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Tokyo 2020: Will Ryan Lochte and Sue Bird be there?

July 24, 2018
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' swimmer Ryan Lochte prepares before a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro. Loche told USA Today in an interview published on Oct. 3, 2016, that rapper Vanilla Ice encouraged him to stay on "Dancing with the Stars" after two men rushed the stage last month to protest the swimmer for lying about a drunken encounter during the Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Ryan Lochte is calling his latest suspension “crazy” and says it will stoke his competitive fires as he gets ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 12-time Olympic medalist and longtime U.S. swimming star tells guest host Tim Reynolds in the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now” that his suspension for getting an intravenous vitamin injection has him both dismayed and determined. It’s Lochte’s second suspension in less than two years, and will keep him out of the pool until at least July 2019.

Also in this week’s show: Tim Dahlberg and AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson wrap up Francesco Molinari’s win at the British Open, and Reynolds talks with WNBA legend Sue Bird about the state of the women’s game and her future — plus if Tokyo 2020 is in her sights.

Finally, there’s a tribute to former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano, and how one of his acts of kindness several years ago to a young fan still pays dividends today.

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