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Swimming: Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte win more races at nationals

Published June 29, 2013 7:54 pm

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swimming • Maryland's Katie Ledecky broke one of the oldest national championship records Saturday night in Indianapolis, finishing the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes, 47.15 seconds. She beat 2012 Olympic teammate Chloe Sutton by 20.6 seconds and broke Janet Evans' 25-year-old long-course championship record by nearly 5 seconds. It also was the fastest time in the world this year.

By winning the three longest events this week and finishing second in the 200 free, Ledecky has a chance to become the first American woman to compete in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 free at the world championships.

Ryan Lochte won the men's 200 individual medley in 1:55.44 for his third win of the week.

Penguins' Bylsmato coach Team USA

hockey • USA Hockey has tabbed Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma as the coach for the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. USA Hockey president Ron DeGregorio made the announcement Saturday.

The 42-year-old Bylsma is 201-92-25 in four-plus seasons with Pittsburgh and led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup.

• The Colorado Avalanche own the top pick in Sunday's NHL Draft. Nathan MacKinnon, a 17-year-old Canadian center, and Seth Jones, an 18-year-old American defenseman, are among the candidates for the top pick.

From wire reports

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