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Apr 25, 2014 4:43 PM by Jordan Mason

Phelps uses 50 free to perfect his butterfly

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps has competed in the second event of his comeback and failed to advance to the 50-meter freestyle final.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist used Friday's preliminaries at the Arena Grand Prix to fine-tune his butterfly stroke instead of doing freestyle like everyone else in his heat. He finished seventh in a time of 24.06 seconds, missing out on the eight-man evening final.

Phelps finished 42nd overall, shutting him out of any of the three consolation finals, which involve the top 32 qualifiers.

Competing for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps finished second in the 100 butterfly on Thursday, tying the fourth-fastest time in the world this year.

He won't compete on Saturday, the meet's final day. Phelps will head to high-altitude training in Colorado next month.ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos are closing their training camp to fans this summer because of ongoing construction at team headquarters. Instead, they'll have three open practices at their stadium.

The Broncos' Dove Practice facilities are undergoing a $35 million face-lift that includes the installation of an indoor practice facility and renovations to the existing complex, a project that won't be finished in time for training camp in July.

Team president Joe Ellis said the construction presents safety and logistical issues, so the team decided to close workouts and instead will host three practices at Sports Authority Field instead of one.

Those will be July 27 and 30 and Aug. 2 for the annual summer scrimmage. .

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