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OMAHA, Neb. Wholesale Thunder Jerseys . -- Matching each other stroke for stroke, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte surged to the wall in almost perfect sync.Phelps got there first, just ahead of the guy whos pushed him hard for more than a decade.It was like so many races theyve had before.Theres one more to go in Rio.In the latest epic of their longtime rivalry -- and billed as the last showdown in their home country -- Phelps edged Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday night.Ryan and I always have a great race with one another, said Phelps, who plans to retire again after his fifth Olympics. When we race each other, we bring each other to a different level.Phelps led from start to finish, but Lochte was right with him all the way. In fact, he seemed to pull even midway through the final lap, but the most decorated athlete in Olympic history managed to get to the wall in 1 minute, 55.91 seconds.Lochte was next at 1:56.22 and had no complaints about the consolation prize: his only individual race at the Olympics.I knew going into this race it was definitely going to be a dogfight to the end, Lochte said. Its been a long journey, but the journeys not over. We still have another month to get ready and show the world that the U.S. is number one.Lochte, an 11-time medalist, injured his groin on the very first day of the meet, struggled in his next few races and was down to his final chance to get a swim of his own at the Summer Games.Now, thats out of the way, which means Phelps and Lochte will get another crack at each other in South America.As a three-time defending gold medalist in the 200 IM, Phelps will be the favorite.But he knows Lochte wont be far behind, especially with a month to get over the groin issue.I dont know of another person in this world who brings out the best in me like he does, said Phelps, who has 18 golds and 22 medals overall. Neither one of us likes to lose.Phelps and Lochte actually had their first encounter on the way to the deck. Lochte, walking out right behind Phelps, stepped on the back of his sneaker.I gave him a flat tire by accident, Lochte said. Hes like, `What are you doing, trying to mess me up? I was like, `No, no, no.All was forgiven when it was over, Phelps and Lochte holding up their arms together on the deck while the sellout crowd roared.It was the end for another defending Olympic champion.Tyler Clary finished third in the 200 backstroke and called it a career, having missed out on a chance to defend the gold he won in London. He finished behind California Aquatics teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley, who earned the two spots for Rio.Murphy grabbed the lead on the second lap and pulled away to win easily in 1:53.95, completing a sweep of the backstroke events.Pebley held on for the second spot, touching in 1:54.77 to earn his first trip to the Olympics.Clary was next at 1:55.33. He clung to a lane rope while Murphy and Pebley celebrated, before swimming over to congratulate them both.Thats it, Clary said. I couldnt be happier to be sending Team USA off with two backstrokers that I have a lot of respect for, and I know they are going to represent Team USA well in Rio.There was another sweep in the womens breaststroke, where Lilly King added a 200 victory to her earlier triumph in the 100. The 19-year-old from Indiana won in 2:24.08, while Molly Hannis claimed the second Rio spot at 2:24.39, giving the U.S. team yet another Olympic rookie.Then again, it wasnt totally a night for the upstarts.Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian were the top two qualifiers in the semifinals of the 50 freestyle. The 35-year-old Ervin led the way in 21.55, while Adrian was second quickest in 21.60. Both men are already on the team, with Ervin still seeking an individual event to go with his relay duty and Adrian set to defend his 100 free title from the London Games.Dont forget Cullen Jones, a silver medalist in this event four years ago. The 32-year-old was third quickest in 21.93.Katie Ledeckys bid to add another relay to her Rio program took a big blow when she finished seventh in the 100 freestyle. Abbey Weitzeil (53.28) and Simone Manuel (53.52), a pair of 19-year-olds heading to their first Olympics, earned the individual spots. Olympic veterans Amanda Weir, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt and Dana Vollmer took the next four spots to put themselves at the head of the 4x100 free relay pool.Ledecky will likely have to settle for three individual events and one relay at these games. Her sprinting still needs a bit of work.I wouldve loved to have gone faster, but Ill take it, she said.Phelps has locked up two individual events for Rio, having already qualified in the 200 butterfly. He returned about 30 minutes after his victory over Lochte to post the sixth-fastest time in the semifinals of the 100 fly.That was good enough to send Phelps to the final Saturday night -- his final event of the trials.Then its on to Rio, where one more race with Lochte awaits.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberryCheap Thunder Jerseys Authentic .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. Cheap Thunder Jerseys China . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. http://www.cheapthundersjerseys.com/ . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. RENTON, Wash. -- When Marshawn Lynch posted that photo of his cleats hanging from a wire, the Seattle Seahawks task became about more than finding a replacement for the yards and touchdowns he provided over the course of six seasons.Along with Lynchs retirement came the challenge of trying to replace what he meant to the Seahawks in terms of style and attitude.Were not going to be able to replace him. Point blank, wide receiver Doug Baldwin said. Not his personality, his attitude, his leadership in the locker room and on the field. Were not going to be able to replace that.Lynch was not an ordinary running back. He was attitude in green cleats. The Seattle swagger that led to two Super Bowl trips was amplified by the likes of Richard Sherman and Baldwin, but it was first created by Lynch when he arrived via trade early in the 2010 season.Now the Seahawks go into a season for the first time during their rise to prominence without Lynch on the roster. It may seem a minuscule worry with all the other challenges the Seahawks face, but there is a lingering question about whether Seattle needs to replace the personality Lynch provided.Who he was in the locker room, its people like him that gel the team together. He was glue. He didnt speak out, he wasnt the guy to get in front and do rah-rah speeches but the few times he did, everyone shut ... up and listened because it was Marshawn Lynch, Baldwin said. To that degree it is what it is. He wasnt the rah-rah leader, he wasnt always saying stuff but when he spoke it meant volumes. We dont really have a guy like that who commands the respect and attention at that level. There are only a handful of guys in the league who do anyway. We have the leaders like Richard Sherman, like Russell Wilson that can still carry that weight across the team.The process of finding Lynchs replacement begins Saturday when the Seahawks face Kansas City in their preseason opener. The expectation is that Thomas Rawls will be Lynchs heir based on his performance last season as Lynchs backup.Rawls rushed for 830 yarrds and four touchdowns, and averaged 5. Cheap Oklahoma City Thunder Jerseys. 6 yards per carry last season, but suffered a serious ankle injury in December against Baltimore that required surgery and a lengthy rehab. Rawls was only activated from the physically unable to perform list earlier this week and may not even see the field during the preseason.So while Rawls seems the likely replacement, there are questions surrounding his health, leaving the likes of Alex Collins, Christine Michael, Zac Brooks and others to spend the next four weeks trying to take advantage of the opportunity.They all seem to know what being a running back for Seattle entails.Id say definitely toughness. Our (running backs) coach (Sherman Smith) likes to look at it as we set the tone and the tempo for the team. Everyone feeds off the running backs, Collins said. Weve got to run down the field and get the defense chasing. You know, we set the tone so I embrace that and our group embraces that. Thats just what we try to do every day.Seattle got a taste of life without Lynch last season when he missed nine games due to hamstring and abdominal injuries. He rehabilitated away from the team for the latter of the two injuries, spending the final weeks of the regular season mostly absent from the teams facility.During that period, the Seattle offense became even more about Wilson. That evolution will continue this season because no one can completely replace Lynch.Our style is who we are. Marshawn just took that to a whole other level, offensive line coach Tom Cable said. What you hope is Thomas (Rawls) and Christine (Michael) and C.J. (Prosise) and Alex (Collins), all these kids can find their niche in it or their role in it or their style in it if you will. But our style is what we have here, what coach has laid out, and finding the runner that can lift that up. Thats certainly what Marshawn did.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '