| Feb 8, 2015
| 4:42 PM
The pastor kept repeating a biblical phrase: "Above all else, guard your heart." But, seated with the congregation, the mother of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps knew how easy it was to lose focus on the maintenance of her own beating heart....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 12:38 PM
When I came to Baltimore-based Erickson Living to work as a public relations summer intern, I imagined I would enrich my professional experiences and skills but never dreamed I'd walk away with such a wealth of knowledge on memory care, memory health...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile.
Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Growing up in a small town in Alabama that had its share of gangs and violence, it wasn't easy for Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb.
His family dealt with personal strife they later conquered.
And Webb always looked forward to spending time after...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
To jolt a young Michael Phelps out of bed for 6 a.m. swim practice, his mom Debbie sometimes resorted to blasting him with a hot hair dryer.
"I was always the worst at getting out of bed," Phelps recalled Saturday at a breakfast fundraiser honoring...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Michael Phelps said Saturday he's back in the pool a couple of times a week, but he's nowhere near ready for a return to competitive swimming.
Rumors about Phelps reversing his retirement picked up steam after he entered the drug-testing pool for...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 3:58 AM
Baltimore's favorite mother has inspired a saying. Whenever her friends and family encounter something Debbie Phelps would say or want or do, someone will inevitably say: "That's so DP."
Things that sparkle and shine and make statements? Very DP. An...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Olympian Michael Phelps has been dating a Canadian woman -- and swapping Weinergate-quality photos with her -- for more than two years, the gossip site RadarOnline reports.
The site identifies Phelps' girlfriend as Montreal native Ashley Finestone, who...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Oct 6, 2012
At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window.
And at Kali's Court,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:11 AM
The only one coming out of the 2008 Olympics with anything close to Michael Phelps' star power was his mother, Debbie Phelps.
Caught repeatedly on camera at the sidelines rooting for her son -- and tearing up unselfconsciously as he inched closer to...