Michael Phelps Tied A 2,168-Year-Old Olympic Record

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, photo "cupping" marks are seen on the shoulders of United States' Michael Phelps as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. U.S. olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps made the world aware of cupping by showing his marked muscular shoulders before diving into the pool at the Rio games recently, but cupping, and a similar treatment known as coining, have been practiced in East Asia for centuries. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Facing their biggest tests of Olympics, Phelps and Ledecky again triumph – Sports Illustrated
Michael Phelps had to swim twice in just over an hour, while Katie Ledecky had her toughest race yet. In the end, the Team USA stars proved unbeatable on Tuesday night.

Michael Phelps Tied A 2,168-Year-Old Olympic Record – Deadspin
Another two golds last night for Michael Phelps, the most decorated American Olympian ever: That makes 21 gold medals in his career, 25 medals overall, and with his win in the 200m butterfly—a particularly personal win, given his loss in that event four years ago—Phelps now has 12 individual wins to bring him into a tie with the late, great Leonidas of Rhodes.

USA women romp to Rio Olympics gymnastics team gold
As the American gymnasts awaited the final score at Rio Olympic Arena on Tuesday, they hugged. They laughed together. And they barely looked up.

Since 2012, they’ve become undisputedly the best team in the world. Simone Biles’ floor score on their final event of the night was a mere formality in a competition the Americans won by a jaw-dropping margin.

VIDEO: Denzel Perryman On Chargers Linebackers And What He’s Seeing In Jatavis Brown
Denzel Perryman on what he’s observing in the young Chargers linebackers, Jatavis Brown and moving on from a tough 2015 season.

Chargers go Old School in practice – San Diego Union-Tribune
It was Old School Day at Murphy Canyon.

No music during practice. Collisions galore on the fields.

“It was an outstanding day’s work; that was about as physical of a practice as it’s been in a long time,” coach Mike McCoy said.

Chargers Won’t Trade Bosa; Haven’t Spoken In 12 Days
The big news in Adam Schefter’s tweet above is that the Chargers’ front office and Bosa’s representatives have not spoken since before the start of Chargers Training Camp. That would seem to imply that the two sides are not getting closer to a deal and that Chargers fans are not getting closer to seeing #99 at Chargers Park.

Scouting Report: Chargers at Titans – Chargers.com
The San Diego Chargers kick off the 2016 preseason when they visit the Tennessee Titans Saturday night at 5:00pm PT at Nissan Stadium. It marks the first time the Chargers open the preseason on the road since 2005.

AUDIO: Ken Whisenhunt On Impressive Hunter Henry & Getting Back With Rivers
Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt on the impressive Hunter Henry, how much Keenan Allen has grown and why it looks like the 2013 Philip Rivers.

Perdomo, Padres fall in opener to Pirates – MLB.com
Blash’s second career homer served as further proof that consistent playing time can work wonders for a rookie. He struggled mightily early in the season, receiving only 29 plate appearances in the team’s first 34 games. But Blash’s second big league stint has been much different. After a 2-for-4 night, Blash is now reaching base at a .452 clip and has two homers since being called up to replace Matt Kemp.


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