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  • Conference brings attention to water safety on the Great Lakes

    Conference brings attention to water safety on the Great Lakes
    "About 21 months ago, the music stopped in our home — when our son Matthew drowned in a rip current in New Buffalo, Michigan," Tinley Park, Ill., resident John Kocher told a rapt audience Tuesday morning at the Great Lakes Water Safety Conference....
  • Virgen: Sinclair, Peirsol here to save the day

    It's not too often when a coach gets in my face and expresses such anger that I think a physical fight would ensue. But that's what happened in May of 2012 when then-Newport Harbor High boys' water polo coach Robert Lynn didn't take a liking to a...
  • Boys' Water Polo: Sinclair takes over at alma mater

    Boys' Water Polo: Sinclair takes over at alma mater
    Newport Harbor High had to look less than five miles away, even less than that as the crow flies, to find its next boys' water polo head coach. Ross Sinclair never seemed that far away, even as he led the Corona del Mar girls' program the last two...
  • Mountain bikes for triathlons — yes or no?

    Q: "Can you use a mountain bike for a triathlon?" — Anonymous, Catonsville, Md. A: The short answer to this question is yes. Absolutely. Especially if you are new to the sport or if you are participating simply to have fun or to check off a bucket...
  • Commentary: Preserve blackball at Wedge but not at 44th St.

    I remember my first surfboard. It was a beat-up piece of brown foam and fiberglass. The foam was exposed on the nose and on the tail, so calling it waterlogged would be an understatement. I was 12 years old. Growing up surfing in Huntington Beach, I...
  • Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

    For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought. These walls of...
  • A look at deaths near submerged dams in Maryland

    Since the 1950s, at least 441 people have died at 235 submerged dams in 38 states. About half of those deaths occurred in the past 15 years — a period when many cities have sought to repurpose their rivers into picturesque attractions that would...
  • Outdoors: Bigger the better when it comes to lure selection

    Outdoors: Bigger the better when it comes to lure selection
    With the arrival of the trophy rockfish season, let's talk about lures, specifically ones that work like a charm for catch-and-release rockfish in the Susquehanna fishery, and many other places and situations for that matter. Right now all the sport...
  • Michael Phelps could get special invite to world championships

    Michael Phelps could get special invite to world championships
    International swimming officials might offer Michael Phelps the equivalent of an at-large invitation to the world championships this summer. The 18-time Olympic champion has just finished a six-month suspension for a DUI arrest. As part of his...
  • Michael Phelps has full slate of racing this week

    Michael Phelps has full slate of racing this week
    This figures to be a busy week for Michael Phelps. The most-decorated athlete in Olympic history -- returning from a six-month suspension -- is expected to race in five events at an Arizona meet that begins on Wednesday. The schedule for the Arena Pro...
  • Michael Phelps rallies from last to first in 100-meter freestyle, beating Ryan Lochte

    Michael Phelps rallies from last to first in 100-meter freestyle, beating Ryan Lochte
    Michael Phelps roared from last to first on the final lap to win the 100-meter freestyle against rival Ryan Lochte on Saturday night in the Arena Pro Swim Series. Swimming in the seventh lane, Phelps trailed the field at the turn before pouring it on...