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  1. First comeback meet in books for Phelps

    Jim Caple

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps finished 42nd in Friday's 50 freestyle heats and did not qualify for the evening final. But that wasn't bad considering he was swimming the butterfly stroke in that event. Why did Phelps swim the fly stroke in a free ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. Why swimming needs the Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps did not win his first final race since coming out of retirement, but he did remind fans of something else -- just how much the sport needs and enjoys his rivalry with Ryan Lochte.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Current Figure skating scoring system fost...

    Jim Caple

    After a women's final that saw Russia's Adelina Sotnikova eclipsing heavy favorite Kim Yu-na for the gold medal, figure skating's subjective judging system is again creating both intrigue and outrage.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Jeremy Abbott one step closer to Olympic r...

    Jim Caple

    After a few disappointing seasons, Jeremy Abbott rose back to the top after a record short program Friday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  5. Its on! Pistorius' chance to medal

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- After his South Africa 4x400 relay team crashed in Thursday afternoon's semifinal, Oscar Pistorius sent out this tweet: We have been so blessed to this point with a Silver at World Champs in 2011 and We were looking forward to the Final....

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings end ride...

    Jim Caple

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings still haven't lost at the Olympics and never will, not after ending their 12-year run of dominance with a third and final gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  7. U.S. proving it can go the distance

    Jim Caple

    While America's women sprinters have combined for a gold, two silvers and two bronze medals heading into their 200 meter final, the male sprinters have just two medals -- Justin Gatlin's bronze in the 100 and Michael Tinley's silver in the 400 hurdle...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  8. Women's 200 final boasts impressive field

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Allyson Felix was talking to a couple of reporters about winning her 200-meter semifinal Tuesday evening when she was interrupted by the loud, repeated squeals of France's Myriam Soumare. Soumare wasn't hurt or scared or in danger. She w...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A heartbreaking finish for Tyson Gay

    Jim Caple

    Tyson Gay had gone through so much to reach the London Olympics. Which made his finish in Sunday's 100-meter final all the more heartbreaking.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  10. Men's 100 final not just a two-man race

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Justin Gatlin says hold on a second. Or perhaps 9.8 seconds. The way he sees it, Sunday's 100-meter final is not just a two-man race between Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. "I think seven guys can win. The whole eight in the field,...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  11. Bausch teaches lessons, wins cycling silver

    Jim Caple

    Dotsie Bausch and her fellow U.S. women's team pursuit riders didn't stand much chance in Saturday's gold-medal race against the British squad, which is clearly the best in the world. But just reaching the final was a minor upset, and that Bausch lat...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mental edge helps U.S. women's gymnastics...

    Jim Caple

    Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  13. Grevers, Thoman give U.S. 1-2 punch in 100-meter backstroke

    Jim Caple

    Matt Grevers won gold in an Olympics-record 52.16 seconds with Nick Thoman taking silver in 52.97. It's the second consecutive Olympics in which the U.S. men have finished first and second in the 100 back.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Team USA being taken for granted

    Jim Caple

    Don't be deceived by the final score. Saturday's Olympic opener was a bit of a struggle for the U.S. women's basketball team. So maybe it's time to quit taking this squad for granted.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Compelling 200 final can't erase 100 tieb...

    Jim Caple

    The women's 200-meter final was compelling, but the excitement of the race was overshadowed by the elephant in the track: that lingering 100-meter tiebreaker.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Get ready for one insane 200 women's fina...

    Jim Caple

    With Allyson Felix, Jeneba Tarmoh, Sanya Richards-Ross, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and the others in the field, the 200 final should be very, very fast and very, very close.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012