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UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

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 …


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 …


Michael Phelps defends Shark Week ‘race’ against great white

He notes that a shark doesn’t swim in a straight line and suggested a side-by-side race with the predator impossible. He later added that he made it clear before the …


Discovery Channel asks Shark Week viewers to be donors, too

The channel’s annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation.


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 …


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 …


Column: Michael Phelps speaks out on doping, but what took so long?

It wasn’t exactly Lilly King wagging a finger at a dirty Russian, then going on to beat her for a swimming gold medal in Rio.


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, …


In brief: Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires

A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmer’s Facebook page.


Michael Phelps put a name to his famous Phelpsface: Future

The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, offered a name to go with his famous Phelps face Sunday night and it’s one word: Future.


Peter Schmuck: Michael Phelps should walk away after perfect ending

This is the way it should end for Michael Phelps. He has conquered Olympic Everest. He has completed an unparalleled 16-year athletic odyssey and just stuck the landing. What more …


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 …


Olympics notebook: Katie Ledecky outshines Michael Phelps

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Phelps leaves Lochte in his wake one last time at Olympics

Michael Phelps waggled four fingers, recognizing another historic achievement.


Katie Ledecky wins third gold medal with dominating relay swim

Katie Ledecky was the fastest swimmer in the pool, and she brought her American teammates along for the ride.


Michael Phelps enjoys two-gold night; Katie Ledecky wins again, too

As he looked up at a boisterous crowd, triumphant for the 20th time in his unmatched Olympic career, Michael Phelps raised his hands and flicked them in his direction as …


Phelps is touting the benefit of cupping – but does it work?

Michael Phelps woke up on the morning of the first race of his fifth Olympic Games with some soreness in his right shoulder.


No. 19: Phelps adds another Olympic gold with dazzling relay

Michael Phelps has to clear out more space in his medal case.


Bill Plaschke: Michael Phelps can add flag bearer to his Olympic resume

The voting among USA Olympians for the honor of carrying the American flag in Friday’s opening ceremony came down to two disparate finalists.


Michael Phelps to carry United States flag during Olympic opening

The most decorated athlete in Olympic history will carry the United States flag during the opening ceremony for the Rio Games. Michael Phelps was selected in a vote by members …


Unfamiliar waters for Michael Phelps: captain of U.S. men’s swim team

Michael Phelps is in unfamiliar waters as he heads to his fifth Olympics. He’s been chosen as a captain of the U.S. men’s swimming team for the first time.


In brief: Micahel Phelps goes out on top in final U.S. race, winning 100 fly

Michael Phelps wasn’t about to lose his last race in the United States. With his gangly arms cutting through the water, Phelps dazzled the home fans one last time. Phelps …


Michael Phelps wins latest showdown with Lochte at U.S. swim trials

Michael Phelps won his latest showdown with Ryan Lochte, capturing the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday night.


Phelps seeks fitting Olympic do-over, starting at U.S. trials

For anyone else, six medals would’ve been a marvelous way to exit the Olympic stage. Not so for Michael Phelps.


Michael Phelps jumps into gene pool, becomes first-time father

Michael Phelps is a first-time father.


Phelps skipping Atlanta meet while awaiting birth of child

Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.


Larry Stone: Happy, healthy Michael Phelps raises his Olympic bar

Michael Phelps is a new man. Everyone who knows him agrees with that assessment, Phelps himself most definitively.


Phelps makes it 3 for 3 at championships

Michael Phelps made it 3 for 3 at the U.S. national championships in San Antonio, winning the 200-meter individual medley Sunday night with another time that would have been good …


Michael Phelps responds to taunts in winning way

Michael Phelps has answered the challenge from Chad le Clos. After spending all day reading the South African’s taunts from halfway around the world, Phelps beat Le Clos’ time at …


In brief: Jim Furyk holds four-stroke lead at Bridgestone

Golf: Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone. Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Furyk …