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Ryan Lochte has new girlfriend – Amanda Sauer

Ryan Lochte has been one of the most eligible bachelors in the country the past few years, but we can safely cross him off that list … for now. Lochte, who has won 11 Olympic medals during his swimming career, publicly stated in an interview with WCNC that he has a new girlfriend. “I want...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Shields beats Phelps and Lochte to win 100m butterfly in Charlotte

  Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Arena Pro Swim Series' 100-meter butterfly final Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 seconds. Lochte was second at 52.52, with Phelps - the world-record holder in the event - third...
Via AP on Fox
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lochte wins 200 IM after Phelps fails to reach final at Charlotte

  U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte won the men's 200-meter individual medley during the final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series meet Sunday, while rival Michael Phelps failed to make the finals in two events. Lochte, the world record-holder in the 200 IM, won in 1 minute, 57.20 seconds, the third-fastest time in the world this year. He also finished third in the 200 backstroke, won by Serbia...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool

Allison Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool. Always laughing. Always telling a corny joke. Ask anyone about the five-time Olympic medalist, they'll quickly rattle off some offbeat thing she said or did, something that got everyone smiling. They'll usually finish the story with two words: ''That's Schmitty.'' But after her starring role at the 2012 London Games, the...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Phelps' coach returns to college ranks at Arizona State

Bob Bowman will always be known as Michael Phelps' coach. Phelps won't be around forever, though, so Bowman started thinking about his future. It led him back to the college ranks and a new job at Arizona State, a school that he believes has the potential to be one of the top swimming programs in the country. ''When they first called I was like, `There's no way I can do it,''' Bowman...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

At 32, Coughlin eyes 4th Olympics and chance at history

Natalie Coughlin has thought about quitting, about getting on with the rest of her life. Usually, those thoughts wash over her after the Olympics, when she's pushed herself to the brink in training and can't bring herself to swim even one more stroke. Inevitably, after taking a few months to reflect, her love for the sport returns. Then she'll realize: Why give up something she enjoys...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin signs deal with Speedo

  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin used opening day of the Arena Pro Swim Series on Thursday to announce that she has signed a deal with Speedo, her first major sponsor since turning pro. ''I'm so excited to announce being part of the Speedo family,'' Franklin said. ''I've been dying to tell everyone that. It's been so much fun working with them already. It's a new part, a new...
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Coughlin sets American record in 50-meter backstroke

  Natalie Coughlin chatted with teammates and helped one of them fix her starting block. Then the Olympic gold medalist set an American and U.S. Open record in winning the 50-meter backstroke at the Arena Pro Series on Friday. ''It helped having so many Cal girls in the race,'' Coughlin said. ''I was relaxed and we were just talking and then all of a sudden they called for the race...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly at Arena Pro Series

  Michael Phelps won the 200 butterfly on Saturday at the Arena Pro Series and met his expectations. Phelps last won a 200 fly race at the 2012 Olympic trials and declared he would not return to the event when he came out of retirement last year. ''I was happy to give a good effort,'' Phelps said. ''In my whole career, I never trained more than a 100 fly. I'm doing things in workouts...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps adds 200 IM victory, second win at Santa Clara event

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps took charge of the men's 200-meter individual medley and raced to an impressive victory on Sunday night, his second win of the Arena Pro Series. On Saturday, Phelps won the 200 butterfly. Phelps' next focus is the national championships, where he expects to swim the 100 fly, 100 individual medley and 200 individual medley...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin nominated for ESPY Award

Regis Jesuit graduate and US Olympian Missy Franklin has been nominated as a finalist to receive the 2015 ESPY Award in the Best Female College Athlete category. At the University of California, Berkeley Franklin won three NCAA individual titles including 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke. She broke her own record in the 200 freestyle and was also named the...
Via Mile High Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Phelps, other stars missing from swimming worlds in Russia

Michael Phelps isn't the only big name missing from the world swimming championships that begin Friday in Kazan, Russia. Along with the 18-time Olympic gold medalist, Aussie sprinter James Magnussen, Yannick Agnel of France, South Korea's Park Tae-hwan and Kylie Palmer of Australia won't be competing in the last major international meet before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Also...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Great swim, greater news out of pool for Franklin to start Worlds

