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Ryan Lochte, Make-A-Wish give 15-year-old unforgettable day

Ryan Lochte, Make-A-Wish give 15-year-old unforgettable day

CHARLOTTE, NC — Some people find relaxation in a warm, soaking bath. For 15-year-old Erik Nieman, an avid swimmer, home is a cold pool. “You can walk around people, and not show any emotions and stuff, but in the water, you can scream, rage and all that other stuff and it doesn’t really matter because… Read more »

Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps in 200 IM at nationals

Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps in 200 IM at nationals

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, a couple of Olympic champions on the comeback trail, got a step closer to finding their form. Lochte beat Phelps to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships Sunday night, leaving Phelps winless in four races at his biggest meet since coming out… Read more »

Ryan Lochte glad Michael Phelps is back: ‘He owes me some money’

Ryan Lochte glad Michael Phelps is back: ‘He owes me some money’

CHARLOTTE — Michael Phelps’ return to competitive swimming has been a boost for the sport — and its biggest rivalry. Count Ryan Lochte among those happy to have it continue. At U.S. national championships this week in Irvine, Lochte is entered in six events: the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter backstroke, 100-meter butterfly… Read more »