| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:38 PM
One hundredth of a second.
It is an interval the naked eye can’t see, one the mind can’t really wrap itself around, yet one that can make the difference between an Olympic medal and the worst place of all: fourth.
That happened to two...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Just weeks before the world championships in Moscow, the sport of track and field has suffered a major blow with three marquee sprinters testing positive for banned substances.
American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:24 AM
| Oct 6, 2012
| 8:50 AM
A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:02 AM
BEIJING -- Forced evictions are accelerating in China, leading to violent disturbances and deaths, a new report by Amnesty International asserted Thursday. The human-rights group said it had collected reports on more than 40 cases in which people...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Tyson Gay, the reigning U.S. sprint champion at 100 and 200 meters, has tested positive for a banned substance, he said Sunday in Amsterdam.
Gay, the American record-holder in the 100, will not compete in the world championships next month in Moscow...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game.
The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Trayvon Robinson’s solo home run with one out in the ninth inning gave Norfolk a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Bisons (29-25) before 7,117 at Harbor Park.
The Tides (34-22) had lost their two previous games to fall...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:36 AM
An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...