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Phelps taking different approach in comeback

MESA, Ariz. | Michael Phelps tied the fourth-fastest time in the world this year swimming the 100-meter butterfly in his first competition in nearly two years. His comeback has gotten off to a strong start albeit with a much different approach than he took in winning 22 medals over three Olympics.

April 26, 2014 7:00 pm

After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

SOCHI, Russia | The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone – should anyone – try to top that?

February 20, 2014 4:01 am Related
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

You'd have to be a dope to try to get away with doping at the Sochi Olympics. That's the picture painted by international Olympic and anti-doping officials as they implement the toughest drug-testing program in Winter Games history.

January 30, 2014 11:07 am

Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympic tickets

LONDON | What if they held an Olympics and nobody came?

January 21, 2014 7:00 pm

AL HAMNIK: Three sports blunders destined for failure

Everywhere you look these days, there are videos shown of people around the world doing the dumbest things you could imagine.

January 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Tina Thompson ready to retire after 17 seasons

Tina Thompson ready to retire after 17 seasons

Tina Thompson has a simple reason for deciding to retire from the WNBA after this season: she's just looking to slow things down.

July 06, 2013 5:00 pm
Tina Thompson ready to retire after 17th season

Tina Thompson ready to retire after 17th season

Seattle Storm forward Tina Thompson has a simple reason for deciding to retire from the WNBA after this season: she's just looking to slow things down.

July 06, 2013 2:39 am
U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

Saba Khubezhyty, second from right, of Russia shakes hands with Jordan Burroughs of Lincoln, Neb., right, after their 74 kilogram class weigh-in during a news conference Tuesday at U.N. headquarters, announcing the "Rumble on the Rails" wrestling exhibition between the teams from Iran, Russi…

May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

UNITED NATIONS | In Iran, Olympic wrestling champion Jordan Burroughs felt like Justin Bieber, LeBron James and Tom Brady all rolled into one.

May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

HAVANA | Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution.

March 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Youths train at the Rafael Trejos boxing gym in Old Havana, Cuba, early Thursday. Cuba banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Now the island is on the verge of partially reversing five decades of strictly amateur boxing. While officials caution that no decision has bee…

March 21, 2013 2:23 pm
US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

U.S. National freestyle wrestling coach Zeke Jones, right, and his team members arrive at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran, early Tuesday morning to attend World Cup tournament. USA Wrestling has formalized plans for a committee charged with restoring Olympic wrestling.

February 19, 2013 2:34 pm
US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

TEHRAN, Iran | The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a common goal.

February 19, 2013 2:34 pm
Fever look to close out WNBA Finals in Game 4

Fever look to close out WNBA Finals in Game 4

Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, looks to pass around Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright in the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday. The Fever won 76-59.

October 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Fever look to close out WNBA Finals in Game 4

Fever look to close out WNBA Finals in Game 4

INDIANAPOLIS | Tamika Catchings hasn't forgotten how close she came to clearing the biggest hurdle of her basketball career.

October 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Federer, Murray could have rematch in Open semis

Federer, Murray could have rematch in Open semis

Roger Federer kisses the Wimbledon singles championship trophy after defeating Andy Murray at Wimbledon. Federer heads to next week's U.S. Open as the favorite.

August 23, 2012 3:13 pm
Federer, Murray could have rematch in U.S. Open semis

Federer, Murray could have rematch in U.S. Open semis

NEW YORK | Though no player would admit to looking so far ahead, Novak Djokovic may have been the biggest winner when the U.S. Open bracket was set Thursday.

August 23, 2012 3:13 pm
London Olympics

London Olympics

Workmen take down an Olympic flag in the Mall near Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, following the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The London summer games ended late Sunday, with the next summer games scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.

August 13, 2012 6:52 pm
Wear it proud

Wear it proud

British fans wearing leotards in the colors of the flag pose for other spectators to take pictures of them in front of the Orbit Tower in Olympic Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Patriotism and the games have always gone together, but gone are the days when one just waved a flag.…

August 12, 2012 12:00 am
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