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  • Katie Ledecky beats Missy Franklin in 200 freestyle

    Katie Ledecky beats Missy Franklin in 200 freestyle
    Bruce Gemmell smiled and shook his head after being asked if he could come up with an American comparison to his star pupil, Katie Ledecky. Was there another swimmer with the potential to dominate races? No one immediately came to mind. In fact, the...
  • After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'

    After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'
    IRVINE, Calif. — As he moves forward with his comeback, Michael Phelps can't always measure his progress the way he used to: in victories. Take the unusual position he found himself in Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships. The...
  • Michael Phelps' comeback tour continues in Irvine

    Michael Phelps' comeback tour continues in Irvine
    The most decorated of Olympians enters the room without fanfare. Wearing a black cap tucked low, he quickly sits with his legs crossed, feet peeking out from underneath a "USA Swimming" tablecloth, as he shifts in a sagging plastic chair. He has done...
  • Fast start for Ledecky at swim worlds

    Fast start for Ledecky at swim worlds
    Katie Ledecky, on the verge of her junior year in high school, showed she also is on the verge of joining teammate Missy Franklin as a big star of world swimming as the binennial World Championships opened Sunday in Barcelona. Ledecky, 16, of Bethesda,...
  • Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month

    Michael Phelps plans to return to competition this month
    Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016. Phelps will compete in the Arena...
  • July 25: Going for gold

    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...
  • 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...
  • Sport-by-sport capsules: Maryland's Olympians in London

    Sport-by-sport capsules: Maryland's Olympians in London
    Basketball Carmelo Anthony Age: 28 From: Baltimore Schedule: Group A: vs. France, July 29; vs. Tunisia, July 31; vs. Nigeria, Aug. 2; vs. Lithuania, Aug. 4; vs. Argentina, Aug. 6 Olympic experience: This is Anthony's third Olympics appearance. He was...
  • Phelps has first showdown with Lochte on Saturday

    Phelps has first showdown with Lochte on Saturday
    A week from Saturday, the very thick chapter that isMichael Phelps' part of the record books will finally be closed. After a glittering career in which it was easier to write his records in pencil since he likely would surpass them at some point, it's...
  • 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 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-...