| 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.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:58 PM
David Walters was ready to hang up his swimming career when he suddenly had to go back into race mode.
The Tabb High and University of Texas graduate finished 10th in the 100-meter freestyle semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials, two spots out of a...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:58 PM
When Angel McCoughtry steps on the floor of Basketball Arena in London later this month, she won't play in front of the largest crowd of her life.
In her country's opening game against Croatia on July 28, the Baltimore native won't face the best...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Michael Phelps has earned magazine gold: the cover of Details magazine.
The Olympian strikes a pose, bare-chested and in jeans, for the magazine's August issue.
The headline on the story is "Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero."
If there's a...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 11:29 AM
On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes.
*Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad. She...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 12:26 PM
First, the spot she won on the Olympic team for the Beijing Games was taken away and given to a competitor. Then, after making this year's team, she learned her sport would be dropped from the Games after London.
Somehow, Farrah Hall, the sole American...
| Jul 22, 2012
HAMPTON — Francena McCorory has spent millions of seconds on the track.
When the first-time Olympian was at Bethel High, she had to be coaxed into running her events by Bruins assistant track and field coach Cantrese Pierce.
"It's less than 60...