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  • Dara Torres

    Dara Torres
    Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. At the Beijing Games in 2008, Dara became the oldest swimmer to...
  • McCorory 4th at worlds in 400 meters

    Twenty-one hundredths of a second. About one very long stride. They're all that separated Francena McCorory from a spot on the medals stand on Day Three of the 13th World Championships of Track and Field. The former Bethel High and Hampton University...
  • 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...
  • Misty wins silver, Ross bronze

    BRASILIA, Brazil — It was just like old times in the gold medal match of the beach volleyball Brasilia Open. Newport Harbor High alumna Misty May-Treanor has reunited with her old partner, Kerri Walsh. They came close to winning yet another...
  • Briefs: UCI men lauded

    UC Irvine junior Chris Kearney is the Big West Conference Player of the Year in men's tennis and UCI's Trevor Kronemann is Coach of the Year for a second straight season. Kearney earned first-team recognition in singles and doubles, while Anteaters...
  • Wendy Larry resigns as ODU's women's basketball coach

    Wendy Larry resigns as ODU's women's basketball coach
    Wendy Larry, who became just the 20th women's basketball coach to reach 600 career victories, resigned Tuesday after 24 seasons and 559 wins with Old Dominion. ODU athletic director Wood Selig announced Larry's resignation. Larry will remain at the school...
  • Ms. Kwan Goes to Washington

    Ms. Kwan Goes to Washington
    When Michelle Kwan was 16 and had just won the first of what would be five world figure skating titles, she began to wonder what her life would be like at age 30. "I thought, 'Will I still be skating, still be training a long program every day?''' Kwan...
  • NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit

    NBC digs deep to make the U.S. Open a ratings hit
    In the Tiger Woods era, it was hard to find a better Father's Day storyline for the network announcers to ply than that of the young superstar and his dad. Woods' father, Earl, put a golf club in his son's hands when the child was only months old, and...
  • Briefs: Dodgers victors

    The OC Dodgers Elite 8-and-under travel team won the Cecil Fielder Elite World Series championship recently in Yuma, Ariz. The OC Dodgers, which featured Costa Mesa resident Nick Ochoa and Irvine residents Mason Ressler and Cade O'Hara, went 8-0 at the...
  • Peninsula rower helps Virginia club qualify for prestigious Henley

    Peninsula rower helps Virginia club qualify for prestigious Henley
    Scott Stuard was first exposed to rowing during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Looks pretty cool, he thought of the televised images. He had no idea. No idea that a year later he would become a rower. No idea that his muscles and mind could endure such...
  • A consummate pro

    Kathleen Sullivan received her first pair of prosthetics when she was 1. Now, she's a professional athlete preparing to compete in an international track and field competition in New Zealand. Born without legs from above the knee down, Sullivan, 31,...