Michael Phelps

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Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2014

(FILES): This August 17, 2008 file photo shows US swimmer Michael Phelps competing in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. USA Swimming suspended Olympic superstar Michael Phelps for three months on February 5, 2009, a "reprimand" after a published photograph showed him apparently smoking marijuana. The national governing body of the sport stressed that the punishment was not for a doping violation, but said they wanted to send a "s trong message" to Phelps about his status as a role model for young people.

Top 5 Moments In Olympic History

Do any Olympic moments from Sochi make it on to our top 5 all-time list?

97.1 The Ticket–02/25/2014

Players huddle in prayer following the Kansas City Chiefs 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri -- the day after Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend at their home, then drove to the Chiefs' practice facility and took his own life. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sports Year: Sad Sagas The Story Of 2012

Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.

97.1 The Ticket–01/01/2013

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Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump Of The Weekend 8-7-12

Champ: Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers for playing like the MVP talent that he is.

97.1 The Ticket–08/07/2012

Michael Phelps. (GettyImages/Al Bello)

Phelps Earns Gold In 4×100 Medley Relay To Close Out Olympic Career

Michael Phelps leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. At these games he won four golds and two silvers.

97.1 The Ticket–08/04/2012

14 Feb 1998: Wayne Gretzky of Canada before the game against Sweden at the Big Hat Arena during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport

Three Greatest Accomplishments In Sports History

And Michael Phelps’ record number of Olympic medals is not among the them…

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2012

US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200m individual medley heats swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Michael Phelps Isn’t The Best Athlete Of All Time

Sorry gang. I can’t do it. I cannot call Michael Phelps the best athlete ever.

97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2012

Michael Phelps. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps Now The All -Time Medals Leader In Olympics History

The United States has long been dominant in the swimming pool at the Olympics, but it has few moments to rival what happened on Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–07/31/2012

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Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump 7-31-12

Champ: Doug Fister for finally pitching like the Doug Fister of last season.

97.1 The Ticket–07/31/2012

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