| 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....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:04 AM
If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon.
Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN ...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:39 PM
IRVINE, Calif. – A fourth in Wednesday night’s 100-meter freestyle final punched Conor Dwyer’s airline ticket to Australia.
It also gave him the freedom to let it fly in the rest of the U.S. Championships.
“It’s a big...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:40 PM
When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near.
Exactly how near was the question.
Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:59 AM
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....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016.
Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...