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Report: Michael Phelps Plans To Come Out Of Retirement

The 22 time Olympic medalist is back! Michael Phelps’s coach announced today that Phelps will come out of retirement and will once again compete. He is expected to compete in his first competition since the 2012 Olympics.  The Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 is expected to host many of the worlds top swimmers, and Phelps is planning to be involved in that event. In that event...
Via TopSportsReport
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps to swim three events in Mesa return

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Entries were released Friday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps downplays significance of return, nobody believes him

MESA, Arizona -- Michael Phelps wants to tone down the rhetoric. He's downplaying his return to competitive swimming this week at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa. And he's avoiding the notion that he is gearing up for a run at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm at least going (to Rio) with my mom," Phelps said Wednesday at press conference at the Skyline Aquatics...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps' return to pool goes swimmingly

MESA, Ariz. -- In certain respects, Michael Phelps' first competitive swim since the 2012 London Olympics was an entry-level exercise. "I felt like a summer league swimmer today," Phelps told an avalanche of reporters under the grandstand at the Skyline Aquatics Center. "I should have my heat and my lane written on my hand in case I forget it. I was literally so excited just to get...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps loses to Ryan Lochte in first comeback meet

Michael Phelps' first competitive dip into the pool after retiring might be considered a little disappointing — but it still had all the splash that only the 22-time Olympic medalist can make.Since Phelps entertained thoughts of defending his Olympic titles in Brazil, there was the matter of qualifying for the national championships in Southern California in August.And Phelps lost...
Via The Other Paper
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Second Behind Ryan Lochte In First Race Since Olympics

Michael Phelps is still on top of his game, but he has some competition. After announcing the end of his retirement two weeks ago, the 22-time Olympic medalist returned to the pool with a splash at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. on Thursday. In his first competitive race since the 2012 Olympics in London, Phelps placed second in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 51.95 seconds...
Via NESN.com
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps uses freestyle prelims to fine-tune butterfly

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps' comeback meet was cut short Friday when he failed to advance to the 50-meter freestyle final. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist used the morning preliminaries at the Arena Grand Prix to fine-tune his butterfly stroke instead of doing freestyle like everyone else. He finished seventh in a time of 24.06 seconds, missing out on the eight-man evening...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Comeback meet shows different approach from Phelps

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps tied the fourth-fastest time in the world this year swimming the 100-meter butterfly in his first competition in nearly two years. His comeback has gotten off to a strong start, albeit with a much different approach than he took in winning 22 medals over three Olympics. After a 20-month retirement, Phelps resumed training last September with his...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

USMNT Fan Confuses Andrew Luck For Michael Phelps

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is spending some of  his offseason in Brazil and was in attendance for Tuesday’s United States-Belgium match. As big as the former two-time Heisman runner-up is in America, soccer fans are still mistaking him for other popular American athletes. One fan, the guy on the far left, Instagramed the above photo […] The post USMNT Fan Confuses...
Via Diehardsport
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte’s 10,000 Calorie Meal Looks Delicious

Ryan Lochte tweeted a picture of himself about to beast a 10,000 calorie meal, and it looks delicious.
Via Gamedayr
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte shares glimpse of his 10,000-calorie meal

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte tweeted a picture Monday of his supposed 10,000 calorie meal.  And, it wasn’t weird at all.  I take that back.  It was all kinds of weird.  Back in 2008, fellow Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps’ monster caloric-intakes got crazy publicity.  He ate 8,000-10,000 calories a day. It appears Lochte is going for a massive amount of chicken, a tray of...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte Shows Off 10,000 Calorie Meal

#Streamlining in preparation for my 10,000 calories. Let’s see your best pose. @swimtoday #funnestsport pic.twitter.com/bZF3omb3Kh — Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) July 28, 2014 I don’t know how anyone could possibly enjoy eating this much. It would be a workout just to finish it all. The post Ryan Lochte Shows Off 10,000 Calorie Meal appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Ryan Lochte shares glimpse of 10,000 calorie meal

While most people keep in shape by consuming fewer calories, Ryan Lochte is not most people, as clearly evidenced by the 10,000-calorie meal he recently shared on Twitter.Chicken? Check? Asparagus? Check? What appears to be macaroni and cheese? Check.Hopefully the Olympic swimmer observes the 30-minute wait time between devouring this meal and hopping back into the pool.Via For the Win
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps to compete in four events at U.S. Nationals

Michael Phelps’ comeback bid will continue next week at the U.S. national championships, and he will match his most ambitious program since returning to the sport. The 29-year-old will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at the meet, which begins Wednesday in Irvine, California. Phelps retired after the London Olympics...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lochte: Phelps owes me money over swimming comeback

One would think Ryan Lochte might be a little upset because of the increased competition brought by Michael Phelps’ return to the pool for a 2016 Olympics bid. But it’s the exact opposite. Lochte seems to be enjoying the renewed rivalry and is glad to have his friend back in the pool with him. That’s not the only reason why Lochte is happy, though. He bet Phelps that the 22...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

0 for 2: Phelps loses 100 fly event at U.S. Nationals

  Two events, two losses for Michael Phelps. Tom Shields upset the three-time Olympic champion by a hundredth of a second to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships Friday night. Shields touched in 51.29 seconds, tying for the second-fastest time in the world this year. Phelps was second in 51.30 - still third-quickest in the world - but he lost for the second...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte tops rival Michael Phelps in 200 IM at U.S. nationals

  Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships, keeping Phelps winless in four races. Lochte, the world champion, led all the way and touched in 1 minute, 56.50 seconds Sunday night. Phelps, the three-time Olympic champion in the event, chased Lochte throughout and pulled into the wall second in 1:56.55. Lochte's time...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Back on the US team; step 1 complete for Phelps

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Michael Phelps is acting like the new guy on the team, introducing himself to swimmers he doesn't know and trying to make some new friends. The most recognizable and successful swimmer in the world really is doing the meet-and-greet as he prepares for the next week's Pan Pacific Championships, having made a U.S. team for the first time since he came out...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problem

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman says Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday. He told a news conference Wednesday that the 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the team hotel, with her condition...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs because of back problem

  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday. Team USA spokesman Scott Leightman said Wednesday that Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday. He told a news conference Wednesday that the 19-year-old Franklin was resting at the nearby team hotel, with her condition...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships starting Thursday. Phelps, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist on the comeback trail from a short-lived retirement, took a deep breath before responding...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets a reality check at Pan Pacific

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week. ''Wow, you're really setting the bar high for me!'' the most decorated swimmer of all time joked in reply. Sitting beside him at a news conference...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin to swim freestyle, test sore back at Pan Pacific championships

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin will swim in the 200-meter freestyle to test her sore back in the first event at the Pan Pacific championships. Franklin had back spasms during practice Tuesday and had been in doubt for the meet in an outdoor pool starting Thursday. A U.S. team spokesman said Franklin would decide after the freestyle whether...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin misses 200 freestyle final at Pan Pacs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) A sore back has already caused problems for Missy Franklin at the Pan Pacific championships, with the world champion missing qualification for the final of the 200-meter freestyle. The 19-year-old Franklin, who won six gold medals at last year's world championships, swam in the morning preliminaries of the 200 free on Thursday but had the third-fastest...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps advances to 100-meter freestyle final at Pan Pacs

  It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist advanced to the 100-meter freestyle final at the Pan Pacific championships on Friday, with his time of 48.45 seconds ranking him third overall in the preliminaries and second quickest among the 12 Americans. His U.S. teammate...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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