New Olympian Michael Andrew quieted his doubters, but the scrutiny isn’t going away

Michael Andrew dazzled in the pool in Omaha this week to achieve an Olympic dream. But criticism of his career continues to follow him.

Ryan Crouser sets a shot put world record at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials

Ryan Crouser put the shot 23.37 meters, breaking a record that had stood since 1990.
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Golf is really hard for most of us. At the U.S. Open, it’s downright diabolical for pros.

The U.S. Open is the most self-consciously sadistic of golf's majors. A trait that is showing itself once again this week at Torrey Pines.

Better drug tests can stop cheaters. They also might punish innocent athletes.

Advances in anti-doping measures yield results that call for human judgment, and that’s where it gets complicated.

Erick Fedde and Yan Gomes give the Nationals a winning combination against the Mets

Erick Fedde pitches seven scoreless innings, Yan Gomes hits a walk-off single, and the Nationals beat the Mets to open a four-game set.
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Stanley Cup or gold medal? Jon Ledecky hopes his Islanders and niece deliver both.

The popular owner of the New York Islanders is just 'Uncle Jon' to the world's most dominant swimmer.

Pitchers who violate ‘sticky stuff’ rules will face 10-game suspensions, MLB says

MLB, which spent the first two months of the season collecting data on the ways in which pitchers were using foreign substances, has decided to implement suspensions for violations of the long-standing, little-enforced rule.

A tour of Phil Mickelson’s San Diego, where just about everybody has a Phil tale

From the Mickelson family house in Del Cerro to the greens of Torrey Pines — and a few stops in between — this is the place that made Phil. And it just happens to be home to this week's U.S. Open.
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Ryan Lochte wraps up emotional U.S. swim trials with an Olympic miss

For the first time since 2000, Team USA will chase Olympic medals without one of the most decorated, popular and polarizing swimmers the sport has ever known.

Cedric Mullins hits two home runs as Orioles end eight-game skid

Baltimore’s center fielder continues an all-star-caliber season.
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What to know about the 2021 NBA playoffs

The second round of the NBA playoffs is underway.

At the U.S. Open, there’s a 48-year-old leader who never, ever, ever gave up

Richard Bland, playing in his fourth career major, went into the clubhouse as the leader after finishing his second round at Torrey Pines.

Which U.S. athletes have qualified to compete at the Tokyo Olympics?

The first U.S. athlete qualified for these Summer Games in July 2019. The United States is expected to send about 600 athletes to Tokyo.

North County softball comes up a run short of a perfect season in the Maryland 4A final

Bre Clayton did not allow an earned run, but North County lost to Catonsville, 1-0.

Euro 2020 group standings, tiebreaker rules and advancement scenarios

The first- and second-place teams in each group qualify for the knockout round, along with the top four third-place teams.

Andrew Wilson’s ticket to Tokyo is an unprecedented testament to Division III perseverance

Ten years ago Andrew Wilson was a Bethesda kid just hoping to make the Emory swimming team. Now he is the first Division III swimmer to earn an Olympic spot.
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In the Mets, the Nationals have a test and opportunity this weekend

The Nationals have 16 more matchups with the division leaders, starting with four in the next three days.

Shelby Houlihan prohibited from U.S. Olympic trials after being kept on start list

The U.S. Track and Field Association has officially prohibited Shelby Houlihan, who received a four-year ban for a failed drug test she blamed on a pork burrito, from racing this weekend.
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