2012 summer olympics
- Carli Lloyd says the success that the U.S. national team is having at the Women's World Cup in France isn't an extension of the 2015 title run
- Incoming Maryland women’s basketball freshman Diamond Miller was named to USA Basketball's roster for the upcoming FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Bangkok.
It was a year for brilliant individual performances from
Whether we're talkingscratched out of another race Wednesday morning at Olympic Trials, opting to skip the 100-meter freestyle in favor of resting up for the 200-meter butterflyPhelps' journey from the last Olympics — falling out of love with the sport, hitting an emotional bottom, rebounding to enjoy fatherhood and a reinvigorated training schedule — has been well documented. But Schmitt's was just as painful. The five-time Olympic medalist fell into a depression so deep that she sometimes slept away her days rather than face a world that expected the old bubbly Schmitty.has spent the last six months describing just how lost he was in the days before his 2014 drunk driving arrest. And the record-setting Olympian did so againAfter a career of drastic twists and turns, former Olympic medalist and Towson resident Katie Hoff discusses her recent decision to retire from competitive swimming.Preparing for his fifth Olympics this summer in Rio, the 30-year-old Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly Friday night in an Arena Pro Swim Series event.Swimmer Michael Phelps of Baltimore won the 200-meter butterfly in the U.S. Winter National Championships for his third title in three days.Michael Phelps will return to competition this weekend for the first time since he re-established himself as the most dominant male swimmer in the world.Michael Phelps is signing on as an investor and spokesperson with a Windsor Mill-based online shaving products company — a role reflecting the swimming superstar's interest in moving beyond traditional endorsement deals.Mohamed Hussein, a 23-year-old who grew up in Cairo and graduated from UMBC in December with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, is already the Egyptian record holder in the 200 IM at 2 minutes, 2.29 seconds. But he said he wants to join the elite group of swimmers that includes Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.The opening sequence featuring clips of the semifinalists is trying to be all tense and dramatic and uber-competitive. Then the show starts and the troupe and pros are doing a goofy jive with a bowling theme. Tonal whiplash.Michael Phelps posted the fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly, setting up a duel with longtime rival Ryan Lochte in Thursday evening¿s final.Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed -- he'll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in in Rio de Janeiro.If this year's Phillips 66 National Championships hold any enduring place in Michael Phelps' mind, he might remember them as a needed, albeit painful, slug of reality.Michael Phelps' comeback will come with a new partner, Aqua Sphere. The swimming equipment manufacturer says it is partnering with the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time and his coach, Bob Bowman, to develop "a new class of swim products" and expand water-safety efforts.Though he has swum four events since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week in California where he'll swim at U.S. Nationals.In the first swim of his comeback at the Mesa Grand Prix, Phelps posted the fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly at 52.84 seconds.Michael Phelps couldn't say it enough times, even joking that he would bore questioners with his repetitive explanation for returning to competitive swimming.For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming. Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement this week in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?Michael Phelps' comeback inched closer to reality Tuesday when his longtime coach Bob Bowman said the record-setting Olympian will likely swim in a meet sometime in the next few months.Deana Parris, a trampolinist from Burtonsville, Maryland, who attends the University of Maryland, hopes hard work takes her to the Olympics in Rio de JaneiroAfter months of hints and half-denials, Michael Phelps has re-entered the drug testing pool for international competition, the strongest signal yet that he¿s planning a return to competitive swimming.Bethesda native Katie Ledecky wins the 800 freestyle in a world-record time, giving her four gold medals at world swimming championships in Barcelona, SpainElizabeth Pelton, of Towson, will compete in her third straight FINA World Championships this week in Barcelona, Spain.Towson swimmer Elizabeth Pelton finishes second in the 200 backstroke at the Phillips 66 National Championships and qualifies for the world championshipsWhy haven't thoroughbreds gotten faster over time? Unlike humans, who regularly set new world records in track and swimming, today's best racehorses often post slower winning times than their predecessors from 30 and 40 years ago.No longer a professional athlete, Sanjay Ayre is now using his world class experiences here in Howard County, as a personal trainer and coach at Howard Community College.Paralympian and gold medal swimmer Ian Silverman, of Towson, got a surprise welcome back today, Sept. 12, from staff and students at McDonogh School in Owings Mills on his return from the games in London.