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Brett Lawrie’s slide into Alcides Escobar still a hot topic for Oakland A’s, Royals
Brett Lawrie’s hard slide into second base in the seventh inning on Friday was still the primary topic of conversation on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was injured on the play, and he was not in the lineup on Saturday because of a mild left knee sprain, though Escobar said that he wanted to play and believed he probably could.
The specifics of the slide were still under discussion, with Escobar calling it a dirty play and Lawrie repeating what he’d said Friday, that he was trying to break up a double play.
Lawrie said he believed the double play was a possibility because the ball, hit by Josh Reddick, was smashed up the middle.
The ball was deflected to third baseman Mike Moustakas, and Moustakas flipped it to Escobar, the play developing later than Lawrie, a fast runner, anticipated.
A’s manager Bob Melvin agreed, calling the play “a perfect storm” for a potential injury.
To be able to think that quickly when your instinct is to break up the double play, the intention wasn’t to hurt anybody.
On the Kansas City side, no one spoke directly about the slide, but several players noted that in a late developing play such as Friday’s, a pop-up slide would prevent anyone from being spiked, at the very least.
Escobar said that he never received an apology from Lawrie, so Lawrie showed his text to a reporter and to an A’s PR person along with the response from a person Lawrie presume to be Escobar, since that was the number he’d been given.
When asked for clarification from Royals PR director Mike Swanson, Escobar reiterated that he never heard from Lawrie and showed Swanson his phone with no text from Lawrie.
The speaker, Danny Kelly, is a character in the recent novel “Barracuda,” by the Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, but his lament was echoed last week by 18-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, who returned to competition after a six-month suspension resulting from a second drunken-driving arrest.
Phelps, 29, who spent 45 days at an alcohol-rehabilitation center in Arizona about an hour’s drive from here, said that in the years after the 2000 Olympics, for which he qualified as a 15-year-old, he gradually distanced himself from his mother and two sisters.
Phelps said he feels like a new person, but the results were the same as usual when he raced at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Skyline Aquatics Center.
In his first competition since the Pan Pacific Championships in August, Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly, defeating his longtime rival, Ryan Lochte.
No swimmer — not even the Olympians-turned-Hollywood stars Johnny Weissmuller and Eleanor Holm — has achieved greater fame than Phelps, whose high profile saddled him with a public image of rectitude that was unsustainable.
“My hat goes off to him,” said Lochte, a five-time Olympic medalist in 2012.
When I’m in training, I do feel like I’m back in high school.
Swimming began as a sanctuary from the school bullies and his parents’ disintegrating marriage.
After Phelps’s record performance of eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, it became a type of prison, he said.
Women officially were welcomed in 1972, wheelchairs three years later, and prize money was introduced in 1986, ushering in a professional era that rejuvenated the event and fortified its status as the world’s most prestigious road race.
 nothing in more than a century has done more to shape how the Boston Marathon is perceived and how it will look in the future than the twin explosions at the finish line in 2013.
 when the field of 30,000 leaves Hopkinton on Monday for the 119th race, the effect of those bombs will be seen not only in the ever-watchful security but in the way the runners and their supporters have responded to the unprecedented attack.
“I don’t think it’s ever going to be just a race again,” said Desiree Linden, who returns this year in search of the American victory she missed by two seconds in 2011.
 not until the bombings that killed three people and wounded 260 did the marathon became a touchstone for the resiliency of a city and its signature sporting event.
Last year’s race became the centerpiece of the city’s recovery, and the calls to take back the finish line were answered when Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win since 1983.
A daughter of marathon runners, Flanagan grew up in suburban Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston race.
On race day, already the state holiday of Patriots’ Day, the Red Sox will wear special uniforms with the city’s name on their chest.