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U.S. teams set short-course records

Updated: December 18, 2009, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly and helped the U.S. medley relay team break the world record, one of five the Americans set on Friday in taking a commanding lead at the Duel in the Pool.

The Americans won 11 of the 14 events to lead the European team 89-33 at the halfway point of the short-course contest at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

"We wanted to come here and try to keep the ball rolling and it's definitely a good start," Phelps said. "Everything's ...

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