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Starting at U.S. trials, the world is Phelps' for the taking

Updated: June 28, 2008, 8:39 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- Exit Tiger Woods. Enter Michael Phelps.

The throne is vacant in sports for the remainder of the summer. In Woods' absence, it's time to fit Phelps' head for the crown as King of All Athletes.

Over the next six weeks, while Woods is rehabbing and football is going through the preseason motions, the world is Phelps'. If all goes as planned, beginning here this weekend at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Phelps' broad-chinned mug will be the face of the Beijing ...

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