| Sep 13, 2011
| 3:38 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:29 AM
When sports physiologist Allen Lim flew to Europe six years ago to work with America's top pro cyclists, he saw a lot of problems in the peloton. Riders complained about the diet of packaged bars, gels, chews and sugary sports drinks that fueled them...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:35 PM
A second chance. A lifelong dream.
Jennifer Kessy took advantage of one and made the other come to fruition.
Kessy, a Laguna Beach resident, and teammate April Ross are in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The rising duo is one of two teams...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:36 AM
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.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:57 PM
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-...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 2:12 PM
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....
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:07 AM
The complaints about NBC not showing marquee events like swimming have not abated, but the network is claiming another night of record viewing Sunday night, based on preliminary overnights.
Meanwhile WBAL, the network's Baltimore affiliate, is boasting...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:18 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the merits of in-competition coitus and whether abstinence enhances performance.
For years coaches and athletes...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:20 PM
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...