Six Greatest USA Summer Olympians Include Jesse Owens, Michael Phelps

The United States once again dominated the Summer Olympics by winning the most medals (121) and golds (46) over the last two-and-a-half weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Michael Phelps cemented his Olympic legacy by winning five gold medals and bringing his career total to 23, extending his own record. But is Phelps the best American athlete to ever compete at the Summer Olympic...
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Boomer Phelps rocks Ravens onesie for preseason matchup

Start them young! Michael Phelps, most decorated Olympian of all time, is a loud and proud Ravens fan. You may remember Phelps calling out a
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Dikembe Mutombo doesn’t mind Michael Phelps, Lilly King using his finger wag

Dikembe Mutombo’s signature finger wag has experienced a resurgence amongst American swimmers at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Fortunately, they appear to have the blessing of the four-time Defensive Player of the Year. Mutombo came out on Friday and said that he’s cool with Michael Phelps, who waved his finger at South African rival Chad le Clos after beating him...
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Michael Phelps spent first day of his retirement in a pool

If you spent nearly three decades working at McDonald’s, chances are your first meal upon leaving wouldn’t be a Big Mac. But try telling that to the most decorated Olympian of all time. Michael Phelps recently announced his retirement from swimming after racking up six more medals (five gold), at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After a grueling Olympic schedule, Phelps...
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Olympic hero Katie Ledecky returns home to huge ovation at airport

After picking up four Olympic gold medals and a silver at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio and setting two world records (in absolutely dominating fashion in the 800-meter freestyle), U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky has returned home.On Wednesday morning, the Bethesda, Maryland resident arrived at Dulles Airport in Virginia where a crowd of supporters and admirers greeted her warmly.The...
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8 days ago

The dominant U.S. women's basketball team deserves respect, not scrutiny

American basketball fans wanted U.S. domination at the Olympics. In fact, they expected it.And why wouldn’t they? The United States sent the most talented teams to Rio.So far, only one of those two American teams is following through on expectations.The U.S. women have been so dominant for so long that we take their success for granted. Winners of the last five Olympic gold medals...
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9 days ago

Why Olympic success could cost Michael Phelps tens of thousands

There’s no doubt that the star of the Rio Olympics thus far has been Michael Phelps, who added another five gold medals and a silver to his incredible career tally, which now includes 23 golds and 28 medals overall.Unfortunately for Phelps, all that triumph comes with a price tag: Literally. He could have to pay up to $55,000 in taxes for all his Olympic success.That’s because...
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9 days ago

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky recreated their famous 2006 photo

In 2006, Michael Phelps was at an autograph signing when a smiling 9-year-old swimmer, just like dozens in line before and after her, posed for a picture with the Olympic champion. It's a scene that's replayed itself thousands of times in the past 16 years - go to any swim family's house, particularly those who live nearby Phelps' Baltimore, and you'll see the same sort of photo...
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10 days ago

VIDEO: Baltimore Ravens Stop Game To Witness Michael Phelps Make History

Americans have been faithfully awaiting the arrival of football this year, but there is one event this summer that trumps any gridiron gang. Week 1 of the NFL preseason got a lot of fans excited, but it also coincided with one of the biggest events in sports history: Michael Phelps earning his 22nd Olympic gold medal, solidifying himself as the most decorated Olympian ever. In honor...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell: Michael Phelps retires after 23rd gold and he's not coming back

This time it's for real.Late Saturday night at the Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps dove into the pool with Team USA in second place in the 4x100 medley relay. Fifty seconds later, Phelps had pulled his team into the lead - of course - and given freestyler Nathan Adrian plenty of room for a victory. It was Phelps' fifth gold medal of these Games and 23rd overall (to go along with three...
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11 days ago

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