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Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin headline Orlando meet

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Michael PhelpsKatie Ledecky and Missy Franklin are expected to continue their lead-up to the Rio Olympics at a meet in Orlando next week.

The 2012 Olympic champions all competed at the previous Pro Swim Series meet in Austin, Texas, in early January. In Austin, Ledecky broke another world record and Phelps beat Ryan Lochte in a 200m individual medley final for the first time since the London Olympics.

In Orlando, they’re slated to be joined by NCAA phenom Caeleb Dressel, a University of Florida sophomore who broke Olympic 100m freestyle champion Nathan Adrian‘s American records in the short-course 50- and 100-yard freestyles last week.

Adrian is also in the field, which could make for an intriguing 100m freestyle, if Phelps contests the event. Lochte was not listed among the Orlando headliners by USA Swimming on Tuesday.

The meet runs from March 3-5. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream the March 4-5 finals live at 6 p.m. ET. USASwimming.org will have a live webcast of the entire meet.

In 2015, Adrian and Dressel ranked Nos. 1 and 3 in the U.S. in the 100m freestyle. Phelps ranked 20th, but he did not race it at his peak meet of the season, the U.S. Championships in August.

In 2014, Adrian and Phelps were ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the U.S. in the event.

The 100m freestyle rankings are an indicator of who could make up the U.S. 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics, providing they make the team at the Olympic trials. That relay has been the most exciting swimming event over the past four Games.

The U.S. will be looking to make up for a disastrous 4x100m free relay performance at the World Championships last August, when they tied for 11th in prelims, missing the eight-nation final.

Neither Phelps nor Dressel competed at Worlds.

MORE: Dressel an Olympic hopeful after 5-month swimming break

Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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