Michael Phelps wasn't competing on opening night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Still, the 18-time gold medalist's influence impacted the results in the 400-meter individual medley, an event he once dominated.
Ryan Lochte powered out to a big lead in the event he won four years ago at the London Olympics, his powerful arms churning through the water, looking very much like a lock for another trip to the games.
Donnell Whittenburg lay in his hotel room late Saturday night, his body exhausted but his mind unable to turn itself off after a once seemingly assured spot on the U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics team slipped away, when his phone rang.
All those SEC and ACC heavyweights are long gone from the NCAA Tournament, and the last two Big 12 teams went home this weekend. The College World Series championship comes down to two teams that were not expected to even make it to Omaha, let alone the finals.
United States scrumhalf Mike Te'o scored the only try of the match and Ireland-born flyhalf A.J. MacGinty kicked six penalty goals in a 25-0 win over Russia on Saturday, giving the Americans a seventh consecutive home victory over the Russians in rugby internationals.
Jonathan Horton texted Chris Brooks and Alex Naddour a picture before both rounds of the U.S. men's gymnastics Olympic Trials this week. The image was from London four years ago. In it, Brooks and Naddour were cheering from the stands in the O2 Arena as alternates while their teammates stumbled to a fifth-place finish.
Cycling Kansas City will have its 10th annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday. The ride is to honor cyclists who have lost their lives on Kansas City roads. The ride begins with a ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at West 62nd Street and Brookside Boulevard in Kansas City. (Video by Robert Cronkleton | The Kansas City Star)
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