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Phelps comes out of retirement

In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States’ Michael Phelps swims in the men’s 4x100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.
Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly.
“I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it ...


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