March 23, 2009
Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics last summer, and several other Americans are in the middle of a two-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for this summer's national and world championships. They're in the pool twice a day, at 7a.m. and 5p.m., and spent part of one day training with U.S. Navy SEALs. Phelps, a Baltimore resident, said all the scrutiny over a photo that surfaced in early February of him inhaling from a marijuana pipe hadn't taken away his motivation. Phelps was suspended for three months by USA Swimming and has lost two major sponsors. "It's all really about what's in your heart, and that's why I'm back in the pool," said Phelps, who plans to return to competition May 14-17 at the Charlotte (N.C.) UltraSwim.
More swimming: Australian Stephanie Rice, who won three gold medals in world-record times in Beijing, will race in up to six events at the world championships in Rome.
College wrestling: Top-ranked Iowa relied on a deep roster to take its second straight NCAA title late Saturday in St. Louis. Iowa finished with 96.5points, 4.5 ahead of runner-up Ohio State. Maryland had 47.5points to place 10th, the second-best finish in school history.
Women's college lacrosse: Katelyn Catanese had three goals and three assists to lift host Mount St. Mary's (2-8, 2-0 Northeast Conference) to a 22-8 win over Saint Francis (Pa.), which dropped to 1-4, 0-2.
Women's college hockey: Jessie Vetter stopped 37shots for an NCAA-record 14th shutout of the season, and Wisconsin (34-2-5) won its third national title in four years with a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst (31-6-0) in Boston.
Figure skating: Reigning ice dance champions Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France will miss the world championships this week in Los Angeles because Delobel is recovering from shoulder surgery.
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