IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Michael Phelps botched his turn halfway through the 100-meter freestyle and finished next-to-last in a star-studded field at the U.S. national championships.
Nathan Adrian led all the way to win in 48.31 seconds Wednesday night, claiming his sixth title in seven years. Ryan Lochte was second in 48.96, swimming in the far outside lane. Jimmy Feigen finished third in 48.98.
Phelps was last at the turn and straggled home in 49.17, beating only Seth Stubblefield. It was Phelps’ worst showing – albeit against the strongest competition yet – since launching a comeback in April. He is focusing on shorter and fewer events than what he did in winning 18 Olympic gold medals.
Conor Dwyer took fourth, joining the top three on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific championships later this month in Australia.
Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, has three other events in which to qualify for Pan Pacs. His last long-course national title in the 100 free came in 2005.
The men’s 100 final featured seven Olympians, including five who own individual gold medals.
Olympian Cullen Jones was relegated to the `B’ final, where he finished third.
In the women’s 100 free, Missy Franklin surged over the last lap to win in 53.43, tying for the fifth-fastest time in the world this year. Simone Manuel, the quickest qualifier in morning preliminaries with a career-best time, finished second in 53.66. Franklin was third at the turn, behind leader Manuel and Natalie Coughlin.
The final featured four Olympians – Franklin, Coughlin, Shannon Vreeland and Amanda Weir. Vreeland was third in 54.14, Coughlin finished seventh and Weir was last.
Abbey Weitzeil, a 17-year-old Californian, took fourth, ensuring a trip to her first major international meet.
Olympic champion Katie Ledecky earned her third straight national title in the 800 free with a time of 8 minutes, 18.47 seconds. Cierra Runge was second in 8:24.69 and 16-year-old open-water national champion Becca Mann finished third in 8:26.64.
Tom Shields led all the way to win the 200 butterfly in 1:55.09, third-fastest in the world this year. His early speed held up over Olympian Tyler Clary, who took second in 1:56.00.
Olympian Cammile Adams won the 200 fly in 2:07.12.
Defending champion and Olympian Connor Jaeger easily won the 1,500 free, cruising to the wall in 14:51.06, fourth-quickest in the world. Michael McBroom was second in 14:56.17.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Landon Donovan scored the go-ahead goal in a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the Major League Soccer All-Star game.
Making his record 14th All-Star appearance, Donovan dribbled the ball to the top of the box before blasting it past German World Cup goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 70th minute.
The Bundesliga champions had seven members of the World Cup-winning German national team, but most of them remained on the bench until about the final 10 minutes.
The MLS team included several players from the U.S. World Cup squad that advanced out of the group stage in Brazil, including Seattle’s Clint Dempsey and Toronto’s Michael Bradley.
Donovan, the L.A. Galaxy striker who was left off the U.S. World Cup team, got a standing ovation from the crowd when he was subbed out following his goal.
Bradley Wright-Philips of the New York Red Bulls tied it for the All-Stars early in the second half. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern early in the first half.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Former Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer and one of his players, Brian Rafalski, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
USA Hockey announced Wednesday the class for this year that also includes two-time Olympian Karyn Bye Dietz and longtime coach Lou Vairo.
Sauer coached the Badgers for 20 seasons, winning NCAA championships in 1983 and 1990. He coached Colorado College for 11 years.
Rafalski played 11 seasons in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cup titles with New Jersey and another with his hometown team, the Detroit Red Wings. His 515 career points are the 10th-most among American defensemen in league history. Rafalski also played for the U.S. in three Olympics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season.
The NHL announced Wednesday that the Pacific Division foes will meet at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara on Feb. 21. The $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium beat out the San Francisco Giants’ cozier confines at AT&T Park for the game, which is part of the NHL’s growing Stadium Series.
This will be the second straight year the NHL has staged an outdoor game in California. The Anaheim Ducks beat the Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium in front of an announced crowd of 54,099 on Jan. 25.
