June 30, 2016 |
OMAHA, Neb. - They're called trials for a reason. Four years ago at the London Games, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin combined to win 10 medals, six of them gold. Tuesday night, in their Day 3 finals at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, they weren't even competitive. Franklin, who took the gold medal in the event at London, finished seventh, next to last, in a women's 100-meter breaststroke final won by Olivia Smoliga. Meanwhile, Lochte, who missed qualifying in the 400 IM Monday night after injuring his groin in warm-ups, hit the wall fourth in a closely contested men's 200-meter freestyle final.
June 27, 2013
Marc Sheftic , 38, a PGA teaching pro at Merion, shot a 76 Wednesday to finish in a four-way tie for fourth with a 283 in the PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him for the PGA Championship in August. Also qualifying for the PGA was David McNabb , of Applebrook in Malvern, who was tied for ninth with a 286 after shooting a 71. Rod Perry won the event at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, shooting a 3-under 69 for a 3-stroke victory. The 39-year-old Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., finished at 10-under 277. SOCCER: Paulinho headed Brazil into the Confederations Cup final with an 86th-minute header on Wednesday to give the host nation a 2-1 victory over Uruguay at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
December 27, 2012 |
There were the fashion trends of 2012: Color-blocking continued. Women of all shapes delighted in the return of the peplum. Guys and gals frolicked through town in salmon-pink skinny jeans. Metallic wedged sneakers were retro '80s chic. Ombre hair was hot. Ombre nails were hotter. And Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte brought icy grills back into the fashion fold. But there were also the moments. These flashes in time forced us to rethink our shopping habits, challenged our long-standing stereotypes, and allowed guys to be girls and girls to be guys.
December 17, 2012 |
RYAN LOCHTE won two more races at the short-course world championships in Istanbul on Sunday, finishing the event with six golds and one silver. The result matched his medal total from the last championships, in Dubai in 2010. Lochte won the 100-meter individual medley, a day after he broke the world record in the event. The five-time Olympic champion finished in 51.21 seconds, ahead of Kenneth To of Australia and George Bovell III of Trinidad and Tobago. To started well and led at the halfway mark.
December 13, 2012 |
THE LATEST round of NHL labor talks ended with the two sides not even getting into the same room with each other. The players' association and league negotiators met separately Wednesday with federal mediators in suburban New Jersey, holding discussions that didn't immediately appear to have moved the sides any closer to a deal to save the hockey season. There was hope going into Wednesday that negotiations could get back on track to the point they were last Thursday before talks fell apart.
November 19, 2012
WHEN PONDERING the NHL lockout, we can't help but think back and draw comparisons to last summer's London Olympics. Play along for just a minute. Like NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, swimmer Ryan Lochte had years to practice and focus on his impending battle with incumbent and undisputed pool champion Michael Phelps. Like NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, golden boy Phelps entered London's showdown with his grasp on the sport slipping. His reign was clearly nearing an end after dominating for so long.
August 25, 2012 |
A nation mourns: Britain has banned photos of the nude Prince Harry 's princely buff bod to be published by media outlets. ("No naughty pics please, we're British. ") The London newspaper the Guardian reports that, due to pressure from a furious royal family, the infamous nude pics, taken during a strip party in a Vegas resort, have been banned from use by the news media in Britain. The ban on buff Harry's buff bod was effected when Clarence House appealed to the media watchdog org Press Complaints Commission (PCC)
August 23, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Over the weekend, Ryan Lochte celebrated his five Olympic medals the way any red-blooded American male would do: by heading to Las Vegas, slipping into a tiny, star-spangled, hot-pink Speedo, and partying alongside Britain's Prince Harry. Lochte's revelry capped off a weeklong promotional blitz by the swimmer and aspiring actor, including a cameo on the CW soap 90210 , a stroll down the red carpet at the premiere of The Expendables 2 , a striptease performance for Giuliana Rancic and Joan Rivers on E!
August 12, 2012 |
Congratulations, Ryan Lochte. You just won five medals at the London Olympics. What's next? He's going to Hollywood! That's right. The strapping swimmer has announced his intention to move to Los Angeles. Lochte's agent (that's like a coach who takes 15 percent of everything you own) says that he has already been pitched a number of reality-show concepts in which his client could star. Everyone wants a piece of Ryan. Bachelor host Chris Harrison, referring to his boss, Mike Fleiss, tweeted: "@Fleissmeister just told me he liked Ryan Lochte in his speedo so much he's now on short list for #Bachelor.
August 7, 2012 |
WE'VE HEARD the stories about how expensive it can be for families to raise an Olympic-level athlete. Sports like gymnastics and swimming don't just require time, effort and determination, but also a lot of money. Well, Natalie Hawkins, the mother of new Olympic gymnastic all-around champion Gabby Douglas, and Steve and Ike Lochte, the parents of swimmer Ryan Lochte, are feeling the financial crunch. TMZ reported that just a few months ago, Hawkins filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and that the Lochtes are fighting off foreclosure on their home.