Each morning, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
** Michael Phelps has accomplished the unthinkable in his Olympic career. Read why he has more work to do before it's all said and done.
** Phelps earned the second seed in the preliminary meet for the 100-meter butterfly competition. Check out our coverage from London.
- Olympics 2012 section link
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- Michael Phelps [Pictures]
- Pictures: Michael Phelps' 22 Olympic medals
- Photos: Closing ceremony in London
- Photos: The 2012 London Olympics
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- VIDEO: Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps in London
- Baltimore Orioles
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** Defensive end Pernell McPhee is recovered from surgery to his knee and now appears to be playing free from pain at Ravens camp.Joe Flacco’s sustained red-zone success.Dylan Bundy put together a gem of a start Wednesday night for High-A Frederick. Pitching against Lynchburg, Bundy allowed just one earned run in 6 2/3 inningson the mound.
** Wednesday at the plate was forgettable, to say the least, for the Orioles. They even managed to make a bit of history in the shellacking at the hands of the Yankees.
** With Omar Quintanilla heating up, the Orioles have a bit of a logjam at second base. Manager Buck Showalter says it’s a good problem to have. Robert Andino’s return from the disabled list makes things plenty interesting.
** Former Raven Jamal Lewis was arrested Tuesday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Lewis was booked and released at Clayton County (Ga.) Jail. He has been charged with child abandonment.
** InsideMDSports.com analyzes the next step for the Harrison twins as they continue their progress toward a college decision.
** Ed Dickson doesn’t think he’s being arrogant. But he does think he has a chance to beat Rob Gronkowski’s tight-end touchdown record set last season.
** Tensai’s recent Tout on the video sharing service that partners with the WWE created some uproar recently. How should WWE superstars use social networking sites like this one?