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  • Sharon Day punches ticket to London Games

    Sharon Day punches ticket to London Games
    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...
  • Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke

    Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke
    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...
  • Phelps won't try to match heights set by ... Phelps

    Phelps won't try to match heights set by ... Phelps
    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. On...
  • Tabb grad David Walters chooses retirement as other Peninsula swimmers get taste of big time at U.S. Trials

    Tabb grad David Walters chooses retirement as other Peninsula swimmers get taste of big time at U.S. Trials
    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...
  • McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team

    McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team
    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...
  • Michael Phelps tells Details about his fat days

    Michael Phelps tells Details about his fat days
    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...
  • 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

    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...