Agnel beats Phelps in 100m freestyle

Jul 14, 2014

Agnel beats Phelps in 100m freestyle

Michael Phelps’ form deserted him Sunday night. Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic golds and 22 medals overall, was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics ...

Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Jul 13, 2014

Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in an interview set to be broadcast Sunday, according to media reports, after years of denying rumors about his sexuality. The five-time Olympic gold medalist makes the revelation in an interview with British presenter Michael ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...