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Newcomers pushing out veterans at US Olympic swim trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The United States is assembling an Olympic swimming team that Michael Phelps hardly recognizes.

Nearly halfway through the eight-day trials, the team bound for Rio de Janeiro next month has as many as 17 first-timers. Left in their wake so far are such stalwarts as Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Matt Grevers, Tyler Clary and Jessica Hardy.

Phelps, who turns 31 on Thursday, and teenager Katie Ledecky appear to be the only sure things at a meet described by Phelps as more pressure-packed than the Olympics. "It's harder here," he said.

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The Latest: Neymar, Costa on Brazilian Olympic soccer team

The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local to Rio):


12:50 p.m.

Brazil has named its Olympic soccer team, which includes two key players who did not play in the Copa America — Barcelona's Neymar and Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich.

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