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Phelps Coming Out Of Retirement

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medal...

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dead At 84

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, according to two of his children. His son, Timothy Phelps, con...

Fred Phelps Will Not Have A Funeral To Picket

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Westboro Baptist Church is famous for its funeral pickets, and now that its founder, Fred Phelps, is on his deathbed, some people have raised the poss...

God's Purveyors Of Hate

Kelly James Clark | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

From Fred Phelps to John Piper, Christians who speak hatred on behalf of God outdo Jesus, who humbly professed ignorance of the reason for disasters.

Lochte Weighs In On Phelps Comeback Report

Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports

Ryan Lochte said "it's just a matter of time and when" Michael Phelps returns to the pool for the Olympics. Speaking at a swim meet in Vancouver, ...

Phelps' Eye Is On Golf, Not Gold

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Michael Phelps still hops in the pool occasionally, but only so the most decorated Olympian of all-time can get a little peace and q...

Phelps Taking Golf Seriously

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

Michael Phelps is getting serious about his golf game. The winner of a record 18 gold medals in Olympic swimming, Phelps signed on with Ping to provi...

Male Athlete Of Year Is..

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.19.2013 | Sports

Now that he's away from the pool, Michael Phelps can reflect – really reflect – on what he accomplished. Pretty amazing stuff....

VOTE: What Was Your Favorite Olympics Moment?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

How will you remember the London Olympics? Will it be the pomp of Opening and Closing ceremonies? The circumstances of Oscar Pistorius' Olympic de...

Michael Phelps' New Sport

AP | DOUG FERGUSON | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Now that he's retired from swimming, Michael Phelps is ready to try a new stroke – golf. One week after ending his incom...

Phelps Back On Top

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Michael Phelps spent the day thinking about all the things he's doing for the final time at the pool. It turns out that included one last wi...

Golden Night For U.S. Swimming

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Rebecca Soni pumped her fist and beamed, a rare display of emotion from the breaststroke queen. Tyler Clary giddily splashed the water, havi...

Another Lochte vs. Phelps Showdown

Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

By Swimming World LONDON, England: Ryan Lochte completed a successful double, advancing in both the 200 back and 200 IM tonight, including taking t...

London Olympics Day 4 Highlights

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

-- _ Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time by winning his 19th medal – a gold – as the United States romped to a ...

U.S. Men's Swimming Wins Gold

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Michael Phelps lingered on the blocks, not wanting to make another shocking blunder. The 19th medal was his. All he had to do was avoid...

Phelps Makes History

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Sweet 19! With Michael Phelps swimming the anchor leg, the United States won gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. France won silver with China...

Phelps Takes Silver

Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps may have just missed out on the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly but he does have quite a nice consolation prize. His silver medal...

Phelps: 'It Was Just A Crappy Race'

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Ryan Lochte strolled the deck of the Olympic Aquatics Centre wearing diamonds in his mouth and lime-green sneakers on the feet that powered ...

Lochte Takes Gold

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Ryan Lochte has won gold in the 400-meter individual medley while Michael Phelps goes away from the event empty handed, having finished fourth. Lochte...

Phelps Advances At World Championships

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.24.2011 | Sports

SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps got through the preliminaries of the 200-meter butterfly at the world championships on Tuesday, going just fast enough...

Fred Phelps' Hatemongering and the First Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Fred Phelps and his "church" are the ones who arrive at various places and events all across the country, waving hate-filled signs which convey his belief that God hates the US, homosexuals, the U.S. military, and dead American soldiers.

Michael Phelps Loses To Germany's Paul Biedermann: First Major Loss In 4 Years

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Michael Phelps has four more chances to win gold at the world swimming championships. He's not likely to be satisfied until he gets anot...

Fred Phelps, Daughter Barred From Entering UK

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The British government has banned Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper from entering the United Kingdom. The Phelpses, whose protests at...

Phelps Bong Owner Charged After Trying To Sell Piece On Ebay

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WISTV reports on a new twist in the Michael Phelps drug saga. The owner of the bong used by the Olympic swimmer tried to sell the piece on eBay -- get...

Michael Phelps Sponsor Kellogg To Drop Him Over Pot Smoking Photo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. said it won't renew its sponsorship contract with Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps becau...