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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’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

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
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