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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps distant 7th in 100 free final at U.S. nationals

    IRVINE, Calif. — His comeback performances may not have been particularly eye-catching so far, save for the first and the most recent in the 100-meter butterfly, but there seems little doubt that everyone competing with him still is looking over a...
  • Westbrook rules himself out of U.S. World Cup

    Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, citing rest as his top priority, has declared himself unavailable for the United States basketball team at this year's World Cup in Spain. Westbrook, 25, who won gold medals on the U.S. team at the 2010 World...
  • Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...
  • Lakers coach: Are John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Kevin Ollie a fit?

    After two challenging seasons, Mike D'Antoni has stepped down as coach of the Lakers. The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach...
  • World's top fencers to compete in Chicago

    World's top fencers to compete in Chicago
    Chicagoan Eliza Stone, a 2013 world championships team bronze medalist, and two-time Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis of Portland, Ore., are to fence in the Korfanty World Cup at the University of Illinois-Chicago Friday through Sunday. Stone, ranked No....
  • Michael Phelps to return to competitive swimming this month

    Michael Phelps to return to competitive swimming this month
    All of you who, in your office pool, had Michael Phelps returning to competition in April 2014 can smile today. Phelps, a 22-time Olympic medalist, is scheduled to compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a swim meet April 24-26 in...
  • Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming

    Possible reasons abound for Michael Phelps' return to swimming
    For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming. Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why? Phelps sounded fairly certain he...
  • Michael Phelps says he's 'having fun' as he returns to the pool this week

    Michael Phelps says he's 'having fun' as he returns to the pool this week
    MESA, ARIZ. — Michael Phelps couldn’t say it enough times, even joking that he would bore questioners with his repetitive explanation for returning to competitive swimming. “I’m having fun,” he answered over and over...
  • Szabo: Newland goes into Hall of Fame his way

    Szabo: Newland goes into Hall of Fame his way
    One of the first topics that Ted Newland mentioned Saturday night in his USA Water Polo Hall of Fame induction speech was love. Yes, before he went on to blast other longtime coaches and decry the current state of USA Water Polo, he brought up love....
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night

    Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night
    PRETORIA, South Africa — When South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived home on the eve of Valentine's Day 2013, his dogs were running around, his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was cooking dinner and a gift was waiting for him. Steenkamp...