The unbearable sadness of watching the world’s greatest swim team

PALM DESERT, July 3, 2017 – USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis was the swim meet of the year, producing 48 top-five marks in the world, eight world-leading times and two American Records.

But it was also depressing, because the stands were only half-full at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Who is to blame for this? What wasn’t done? Who should be fired?

It’s a lot more complicated than that and we explore the issues in our Lane One commentary, plus a full report on a hot weekend in Olympic sport:

= p. 5/Swimming: Full coverage of a sensational 2017 Phillips 66 Nationals!
= p. 9/Athletics: A great day for U.S. hurdler Devon Allen, and then a false start …
= p. 10/Basketball: U.S. men’s U-19 team wins first two World Cup games by 217-116!
= p. 13/Cycling: Has anything important happened at the Tour de France yet? Yes!
= p. 18/Gymnastics: Laura Zeng wins fifth straight U.S. Rhythmic All-Around title.

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