May 17, 2009
Michael Phelps is not unbeatable.
Not when he's going against Aaron Peirsol.
The world-record holder and two-time Olympic champion handed Phelps, a Fells Point resident, his first defeat in almost a year, winning the 100-meter backstroke at the...
| Aug 3, 2008
Michael Phelps was 15 years old the day he returned home to Rodgers Forge from his first Olympic Games in 2000. He had finished 5th in the 200-meter butterfly in Sydney, Australia, even though he was mostly ears and arms at that point, and it seemed as...
| Nov 30, 2007
Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps by 1.24 seconds with an American-record time in the latest renewal of their rivalry on the opening night of the U.S. short-course national championships yesterday.
Phelps set a personal best in the 200-yard individual...
| Aug 15, 2008
| 4:22 PM
The superlatives may have all been exhausted in describing the ongoing performance of Michael Phelps in Beijing who, last night, won his sixth gold medal at these Olympics, this one in the 200-meter individual medley, and stands just one step from......
| Feb 12, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Saturday, Aug. 14
Michael Phelps' delivered the United States' first gold medal of the Athens Olympics, shaking off his nerves to win the 400-meter individual medley. He enjoyed the victory even more because teammate Erik Vendt won the silver.
| Aug 9, 2008
IT BEGINS FOR PHELPS, HOFF: Swimming is one of two sports NBC insisted on having in prime time for U.S. audiences. The other was gymnastics. Michael Phelps of Rodgers Forge goes for gold medal No.1 tonight in the 400-meter individual medley between 10 and...