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  • Ledecky swims to yet another world record

    Ledecky swims to yet another world record
    Forget all the fancy superlatives. It takes just one three-letter word to assess Katie Ledecky. Wow. In pouring rain Saturday at the Pan Pacific Championships in Southport, Australia, the 17-year-old from Bethesda, Md., broke the world record in the...
  • Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in less than 24 hours while Michael Phelps suffered a rare defeat at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. Ledecky hacked almost six seconds off her 1,500 metres...
  • Swimmer from Zimbabwe comes to Charlotte to revive her Olympic dreams

    In Zimbabwe, Kirsty Coventry is Michael Phelps. In Charlotte, where she moved last month with her husband, Coventry is an anonymous 30-year-old woman. Put her in a pool, though, and you start to understand why Coventry is a worldwide swimming star hoping...
  • You've heard this before: Ledecky, world record

    You've heard this before: Ledecky, world record
    This sounds like a broken record. Literally and figuratively. Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in two days, third in 15 days and fifth in just over two months when she swam the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes 28.36 seconds in Sunday&...
  • Likely cause of bay whale's erratic behavior, death identified

    Likely cause of bay whale's erratic behavior, death identified
    The sei whale seen swimming erratically in the region's rivers and creeks for a week had swallowed plastic that likely prevented it from feeding. The whale was found dead on Thursday along the shore of St. Julien's creek in Chesapeake and was examined...
  • Ledecky breaks world record to overshadow Phelps

    (Reuters) - It's not often that Michael Phelps gets upstaged in the pool, especially when he wins. But that's exactly what happened at the Pan Pacific championships on Saturday. Phelps won his first individual gold medal at an international meet in two...
  • Ashton Kutcher ditches his bachelor pad in Hollywood Hills

    Ashton Kutcher ditches his bachelor pad in Hollywood Hills
    Ashton Kutcher has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $9.925 million after quietly shopping it since spring at $12 million. The glass-clad contemporary, built in 2006-07, has views of the Hollywood Reservoir and the Hollywood sign from its three stories....
  • Her ultimate finish line is Rio

    Her ultimate finish line is Rio
    Katie Hursey went to Syracuse to compete in track, but she was a triathlete by the time she left. The North Carroll alumna had known how to swim since she was young; all that remained was learning to race a bike. "From the start, the goal was to get...
  • Grevers dunks demons on way to Australia

    IRVINE, Calif. -- The pool brought back bad memories.  It was the place where Matt Grevers saw his swimming career go dead in the water at exactly the same point in the Olympic cycle -  the U.S. Championships in the middle year between Summer Games....
  • Lochte v Phelps wows crowd, Ledecky skips 1,500

    (Reuters) - A thrilling battle between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte highlighted the final day of the U.S. National Championships on Sunday, though fans were denied the chance to see if Katie Ledecky could deliver another world record-breaking...
  • Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor

    Floating swimming pool to dock at 31st Street Harbor
    Chicago's newest harbor at 31st Street has filled less than half its boat slips, but it's about to make a splash. A floating swimming pool, a pool deck and washroom facilities are under construction, and a floating restaurant is planned for the city's...