Compiled from wire reports
Ryan Lochte fails to qualify ?in 400 individual medley
•?The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in Omaha, Neb., in an event he won at the 2012 London Games. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, raced to a big lead on the first two legs of the 400-meter individual medley but had nothing left for the breaststroke and freestyle. He finished third behind Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland, who were college teammates at Georgia. Kalisz won in 4 minutes, 9.541 seconds, while Litherland rallied to take the second spot for Rio in 4:11.021. After the race, Lochte said that he pulled a groin muscle during morning preliminaries.
Meanwhile, Maya DiRado qualified for her first OIympic team in the women’s 400 IM, knocking off 2012 silver medalist Elizabeth Beisel. In the men’s 400 freestyle, Connor Jaeger and Conor Dwyer are heading back to the Olympics for the second time after finishing 1-2.
•?David Boudia will dive for another Olympic medal in Rio after winning the men’s 10-meter in the U.S. Olympic diving trials in Indianapolis. The defending Olympic champion in the event won with a total score of 1,534.4 points. Steele Johnson finished second with 1,475.15 points and qualified for his first individual Olympic event. Diver Kassidy Cook led from start to finish in the individual 3-meter finals and landed one of the two spots on the American team with a score of 1,003.65. Abby Johnston was second at 949.3 points.
•?Sam Mikulak, Jake Dalton and John Orozco are heading back to the Olympics as part of the men’s gymnastics team. So are Alex Naddour and Chris Brooks, who were alternates on the 2012 U.S. team but earned spots on the U.S. team Saturday night in St. Louis. Mikulak, a four-time national champion, easily posted the highest all-around score through four rounds of qualifying.
Shaq brings basketball ?diplomacy to Cuban capital
•?The Shaq show came to Havana as NBA great Shaquille O’Neal put on a basketball clinic for local youngsters, becoming the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba. The 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and four-time NBA champion led star-struck kids in layup drills and coached scrimmages while onlookers cheered from the sidelines, part of a U.S. State Department-sponsored visit to foster people-to-people exchanges with Cuban citizens.
•?Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside becomes a free agent Friday and if all goes according to his plan, that will also be the day that he decides where he’ll be playing next season. “July 1, hopefully, I’ll know,” he said. “I hope it’s an easy decision to make.”
Marathon grand prix champs knocked out
•?Rusty Rahm and Jeff Harris piloted Wake Effects to a Superboat Unlimited-class title in the Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix off the Florida Keys. Driver Rahm and throttleman Harris averaged 110.39 mph over the 20-lap, 4-mile course, besting world champions Bob Bull and Randy Scism in CMS by a second.
— From wire reports