Maybe one day they'll learn.
Don't talk trash to Michael Phelps.
It just makes him go faster.
After spending all day digesting Chad le Clos' taunts from halfway around the world, Phelps beat the South African's time from the FINA World Championships to win the 100-meter butterfly at the Phillips 66 National Championships on Saturday night.
Phelps churned through the water on the return lap, far ahead of everyone, and touched in a dazzling 50.45 seconds. He was nearly a second faster than his gold-medal-winning time at the London Olympics and, more important to Phelps, also faster than le Clos' time about eight hours earlier in Kazan, Russia, where he won the...