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  • Olympic gender gap closing

    Olympic gender gap closing
    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...
  • Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis

    Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis
    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...
  • Early adversity helps Bethel, HU grad McCorory reach Olympics

    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...
  • Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen leaning toward skipping World Baseball Classic

    Orioles left hander Wei-Yin Chen leaning toward skipping World Baseball Classic
    Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is leaning toward not pitching for his native Taiwan in this spring’s World Baseball Classic in March, according to an industry source. Taiwan, which competes internationally as Chinese Taipei, is playing in a World...
  • Phelps takes second gold, eyes two more

    Michael Phelps won his second gold medal of the Columbus Grand Prix by cruising to victory in the 200-meter butterfly Saturday. His time of 1 minute, 55.17 seconds unofficially is the fastest in the world this year. "It's my second-fastest in-season...
  • 'Training does work,' Phelps says after winning 100 free at Columbus GP

    Despite all the success Michael Phelps has had in his career, he has always had disdain for the training required. That didn't stop him from winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to bring his total to 14 overall, but as the 26-year-...
  • Michael Phelps wins gold for the Wall Street Journal

    Michael Phelps wins gold for the Wall Street Journal
    This week the Wall Street Journal's health blog celebrated its five year anniversary. And not with cake. With the Michael Phelps diet. Or, rather, with the memories of it. In a post looking back at its five years in existence, the bloggers recalled...
  • Wins don't equal perfection for Phelps

    Wins don't equal perfection for Phelps
    – Michael Phelpsessentially owns the 100 butterfly race, holding the U.S. and world records for it, and he kept his hold on it Thursday night by gliding to a first place finish at the Grand Prix race at the Indiana University Natatorium. But...
  • Phelps wins his preliminary heat in the 400 IM

    Phelps wins his preliminary heat in the 400 IM
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Phelps powered back Friday morning after a rather desultory performance the night before, winning his heat in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. His time of 4:2131, second-best in the...
  • In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role

    In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role
    SHANGHAI— When you’re competing for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster against 70,000 other people, the gloves have to come off. Or in Ludi Lin’s case, on. Given the chance for some major media exposure at the Shanghai International...
  • The man behind the Ravens' rides

    The man behind the Ravens' rides
    When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001 and Ray Lewis, as MVP, got a new SUV, he didn't want just a plain, ordinary one. He wanted icing on that cake. So Lewis took his prize to the Belair Road body shop that has become the go-to place for...