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  • Phelps finally gets record in 100 butterfly

    Phelps finally gets record in 100 butterfly
    Michael Phelps has always been a little obsessed with numbers, to the point where they sometimes pop up in his dreams. But during the past four years, no number has rattled around inside his head more than 50.40. It represented the world record in the...
  • Phelps on staying with his swimsuit: What handicap?

    Phelps on staying with his swimsuit: What handicap?
    - Michael Phelps could sense the question coming long before it was asked. After all, new, high-tech swimsuits and their legality in competition have been the talk of the swimming world since the Beijing Olympics. They're the main topic of conversation...
  • Change doesn't suit Phelps

    There will be plenty of swimmers in Indianapolis at the U.S. national championships next week wrestling with the decision about what kind of swimsuit to wear. Michael Phelps won't be one of them. FINA, the sport's governing body, ruled recently that...
  • Phelps signs endorsement deal with H2O Audio

    The sound of music has Michael Phelps back in the endorsement business, just months after a tabloid photo of him holding a bong caused the loss of one sponsor and earned him a three-month suspension from USA Swimming. Phelps, 23, has signed a multiyear...
  • Phelps to swim in Montreal this weekend

    Michael Phelps will swim in Montreal this weekend in his final tuneup before next month's U.S. championships in Indianapolis. The Olympic great and Rodgers Forge native will compete in the Canada Cup at Olympic Park Pool. The U.S. championships serve...
  • PRESS BOX

    •SWIMMING: Michael Phelps finished second in the 200-meter medley final at the short-course World Cup in Stockholm, struggling in the old-style swimsuit that will become standard next year. Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the 2008...
  • Phelps gets jump on swimsuit use

    - Michael Phelps plans to wear the old-style swimsuit that will become the standard next year at the European World Cup meet. The Olympic star from Baltimore will swim the 100-meter freestyle and backstroke plus the individual medley today. He will...
  • Phelps is 3rd in 100 medley, misses 2 finals in Stockholm

    Sporting a beard and an old-style swimsuit, Michael Phelps of Baltimore finished third in the 100-meter medley at a World Cup short-course meet in Stockholm, Sweden, after missing out on two other finals Tuesday. Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals...
  • Under Armour signs Phelps as spokesman

    Under Armour, the athletic apparel brand that popularized the catch phrase "We must protect this house," can now boast that the metaphorical pool outside the house will also be protected. The company announced Thursday that it has signed Olympic...
  • TIMELINE: Michael Phelps' greatest hits over the past 10 years

    TIMELINE: Michael Phelps' greatest hits over the past 10 years
    1999 July — Sets new 13-14 age group mark in the 200-meter butterfly (2:04.59) at Speedo Junior Championships in Orlando, Fla. Old mark of 2:05.72 stood since 1980. 2000 August — In Indianapolis, he wins the 200-meter butterfly at the...
  • Phelps toweling off, but Beijing whets appetite

    He's going to take some time off from swimming and enjoy the rewards his accomplishments have brought him, but in typical Michael Phelps fashion, he can't avoid thoughts of his next Olympics. Phelps did his 11th news conference in 12 days yesterday,...
  • Australian pole vaulter Hooker retires

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's former Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker has announced his retirement at the age of 31, citing waning motivation. Hooker's gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics made him the first Australian man to win a track...