Phelps rejoins testing program
UNDATED — Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he’s planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics.
Phelps told The Associated Press that “nothing is set in stone” though clearly he has enjoyed getting back into shape — he’s down about 15 pounds — and working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.
“If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I’ll compete,” Phelps said.
Stenson eyes money title, win
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Henrik Stenson strengthened his chances of winning the European money title, shooting a 4-under 68 that left the Swede two shots behind leader Alejandro Canizares of Spain after first round of the season-ending World Tour Championship.
• MELBOURNE, Australia — Defending champion Adam Scott grabbed a share of the second-round lead at the Australian Masters, with birdies on his first three holes Friday and two of his final four giving him a 5-under 66 at Royal Melbourne. Scott, who won the Masters this year and last week’s Australian PGA, had a two-round total of 9-under 133, tied with fellow Australian Nathan Holman, who shot a 65.
• GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum took the first-round lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, birdieing seven of the first 13 holes at Guadalajara Country Club.
IOC reveals Winter Games bids
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Six candidates from Europe and Asia — including two former Summer Olympic host cities — are in the running to host the 2022 Winter Games.
The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities today.
The candidates — all previously announced in their own countries — are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm.
The IOC will select the host city in 2015.