The Latest: Michael Phelps leads Ravens out of tunnel

The Latest on the fifth week of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 1:10 p.m. Michael Phelps was the first man out of the tunnel when it came time to introduce the Baltimore Ravens before their game against the Washington Redskins. Wearing a purple jersey with the No. 16, Phelps waved to the crowd as he jogged onto the field. The Olympic hero was cheered loudly by the crowd. Phelps...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte says Michael Phelps didn’t help him when he needed it

As if most peoples’ opinions of Ryan Lochte weren’t already negative enough, this probably won’t help matters. Lochte was interviewed by USA Today for a long feature, and in it he talked about the reception he’s had from his USA Swimming teammates since the infamous incident in Rio. Specifically, Lochte complained that swimming icon Michael Phelps wasn’t really there for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phelps said he warned Lochte to 'keep your head on straight' before Rio incident

CHASKA, Minn. -- Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics."I did have a talk with him about two days before about not doing anything bad," said Phelps, who retired after the Summer Games as the most-decorated Olympian of all time. "I told him, `Just keep...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

Sunday was a dark day in the sporting world from its onset, as news of the tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez broke at dawn. Fernandez, one of the game’s brightest young stars and frontline contender for the National League Cy Young Award, died early on Sunday morning when a speed boat he was a passenger on crashed and overturned. Fernandez’ death has sent...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank among these notable athletes?

When Landon Donovan returned to professional soccer after a near two-year hiatus, he joined a notable list of dominant athletes to return to the game. Donovan, 34, himself told fans the decision to return stemmed from an unyielding love for his former club, the Los Angeles Galaxy, a team that saw both injuries and player departures threaten a chance to miss the upcoming MLS postseason...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte sought advice from Michael Phelps after incident

Ryan Lochte says he sought advice from one of his U.S. Swimming teammates not long after he got himself into trouble by lying about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. A pretty notable teammate, too. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that will air in full on Monday, Lochte spoke about how he reached out to Michael Phelps last month. “I reached out to him because I knew he hit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps reveals what he was listening to when he made 'Phelps Face'

One of the most memorable moments from this year's Olympic Games in Rio came when Michael Phelps absolutely mean-mugged South African rival Chad Le Clos before a race. As Le Clos warmed up with a shadow boxing routine moments before the two approached the pool, cameras caught Phelps staring at his opponent with an angry glare that would go viral on social media and later be dubbed ...
Via FOX Sports
August 29, 2016

Dikembe Mutombo doesn’t mind Michael Phelps, Lilly King using his finger wag

Dikembe Mutombo’s signature finger wag has experienced a resurgence amongst American swimmers at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Fortunately, they appear to have the blessing of the four-time Defensive Player of the Year. Mutombo came out on Friday and said that he’s cool with Michael Phelps, who waved his finger at South African rival Chad le Clos after beating him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps spent first day of his retirement in a pool

If you spent nearly three decades working at McDonald’s, chances are your first meal upon leaving wouldn’t be a Big Mac. But try telling that to the most decorated Olympian of all time. Michael Phelps recently announced his retirement from swimming after racking up six more medals (five gold), at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. After a grueling Olympic schedule, Phelps...
Via NESN.com
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky recreated their famous 2006 photo

In 2006, Michael Phelps was at an autograph signing when a smiling 9-year-old swimmer, just like dozens in line before and after her, posed for a picture with the Olympic champion. It's a scene that's replayed itself thousands of times in the past 16 years - go to any swim family's house, particularly those who live nearby Phelps' Baltimore, and you'll see the same sort of photo...
Via FOX Sports
August 15, 2016

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