| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow.
While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Swimming superstar Michael Phelps is getting closer to a competitive comeback that could lead him to a fifth Olympic appearance in 2016.
His longtime coach, Bob Bowman, said Tuesday Phelps is probably going to get into a meet “sometime soon.&...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Since the London Olympics, Ryan Lochte has seemed bent on proving he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.
Take his reality TV show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” (Please).
This is what a Washington Post reviewer said about it:...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, who became famous for her quizzical face at the 2012 Olympics when she landed a vault on her bottom after the gold medal had all but been conceded to her, defended her world vault championship Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms.
Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:02 PM
After 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 swimming.
Phelps, already widely regarded as the greatest competitive...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Michael Phelps' comeback inched closer to reality Tuesday when his longtime coach said the record-setting Olympian could swim in a meet “sometime soon.”
“He looks like he is definitely in shape,” Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, said....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:51 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bob Bowman is back coaching after a nine-month hiatus.
At the first suggestion, however indirect, of his star former swimmer returning, Bowman broke out laughing.
“Whatever are you talking about?’’ Bowman said as...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:45 AM
After parting ways with former coach Fabrice Pellerin last month, swimmer Yannick Agnel has a new home in Baltimore.
Agnel, who won three medals at the 2012 Olympics in London, recently moved from his native country of France to begin training at...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:31 PM
On the second night of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, several swimmers with local ties clinched spots in Barcelona, Spain, for next month's FINA World Aquatic Championships.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Two-time Olympian Matt Tegenkamp is to make his marathon debut at the Oct. 13 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Tegenkamp, 31, has been one of the leading track distance runners in the United States for seven seasons.
The Wisconsin grad from Lee&...