Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Goes Live On Facebook, Discusses Race Strategy & More

Michael Phelps went live on Facebook this morning for just under an hour, continuing the series for which he’s reportedly getting paid $200,000.<p>He …

Swimming

Keller @ Large: People Are Still Easily Tricked

BOSTON (CBS) – I try my best to keep up with popular culture, I really do.<p>But somehow it escaped me over the weekend that a cable TV channel was …

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Stephen Colbert Pits Mitch McConnell Against a Shark

"Who can pass health care legislation first?"<p>Stephen Colbert opened his show Monday with a take on Michael Phelps' famous "Shark Week" race.<p>The <i>Late</i> …

Stephen Colbert

Stitches: Sharks & Tigers & Lance, oh my

Silver medal for Michael Phelps but the real losers were the 4.7 million viewers who watched the Olympic great lose to the simulated Jabberjaw as …

Tour de France

Tuesday's Morning Email: What To Watch For In Today's Health Care Vote

And what we don't know.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><i>Big thanks to Kate and Eliot for taking over last week while I was out for the fellowship ― glad to be back with you all this morning!</i><p><b>EVERYTHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE VOTE TODAY</b> In the …

Anthony Scaramucci

Ledecky's Dozen: Passes Missy For Most World Champs Golds In History

With her third consecutive 1500 free title, <b>Katie Ledecky</b> has passed <b>Missy Franklin</b> for the most gold medals in long course World Championships …

Olympics

A Shark Week Letdown - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

watch full episode<p>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah<p>A Shark Week Letdown<p>Clip7/24/2017<p>After promoting a Shark Week race between a great white and Olympic …

Comedy

This GoPro Video of a Great White Shark Encounter Is Insane

In case you haven't heard, this week marks one of the greatest television events of our time: it's motherfucking Shark Week. The annual TV series …

Great White Shark

Michael Phelps Defends Shark Race, Says Viewers Were Told What to Expect

Michael Phelps said Tuesday he didn't have a problem with the way his race against a great white shark was hyped up since it was made clear before the event was broadcast that he wouldn't be dueling side-by-side with a live creature.<p>"Scott, you can believe whatever you want," Phelps said while …

Sports

‘Phelps vs. Shark,’ Reviewed by a Shark

Discovery’s much-ballyhooed race between Michael Phelps and a great white shark prompts a cold-blooded assessment; ‘Connecticut is delicious’<p>First of all, the shark’s name is Larry. The great Michael Phelps lost to a shark named Larry.<p>When the Journal asked me to review Sunday night’s televised, …

Oceans

Viewers outraged as Michael Phelps races against great white shark computer simulation

A Discovery Channel programme billed as a race between legendary US swimmer Michael Phelps and a great white shark left some viewers disappointed on Sunday.<p>It was made clear in interviews that Phelps would not actually be in the water with a shark; despite this there was still widespread bemusement.<p>…

Great White Shark

Viewers Noticed One Major Problem With Michael Phelps's Hyped-Up 'Shark Week' Race

For 30 years, the Discovery Channel's “Shark Week” has been captivating audiences wanting to know more about one of the world's foremost …

Shark Week

Today in Entertainment: In 'Dear Chester' letter, Linkin Park remembers its late frontman; Michael Phelps raced 'shark' on TV

Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:<p>Solange brings healing to FYF Fest with jubilant celebration of black joy<br>• 'My Friend Dahmer' trailer chronicles the serial killer's high school years<br>• We talked to Issa Rae about that scene from the 'Insecure' Season 2 premiere<br>• Olympic …

Iggy Pop

How Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan helped Jordan Spieth win The Open

Caddie Michael Greller (that's a lot of Michaels) told Spieth he's among the best ever<p>To say Jordan Spieth was leaking oil on Sunday at The Open Championship would be an affront to the Exxon Valdez. Spieth had bogeyed three of his first four holes and was fading hard. That's what his caddie Michael …

Golf

What, me collude?

Kushner hopes his denials put 'these matters to rest'<p>President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, spoke behind closed doors Monday with Senate Intelligence Committee staff members investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. In his 11-page statement and brief comments …

Charlie Gard

Tiny robots swim the front crawl through your veins

It’s no Michael Phelps, but this tiny magnetic robot swims the front crawl at 10 micrometres per second. It would take about two months for the bot …

Robotics

Top Stories: Swiss Attack, Jared Kushner, Michael Phelps

Good morning. These are today’s top stories:<p>Jared Kushner denies collusion with Russia<p>President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is slated to …

Donald Trump

With Michael Phelps Retired, Who Will Follow In His Footsteps?

<i>Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel celebrate winning gold in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at the Olympic</i> …

Olympics

Podcast: Forced marriage, Wilko's hair etc!

Podcast: Forced marriage, Wilko’s hair etc!<p>Chas Smith and broadcaster David Scales tackle the big issues!<p><b>Recently, Chas Smith had his bi-weekly …

Surfing

Flash - Hundreds battle wild fires across southern France - France 24

BASTIA (FRANCE) (AFP) -<p>Hundreds of firefighters were battling blazes across southern France on Monday, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectors of forest and threatening homes on the island of Corsica, emergency services said.<p>Residents were evacuated from homes at the edge of the town of …

Netflix: Coming in August

The future of one of the most beloved characters in all of film may be in for another change in direction.<p>The future of one of the most beloved …

Hawaii News Now

10 of TV's most-hyped one-off special disappointments

There’s a long history of highly-hyped one-off TV specials not delivering what the audience had hoped for, whether that’s through trickery from the …

TV

Names & Faces: Michael Phelps, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

<b>Michael Phelps</b><p>So the much-hyped swimming race between the 23-time Olympic gold-medal winner and a great white shark didn’t exactly turn out the way the Discovery Channel led us to believe. Sunday night’s program to kick off Shark Week seemed about as realistic as a sharknado. Phelps swam alone, …

Motorsport

Kabul, Health Care, Gray Hair, Phelps

What to Know<p>A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-packed car into a bus carrying government employees in Kabul, killing at least 24 people, police say<p>…

New York City

Monday’s Mashup: Draymond Green jabs Conor McGregor for taunting Floyd Mayweather with Warriors jersey

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news</b> …

Shark Week

Celebrate Shark Week with Anthony’s Pizza

It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year: Shark Week! It kicked off last night with the Phelps vs. Shark, but there’s a lot more to come on Shark …

Shark Week

No doubt Michael Phelps' race against a shark was dumb, but it's not alone

Michael Phelps raced a shark over the weekend and a number of people are miffed that the pair didn't actually get in the water together.<p>Credit where …

Olympics

10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Will he, or won’t he? Photo: Getty Images<p>Good morning!<p>1. <b>Markets are doing nothing</b> as we wait for a few big events over the next 48 hours: …

Australian Dollar

Best week of sports for west coast insomniacs

A dizzying array of sporting events taking place in England, France, and South Africa took its toll on Pacific Time zone sleeping patterns this past …

Shark Week

Michael Phelps' stunned reaction to a shark's speed gave the internet an epic GIF

Michael Phelps is the fastest human swimmer on the planet, but sharks swim much faster than people.<p>But hey, that didn’t stop Phelps from racing a shark. During Sunday’s airing of <i>Phelps vs. Shark</i>, we were given a look at Phelps’ preparation for the insane race against a great white.<p>The crew …

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