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Michael Phelps has massive tan at national championship game

Michael Phelps was in attendance for Monday night’s NCAA National Championship Game between Gonzaga and North Carolina in Glendale, Ariz., and many took notice of his serious tan. The Olympic hero clearly had spent a lot of time in the sun and had a big tan. You could especially see it around his eyes. Folks turned him into a meme, commenting on both his tan and the look on his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Following disappointing Rio Olympics, swimmer Missy Franklin recovering from shoulder surgery

Missy Franklin swam her way into America’s hearts at the London Olympics in 2012, but she followed that performance up with a bit of a letdown in Rio at the Summer Olympics last year. Some thought she had lost her edge, but it turns out she may have had some physical issues holding her back from dominance in the pool. Franklin announced on Wednesday that she is taking some time...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets great name on Starbucks cup

Michael Phelps was in for a bit of a surprise when he ordered Starbucks on Monday.Phelps shared an image on Instagram of three Starbucks cups, all of which had rather unique names written on them in deference to the 28-time Olympic medalist. The “GOAT” -- which is an acronym for "Greatest of All Time" -- one is good. The “wife of GOAT” and “friend of GOAT” ones are just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: My Stanford Story: Lia Neal

Via Stanford Cardinal Athletics
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps makes political Super Bowl pick

HOUSTON (AP) Michael Phelps approaches his Super Bowl pick with equal parts athletic achievement and brand loyalty. So while he admires Tom Brady, he will not commit to the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI. Phelps commented on the big game, his trademark Phelps face, and hosting the Big Game Big Give poker tournament Saturday night in Houston. ''As an athlete you root...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Princeton becomes third Ivy League school to suspend a sports team's season

To complete the Ivy League hat trick of suspended athletic teams, Princeton has suspended its men’s swimming and diving team because of material found that “was vulgar and offensive, as well as misogynistic and racist in nature.” In November, Harvard cancelled the end of their men’s soccer season after school officials found sexually explicit “scouting reports” on...
Via The Comeback
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Lochte, girlfriend announce they are expecting a baby

Ryan Lochte is going to be a father. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Lochte revealed that he and his girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby. My Christmas gift came early this year, can't wait for next year! Best news I've ever received #CLOUD9 #excited #family #love #2017 A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:17pm PST “My...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps honors Katie Ledecky’s selection to espnW’s IMPACT25

Last week, espnW announced their IMPACT25, what was deemed as “a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference for women in sports this year”. On Tuesday morning’s SportsCenter, US Olympian Simone Biles was announced as the Woman of the Year. The latest ...
Via Awful Announcing
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic hero Michael Phelps looks to dip his toes in tech

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur. ''I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and see where it goes,'' Phelps said in an interview during...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Michael Phelps removes name from drug testing system

NEW YORK (AP) Michael Phelps has taken another step to put an official seal on his retirement. ESPN and NBC Sports report Phelps told reporters Monday ahead of USA Swimming's Golden Goggle awards that he has removed himself from USA Swimming's drug testing program. Phelps ended his previous retirement after the 2012 Games by rejoining the same program. Phelps later reiterated...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Phelps, Ledecky win Golden Goggle Awards for Rio performance

NEW YORK (AP) Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky have both earned Athlete of the Year honors for the third consecutive year at the USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards. Phelps won six medals this summer, including five gold, and took the male Athlete of the Year award for the seventh time overall. Phelps also won Race of the Year on Monday for his 200-meter butterfly...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2016 Texas A&M Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame | Julia Wilkinson '10

Via Texas A&M Aggies Athletics
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Men's Hall of Honor: Aaron Peirsol

Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps has beach wedding months after legal marriage

Four months after getting legally married to Nicole Johnson, Michael Phelps is celebrating in Mexico. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist shared an Instagram photo Sunday of him walking down the aisle with the former Miss California USA, captioned, ''My best friend.... I love you!!'' Johnson also shared a picture of her walking with Phelps on a beach while dressed in a wedding gown...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte dressed as the Mad Hatter for Halloween, and it’s scary

It hasn’t really been Ryan Lochte’s year, and “in honor” of that, I suppose, he picked out his Halloween get-up perfectly. Lochte dressed up as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland: Last night me and my beautiful Alice in Wonderland
Via The Comeback
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Phelps secretly took plunge in June, marrying girlfriend

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) Michael Phelps took the plunge in June, secretly marrying his longtime girlfriend two months before the Olympic great completed his last gold-medal haul. The Arizona Republic reports the 31-year-old swimmer wedded Nicole Johnson on June 13. That's a little more than a month after the former Miss California USA gave birth to their son, Boomer. The newspaper...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson secretly married in June

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) Michael Phelps can add getting married to his long list of accomplishments this year. The Arizona Republic reports the 31-year-old Olympic swimming champion secretly married longtime girlfriend Nicole Johnson on June 13, a little more than a month after the former Miss California USA gave birth to their son, Boomer. The newspaper has posted a copy...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Men's Hall of Honor: Aaron Peirsol

Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte was under contract to seem single at Olympics?

Ryan Lochte has looked for love in the public spotlight before, but at the Olympic Games, the disgraced U.S. swimmer was forced to carry on the facade he was single and in fact, ready to mingle. In a profile from New York Magazine‘s Jessica Pressler, the “Jeah” enthusiast admitted despite being in a relationship with now fiancee  Kayla Rae Reid, he was under contractual...
Via The Comeback
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte says Michael Phelps didn’t help him when he needed it

As if most peoples’ opinions of Ryan Lochte weren’t already negative enough, this probably won’t help matters. Lochte was interviewed by USA Today for a long feature, and in it he talked about the reception he’s had from his USA Swimming teammates since the infamous incident in Rio. Specifically, Lochte complained that swimming icon Michael Phelps wasn’t really there for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Phelps said he warned Lochte to 'keep your head on straight' before Rio incident

CHASKA, Minn. -- Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics."I did have a talk with him about two days before about not doing anything bad," said Phelps, who retired after the Summer Games as the most-decorated Olympian of all time. "I told him, `Just keep...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Unflappable in pool, Phelps shaky on the tee

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 2:30 p.m. So much for all those Olympic races in the pool with a gold medal on the line. Michael Phelps says the most unnerving athletic moment of his life took place on land - teeing off at a celebrity tournament ahead of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. ''Probably the most nervous I've ever been,'' Phelps...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Prosecutors charge men after Ryan Lochte protest on TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors have charged two protesters who rushed the stage of ''Dancing with the Stars'' in a protest against Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. The Los Angeles city attorney's office says Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi were charged Monday with interfering with a performance and leaving a spectator area and entering a stage, both misdemeanors. The 59-year-old Sotoodeh...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte protesters defend TV show ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on ''Dancing with the Stars'' are defending their actions after being released from jail. Sam Satoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing and each held on $1,000 bail after the pair rushed the stage Monday to protest the Olympic swimmer on the ABC ballroom dancing competition. ''Our...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte protesters defend 'DWTS' ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on ''Dancing with the Stars'' are defending their actions after being released from jail. Sam Satoodeh told ABC News on Tuesday that they wanted to ''get the message out that Lochte is a coward, a liar and, under Brazilian law, a criminal.'' The two rushed the stage Monday while wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts to protest the...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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