| Aug 15, 2013
HARTFORD — Gymnastics, McKayla Maroney conceded, is confusing.
"You have to be so many different things in one," Maroney said Wednesday. "You have to be powerful and so tough. We're in the gym eight hours a day. Most of these girls here are...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game.
The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:56 PM
Technically, its borders do not reach the sand. But thanks to the achievements of Misty May-Treanor and April Ross, who both grew up there, Costa Mesa has become known as the epicenter of women's beach volleyball in the United States.
| Aug 4, 2013
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
April Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, has confirmed that she will team with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings before the end of the season, Ross told FIVB.com Monday.
Multiple media outlets had reported a link between...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:04 AM
Elizabeth Pelton says she felt like "the little kid in a candy store."
From a swimming standpoint, why wouldn't she? She had just finished second in the 200-meter backstroke final at the Phillips 66 National Championships on June 25 and swam a...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so...
| Jun 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Her conversation still is full of words like "awesome" and "unbelievable" and "sooooo cool" and "over the moon." She would probably describe taking out the garbage as fun, so relentless is Missy Franklin's enthusiasm about...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:50 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — When it was over, Annie Chandler Grevers said she had made no plans. She had tried everything possible not to put extra pressure on her new husband, Matt, who was hoping to turn a swim meet in Spain into a wedding trip.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Shortly before leaving for the 2012 London Olympics, USA women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma stood with his arms folded at the team's training facility in Washington, pondering all that had led him there.
He said he was tired of the world travel. He...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:28 AM
April Ross said she felt disappointed after her run with Kerri Walsh Jennings ended in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Gstaad Grand Slam Friday.
Ross, the Costa Mesa resident and former Newport Harbor High standout, and the three-time Olympic...