| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Keli Smith Puzo ran out of options early last month.
Her 9-month-old son, Ian, had a highly contagious virus, and her babysitter was incapacitated with the stomach flu. More than 2,000 miles from friends and family, the U.S. women's field hockey...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 9:30 AM
OMAHA -- While the advance buzz over the Olympic swimming trials has been over whether Michael Phelps will swim the 400-meter individual medley, the women's 400 IM has a bit of intrigue of its own.
Katie Hoff, who trained at North Baltimore Aquatic...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Michael Phelps enters Monday night's finals in the 400-meter individual medley seeded second to rival Ryan Lochte after the morning preliminary heats. Phelps' teammate at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Chase Kalisz, 18, swam to a surprise third-best time...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:49 AM
You don’t want to train for the long run in a short time. Dathan Ritzenhein knew that in January, when he ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston after two Achilles tendon surgeries in the previous 10 months had kept him from training for...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Hilary Phelps was approaching the finish line of her first Ironman triathlon. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was playing. She was wrung out from more than 14 hours of swimming, cycling and now running, certain that there wasn't a single drop of...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Brendan Hansen may have won a ticket to London on Tuesday night with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke race, but he's found time as well to watch the rivalry that's riveted everyone: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
"I think Ryan's really eager...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Back in high school when Sharon Day was building herself as the greatest athlete to come out of Costa Mesa High, she competed in volleyball, soccer and track and field.
In the spring, she excelled in track and field. At most meets, she racked up...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:43 PM
David Walters, a former Tabb High standout, was close to having a final chance to make the men's U.S. Olympic team in swimming Friday night at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.
Scratches by Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers -- both already qualified for the...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Sharon Day said she entered the U.S. Olympic track and field trials without much stress. She had already earned an 'A' standard and knew she had to finish in the top three in the heptathlon to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
A relaxed Day finished...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third.
"You don't really swim to get to third," a...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Omaha, Neb. — Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in eight tries in the 2008 Beijing Olympics might never be duplicated.
On Monday, someone who could have been able to do it — Phelps himself — announced that he wouldn't even try.