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What to watch at the Rio games on Friday

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Day 7 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, track cycling, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): SWIMMING Will Michael Phelps add even more gold to his Olympic career? We’ll see when the men’s 100 meter butterfly finals are held Friday at 10:12 p.m. Phelps has the world and Olympic (Beijing) records in the event and qualified in the semifinals Thursday night after winning the 200 individual medley…

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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go at it one last time

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Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes’ village. There’s an ongoing card game in their suite, and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions. It’ll be all business on Thursday night. They’ll race against each other for the final time in the 200-meter individual medley, ending a 13-year rivalry that has been one of the greatest in swimming history. The Americans are the top two all-time performers in the event. Phelps and Lochte…

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Missy Franklin not in freestyle relay final

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The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 9:40 p.m. If Missy Franklin is going to claim her first swimming medal of the Rio Olympics, it will have to come while she’s on dry land. Franklin competed in the preliminaries of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, but her time wasn’t fast enough for the coaches to give her a spot in the evening final. Allison Schmitt posted what was by far the fastest split time…

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Clearwater’s Melanie Margalis helps U.S. reach relay final

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Clearwater native Melanie Margalis joined with three teammates to win their heat in the 4×200 freestyle relay on Wednesday afternoon. Allison Schmitt, Missy Franklin and Cierra Runge joined with Margalis to earn the top seed for the U.S. Schmitt swam a 1:55 first leg, while Franklin and Margalis each turned in times of 1:57. Runge swam the anchor leg and brought the U.S. one and eight-tenths seconds ahead of the Chinese at 7:47.77. The Australians, swimming in the first heat,…

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Katie Ledecky all the rage at Rio Olympics

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In a hallway beneath the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Missy Franklin was surrounded by the media after her first race of the Rio de Janeiro Games. Until Katie Ledecky walked by. At least half the reporters bolted away from Franklin while she was in mid-answer Monday, all of them eager to fire a few questions at Ledecky. It was the clearest sign yet of the changing of the guard on the U.S. women’s swim team. Franklin was the darling of the…

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US-Australia rivalry highlights 1st night in Olympic pool

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Katie Ledecky is going for a sweep of the longer freestyle races at the Olympics, a feat unmatched since another American teenager achieved it 48 years ago. Before she tries to equal Debbie Meyers‘ golden triple, Ledecky could join the U.S. 4×100-meter freestyle relay team when the eight-day swimming competition begins Saturday. If she wins her three individual events and a relay, the 19-year-old Ledecky would take four gold medals back to her Maryland home, equaling the record for a…

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