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 De Janeiro in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet this month in Mesa, Ariz.
Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, insisted nothing can take away from Phelps' impact on the sport, no matter what happens over the next week or month or two years.
"His legacy is sealed," Bowman said Monday.
BASKETBALL Natasha Adair is the new women's basketball coach at Georgetown, replacing Jim Lewis, who served as interim coach.
Gonzaga assistant women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier was promoted to head coach, replacing Kelly Graves, who left for Oregon after 14 seasons with the Bulldogs.
Virginia Tech's Trevor Thompson, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, said he is transferring to play at Ohio State. Thompson will have three years of eligibility remaining, most likely sitting out a year to begin playing in the 2015-16 season.
Gary Harris is going pro, thanks in part to coach Tom Izzo's recommendation. The Michigan State shooting guard is entering the NBA draft, choosing to skip his last two years of college.
Jabari Parker said he plans to "set up an appointment" with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. Parker was in Oklahoma City to accept the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball's top freshman.
The University of Maine fired men's coach Ted Woodward after a 6-23 season. Woodward has been Maine's coach for 10 seasons with a career record of 117-178. He also was an assistant for eight years at the Division I school.
AUTO RACING The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 allows any entry that has not made the field at the end of the first day a chance to make the last row of the grid on the second day. The changes allow positions 31-33 to be provisional.
FOOTBALL Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly, a nephew of Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly, was dismissed from the team two days after he was benched for the second half of the spring game for disagreeing with coaches over whether to go for it on fourth down.
The Cleveland Browns signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate.
The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a contract with free agent safety Kurt Coleman.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver pleaded not guilty in Santa Clara County Superior Court to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles.
Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line.
SOCCER FIFA said nearly 200,000 tickets will be available beginning 6 a.m. Tuesday in the last online sales for the World Cup in Brazil.
- Inquirer wire services