Phelps qualifies fastest for 100 butterfly final in comeback
Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics. He was second at the turn and came on at the end to win his heat in 52.84 seconds at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
One And Done?
Maybe Shaun White was right all along. An International Olympic Committee official charged with monitoring injury rates at the games says the new discipline of slopestyle produced an "unacceptably high" number of injuries in its debut at the Sochi Olympics and should be dropped in future if that doesn't improve. Full Story.
The agent for five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe says the 31-year-old Australian will never swim again after contracting two potentially-deadly infections while undergoing shoulder surgery. James Erskine said Tuesday that Thorpe was "quite sick" in a Sydney hospital but dismissed media reports the swimmer might lose the use of his left arm. Full Story.