  Missy Franklin is learning how to deal with the lingering effects of her back injury. And the American should be glad she won't have to deal with Katinka Hosszu, otherwise known as the "Iron Lady," for the remainder of the 100-meter backstroke at the swimming world championships. While it was only good for fifth, the 20-year-old Franklin swam her fastest time of the year Monday...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps keeping an eye on 2 sets of times this week

Michael Phelps will be keeping up with two sets of times this week. One in Texas, the other from halfway around the world. When the U.S. championships begin Thursday in San Antonio, Phelps will be the star attraction. He'd rather be somewhere else - the world championships in Kazan, Russia. The winningest athlete in Olympic history wound up at nationals as part of his punishment...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

American teen Ledecky bests Franklin to win 200 free at world swims

  Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she's awfully good going shorter, too. The 18-year-old American rallied to win the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday night, beating a stellar field that included defending champion Missy Franklin of the United States and two-time winner Federica Pellegrini of Italy. Ledecky had a good...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Missy Franklin struggles at World Championships

After a rough few days at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, that saw Missy Franklin go medal-less in individual events, Franklin managed to recapture a spot on the podium with a 1:55.49 time. The Regis Jesuit graduate finished third in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday night. 18-year-old American Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:55.16...
Via Mile High Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps focused on improving in and out of pool

Michael Phelps is still focused on going fast in the pool. Outside the water, he's made some big changes. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will be competing this week at the U.S. championships in San Antonio - basically, a backup meet for all those American swimmers who didn't qualify for the world championships in Kazan, Russia. Actually, Phelps did claim a spot on the...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Notice to Phelps: Cseh has blistering 100 fly heat at worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Hungarian veteran Laszlo Cseh has set the year's best time in the 100-meter butterfly - and Michael Phelps will surely take notice when he competes half a world away this week. Cseh touched in 50.91 seconds to lead the preliminary heats at the swimming world championships on Friday; beating his personal best by half a second. ''It just slipped out,'' Cseh said...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Phelps wins 200 fly at nationals with fastest time in world this year

SAN ANTONIO -- Leaving no doubt that he'll be ready for the Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps turned in the fastest time in the world this year in the 200-meter butterfly, winning at the U.S. nationals in a stunning 1 minute, 52.94 seconds. Phelps held up one finger when he saw his time on the scoreboard, then pounded the water defiantly -- first with one hand, then with both. It was...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Get His Swagger Back at the U.S. Nationals? Umm....Yes!

The only problem with 'retiring' at a young age, like Michael Phelps attempted to do, is since you are still in good physical shape, have yet to start feeling 'old,' and have a lot of free time on your hands you are bound to get the itch to come back (like Phelps did). Of course the problem with that is it takes time to get back in to fighting shape  and since you were once the...
Via FatManWriting
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Phelps makes it 3 for 3 at Nationals, posts 2015 world-best time in 200 IM

  Having established himself as the shadow world champion in three events, Michael Phelps pondered the last time he felt this good. He quickly pointed to the year leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he broke one of the greatest records in sports. It looks as if he's headed for another massive medal haul in Rio. Phelps made it 3 for 3 at the U.S. national championships...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio Olympics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he'll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, where Phelps turned in a performance at the U.S. national championships that re-established his place as the world's dominant swimmer. He churned through the...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps was in 'really dark place' after DUI arrest

Michael Phelps seemingly had it all. He was one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world, and he had the Olympic medals to back it up. But Phelps’ life changed back in September 2014 when the Olympic swimmer was arrested for a DUI. And the days after his arrest were extremely painful. “I was in a really dark place,” Phelps told Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden...
Via NESN.com
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps, girlfriend announce they're having a baby

Michael Phelps and his fiancee Nicole Johnson announced on Wednesday that they are expecting a child, and it’s a boy. Phelps revealed the big news with a post on Instagram. “We found out 8 weeks ago we were expecting … Today we’re over 12 weeks and it looks like we’re having a boy!!!” Phelps wrote....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps, Fiancée Nicole Johnson Having A Baby (Photo)

Michael Phelps is going to be a father. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced that fiancée Nicole Johnson is 12 weeks pregnant and the couple is expecting a boy. Phelps currently is training for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. Johnson was crowned Miss California in 2010. The couple were engaged in February.Filed under: Entertainment, Olympics, Pat Bradley, Top Stories
Via NESN.com
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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