Swimming: Ledecky grabs gold as Phelps, Franklin settle for consolation wins

LOS ANGELES - Michael Phelps made a low-key start to the Mesa Pro Swim on Thursday, but his win in the 200m freestyle consolation final was a confidence booster in an event he's found tough in his comeback."I swam that like I used to always swim it," said Phelps, who smashed the 200m free world record at the 2007 world championships before making it one of his eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games in yet another world record.