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Phelps tunes up with fast times in Texas exhibition
Phelps tunes up with fast times in Texas exhibition

With a month to go until his six-month suspension for a second drunken driving arrest ends, Michael Phelps of Baltimore is getting in some racing, even if it's just an exhibition. Phelps swam the 100-yard butterfly in 44.91 seconds Friday before the American Short Course Championships began in Austin, Texas. It was the first time the 18-time Olympic champion had gone under 45 seconds in the event. His previous best was 45.40 in 2008 at a Grand Prix meet. If his time had counted, it would have been good enough for 10th fastest ever. Phelps swam the 200 individual medley Thursday, clocking an unofficial time of 1:40.84, which would have been seventh quickest ever. He swam his events...

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