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Duel in the Pool: Franklin, Grevers set records as USA routs Europe

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Grevers set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke Saturday, Missy Franklin broke the American record in the 200 freestyle and the U.S. pulled away from the European All-Stars for a 155-107 victory at the Duel in the Pool.It was a banner day for the Americans, who broke national records in eight of the first 11 races and clinched their seventh straight win...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

American Matt Grevers sets world record in 100 backstroke

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) American Matt Grevers broke the world record in the 100-meter backstroke Saturday at the Duel in the Pool, winning the race in 48.92 seconds. Nick Thoman, also an American, set the previous mark of 48.94 in December 2009 in Great Britain. After the race, Grevers pumped his fist and jumped up. He told the crowd during a post-race interview that after coming close...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lochte, US lead Europe after 1st day of Duel in the Pool

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Lochte won a race and the U.S. women's 400-meter freestyle relay team set a world record Friday night at the Duel in the Pool, helping the Americans take a commanding 74-48 lead over Europe. The final 16 events will be held Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis. Lochte won the second race of the night, the 400 individual medley, and was third in the 200 backstroke...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Phelps wins 200 butterfly at Winter Nationals

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Michael Phelps was pleased with his third national title in three days, viewing his dominant performance Saturday as a stepping stone toward his fifth Olympic berth The 18-time Olympic champion won the 200-meter butterfly in the U.S. Winter National Championships after winning the 200 individual medley Thursday and the 100 butterfly Friday at the King Aquatic...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps rallies to win another title at Winter Nationals

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Michael Phelps surged ahead in the final 10 meters and out-touched Tom Shields by .03 of a second Friday night to win the 100 butterfly in the U.S. Winter National Championships.The 30-year-old Phelps, an 18-time Olympic champion, finished in 51.38 seconds. His world record, which has stood since 2009, is 49.82.Phelps won the 200 individual medley Thursday and...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 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

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

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 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

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

Phelps 3rd-fastest in prelims for 200 IM at US nationals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michael Phelps has posted the third-fastest qualifying time in preliminaries of the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships. Swimming easily and conserving energy for the Sunday evening final, Phelps met his goal of going under 2 minutes in an event that requires all four swimming strokes. He thought his time of 1 minute, 59.63 seconds would...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 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 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

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

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

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

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

Hungary's Cseh wins 200 butterfly title at swim worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Laszlo Cseh of Hungary overtook Chad Le Clos to win the 200-meter butterfly at the world swimming championships. Cseh trailed Le Clos after the first two laps before passing the South African midway through the third lap. He hung on and touched first in 1 minute, 53.48 seconds Wednesday. Le Clos settled for silver in 1:53.68, and Jan Switkowski of Poland earned...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 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

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

Franklin overcomes back injury for 5th in 100 back heats

KAZAN, Russia (AP) 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 was only good for fourth, Franklin swam her fastest 100-meter...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 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

Cal swimmer Missy Franklin wins Honda Cup

LOS ANGELES (AP) California swimmer Missy Franklin won the Honda Cup as the nation's top female college athlete Monday night. The sophomore star was the NCAA and Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year and helped Cal to the team title. She set an American record on her way to victory in the 200-yard freestyle and also won the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke. In addition, Franklin...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 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

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
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