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  1. 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
  2. Phelps on first race back: 'It was strange'

    Jim Caple

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps couldn't wait to get back in the pool and compete again. After his 18-month retirement from competitive swimming, Phelps worked his way past a multitude of cameras to the starting area Thursday. Then he stepped up on ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. Dan O'Brien will race again, all for a good cause

    Jim Caple

    Gold medalist Dan O'Brien is competing in the decathlon again. Well, not the decathlon. He won Olympic gold in that event at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and at age 46, he is now a little past his prime. But he will compete in a decathlon. To be specif...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  4. espnW Headliners -- Claressa Shields not giving up the fight

    Jim Caple

    Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- London Games leave us with many great stories

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain is the source of some of our most cherished tales, from "Robin Hood" to "Harry Potter." Fittingly, the 2012 London Olympics provided us with more astounding stories.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- U.S. men beaten in 4x100 relay, but has Jamaica ...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. 4x100 relay team couldn't keep up with Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans, but it doesn't mean it'll stop trying.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Mo Farah makes his 5,000 win look easy

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain's Mo Farah put on quite the show for the home crowd while winning the 5,000 meters and after it was all over.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- With no baton fiascos, U.S. women set world rec...

    Jim Caple

    A lot can happen when a relay team holds on to the baton. For the U.S. women Friday night, what happened was a dominating performance that led to a world record.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Crushing defeats for Morgan Uceny, men's 4x400 r...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how hard you train, no matter how many years you put in, the unexpected can happen at the Olympics. Just ask Morgan Uceny and the men's 4x400 relay team.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- 'World's Greatest Athlete?' Yeah, that's Ashton ...

    Jim Caple

    Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee pulled off a rare American feat in the Olympic decathlon, a feat that warrants a very specific level of respect.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  11. Broken leg doesn't stop Manteo Mitchell

    Jim Caple

    Sure, Usain Bolt can run 200 meters faster than anyone else in the world, but let's see him do it on a broken leg. Manteo Mitchell did exactly that when his left fibula cracked midway through his opening leg of the men's 4x400 relay. He didn't sto...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  12. 2012 Olympics -- Ever the entertainer, Usain Bolt again captivat...

    Jim Caple

    There have been two dominant household-name athletes at the past two Olympics -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But unlike Phelps, Bolt is as much an entertainer as an athlete.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Just wasnt meant to be for Amy Acuff

    Jim Caple

    This was high jumper Amy Acuff's fifth time at the Summer Olympics, and, for once, there was also summerlike weather Thursday to go along with it. "I had to come to London to get a day that it wasn't pouring rain," Acuff said. "Atlanta, Sydney, ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  15. British go medieval over ticket scalping

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- As you may have heard, there are surface-to-air anti-missile weapons placed on some of the rooftops near Olympic Park. This is not, however, to prevent terrorism. This is to keep people from scalping tickets. The attitude here toward tic...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  16. 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