Phelps re-establishes himself as world's dominant swimmer

Aug 11, 2015

Phelps re-establishes himself as world's dominant swimmer

Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he’ll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, where Phelps turned in a performance at the U.S. ...

Ledecky grabs fifth gold at worlds

Aug 9, 2015

Ledecky grabs fifth gold at worlds

There’s no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable. Ledecky ended her meet in spectacular style Saturday night, lowering her own world record by 3.61 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle for her fifth ...

Jun 21, 2015

Phelps wins 200-meter butterfly in Santa Clara

Michael Phelps won the 200 butterfly on Saturday at the Arena Pro Series and met his expectations. Phelps last won a 200 fly race at the 2012 Olympic trials and declared he would not return to the event when he came out of retirement ...

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

May 16, 2015

Shields steals show from Phelps, Lochte

Former NCAA champion Tom Shields won the Charlotte Grand Prix 100-meter butterfly final on Friday, overshadowing the head-to-head matchup between Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Shields, who won five NCAA titles in three years at California, won the final in 52.12 ...

Apr 25, 2015

Bowman named ASU swim coach

Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, is taking charge of Arizona State’s men’s and women’s swimming programs. He returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he led Michigan’s teams. He then returned to ...

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Apr 19, 2015

Phelps stages huge rally to win 100-meter freestyle in Arizona

Michael Phelps felt something coming off the wall in the 100-meter freestyle, a sensation he hadn’t experienced since resuming training four months ago. It was like a switch flipped in the 18-time Olympic gold medalist. He zoomed off the wall in lane seven, rallying ...

Apr 18, 2015

Phelps doesn't qualify for final

Michael Phelps failed to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final on Friday, finishing 17th overall in his first meet since serving a six-month suspension. Swimming in a far outside lane, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist was fourth in his heat with a time of ...

Phelps victorious in return to pool

Apr 17, 2015

Phelps victorious in return to pool

Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at his first meet in eight months Thursday night, beginning his push to compete at a fifth Olympics next year. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist led at the halfway mark and went on to touch first in 52.38 ...

Phelps confirms he's aiming for fifth Olympics at Rio 2016

Apr 16, 2015

Phelps confirms he's aiming for fifth Olympics at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won’t swim in the world championships this summer. Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. “You guys heard ...

Phelps enters guilty plea for DUI

Dec 20, 2014

Phelps enters guilty plea for DUI

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow ...

Phelps suspended six months, forced to pull out of worlds

Oct 7, 2014

Phelps suspended six months, forced to pull out of worlds

Michael Phelps’ comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year’s world championships. Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body as ...