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4:56 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

Michael Phelps swims in the men's 200-meter individual medley heat at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Ryan Remiorz AP

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 5:26 pm

Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is coming out of retirement.

Patrick Sandusky, the U.S. Olympic Committee public affairs officer, tweeted this morning: "It is official, Michael Phelps is back.... competing next week in Arizona."

Phelps, who will be 29 in June, has already competed in four Olympic Games, winning 22 medals, including 18 gold. There is no word yet on whether he's looking to compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

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Sports at Large
12:42 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Is UConn Dominance Bad For Women's College Basketball?

University of Connecticut women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma.
Credit CT Senate Democrats via flickr

Is UConn Dominance Bad For Women's College Basketball?

Last Tuesday’s game between Connecticut and Notre Dame for women’s college basketball’s national championship wasn’t much of an athletic contest.

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Sports at Large
10:53 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Do Baseball Fans Care If Their Team's Sluggers Have Swung Juiced?

Nelson Cruz swinging for the Texas Rangers
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Do Baseball Fans Care If Their Team's Sluggers Have Swung Juiced?

Maya Angelou once said that a person should, "do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better". For decades, Major League Baseball was ignorant about the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport.

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Sports at Large
11:03 am
Thu April 3, 2014

You Won't Meet Another "Fang"

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In case you hadn’t noticed, college athletics is divided in much the same way the retail world is:  there are schools like Maryland in the major conferences, like the Atlantic Coast Conference, soon to be in the Big Ten. Think of them like big grocery stores, where you can get just about everything, from soup and soap to hair nets and meat at the cheapest possible cost.

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Sports at Large
4:11 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Can The Terps Go Out (of the ACC) With A Bang?

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Can The Terps Go Out (of the ACC) With A Bang?

For some, March is a time of valediction, of saying goodbye, in college sports, and basketball in particular. On Tuesday night, in College Park, two distinct and memorable periods of history come to an end in one fell swoop.

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