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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. 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Down with MLB interleague games in September

    Jim Caple

    Interleague series in May? Sure. In June and July? Fine. But not now. Not in the heat of September pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  7. Olympic stage set for X Games Barcelona

    Jim Caple

    Channeling the 1992 Summer Olympics, X Games has taken over some of the most iconic venues in Barcelona.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  8. Five Olympic sports that should get the boot before wrestling

    Jim Caple

    I am still wrestling with the IOC's shocking and inexplicable decision to drop wrestling from the Summer Olympics while preserving the modern pentathlon (which was expected to get the boot). Wrestling is a sport that is popular worldwide. It goes all...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 2012 Olympics -- Why does decathlon bore us?

    Jim Caple

    Yes, it takes two days and the scoring is complicated, but decathlon is not boring, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 2012 Olympics -- Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells get medals as Lolo Jon...

    Jim Caple

    Lolo Jones commands eyeballs, but the attention should be on Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells and the other Americans who earned medals on the track Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  15. More Olympic heartbreak for Liu Xiang

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Liu Xiang won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but his most inspiring performance was Tuesday morning in a race he officially did not finish. Liu has run swiftly and cleared hurdles gracefully enough t...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  16. Does Spearmon have chance versus Bolt?

    Jim Caple

    LONDON -- Wallace Spearmon is confident he can beat Usain Bolt in a race. Of course, he is talking about an auto race. "We both have the same car, a Nissan GTR," Spearmon said after Tuesday's 200-meter heats. "I kind of told Bolt about it and he w...

    Blog | August 07, 2012