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2hWayne Drehs

Ryan Lochte cherishes the race against Michael Phelps

There's no bitterness or jealousy. Ryan Lochte says he appreciates the competition with Michael Phelps because it brings out the best in both of them.

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Phelps, Lochte finish 1-2 in 200IM at trials

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte finished 1-2 in the 200-meter IM final Friday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, adding on to their dockets for the Rio Games.

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Bolt (hamstring) out of Jamaican Olympic trials

Usain Bolt has a grade 1 tear in his hamstring and has withdrawn from Jamaica's national senior championships, which serve as Olympic trials. However, he said he still hopes to make it to Rio.

Phelps tops Lochte in 200 meter medley (2:11)
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13hJim Caple

Why Carl Lewis believes he can help save track and field

As track and field returns to the spotlight of the Olympic trials, Carl Lewis believes the sport is dying. From coaching in Houston to holding court across the world, he's aiming to save it.

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13hWayne Drehs

Ledecky cruises in 800m freestyle heat

In a U.S. Olympic swim trials that have yet to see a world record, Katie Ledecky on Friday morning cruised in her preliminary heat of the 800-meter freestyle.

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Sprinter Jeter to miss trials with quadriceps injury

Three-time Olympic medalist Carmelita Jeter announced Thursday that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Olympic track and field trials because of an injury to her left quadriceps.

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Stepanova gets IAAF's approval to compete in Rio

Track and field's governing body has approved Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's bid to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

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Prenot wins 200 breast, sets new U.S. record

Josh Prenot secured his first trip to the Olympic Games by winning the 200 breaststroke finals with a new American record on Thursday at the U.S. trials in Omaha.

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1dBonnie D. Ford

USOC's Blackmun: Global anti-doping 'broken'

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said he hopes for strong measures from international sports federations if WADA's inquiry shows Russia's doping problems extend beyond track and field.

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Russian sculls team banned from Rio for doping

The Russian men's quadruple sculls team has been disqualified from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for a doping violation, and will be replaced at the games by New Zealand, world rowing's ruling body

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Amid cuts, Rio police seeking aid before Games

Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, Rio civil police officers have staged strikes in response to budget cuts, casting doubt on overall security for the sporting event.

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Pace withdraws from Rio because of Zika

Golfer Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa has withdrawn her name from consideration for her nation's Olympic team out of concern about the Zika virus.

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Kookaburras name 16-man Olympic squad

Australian field hockey stalwarts Jamie Dwyer and Mark Knowles have been selected for their fourth Olympics, giving No. 1-ranked Australia an edge in experience in their bid for a gold medal.

3dDarren 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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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.

Rio Mayor opens Olympic Velodrome (1:04)
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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.

Simone Manuel's challenging rise in swimming (1:08)