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  • Early adversity helps Bethel, HU grad McCorory reach Olympics

    HAMPTON — Francena McCorory has spent millions of seconds on the track. When the first-time Olympian was at Bethel High, she had to be coaxed into running her events by Bruins assistant track and field coach Cantrese Pierce. "It's less than 60...
  • Phelps takes second gold, eyes two more

    Michael Phelps won his second gold medal of the Columbus Grand Prix by cruising to victory in the 200-meter butterfly Saturday. His time of 1 minute, 55.17 seconds unofficially is the fastest in the world this year. "It's my second-fastest in-season...
  • 'Training does work,' Phelps says after winning 100 free at Columbus GP

    Despite all the success Michael Phelps has had in his career, he has always had disdain for the training required. That didn't stop him from winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to bring his total to 14 overall, but as the 26-year-...
  • Michael Phelps wins gold for the Wall Street Journal

    Michael Phelps wins gold for the Wall Street Journal
    This week the Wall Street Journal's health blog celebrated its five year anniversary. And not with cake. With the Michael Phelps diet. Or, rather, with the memories of it. In a post looking back at its five years in existence, the bloggers recalled...
  • Wins don't equal perfection for Phelps

    Wins don't equal perfection for Phelps
    – Michael Phelpsessentially owns the 100 butterfly race, holding the U.S. and world records for it, and he kept his hold on it Thursday night by gliding to a first place finish at the Grand Prix race at the Indiana University Natatorium. But...
  • Phelps wins his preliminary heat in the 400 IM

    Phelps wins his preliminary heat in the 400 IM
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Phelps powered back Friday morning after a rather desultory performance the night before, winning his heat in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. His time of 4:2131, second-best in the...
  • Sun buys AVP

    Newport Beach resident Donald Sun has bought the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and vowed to restore it to a schedule that included as many as 31 events in 2008, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Sun, 37, a graduate of University High...
  • Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser

    Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser
    Out of the pool and in a formal suit, surrounded by family and friends in gowns and tuxedos, Michael Phelps looked every bit the part he was playing Saturday night: host of a fundraising gala held on the club level of M&T Bank Stadium. But given that the...
  • 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...
  • Laguna resident hopes for a podium finish in London

    Laguna resident hopes for a podium finish in London
    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...
  • 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...