Michael Phelps

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps figured he would be swimming faster by now. His coach believes he’s right on schedule. Phelps will get a final tuneup before the national championships when he competes in […]

07/10/2014

Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phelps tries sprinting in 2nd event of comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is going short, really short, in the second event of his comeback. The swimmer who owns 18 Olympic gold medals in middle and longer distance races is going to […]

04/25/2014

Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps' first competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A giddy Michael Phelps qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final Thursday in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics. The 28-year-old swimmer was second at the turn […]

04/24/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a […]

04/14/2014

United States Women's 4x100m medley relay team members Missy Franklin, and Megan Romano embrace after winning the gold medal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain,  Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Missy Franklin wins record 6th gold at swim worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium one more time in Spain before heading off to college. With that step, the 18-year-old joined a very exclusive club. Missy, we’d […]

08/04/2013

The gold medal winning United States team from left: Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte, Charles Gipson Houchin and Conor Dwyer smile as they pose for photos after the medal ceremony for the Men's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Lochte claims 2 golds on epic night of swimming

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Wearing fluorescent orange sneakers, Ryan Lochte eased out of his seat and moved gingerly toward the exit of the Palau Sant Jordi. It was the first time he was slow all […]

08/02/2013

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Is he coming back? Phelps vague about future

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over. Now, it sounds like he’s not so sure. While saying […]

07/29/2013

Michael Phelps, olympic swimmer

Phelps’ horse wins race at Gulfstream

HALLENDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Cerro, a 3-year-old colt partly owned by 18-time Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, won the $54,500 third race at Gulfstream Park.

01/26/2013

Phelps to join Feherty for show ahead of Ryder Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Michael Phelps is getting another chance to show off his funny side. And he’ll have some help from the glibbest man in golf. The most decorated Olympian will team up with […]

09/20/2012

Gabby Douglas gets most attention at NBC website

(AP) – Gabby Douglas is golden when it comes to online popularity, too. NBC says the gymnastics gold medalist is the most clicked-upon athlete on its Olympics website. Through Sunday, her profile on the site […]

08/08/2012

Phelps wins 200 IM for 20th career Olympic medal

(AP) – Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics. He clocked 1 minute, 54.27 seconds for his record 20th career Olympic medal and 16th gold. […]

08/02/2012

Pretty cool call

(AP) – First, Michael Phelps got a tweet-out from the president. Then, he actually got to talk with Barack Obama. The president phoned Phelps while the American swimmer was on his way to the pool […]

08/01/2012

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