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Missy Franklin acknowledges feeling the pressure

Less than six weeks from the 2016 Rio Games, there are questions about whether Missy Franklin is somehow in danger of not making the U.S. team.

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Phelps: 'I didn't feel good the whole race' (2:12)
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Michael Phelps' Final Turn

With his curtain call weeks away, the greatest swimmer of all time hopes to put his nightmares behind him and embrace life on dry land.

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Nathan Adrian reacts to top qualifying time in 100-meter freestyle (1:40)
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Lochte qualifies for relay team for Rio Olympics

Ryan Lochte's fourth-place finish in the 200 free put him on the relay team, and Missy Franklin will have three more chances to make the Olympics after not qualifying in the 100 backstroke.

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16hDarren Rovell

U.S. track and field given quick boost with apparel

With an eye on speed, Nike has unveiled three new innovations to its apparel that the brand hopes will bolster times and distances for U.S. athletes during the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.

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Vollmer 'excited going forward' (2:35)
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WADA suspends Kazakhstan anti-doping lab

Four days after shutting down work at the Olympic drug test laboratory in Rio, the World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended another lab, this time in Kazakhstan.

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Rio governor: Olympics could be 'big failure'

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor said that the Olympics could be a "big failure" because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the Games.

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Boudia, Cook earn Olympic diving spots at trials

David Boudia will defend his Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro after securing a spot in the 10-meter platform event on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic diving trials.

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Simone Manuel's challenging rise in swimming (1:08)
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Ipsen, Hixon earn Rio 3-meter spots; Dumais out

Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon earned spots on the U.S. Olympic team in 3-meter diving, but Troy Dumais' bid to become the first U.S. man to dive in five Olympic Games came to an end.

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67 Russians apply for Rio Olympics as individuals

Up to 67 Russians willing to show they took reliable drug-testing outside their home country have submitted individual applications to take part at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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P. Gasol picks Spanish team over Zika concerns

Pau Gasol says he is willing to go to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, noting that his commitment to the Spanish national team is greater than his fears about the Zika virus.

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Pistorius requests chance to earn redemption

In interview excerpts, Oscar Pistorius says he doesn't want to "waste" his life by going back to jail, where he already spent one year on an earlier conviction for manslaughter.

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Great Britain names star-studded cycling team

Lizzie Armitstead, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Laura Trott and Sir Bradley Wiggins will lead a 26-strong Great Britain cycling team to the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Nike drops lawsuit against Games hopeful Berian

Nike has dropped its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic trials next week.

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The unparalleled style of gymnast Danell Leyva

At Danell Leyva's home gym in Miami, we asked the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist to show us his gold-winning World Championship routine on the parallel bars.

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IAAF president Coe downplays split with IOC

IAAF President Sebastian Coe on Thursday downplayed the split with international Olympic leaders over his sport's decision to bar Russian track and athletes from competing under their own flag, s

Ledecky will compete at the U.S. Olympics Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 26 to July 3. She'll have plenty of opportunity to break even more world records.
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Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky is one broken record after another

Swimmer Katie Ledecky, 19, has a knack for freestyle world records -- 11 at three distances since 2013, to be precise. With the Olympic trials (June 26-July 3) in sight, she's ready for more.