| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:59 PM
MESA, ARIZ.— Michael Phelps did not forget how to win races in his 20 months away from competitive swimming.
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:57 PM
MESA, Ariz. — It was only a preliminary heat, but Michael Phelps looked impressive in the first step of his much-anticipated comeback at a Grand Prix meet in Arizona on Thursday.
The 22-time Olympic medalist — who had not raced since the...
| Feb 7, 2014
Every two years, now, I have to renew this plea on behalf of all of us who care about the Olympics enough to watch the prime-time broadcasts but not enough to want to know instantly who won which slippy-slidey contest......
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film.
Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...