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  • 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...
  • America's Cup: Sailor killed in capsized boat an Olympic medalist

    A Swedish racing team identified a British Olympic gold medalist as the sailor killed when a catamaran capsized during training for the America's Cup on Thursday on the San Francisco Bay. Artemis Racing confirmed that Andrew "Bart" Simpson was trapped...
  • 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...
  • Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg

    Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg
    Wedding date: Feb. 16, 2013 Her story: Abby von Kelsch, 37, grew up in Stafford, Va. She works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a disaster consultant. Her mother, Linda, is a retired librarian and her father, Hank, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who...
  • Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman

    Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is currently the fastest woman in the world. In the 2008 Olympic Games Shelly-Ann was a mere 21 years-old when she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics. This year in London, she successfully defended...
  • China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root

    China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root
    A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
  • Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever

    Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever
    In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
  • Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports

    Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports
    Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore. He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
  • Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach

    Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach
    If you made a flip-book of the hundreds of photographs they've posed together for over the years, you would seeMichael Phelpsgrowing up before your eyes, getting taller and more muscular, while his coach, Bob Bowman, looks remarkably the same. With the...
  • London view: Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world

    London view:  Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world
    Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States.  Hands down.  No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
  • Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian

    Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian
    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...