STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles.
With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away.
Dressel won eight medals, including six golds, at the...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — South African swimmer Chad le Clos is facing possible groin surgery following the world championships.
Le Clos, who beat Michael Phelps at the 2012 London...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — An American named Michael. Teenage girls from three different countries. A Hungarian who took down Michael Phelps' favorite world record.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — This time, Caeleb Dressel stands alone.
The American won his record eighth medal at the world swimming championships Sunday, helping the U.S. to silver in the...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel made history — again — at the world swimming championships.
The American won three gold medals in a span of about two hours Saturday night,...
Michael Phelps is watching the world championships from afar, enjoying his ever-growing family while tackling the challenges of life after swimming.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps' world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday at the world swimming championships.
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky's phone pinged with a middle-of-the-night text from Michael Phelps.
Sick and struggling to fall asleep, she read his message of concern from half a...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Kristof Milak of Hungary won the 200-meter butterfly at the world swimming championships, breaking Michael Phelps' 10-year-old world record.
BALTIMORE (AP) — While swimming to Olympic glory, Michael Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it.
His bout with depression reached its nadir in 2014 after a...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the final round Sunday at the Masters (all times local):
The comeback is complete. Tiger Woods has his fifth Masters title.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of swimming says Hiromasa Fujimori has been provisionally suspended while suspected of doping.
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Phelps is picking up more hardware — this time for what he's been doing outside the pool.
The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, said Tuesday the Olympic champion is the recipient of its fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion.
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):
The United States is two-thirds of the way to a clean sweep at the Ryder Cup.
A U.S. team including actor Samuel L. Jackson, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won a 10-hole Celebrity Challenge Match against the Europeans, 15-13, at Le Golf National, where the Ryder Cup begins Friday.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — It took a swimmer from one of the smallest countries in the region to finally end the streak of gold medals going to either China or Japan in the Asian Games pool.
Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling had an emphatic victory in the men's 100-meter butterfly final on Wednesday.
By his own standards, the 23-year-old Schooling was a touch slow to get off the blocks and resurface because he dived a little too deep, but once he was in motion he was unstoppable.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011.
At the time, Bowman was a coach for the U.S. national team, along with Sean Hutchison, who was also said to be involved in the texting.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Two years to the day the Tokyo Olympics open, Katie Ledecky is swimming as fast as ever, Caeleb Dressel is heralded as a potential Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin is attempting a comeback.
Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday.
No, he's not planning another comeback.
He's got a bigger goal to tackle.
After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for those who are dealing with similar issues.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The two-man race between Martin Fourcade and Johannes Thingnes Boe for Olympic gold never materialized.
They've pretty much become the Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte of the biathlon — only they have skis and rifles instead of Speedos and swim caps.
So when neither landed on the medal podium Sunday at the Pyeongchang Games, it sent shockwaves through the biathlon world.
Katie Ledecky got her start in swimming because she just wanted to make friends. Her brother was eager to join a team at a pool near their house and as a 6-year-old, she tagged along.
By summer's end, the Ledecky siblings had made 100 friends ranging in age from 6 to 18. Some of them remain good friends with Katie, who went on to become the world's best swimmer in the post-Michael Phelps era.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year honors at the Golden Goggle Awards on Sunday night, recognizing the year's top performances by USA Swimming.
Dressel joined Michael Phelps as the only swimmers to win seven golds at a single world championships last summer in Hungary. It was the first time in 11 years that either Phelps or Ryan Lochte didn't win the top honor.
"I want to continue to learn and progress," Dressel said.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about anxiety argues that everyone to some extent suffers from stress, nerves and social fear. And, to make their point, the filmmakers have enlisted as Exhibit A the most decorated Olympian in history.
Michael Phelps appears in "Angst" to share his story of being bullied and depressed, leading to severe anxiety. The swimmer, winner of 28 Olympic medals, would look in the mirror and not like what he saw.
Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback.
Phelps said Tuesday he has "no desire" to return to competitive swimming, but he is eager to stay involved with the sport and cheer on those who follow in his enormous wake.
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If Jordan Spieth needs some help with the mental aspect of his game during this pressure-packed week of golf, he knows exactly where to turn.
EAST MEADOW, New York (AP) — Ryan Lochte had a surprising reaction to his latest record-setting performance.
"A little disappointed," he said after breaking Michael Phelps' meet record in the finals of the 200-meter individual medley Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Lochte's time of 1 minute, 59.24 seconds bettered Phelps' mark of 1:59.26 set on Nov. 30, 2006. British swimmer Xavier Mohammed placed second in 2:00.47, and Sam Stewart was third in 2:01.51.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan Lochte had a surprising reaction to his latest record-setting performance.
"A little disappointed," he said after breaking Michael Phelps' meet record in the finals of the 200-meter individual medley Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Lochte's time of 1 minute, 59.24 seconds bettered Phelps' mark of 1:59.26 set on Nov. 30, 2006. Britain's Xavier Mohammed finished second in 2:00.47, and Sam Stewart was third in 2:01.51.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel's teammates knew they just witnessed one of those special moments in sports, when a talented athlete has his breakout performance.
