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Daily Archive for August 8th, 2012

What to watch: Day 13 at the Olympics

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There are four days left of competition, and here’s our take on the top Olympic events to watch on Thursday, Aug. 9.
The most hotly anticipated event of the day will be the women’s soccer gold-medal game featuring the U.S. and Japan — a rematch of th… [Read More]
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Behind the Box Score, where Kobe Bryant went off, and the Aussies went down

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Team USA 119, Australia 86
For all its talent, Team USA is an unorthodox crew. Only one true center, in Tyson Chandler, with his technical “center” reserve (rookie Anthony Davis) so whippet-thin that the New Orleans Hornets dealt for a traditional cen… [Read More]
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U.S. leads in Olympic medal count

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Wednesday, the United States eclipsed China in Olympic medals, 81-77. The U.S. surged ahead thanks in large part to the efforts of Allyson Felix, who took gold in the women’s 200 meters, and Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who beat another… [Read More]
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Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings win third straight Olympic beach volleyball gold in all-U.S. final

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LONDON — Kerri Walsh Jennings dropped to her knees in the sand of Horse Guards Parade. Misty May-Treanor ran around with her arms outstretched until she circled back to hug her teammate of 11 years.
This was the end. But the end was golden.
In two s… [Read More]
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Cuban pole vaulter snaps pole on first attempt at Olympics (PHOTO)

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Lazaro Borges shattered his pole into three pieces during qualifying for Thursday’s pole vault final, sending shards of fiberglass flying in all directions and ejecting him into the pit.
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U.S. women’s soccer team to get $1.5 million bonus, more games if it wins gold

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Avenging its penalty shootout loss in the 2011 Women’s World Cup final to Japan will be all the motivation the U.S. team needs for Thursday’s gold-medal match, but the U.S. Soccer Federation has confirmed it will get a nice financial bonus if it can w… [Read More]
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Out-of-work Olympians have an unlikely career option: The circus

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Hours after his bid to qualify for a second straight Olympics ended with a disappointing showing at the 1996 British trials, gymnast Paul Bowler drove home to Manchester with tears streaming down his cheeks.
At 28 years old, Bowler knew his last reali… [Read More]
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Olympic-sized refunds for diving fans with obstructed seats?

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LONDON — Days before the start of the London Olympics, organizers were already offering refunds to ticket holders. But a British trade organization doesn’t believe they’ve gone far enough.
The Aquatics Centre, designed by world-renowned architect Zah… [Read More]
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The remote-controlled mini Mini Cooper that shuttles javelins to athletes (PHOTOS)

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This is awesome: It’s a remote-controlled mini Mini Cooper that shuttles track and field equipment like javelins, discuses and hammers back to the takeoff area after they’re thrown by competitors.
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The remote-controlled mini Mini Cooper that shuttles javelins and discuses to athletes (PHOTOS)

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This is awesome: It’s a remote-controlled mini Mini Cooper that shuttles track and field equipment like javelins, discuses and hammers back to the takeoff area after they’re thrown by competitors.
[Related: Hottest female Olympian doesn’t expect to me… [Read More]
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