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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming

    Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming
    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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

    PRETORIA, South Africa — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius rambled and at times contradicted himself under cross-examination Wednesday during his trial for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "My memory is not very good at the...
  • Faulkner: 'Eaters are no tourists

    Faulkner: 'Eaters are no tourists
    Spring break in Hawaii is an experience most students would covet, but for the members of the UC Irvine women's water polo team, the five-day excursion into paradise this week is mostly about business. The No. 6-ranked Anteaters open Big West Conference...
  • Athletes credit coach who wins state honor

     Athletes credit coach who wins state honor
    Thirteen turned out to be a lucky number for Deerfield High School coach Doug Foerch when he was named Illinois diving coach of the year. Between diving and gymnastics, the two sports he mentors, this was the 13th time Foerch has received the honor,...
  • Kiefer, Smoliga win NCAA titles

    Kiefer, Smoliga win NCAA titles
    Notre Dame sophomore fencer Lee Kiefer of Versailles, Ky., successfully defended her NCAA foil title Friday in Columbus, Ohio. Kiefer, who finished fifth in the 2012 Olympics, beat teammate Madison Zeiss, a junior from Los Angeles, 13-10 in the final....
  • Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one...