• Swimming: Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win
    Reuters30 minutes ago

    Swimming: Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win

    (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky qualified for next month's world championships in style by winning the 800 meters freestyle in the year's best time on the opening night of the U.S. National Championships on Tuesday. Ledecky, twice Olympic and world champion in her signature event, was well clear of

  • Ledecky, Adrian steals opening night show at US nationals
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    Ledecky, Adrian steals opening night show at US nationals

    Katie Ledecky keeps makes winning look easy. Nathan Adrian continues to prove experience matters when things get close. Ledecky, as usual, dominated the women's 800-meter freestyle, winning by nearly 9 seconds.

  • Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy
    The Associated Press

    Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy

    Missy Franklin is so upbeat, so full of energy, so dang positive all the time, it's hard to imagine her ever going to a dark place. ''Being totally honest with you, it's something that terrifies me,'' Franklin said, her perpetually positive tone suddenly filled with doubt and

  • Jon Rahm has instant success and scheduling conflicts
    The Associated Press

    Jon Rahm has instant success and scheduling conflicts

    One year and one week ago, Jon Rahm of Spain made his professional debut at the Quicken Loans National. The Quicken Loans National is this week, and Rahm is in Paris for the French Open. It raises the question of whether young players who receive sponsor exemptions fresh out of college owe it to the