On Aug. 9, McDaniel College swim coach Jeff Hiestand will head to London for the Summer Olympics. He will watch proudly as former McDaniel swimmer Suzanne Stettinius represents the United States in the pentathlon.
Transplanted Marylander Scott Parsons of Bethesda finished sixth in his first Olympic competition in Athens in 2004, but after failing to make the final in 2008 in Beijing, he is back for redemption in London.
Some veterans are facing strong challenges for the events they've dominated for several Olympic cycles. Natalie Coughlin, for example, has won 11 medals over the past two Games, but barely made it into Wednesday night's finals for her signature event, the 100-meter backstroke.
Fifteen years after their split, Peter Angelos and Davey Johnson might have a chance to patch things up. The Orioles owner says, "enough time has passed," while his former manager says he has "buried the hatchet."
Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to help you become more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Vanderbilt senior midfielder Ally Carey, a John Carroll graduate and The Sun's 2008 Female Athlete of the Year. She leads the No. 18 Commodores (7-5) in goals (22), points (31), draw controls (60) and caused turnovers (12) and is their all-time leader in draw controls with 223. The All American is a member of the U.S. national
The addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's 2011 "Dancing with the Stars" is such an exquisite example of how calculating and exploitative prime-time network TV can be. This year's cast also includes Chaz Bono, David Arquette and Rob Kardashian.
Under Armour, which has built itself from a basement startup to a billion-dollar enterprise, wasn't always able to afford the big endorsement deals of its more established competitors. So, the company instead turns to up and coming athletes to push its brand.