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Phelps vs. Lochte: What we learned

Updated: July 2, 2012, 6:48 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- When they first crossed paths before a pre-Olympic trials press conference a little over a week ago, Michael Phelps had a bushy moustache and Ryan Lochte a lime green leather backpack. Their rivalry had been built up as the next big thing in swimming, with Lochte peddling the idea that it could be the biggest story in sports.

It seemed sort of laughable at the time, a pair of swimmers outdueling the likes of Yankees-Red Sox, Auburn-Alabama or Bears-Packers. But after four ...

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