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  • 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...
  • Phelps to swim anchor leg of upcoming 800-meter freestyle relay

    Phelps to swim anchor leg of upcoming 800-meter freestyle relay
    LONDON — Michael Phelps, after just becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time, will anchor the U.S. men's 800-meter freestyle relay tonight. The surprise decision — Phelps tends to lead off — was announced just before the start...
  • Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again

    Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again
    There has been no shortage of complaints about NBC tape-delaying big events until prime time. And that is sure to be the case again tonight with the second-place finish by Michael Phelps and his fellow relay swimmers getting the delay treatment....
  • Phelps to swim in seven races at Olympic trials in Omaha

    Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week's qualifying trials — including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley. The question of how the Baltimore swimmer...
  • Michael Phelps fails to win medal in 400M individual medley, finishing fourth

    Michael Phelps fails to win medal in 400M individual medley, finishing fourth
    Who was that swimmer in the far lane, finishing fourth and failing to medal? A sluggish-looking Michael Phelps launched his final Olympics Saturday night in uncharacteristic fashion, leaving the pool without a stop at the medal platform after a fourth-...
  • Phelps can't catch Lochte but does officially qualify for London Olympic Games

    Phelps can't catch Lochte but does officially qualify for London Olympic Games
    Michael Phelpsfinished second in the 400-meter individual medley to arch-rival Ryan Lochte in the opening act of the Olympic swimming trials here Monday, but both qualified for the London Games, setting the stage for another duel over their sport's most...
  • A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians

    A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians
    When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw. Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
  • Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid

    Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid
    The Olympic flame may not be extinguished along the Chesapeake Bay. A key organizer of the region's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Games is gauging interest in making a run at the 2024 Games. Dan Knise, president and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore...
  • Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics

    Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics
    Michael Phelps barely slipped into Saturday night's final for the 400-meter individual medley, coming in eighth in the morning preliminary heats that launched the first full day of Olympic competition -- and his own fourth and final Games. "The only...
  • Michael Phelps swimming in five events at Indianapolis Grand Prix

    Michael Phelps swimming in five events at Indianapolis Grand Prix
    Michael Phelps is back to where it all began.  The 14-time Olympic gold medalist, who qualified for the team during the Olympic trials in Indianapolis back in 2000, is getting back into the groove at the Indy Grand Prix. The 3-day meet on the campus...