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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Phelps on Friday won the race he loves to hate: the brutal, all-four-strokes endurance contest, the 400-meter individual medley at the Grand Prix. Setting a new record for the meet, Phelps powered past Tyler Clary, to finish at 4 minutes 12.51 seconds before an appreciative crowd at the Indiana University Natatorium. The question of the night, though, was whether they had seen the last Phelps 400 IM ever. The Baltimore swimmer has been threatening since the 2008 Olympics that he was done with the event considered the sport's toughest.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
For a few moments this weekend, the world thought they had a chance to go head to head with Michael Phelps -- on Words With Friends, that is. The Olympian accidentally revealed his screen name for the game, sending it out to his nearly 200,000 Twitter followers. And just like that, he had about 200,000 requests to play on the game. So many coming in every couple of seconds that he could barely touch his phone without it beeping. "I can't even hit a button on my fone because there's to many games starting...," he Tweeted on Sunday.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
It was Jury Duty: Celebrity Edition in Baltimore Circuit Court on Tuesday. Both Michael Phelps and Duff Goldman had their numbers picked for the jury pool at the downtown courthouse. Phelps' presence created such a buzz that other prospective jurors and employees throughout the courthouse started streaming in to take his picture, according to Maj. Sam Cogen of the sheriff's office. “People were using their cell phones [to take pictures], bothering him - including police,” Cogen said.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2012
Pancakes. Sandwiches. Omelets. And that's just breakfast. Michael Phelps' notorious calorie-dense training diet is so well known, even a NFL football player is using it to bulk up for the season. Aaron Maybin, a linebacker for the New York Jets, says the Olympian's eating habits have been his inspiration to gain 20 pounds. “He eats like one of us,” Maybin told the New York Post, gesturing to his hulking teammates. Maybin, who lives in Maryland, says during the off-season he's spent time with Phelps and watched in awe as he's chowed down.
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Susan Reimer | February 9, 2009
L ast week was a tough one for Michael Phelps . I am betting it was equally tough for his mom. Baltimore's Olympic champion swimmer was photographed smoking dope and, by week's end, the give-the-kid-a-break public reaction had turned ugly. USA Swimming suspended him from competition for three months, and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes dropped him. Worse, a columnist compared him to dog-killer Michael Vick, and another declared that he had disgraced the nation. There were camera crews following him and reporters were using megaphones, shouting at him to appear.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. -- Michael Phelps began the most important meet of his comeback Wednesday with a stroke he admitted was shaky in a race he has rarely attempted against the best competition. That set-up led to an uncustomary disappointing result, with Phelps finishing seventh in the 100-meter freestyle final at the Phillips 66 National Championships. He finished behind winner Nathan Adrian, longtime rival Ryan Lochte and North Baltimore Aquatic Club teammate Conor Dwyer. Phelps' time of 49.17 seconds in the evening final was actually worse than his 48.77 seconds from morning preliminaries.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Bouncing back from a lackluster beginning to his final Games, Michael Phelps could add two new superlatives to his already glittering Olympic legacy as early as Tuesday. When Phelps climbs on the starting blocks for Tuesday night's 200-meter butterfly, he will be chasing gold as he always does. While these games have seen him fall short of that --– he left empty-handed from Saturday's 400-meter individual medley and won silver in Sunday's 400-meter freestyle –-- any color medal will tie him with the woman who is currently the most decorated Olympian ever.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2011
You, too, can now compete against Michael Phelps in the pool — at least virtually. " Michael Phelps : Push the Limit," a video game for Xbox 360 systems in the works for more nearly three years and originally set to be released in June, finally shipped to North American retail outlets Tuesday. The game offers players the chance to compete against each other, as well as against Phelps, whose eight gold medals at the 2008 summer games make him one of the most decorated Olympians of all time.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | December 4, 2012
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time and current Canton dweller , headed north to visit another of the state's most successful sportsmen, horse trainer Graham Motion. Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, tweeted the above photo of the two outside one of Motion's barns at the peaceful, sprawling Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton this afternoon. It was Bowman who got Phelps into racing. He'd picked up an interest years ago because a swimming coach he was working with liked to go out to the races.
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