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MICHAEL PHELPS RUMORS

Phelps' coach returns to college ranks at Arizona State

Bob Bowman will always be known as Michael Phelps' coach. Phelps won't be around forever, though, so Bowman started thinking about his future. It led him back to the college ranks and a new job at Arizona State, a school that he believes has the potential to be one of the top swimming programs in the country. ''When they first called I was like, `There's no way I can do it,''' Bowman...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps Gets Engaged To Previous Miss California Winner (Photo)

Michael Phelps has taken the plunge, literally, and has gotten engaged. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter early Sunday he’s marrying Nicole Johnson, who was Miss California in 2010 and has dated the swimmer on and off the past few years. This embed is invalid" /> Phelps has been in the news recently for his mishaps, but perhaps...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps gets engaged to beauty queen girlfriend

Michael Phelps is officially off the market. The 18-time gold medalist swimmer announced on social media early Sunday morning that he and girlfriend Nicole Johnson had gotten engaged. “She said yes,” Phelps wrote on Twitter and Instagram as the caption for a photo of them together in the snow. Johnson seemed equally ecstatic, writing on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Pleads Guilty To DUI: Part Of ‘Hardest Times I’ve Ever Gone Through’

Michael Phelps hopes he’s turned over a new leaf. The legendary Olympic swimmer pleaded guilty Friday to DUI charges stemming from a Sept. 30 arrest in Maryland. Phelps was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and the judge ordered him to abstain from alcohol over that time. Phelps, who entered a six-week treatment program after the arrest,...
Via NESN.com
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

Michael Phelps on Friday pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for his second DUI back in September. The Associated Press reports that Phelps was sentenced to a year in prison, though the sentence has been suspended for a probationary period of a year and a half....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps' self-proclaimed girlfriend was born a man

A woman named Taylor Lianne Chandler claims she is dating Michael Phelps. This woman was once a man. Chandler, 41, recently revealed on Facebook that she was born David Roy Fitch before changing her sex during her teenage years. Chandler was put on testosterone blockers in her early teens and underwent surgery to get rid...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps to compete in four events at U.S. Nationals

Michael Phelps’ comeback bid will continue next week at the U.S. national championships, and he will match his most ambitious program since returning to the sport. The 29-year-old will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at the meet, which begins Wednesday in Irvine, California. Phelps retired after the London Olympics...
Via Rumors and Rants
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phelps downplays significance of return, nobody believes him

MESA, Arizona -- Michael Phelps wants to tone down the rhetoric. He's downplaying his return to competitive swimming this week at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa. And he's avoiding the notion that he is gearing up for a run at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm at least going (to Rio) with my mom," Phelps said Wednesday at press conference at the Skyline Aquatics...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps officially ends retirement

Michael Phelps is back in the pool once again. The decorated Olympic swimmer was officially confirmed as an entrant in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz. on April 24-26, marking his first competitive race since the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 28-year-old seemed to go out in style at the London Games, winning gold in his final race after announcing that he would retire following...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps to return from 'retirement' at Mesa meet

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events -- the 50-...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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