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Matt Grevers

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  • "Pure backstroker" Grevers hopes to hold off Phelps

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Matt Grevers was “pleasantly surprised” by his time in Saturday morning’s heats of the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. Championships. No wonder. His clocking of 53.11 seconds not only was fastest in the field by...
  • Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different

    Swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Simone Manuel: It's the same but different
    Earlier this week, swimmer Missy Franklin compared the U.S. National Championships to a hypothetical event in which LeBron James is playing games with a bunch of high school players. Olympians like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky compete...
  • After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'

    After sixth-place finish in 100 backstroke, disappointed Michael Phelps vents: 'I hate this'
    IRVINE, Calif. — As he moves forward with his comeback, Michael Phelps can't always measure his progress the way he used to: in victories. Take the unusual position he found himself in Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships. The...
  • Conor Dwyer gets up to speed

    Conor Dwyer gets up to speed
    IRVINE, Calif. – Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. Top two finishers at nationals – and...
  • Lochte v Phelps wows crowd, Ledecky skips 1,500

    (Reuters) - A thrilling battle between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte highlighted the final day of the U.S. National Championships on Sunday, though fans were denied the chance to see if Katie Ledecky could deliver another world record-breaking...
  • Phelps plans to return to competition this month

    Phelps plans to return to competition this month
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...
  • Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming

    Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...
  • Penn State's former president, VP and AD ordered to stand trial

    Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors showed enough evidence...
  • Honeymoon trip at stake for Olympic champion Grevers

    Honeymoon trip at stake for Olympic champion Grevers
    INDIANAPOLIS – Matt Grevers is hoping for a honeymoon in Spain. Now he is feeling some pressure to make sure that happens. Grevers, reigning Olympic champion in the 100-meter backstroke, needs to make the top two in that event at the U.S....
  • Grevers wins 100 back at world meet

    Grevers wins 100 back at world meet
    Matt Grevers' trophy case has a new category: individual gold medal, world championships. The swimmer from Northwestern and Lake Forest won the 100-meter backstroke at the World Short Course Championships (25-meter pool) Thursday in Istanbul....
  • Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Athlete of the Month | Mundelein swimmer Connor Black

     Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Athlete of the Month | Mundelein swimmer Connor Black
    The text read, "He's faster today. It's going to happen." It was one in a string of messages Mundelein coach Rahul Sethna sent to Scott Black the morning of last month's boys state swimming and diving finals. He was referencing the 100-yard butterfly...