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Australia captures more Commonwealth pool gold

Australia continued to lead the way in the pool at the Commonwealth Games as it won four more gold medals on Friday, while England claimed its first two swimming golds. There was also more joy for host Scotland as Dan Martin won the men’s 400-meter individual medley, and Canada’s Katerine ...

Phelps beats Lochte

Jul 12, 2014

Phelps beats Lochte

Swimming Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard. He liked what he saw. Phelps turned in perhaps the most impressive performance so far in his comeback, posting the third-fastest time in the world this year while easily beating rival ...

Jun 23, 2014

Irie rediscovers mojo after difficult year in pool

by Kaz Nagatsuka

After a year of adversity, Japan’s top backstroke swimmer Ryosuke Irie is back in the spotlight, trying to once again be one of the world’s best. After his 200-meter backstroke race at the Japan Open on Sunday at Tokyo Tatsumi International Pool, Irie, who ...

Phelps third in 200 IM at Santa Clara meet

Jun 23, 2014

Phelps third in 200 IM at Santa Clara meet

Coach Bob Bowman was satisfied with Michael Phelps’ performance in the Santa Clara Grand Prix after doubling his meet workload. Phelps finished third in the 200-meter individual medley Sunday, and Missy Franklin won the 100 backstroke. Phelps led the through the first three laps, ...

Koseki zooms to title in men's 200m breaststroke at Japan Open

Jun 22, 2014

Koseki zooms to title in men's 200m breaststroke at Japan Open

Yasuhiro Koseki blew away the field to win the men’s 200-meter breaststroke at the Japan Open swimming tournament on Sunday. Koseki touched home at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2 minutes, 8.34 seconds at the meet that doubled as a qualifier for this ...

Franklin finishes first; Phelps loses to Agnel

Jun 22, 2014

Franklin finishes first; Phelps loses to Agnel

Missy Franklin won the 200-meter freestyle and finished third in the 200 backstroke, and Michael Phelps was second in the 200 freestyle Saturday night in the Santa Clara Grand Prix. Franklin took the 200 free in 1 minute, 56.96 seconds, faster than the Olympic ...

Jun 21, 2014

Seto prevails in men's 200 butterfly

Daiya Seto outpaced the field en route to winning the men’s 200-meter butterfly on the third day of the Japan Open swimming tournament on Saturday. Seto clocked a time of 1 minute, 54.75 seconds at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in the meet, which ...

Phelps shares 100m butterfly title

Jun 21, 2014

Phelps shares 100m butterfly title

Michael Phelps shared the 100-meter butterfly title Friday night in the Santa Clara Grand Prix after finishing second behind Olympic champion Nathan Adrian in the 100 freestyle. Phelps, the 18-time Olympic champion swimming in his third meet since coming out from retirement, matched Tom ...

Kitajima fails to qualify for 100m breaststroke for Asian Games

Jun 19, 2014

Kitajima fails to qualify for 100m breaststroke for Asian Games

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima failed to meet the qualifying standard in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke for Japan’s team to this year’s Asian Games when he finished third at the Japan Open on Thursday. In the men’s 100 meters, won by Yasuhiro Koseki ...

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, ...