Sharks Chief Operating Officer John Tortora expects the game at Levi’s Stadium to attract a capacity crowd of 68,500.
The Sharks will be the 14th team since 2003 to host an outdoor game. The league has averaged 56,942 fans at each of those contests.
MONTREAL (AP) – If the fans had their wish, Caroline Wozniacki would be facing local favorite Eugenie Bouchard in the third round of the Rogers Cup.
Instead, the former world No. 1 from Denmark will play Shelby Rogers, the American qualifier who put a quick end to Bouchard’s homecoming tournament in the second round.
Wozniacki breezed to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Klara Koukalova on Wednesday. She has lost only five games in two matches in the hard-court event.
Wozniacki is coming off her first win of the season at the Istanbul Cup, where she dropped only two games while beating Roberta Vinci in the final.
In the night feature, top-ranked Serena Williams dispatched Samantha Stosur 6-0, 6-2 in a match interrupted 28 minutes by rain.
Williams needed only 59 minutes of playing time to beat Stosur. The American set up a match against 15th-seeded Lucie Safarova, a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Magdalena Rybarikova. Williams is 6-0 against Safarova.
Second-seeded Petra Kvitova beat Casey Dellacqua 6-3, 6-2, and American qualifier Coco Vandeweghe topped ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-7 (7), 7-6 (7), 6-4.
Fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova survived a rough first set to down Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Her next opponent is 14th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, who got past lucky loser Karolina Pliskova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
British qualifier Heather Watson upset 10th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5) and will face eighth-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the third round.
Angelique Kerber, the sixth seed, ousted Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-1.
TORONTO (AP) – Milos Raonic came back to beat American Jack Sock 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) on center court Wednesday night in the Rogers Cup.
Raonic won the Citi Open on Sunday in Washington, beating Vasek Pospisil in the first all-Canadian tour final after becoming the first Canadian to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.
Raonic will face Julien Benneteau of France on Thursday. Benneteau upset 11th-seeded Ernests Gulbis on Wednesday after beating Lleyton Hewitt in the first round.
Novak Djokovic, got pushed to the limit before beating Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2).
By avoiding what would’ve been the biggest upset of the tournament thus far, Djokovic kept alive the possibility of facing eighth-seeded Andy Murray in the quarterfinals.
Murray had little trouble winning his opening match, beating 19-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-2. Murray will next face 12th-seeded Richard Gasquet.
Gasquet beat hard-serving Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3; fifth-seeded David Ferrer topped American qualifier Michael Russell 6-4, 2-6, 6-1; and seventh-seeded Grigr Dimitrov beat Donald Young 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Knicks acquired forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler.
Also, New York reduced the protection on a 2016 second-round draft pick it sent to Portland in 2012 and the Kings later acquired from the Trail Blazers.
The 6-foot-9 Outlaw has career averages of 8.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 622 games in 11 seasons with Portland, the Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey and Sacramento. Last season for the Kings, he averaged 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds in 63 games.
The 6-7 Acy averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 92 games in two seasons with Toronto and Sacramento. Last season, he averaged 2.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 63 games for the Raptors and Kings.
Ellington has played five NBA seasons with Minnesota, Memphis, Cleveland and Dallas, averaging 6.4 points in 312 games. The 6-4 guard was acquired by the Knicks from Dallas on June 25.
Tyler has averaged 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 104 games with Golden State, Atlanta and New York. The 6-10 forward averaged 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 41 games for the Knicks last season.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Jessica Shepard and Brianna Turner each scored 16 points to help the United States beat Mexico 104-55 on Wednesday night in its first game in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.
Turner, from Pearland, Texas, also had seven rebounds. Shepard is from Fremont, Nebraska.
A’ja Wilson of Hopkins, South Carolina, had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Napheesa Collier of O’Fallon, Missouri, added 10 points and eight rebounds, and Destinee Walker of Ocoee, Florida, also had 10 points.