"Just seeing that domination," is the way Matt Grevers put it. "You're seeing a star being born. It's really cool to see."
Even if Dressel goes on to do some truly remarkable things, he'll always remember the world championships along the Danube.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Michael Phelps, you've got company.
Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay.
Twenty-four hours after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Phelps in another elite club: seven golds at the second-biggest meet after the Olympics.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel knows the comparisons are coming.
After pulling off an unprecedented Triple Crown at swimming's world championships, it's time to take on the legacy of Michael Phelps.
The 20-year-old Dressel established himself as America's newest star of the pool Saturday, becoming the first swimmer to win three gold medals on a single night at either the worlds or the Olympics.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — On a night when Katie Ledecky returned to a more familiar spot — the top rung of the medal podium — the U.S. men's team began passing the torch to a new generation at the world championships.
Step aside, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. You've got a worthy successor in Chase Kalisz.
Sorry, Nathan Adrian. It's Caeleb Dressel's time to shine.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tears streamed down Chad le Clos' cheeks as the South African anthem was played Wednesday with both his parents watching on.
The 25-year-old won the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the world championships, and there was no checking the emotion following a year of personal misfortune and sporting disappointment.
"It was an emotional race — before the race, after the race, during the race — I knew it was going to be difficult," le Clos said.
Don't expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special.
The winningest athlete in Olympic history was bested by two seconds Sunday night in "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White." The race didn't pit Phelps against a real shark, but rather a computer-simulated fish based on data on the swimming speed of sharks.
Michael Phelps has finally met his match in the water: a "great white shark."
The Olympic champion swimmer was bested Sunday night in the Discovery Channel's Shark Week special "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White."
But Phelps didn't swim with a real shark. He competed in the ocean against a computer-simulated fish based on data on the swimming speed of sharks.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky shrugs off the notion that she's doing anything special over the next week.
For the 20-year-old American star, the improbable has become the expected.
"It's really just putting in the work, putting in the training," Ledecky said Friday, sounding so nonchalant that she might as well have been describing a leisurely afternoon swim in one of those thermal baths along the Danube.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night.
The 25th annual show honoring the past year's top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning, who humorously mocked his reputation as a control freak and an overexposed commercial pitchman in the retired NFL quarterback's opening monologue.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nathan Adrian felt a little strange walking around the pool during the U.S. National Championships.
Michael Phelps wasn't there last week. Ryan Lochte was missing, too. And for the first time in almost two decades, when the American long-course world championship team was announced, neither of its biggest stars appeared.
METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — Every dive into the pool is a victory for Michael McQuay.
Each breaststroke. Each backstroke. Each freestyle relay.
They all boldly defy the grim prognosis that doctors delivered to McQuay's parents nearly 15 years ago. Autism would prevent McQuay from ever walking, they said. He would never talk or be able to perform the most basic of tasks.
"And now," said Michael's mother, Maria, "look at him."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS.
Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as the four nominees for best male athlete.
The new leader of USA Swimming knows he's got some big shoes to fill.
And, barring another comeback, he won't have Michael Phelps to make the job a bit easier.
USA Swimming turned to Major League Soccer for its new leader on Thursday, picking Colorado Rapids president Tim Hinchey to succeed Chuck Wielgus, who died in April after a long battle with cancer.
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Phelps pumped his right fist upon completing the final leg for the winning relay team ahead of Australian great Grant Hackett on Saturday.
It was another golden moment for the winningest Olympic athlete in history, though don't expect to see him competing on the world's biggest stage again.
Phelps all but slammed the door on another return after leaving it ever-so slightly ajar in an interview with the Associated Press last month.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — USA Swimming knew it wanted to return to Omaha for the Olympic trials in 2020 and it didn't seek or accept bids from other potential host cities, interim executive director Mike Unger said Monday as he announced the event would be back in Nebraska's largest city for the fourth straight time.
Michael Phelps hasn't gotten the urge to return to swimming.
Not yet anyway.
The winningest athlete in Olympic history is clearly enjoying marriage, fatherhood and a newfound willingness to speak out on contentious issues such as doping .
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network's Shark Week this summer, although he won't be asked to outswim one.
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.
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.
Yet there was Michael Phelps — the semi-officially retired Michael Phelps — testifying before a congressional panel about doping and having to swim against competitors he couldn't be sure were clean.
To that, those who care about clean sport and fair competition can only say one thing: What took you so long?
WASHINGTON (AP) — After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement.
Michael Phelps: Doping in Sports ‘Frustrating’
HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Phelps approaches his Super Bowl pick with equal parts athletic achievement and brand loyalty.
So while he admires Tom Brady, he will not commit to the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI.
Phelps commented on the big game, his trademark Phelps face, and hosting the Big Game Big Give poker tournament Saturday night in Houston.