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May 17, 2014

Phelps earns first win since London

Michael Phelps lunged to the wall, popped his head out of the water, and turned immediately toward the scoreboard. There was a “1″ beside his name. Felt pretty good. For the first time since his supposed farewell at the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps was ...

Phelps says he's still motivated to be the best

May 16, 2014

Phelps says he's still motivated to be the best

Michael Phelps is trying some new things: A more relaxed approach. A lighter workload. A willingness to accept that things aren’t going to be perfect every day. He insists that one thing hasn’t changed at all. His desire to win. Phelps is preparing for ...

May 6, 2014

Phelps to enter two events at Charlotte Grand Prix

Michael Phelps will take another step in his comeback at a Grand Prix meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 16. His coach, Bob Bowman, said on Monday night that Phelps has entered the 100-meter butterfly and 200 freestyle at the Charlotte Grand Prix, ...

Phelps using new strategy in return

Apr 27, 2014

Phelps using new strategy in return

Michael Phelps tied the fourth-fastest time in the world this year swimming the 100-meter butterfly in his first competition in nearly two years. His comeback has gotten off to a strong start albeit with a much different approach than he took in winning 22 ...

Phelps finishes second behind Lochte in 100m butterfly

Apr 25, 2014

Phelps finishes second behind Lochte in 100m butterfly

Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a ...

Phelps not worried about risking his legacy with return

Apr 24, 2014

Phelps not worried about risking his legacy with return

Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life. The 22-time Olympic medalist tried golf and high-stakes poker in a quest to satisfy his ...

Phelps poised for comeback

Apr 15, 2014

Phelps poised for comeback

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London ...

Hagino's grand ambition on display during nationals

Apr 14, 2014

Hagino's grand ambition on display during nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

While some veterans have shown signs of decline, several young Japanese swimmers have shown they have the potential to raise their level higher. Multi-event swimmer Kosuke Hagino is inarguably one of the youngsters who will lead the nation’s sport for years to come. At ...

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

Apr 12, 2014

Hagino smashes two records at nationals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan’s latest rising swim star Kosuke Hagino dominated the pool as he set a pair of national records in the third day of the 90th national championships at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center on Saturday. The 19-year-old Toyo University student, who registered in six ...