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  • Rivalry leads Jason Brown and Joshua Farris to world skate championships

    A friendly rivalry between two area figure skaters has propelled them to their first senior world championships. Monument-based Jason Brown, the U.S. national champion, and Joshua Farris, the 2015 American bronze medalist, both make their debut when men's senior competition begins early Friday in Shanghai. Their rivalry has gone on for half...

  • Looking to 'inspire,' Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro

    Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro. The four-time Olympic gold medalist went out with a bang, winning three individual events and helping her California team win the NCAA championship last weekend. Now, Franklin can start competing for money and endorsement deals, and she's signed with a sports agent...

  • Swimmers set 28 U.S., Pan Am Paralympian records

    Seven U.S. and Pan American records were broken during the final day of the 2015 Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto on Sunday. Team USA closed out the three days of competition with a total of 28 records: one world, 17 American and 10 Pan American records.   Can Ams serve as an international qualifier for the 2015 IPC Swimming...

  • Paralympian snaps own world record

    TORONTO — Seventeen-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long opened the 2015 Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Toronto today by breaking a world record in the 400-meter free (S8) women’s race. Long outswam her previous mark set at the London 2012 Games by more than a second with an unofficial time of 4:40.44. Long also swam in the 100...

  • Warrior Games moves to Quantico, leaves Colorado Springs

    The Warrior Games will be held in northern Virginia this summer, instead of Colorado Springs. The Pentagon announced Monday that it will host the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 at Marine Corps Base Quantico from June 19-28.  In previous years, the annual Olympic-style event was at the Olympic Training Center,...