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Michael Phelps wins 100 backstroke

Updated: July 12, 2014, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- For the second consecutive night, Michael Phelps saw a number he liked.

Phelps won the 100-meter backstroke on Saturday at the Bulldog Grand Slam, edging Ryan Lochte in another encouraging performance in his comeback.

Phelps, who retired after the last Olympics and stayed away from the pool for more than a year, finished in 53.88 seconds. Lochte was second at 54.40, and Olympian Tyler Clary finished third in 55.41.

"I just wanted to break 54, to be honest," said ...

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