FINA Aquatics World Championships

China's Cao Yuan and Xie Siyi perform in the men's 3m synchro springboard final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jin-man Lee)
July 13, 2019 - 9:58 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Xie Siyi and Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard synchro on Saturday to complete a Chinese sweep of all three diving events on the opening day of the world championships. Xie and Cao finished with 439.74 points, well ahead of the second-place pair of Jack Laugher...
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China's Liu Xiang celebrates after winning the women's 50m backstroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 21, 2018 - 8:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang swam a world-record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal on Tuesday night at the Asian Games. The 21-year-old Liu, who prefers swimming the freestyle, became the first woman to break 27 seconds in the event, lowering the record...
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Kathleen Baker celebrates after her world record in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Kathleen Baker had settled for a first-place tie in the 200-meter backstroke. In the 100 back, she wanted the attention for herself. Setting a world record guaranteed it. The 21-year-old Olympian won in 58.00 seconds at the U.S. national championships on Saturday night,...
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Caeleb Dressel looks at the times after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships swimming meet Friday, July 27, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 27, 2018 - 11:51 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel bounced back from a clunker of a swim in the 100-meter freestyle and won for the first time in three events at the U.S. national championships, taking the 100 butterfly Friday night to earn a berth on the team for the Pan Pacific championships. Dressel, winner...
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Katie Ledecky talks during a news conference for the Phillips 66 National Championship Swimming meet Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 24, 2018 - 8:10 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Two years to the day the Tokyo Olympics open, Katie Ledecky is swimming as fast as ever, Caeleb Dressel is heralded as a potential Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin is attempting a comeback. As for Ryan Lochte, he's banned again. Ledecky is entered in five events at this week'...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an intravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance. But under anti-doping rules, athletes typically cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or through an exemption. Lochte posted a photo of himself getting the IV in May and that image prompted the investigation. He was entered in four events at the national championships that start Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in California. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned...
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March 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA March 25 1934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters golf tournament by one stroke over Craig Wood. 1947 — Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 in the NCAA basketball championship. 1958 — Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth...
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December 29, 2017 - 11:56 pm
___ June 27 — Florida scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away from LSU, and the Gators beat their Southeastern Conference rival 6-1 to complete a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals for their first national title in baseball. The Gators posted the eighth sweep in the 15...
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November 20, 2017 - 12:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky have won male and female athlete of the year honors at the Golden Goggle Awards, recognizing the year's top performances by USA Swimming. Dressel joined Michael Phelps as the only swimmers to win seven golds at a single world championships last...
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October 18, 2017 - 7:05 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time Olympian Lindsay Mintenko was appointed Wednesday to lead the U.S. national swimming team, becoming the first woman to hold the title. Mintenko replaces Frank Busch, who retired Oct. 1 as managing director of the national team. She has been a member of the...
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