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Fast rising teens join Michael Andrew on US Olympic team

Jun. 15, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Andrew woke up feeling nauseous the morning of his first race at the U.S. Olympic trials. Torri Huske watched last week's meet featuring slower swimmers on TV, thinking it looked “so scary.” Claire Curzan was “terrified” going into her first final. ...

Virginia staves off elimination for 6th time to reach CWS

Jun. 14, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

Virginia and Mississippi State won Game 3s in their super regionals Monday and became the last two teams to clinch spots in the College World Series. The Cavaliers staved off elimination for the sixth time in eight NCAA Tournament games, beating Dallas Baptist 5-2 in...

Need for speed: Ledecky wins 400 but slower than expected

Jun. 14, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky touched the wall far ahead of everyone else at the U.S. swimming trials. No surprise there. But she was taken aback by the time. It wasn't as fast as expected, raising the stakes for an expected showdown in Tokyo...

Emotions stir Michael Phelps in his return to US trials

Jun. 14, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It’s June in an Olympic year, and Michael Phelps is feeling it. In his mind and in his body. Except the winningest Olympian of all time has been retired for five years. Walking into these trials, seeing the swirling spotlights,...

Iowa woman accused of setting another woman on fire

Jun. 14, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa said Monday they were seeking a woman suspected of assaulting and setting another woman on fire overnight. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Monday, when Council Bluffs officers were called to North 15th Street...

Omaha firm seeks to offer flight training in Sioux City

Jun. 14, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha aviation company is working to open a center at Sioux City’s airport and offer professional flight training there. Oracle Aviation of Omaha plans to partner with Morningside University to establish a fully-accredited aviation program,...

The Phelps factor: Kalisz claims return trip to Olympics

Jun. 14, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials. Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter...

Old-timers day: 30-somethings hanging on at US swim trials

Jun. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word “retirement.” So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age — if that. “I don’t think I’ll ever officially end it,” said the...

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Dressel, Ledecky lead chase for Olympic berths at US trials

Jun. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Caeleb Dressel wants to command the Olympics the way he’s done at worlds. Katie Ledecky is seeking to extend her dominance. Ryan Lochte is going after his fifth — and last — Olympic berth. A couple of teenage girls have designs on shaking up the veterans. Simone...