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Olympic swim coach Bob Bowman apologizes for inappropriate texting

The longtime coach of retired Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cell phone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. Bob Bowman was a coach for the U.S. national team at the time. Bowman currently coaches Arizona State’s men’s and women’s teams.

Baby No. 2 on the way for Michael Phelps, wife

Michael Phelps is set to become a father of two. The 23-time Olympic swimming champion and his wife, Nicole, announced the news on Instagram with the help of their 15-month-old son, Boomer.

Michael Phelps on possible comeback: ‘We’ll see if I get that itch’

Michael Phelps hasn’t gotten the urge to return to swimming, but the winningest athlete in Olympic history still wonders if he’ll “get that itch again.” Phelps says the big test could come this summer, when he plans to attend the world championships in Hungary. In the meantime, he’s thoroughly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on issues such as doping.

Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said Tuesday he’s intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature’s fastest. Perhaps Phelps can be encouraged to go underwater in a shark cage, he said.

Phelps ties the knot – again – in Mexico

A whirlwind year for Michael Phelps continued Saturday, when he and his wife engaged in a second wedding ceremony. This one likely was a more formal affair than the first, and it reportedly took place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Commentary: Cupping, gripping and the cheeseburger shortage in Rio

So far we are winning the Olympics. As I write these words, the United States is leading the world with a total of 26 medals, 25 of which were won by swimmer Michael Phelps, who is dominating his sport, as well as several other sports, through a combination of natural ability and weird giant polka dots on his skin.