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Michael Phelps loses in first final

Updated: April 25, 2014, 12:53 AM ET
Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps is 0-for-1 in his comeback to the pool.

The 22-time Olympic medalist lost to Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night.

Lochte touched first in 51.93 seconds, second-fastest in the world this year. Phelps took second in 52.13 in his first meet since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.

"I swam a final again," a smiling Phelps said. "I said I wanted to be around 52.0 and I would be completely happy ...

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