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Phelps-Lochte rivalry? It's baaack

Updated: April 25, 2014, 8:29 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Feeling as antsy and excited as a 10-year-old in a summer swim league, 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps stepped onto the starting block Thursday for the morning heat in his first competitive race since the 2012 London Olympics. Right below him in the water was Ryan Lochte, who was just finishing up his heat in the 100-meter butterfly with what at that moment was the day's fastest qualifying time -- 52.94.

Phelps looked down at him and said, "Why did you ...

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