Michael Phelps will see several new faces on the U.S. team at the Rio Games. Phelps was just 15 when he made the first of his five Olympic teams in 2000. Now he’s 31 and getting ready to hang up his suit after Rio.
“I’m happy that I’m the youngest, but I don’t think about it so much,” said Jha, who in April, when he was still 15, became the youngest male to qualify for table tennis in Olympic history. “In the end, it’s just men.”
“There’s some high-end guys this year and it’ll be interesting to see what they get paid,” Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said. “I think the market will fall into place after those guys find destinations and establish the top salary level.”
With play starting earlier on the outside courts and the rain holding off in the early going, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Donald Young, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens all won their matches.
“It will be a tough battle,” Bierhoff said at the side’s tournament base in Evian-les-Bains. “There’s huge respect for the Italian team, but no fear.”
He’ll be seeing several fresh faces on the U.S. team at next month’s Rio Games. Phelps was just 15 when he made the first of his five Olympic teams in 2000. Now he’s 31 and getting ready to hang up his suit for good after Rio.
“I’ve already raced the Tour de France a couple of times with most of these guys, so I couldn’t be happier to line up with them once again,” van Garderen said. “I’m in great shape. I’m really motivated.”
“I love the way we battle no matter what the challenges are,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “When we play nine innings, sometimes more, we play to the last out.”
A second drunken-driving arrest. A re-evaluation of his life. An impending marriage. And his first child