OMAHA, Neb. -- Michael Phelps isn't shy about how much he loves to play poker. He plays it with friends, plays it in casinos with strangers, and sometimes plays it online, late at night.
But on the eve of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, it's his coach, Bob Bowman, who will decide which hand Phelps will play in the Qwest Center pool this week. The event officially begins tomorrow, even though a severe storm damaged the Qwest Center yesterday and forced hundreds of swimmers practicing to evacuate the pools.