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Phelps helps US team trounce Europeans in England

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Michael Phelps helped his American team trounce a European all-star team in the Duel in the Pool.

In the last major meet before the Jan. 1 ban on high-tech polyurethane suits, the U.S. team won by a 185-78 margin Saturday.

Phelps has reverted to wearing an old-style textile swimsuit. The Olympic great anchored the U.S. to victory in the 4x100-meter freestyle in a world-record time, but didn't fare well in the individual races.

He was second in the 200 butterfly, beaten by a body length by Michael Rock of Britain, and third in the 200 freestyle.

Two world records were set by American women. Julia Smit won the 200 individual medley and Rebecca Soni took the 100 breaststroke.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Michael Phelps will compete in three events for the United States as it looks to complete its Duel in the Pool victory over a European team.

The Americans won 11 of the 14 events Friday to lead the Europeans 89-33 at the halfway point of the short-course contest at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Later Saturday, Phelps will compete in the 200-meter freestyle, the 200 butterfly and the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Shunning the soon-to-be-banned high-tech suits, Phelps won the 100 butterfly and helped the U.S. medley relay team break the world record on Friday. But he finished third in the 100 freestyle.

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