| Feb 24, 2013
Marc Collins was a carefree, 28-year-old Brit looking to blow off some steam when he and a buddy decided to fly to the U.S. for a week's vacation in May 1991.
"My friend (David) and I wanted to take in the sights, so we flew to Miami," recalls Marc, now...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Michael Phelps says he is retired from swimming. But does that include his work with Speedo?
Sunday and Monday at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center, Phelps' long-time base, Speedo UK has reserved two lanes of the pool. John A. Cadigan, the club's...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 8:19 PM
BERLIN — This city is a lap-swimming dream. With almost three dozen pools — some you might call pool palaces — spread throughout Berlin, a swimmer never needs to go far, winter or summer. I chose to swim my laps at pools within easy...
| May 2, 2013
| 11:39 AM
If Cubs owner Tom Ricketts actually made good on his threat to leave Wrigley Field for a more baseball-friendly neighborhood, what would be the best use of the site at Clark and Addison?
My plan? Flatten and grade it, then enclose it in cyclone fence and...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — Eight years ago, when Michael Phelps was 19 years old and heading for his second Olympics in Athens, he already had developed a mantra about his legacy.
It had nothing to do with matching fellow U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz's Olympic...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte confirmed this morning that he's considering a jump into reality television. In an interview on NBC's “Today,” the Port Orange athlete threw out two ABC series as possibilities: “The Bachelor”...
| Dec 13, 2011
Romantic hopes spring eternal in many a middle-aged male breast, even when the middle-aged bod does not look so good in a Speedo anymore. Actually, the demands of that skimpy bit of swimwear are the least of the problems of the gentlemen who spend their...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:05 AM
They are the defending State B champions, reigning Northeast Conference champs and will be the hunted this weekend when the NEC wrestling tourney takes place in Redfield.
The Webster Bearcats will clearly wear the favorite label when the event gets...
| May 28, 2012
| 1:54 PM
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
KROPP RISES TO
Former All-Area Girls' Swimmer of the Year Andrea Kropp captured the 200-meter breaststroke championship while competing for Rattler Swim Club at the Speedo...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:20 PM
They streamed into the Speedo-sponsored party, world-class athletes set free after four years of training and one week of competing on their sport's biggest stage. Now that their Olympics were over, swimmers from around the world would spend this night...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:16 AM
BERLIN - The indelible image of the former East German Olympic female swimmer: big, burly and unbeatable.
After the Berlin Wall fell, former swimming coaches confirmed that the freakishly masculine women had taken steroids under the Stasi-run sports...