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Golden Nuggets: Natalie Coughlin on Rio Qualifying Exit

Natalie Coughlin talks about her exit from Olympic Qualifying, and says she's not retiring.

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Ryan Anderson to join Rockets on 4-year, $80M contract

Free-agent forward Ryan Anderson is headed to the Houston Rockets on a four-year deal worth $80 million, his agency, Octagon, told ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Rockets met with the former Pelican on Saturday afternoon and finalized the terms following a nearly two-hour meeting.

Anderson is the first major free agent obtained by the Rockets this summer. The team held meetings with Kent Bazemore, Al Horford and Anderson in an attempt to upgrade a roster that went 41-41 last season.


Natalie Coughlin won't be going to Rio, says she's not retiring

OMAHA —Twelve-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin announced Friday that she was withdrawing from U.S. Olympic trials and not swimming the final event she's entered in, the 50-meter freestyle.

She insisted she is not retiring from swimming, however.

"It's a difficult decision because you train for so many hours to get to this meet and to hopefully move onto the next stage, which is the Olympics," Coughlin said. "That just didn't work out for me this time, which is fine. I'm obviously disappointed because I've been working so hard and had such a great season last season, and a really good lead-up.

"I wish I knew what the difference was between last season and that season. Frankly, I don't. That's what happens sometimes with this sport. You set goals and you achieve them, hopefully. But you don't achieve all of them. That's the beauty of competition and putting yourself on the line."