"I've never seen him dance," the 23-time Olympic gold medalist from Baltimore said Friday at the "Call of Duty" fan convention in Inglewood, Calif.
Lochte is competing against such celebs as rapper Vanilla Ice and "Brady Bunch" actress Maureen McCormick in the ABC dancing competition's latest season. Phelps said he isn't planning a trip to the ballroom to root for his teammate, the beleaguered swimmer who is facing charges from Brazilian police that he filed a false robbery report during the recent Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
"I have a very busy schedule," Phelps said. "I'm getting married at the end of the year and have some work here and there. I don't know if I'll be able to make it."
Phelps, a longtime fan of the interactive shooter series "Call of Duty," was on hand at the event to check out the latest edition, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare." He's hopeful now that he's retired from competing that he'll be able to log more hours in the game, although his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, and their baby, Boomer, might interfere.
"We have a little guy," Phelps said. "We have a lot of traveling and everything going on. I look forward to traveling with an Xbox more often now and getting in as many games as I can."
Phelps said he typically played hundreds of "Call of Duty" matches when preparing for swimming competitions.
Track and field: Eric Jenkins, a last-minute addition, won the men's race at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in New York in 3 minutes, 49.4 seconds, edging Olympic 1,500-meter gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) by a hundredth of a second. American Colby Alexander was third in 3:50.3. In the women's race, American Olympian Jenny Simpson, the bronze medalist in Rio in the 1,500 meters, took first in 4:18.3.
Spirit earns NWSL playoff spot with draw vs. Flash
The Washington Spirit (11-3-3) clinched a playoff spot in the National Women's Soccer League with a 1-1 draw against the visiting Western New York Flash (8-5-4). Spirit forward Katie Stengel scored in 64th minute, but Flash midfielder Sam Mewis tied the game from the top of the 18-yard box in the 86th minute. Washington goalkeeper Kelsey Wys had 12 saves.
WNBA: Maya Moore scored 27 points, Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and the host Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Washington Mystics, 75-69, on Friday night. Western Conference-leading Minnesota (23-5) has won 10 of its past 12 games and eight straight at home. Tayler Hill had 15 points and Leilani Mitchell 13 for the Mystics (10-17). They have lost two straight and nine of 10. Moore was 7 of 17 from the floor and made 12 of 13 free throws. She has scored 20 or more points 13 times this season.
United Women's Lacrosse League: Baltimore Ride attackers Alex Aust (Maryland) and Dana Dobbie (Maryland); midfielders Kristen Carr (Mercy) and Maddy Lesher (Loyola Maryland); defenders Taylor Cummings (Maryland, McDonogh), Beth Glaros (Maryland, Wilde Lake) and Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland, Century); and goaltender Kerry Stoothoff (Loyola Maryland) were named All-Stars. Other locals named to the team include Long Island Sound midfielder Alice Mercer (Maryland, Century); defenders Hillary Fratzke (Towson), Kelly McPartland (Maryland) and Taryn VanThof (Loyola Maryland); and Boston Storm defender Erin Slifer (South Carroll).
Horse racing: Laurel Park's Turf Festival, highlighted by five stakes worth $500,000 on Laurel's turf course Saturday, attracted more than 200 nominations. The Turf Festival, which features $575,000 in total stakes purses, begins Laurel's lucrative fall season featuring 32 stakes (four graded) with purses of $3.25 million.
Men's college soccer: Daniel Zaremba and Aubrey Jones scored as host Navy (1-1-1) earned a 2-0 win over Northern Illinois (0-2-1) on Friday night for first-year coach Tim O'Donohue's first victory.
Women's college soccer: Lehigh (3-0-1) scored twice in the first half for a 3-0 win over host Mount St. Mary's (1-2-1). ... Early goals in the first and second half helped Navy (1-3-1) to a 3-1 win over host Niagara (1-3-1) on Friday night.
College field hockey: No. 6 Maryland (1-2) lost, 1-0, to No. 4 Duke (3-0) in the Big Ten/ACC Cup on Friday night in Lancaster, Pa. Ashley Kristen tipped in a goal for the Blue Devils in the 42nd minute.
Women's college volleyball: Freshman outside hitter Gia Milana had a career-high 19 kills as Maryland (5-1) swept Chicago State (0-6) in its final match at the Kansas Invitational in Lawrence, 25-11, 25-17, 25-14. The Terps will face Georgetown, Princeton and Towson in the Georgetown Classic on Friday and Saturday in Washington. … Ann Ernst had 24 kills and Loyola Maryland (2-4) closed play in the Charm City Challenge at UMBC with a 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, win over Akron (2-4). ... A combined 24 kills from Jessica Lewis and Jocelyn Kuilan led Towson (6-0) to a 3-0 win (25-17, 25-16, 25-12) over George Washington in the Seton Hall Tournament in South Orange, N.J.