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  1. Will Michael Phelps' return hurt younger swimmers' Olympic hopes?...

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps' return to swimming will obviously help bring more attention back to the sport, but will it block the path for younger swimmers like Michael Andrew who are trying to make a name for themselves and reach the 2016 Olympics?

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Michael Phelps' comeback bid will not tarnish what he has already...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how far Michael Phelps takes his comeback bid, there is one thing that will not happen. Whether he gets the chance to win more medals or not, his career accomplishments will never be diminished.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  6. Is Michael Phelps' return to competitive swimming a good thing?

    Jim Caple

    Retirement can be a fickle thing for athletes, especially when that athlete is as accomplished as Michael Phelps. But is his return a good thing for the sport of swimming?

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  7. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- No matter the location, Olympics again sho...

    Jim Caple

    The Sochi Olympics provided plenty of moments to remind us that while terrible things can happen everywhere, wonderfully inspiring things always happen at the Olympics -- whatever our fears, wherever they are held.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  8. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Team USA disappointing overall in Sochi

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. sent a record number of athletes to the Winter Olympics and competed in new events but earned nine fewer medals (28) than in Vancouver in 2010 (37).

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  9. Jamaica keeps bobsled faith

    Jim Caple

    SOCHI, Russia -- Jamaica will not compete in the four-man bobsled this weekend but it was represented in the two-man competition here. And team president Chris Stokes says the country not only will be back in 2018, it could be on the podium. "With...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  10. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Victory Is Theirs ... Ukraine biathlon tea...

    Jim Caple

    In our daily recap Victory Is Theirs, we highlight someone who has earned a big win at the Games. On Friday, it was Ukraine biathlon team, which won gold in the women's 4x6K biathlon relay.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  11. espnW -- U.S. figure skaters don't reach podium, but already eyei...

    Jim Caple

    For the second consecutive Olympics, no American stood on the podium in women's figure skating. But the three U.S. athletes here, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds, already have their sights set on 2018.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  12. 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
  13. espnW -- After missing the gold in the two-woman bobsled, U.S. te...

    Jim Caple

    After the disappointment of missing the gold in the two-woman event, members of the U.S. women's bobsled team are turning their attentions to what lies ahead.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  14. espnW -- Lauryn Williams, not Lolo Jones, bobsledder to watch

    Jim Caple

    If she and driver Elana Meyers hold on to their lead, American Lauryn Williams will become the first woman to win a gold medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  15. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Despite injury, Steven Holcomb drives to t...

    Jim Caple

    Despite an injured calf, U.S. driver Steven Holcomb, along with pusher Steve Langton, drove to Olympic bronze, ending a 62-year U.S. medal drought in two-man bobsled.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  16. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Victory Is Theirs ... a look at Andrew Wei...

    Jim Caple

    In our daily recap Victory Is Theirs, we highlight someone who has earned a big win at the Games. On Sunday, it was alpine skier Andrew Weinbrecht.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014