Lightweight Felix Verdejo, the rising Puerto Rican star and 2014 ESPN.com prospect of the year, is expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days following the motorcycle accident he was involved in on Sunday, which he escaped with only minor injuries.I just saw him at the hospital and he is talking and walking and in good spirits, Gardy Lopez, the Top Rank publicist who works with Verdejo, told ESPN on Friday afternoon. The only reason he is still in the hospital is because of all the scratches. They will keep him to make sure they heal properly. He has cuts and scratches all over his body. But he had a CT scan and an MRI and there are no fractures. He has no fractures, no organ damage and no internal bleeding.Verdejo was wearing a helmet, but it was open-faced and he suffered cuts and scratches to his forehead and face and as well as other areas of his body.Verdejo was riding a dirt bike on a highway near San Juan.He saw a bump in the road and tried to avoid it, and thats when he lost control of the motorbike, Lopez told ESPN. Thank God everything is OK. He escaped this accident with just a lot of scratches.Lopez said there was no exact timeline for Verdejos release. He said the doctors originally thought Verdejo would be released as soon as this past Tuesday, but that was delayed until Friday and then put off again.So it should be in the next few days, Lopez said.As far as boxing, Lopez said, We dont have an exact timeline for his recuperation period. Once he is 100 percent healthy, we can start talking about boxing. The focus is to get healthy and be 100 percent.As for continuing to ride motorcycles, Lopez said, Hopefully, he will learn from this. Why was he even riding the motorbike in the first place?A motorcycle accident left former two-time welterweight titleholder Paul Williams paralyzed from the waist down and ended his career in 2012, just days after he signed for a fight against Canelo Alvarez. In 2007, a drunken Diego Corrales, the former lightweight and junior lightweight titleholder, died in a motorcycle crash two years to the day after winning his fabled lightweight unification fight against Jose Luis Castillo, which some consider to be the greatest fight in boxing history.The 23-year-old Verdejo (22-0, 15 KOs), a 2012 Olympian, was in line for a mandatory 135-pound world title shot against Englands Terry Flanagan (31-0, 12 KOs) on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas undercard.Top Rank and Frank Warren, who promotes Flanagan, have been in talks, but they are now on hold while Verdejo recovers. Hank Aaron Jersey Large . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. Cheap Custom Braves Jersey . 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Olympic pool has a new king of speed.And, get this, its an Australian.Eighteen-year-old Kyle Chalmers dethroned defending champion Nathan Adrian in the final of the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday night, taking that title Down Under for the first time in 48 years.In a furious down-and-back sprint, Chalmers rallied on the return lap to win with a time of 47.58 seconds. Pieter Timmers of Belgium claimed the silver in 47.80, while Adrian made it onto the medal podium -- with a bronze this time -- in 47.85.I feel great about getting another medal, said Adrian, who barely advanced out of the preliminaries but nearly pulled off the first back-to-back titles in the 100 since Pieter van den Hoogenband in 2000 and 2004. It would be great to have gold, but in this day and age the 100 freestyle is maybe the most fickle event out there. I am so proud to be a medalist for two Olympiads.For Australia, a country known more for its distance freestylers, Chalmers became the 100 free champion since Michael Wenden at Mexico City in 1968. The teenager is also the youngest Olympic gold medalist in that event since 17-year-old Jorg Woithe of East Germany at the 1980 Moscow Games.Then theres Kazakhstan, which claimed its first Olympic swimming medal.Ever.A gold one, at that.Dmitriy Balandin pulled off a stunning upset in the mens 200 breaststroke, winning from the eighth lane to put his central Asian country on the swimming medal stand for the first time.Yosuhiro Koseki of Japan went out fast and was more than a second under world-record pace at the final turn. But Balandin was right with him in the outside lane, and Koseki couldnt keep up the pace.Balandin touched in 2:07.46, while Josh Prenot of the United States rallied to claim silver in 2:07.53. Russias Anton Chupkov landed the bronze in 2:07.70.Koseki faded to fifth.Balandin pulled himself onto a lane rope and whipped his arms in the air, savoring his historic achievement.Im very proud to win a medal for my country, the 21-year-old said through an interpreter. Its the best thing I can do for my country.Until now, Balandins biggest achievement was winning three breaststroke gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games. He also captured gold last year in the World University Games.But those titles pale in comparison to the one he has now.I dont realize yet Im an Olympic chaampion, Balandin said.dddddddddddd This will come to me tomorrow.For now, he added, Im really, really tired.Mireia Belmonte Garcia finally claimed her first gold medal after two silvers and a bronze with a victory in the 200 butterfly.The Spanish swimmer was silver medalist in that event at the 2012 London Games, where she also took silver in the 800 freestyle behind Katie Ledecky.After picking up a bronze in the 400 individual medley earlier in the Rio Games, Belmonte Garcia used one last half-stroke to get to the wall ahead of Madeline Groves in 2:04.85. The Australian settled for the silver, just three-hundredths of a second behind.Japans Natsumi Hoshi claimed the bronze, beating out Cammile Adams of the United States.One night after winning the 20th and 21st gold medals of his career, Michael Phelps wasnt up for any hardware. But he did cruise through the semifinals of the 200 individual medley with the fastest time, besting longtime rival and countryman Ryan Lochte.Swimming next to Lochte, Phelps put up an effortless-looking time of 1:55.78 to claim the prime middle lane in Thursday nights final.Lochte will be right next to him again, ranking second in 1:56.28. Thiago Pereira sent the Brazilian crowd into a frenzy by staying close to the two American stars, finishing third in 1:57.11.Phelps will be seeking his fourth straight 200 IM title at the Olympics. Hes also got a chance to pull off that feat in the 100 butterfly.In other events on the fifth night of swimming at the Rio Games, the Campbell sisters set up a showdown in the womens 100 freestyle.Cate Campbell posted the fastest time in the semifinals, an Olympic-record 52.71. Her younger sister Bronte was fifth-fastest at 53.29. Bronte is the reigning world champion, but Cate is the world-record holder.Theyve already teamed up to lead Australia to a gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay.Now, theyre competitors seeking the same prize.Defending Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo also advanced, along with Canadas Penny Oleksiak, Simone Manuel of the United States and Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry . ' ' '