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  • Your Turn: If Michael Phelps isn't greatest Olympian, then who is?

    Your Turn: If Michael Phelps isn't greatest Olympian, then who is?
    After Michael Phelps won his record-breaking 19th Olympic medal last night, London Games chief Sebastian Coe said that the Baltimore swimmer "probably isn’t" the greatest Olympian of all time. Phelps passed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina's 18...
  • Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports

    Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports
    Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore. He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
  • South L.A. health clinic draws hundreds

    South L.A. health clinic draws hundreds
    Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle. "Is it gonna hurt?" she asked. "You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way." When Cota...
  • Adrian W. Rich, businessman

    Adrian W. Rich, businessman
    Adrian W. Rich, a retired Baltimore businessman and volunteer, died Aug. 29 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. The longtime Lutherville resident was 98. Adrian Warwick Rich was born in Graham, Va., which is now Bluefield, Va. He was a 1932 graduate...
  • Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Is Better Than Sports

    Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Is Better Than Sports
    This past weekend the Chicago White Sox held a special Star Wars day at U.S. Cellular Field. People were encouraged to come to the game dressed as their favorite character to participate in an on-field parade. The 501st Midwest Garrison, the costuming...
  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...
  • 10 things you might not know about Olympians

    10 things you might not know about Olympians
    The London Olympics start this week, offering new opportunities for oddities like these: 1 For two Olympians who were the first-ever representative of their countries, dreams turned to "duhs." In 1960, Wym Essajas, from the South American nation of...
  • Ohio State to honor military with camo-helmets

     
    Ohio State to honor military with camo-helmets In a move to honor the men and women serving in the military, Ohio State football players will wear special camouflaged helmets for spring practice and for the April 23....
  • Tyson Gay runs world’s fastest time, wants to beat Usain Bolt| Video

     
    But while training in Clermont this month, Tyson Gay clocked the world's current fastest time at 9.79. Usain Bolt holds the record at 9.58....
  • ANNUAL BIG TEN AWARDS SHOW MONDAY NIGHT

     
    The Big Ten Network will broadcast the fourth annual BTN Awards Show live at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday -- an event that recognizes the best of Big Ten Conference sports in 2010-11. Penn State is represented with four nominees:......
  • Florida State national champion Ngoni Makusha going pro

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Well, I had my first opportunity to hear from Florida State track star Ngoni Makusha earlier Wednesday afternoon, and, as it turns out, it's probably my last chance to hear from him — at least as a student. During a 12:30 p.m....