Michael Phelps

This is why Michael Phelps is in Europe

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Anybody who follows Michael Phelps on Twitter or Instagram may be a bit curious as to what he’s been up to.

First, Phelps tweeted this on Sunday:

Then, he posted this photo on Instagram on Tuesday:

Nice little view outside my room of the alps!!!

A photo posted by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on

Sunday’s tweet caused a bit of a stir and more comeback speculation. But the Instagram photo Tuesday offered more stable details of why he’s traveling: golf.

Phelps is scheduled to compete in a pro-am at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland on Wednesday. He and longtime agent Peter Carlisle are in a group with the tournament’s defending champion, Richie Ramsay, and Omega president Stephen Urquhart.

Phelps recently competed in the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif., where he finished 84th in a field of 85, beating Larry the Cable Guy.

Phelps had previous golf success in Europe, sinking a reported 153-foot putt at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland in October.

Also in the pro-am field is retired Olympic silver medalist Alpine skier Didier Cuche of Switzerland.

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WATCH LIVE: Big Air at Fenway — 8:30 p.m. ET

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Fenway Park will host some of the world’s best snowboarders in the one-of-a-kind Big Air at Fenway, live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra on Thursday night.

Snowboard big air riders will descend from a jump that’s four times higher than the Green Monster inside the hallowed Boston Red Sox home.

The finalists include U.S. Olympic slopestyle champion Sage Kotsenburg and women’s Winter X Games champion Spencer O’Brien of Canada. U.S. Olympic slopestyle champion Jamie Anderson was eliminated in earlier qualifying.

Snowboard big air, like slopestyle except riders get one jump per run, will debut at the Olympics at Pyeongchang 2018.

WATCH LIVE: Big Air at Fenway — 8:30 p.m. ET

Big Air at Fenway continues with ski big air Friday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Live Extra.

World Anti-Doping Agency investigates Kenya

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The World Anti-Doping Agency says Kenya is being investigated for breaching the global anti-doping code.

WADA says an independent compliance review committee will now evaluate Kenya and make a recommendation to WADA’s board on whether the country should be declared non-compliant with the code.

WADA says it asked Kenyan authorities to show commitment to setting up a national anti-doping agency, but “we have not yet received the details nor the assurances we need from Kenya and, therefore, this is now a matter for our independent compliance process.”

Although being declared non-compliant is unlikely to bring sanctions for athletes, it would be another embarrassment for the East African country, which is under severe scrutiny for its doping record.

WADA expects a decision on Kenya’s status in a few weeks.

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