Daily Archive for August 9th, 2012

: August 9th, 2012

Usain Bolt must have thought Wallace Spearmon was Carl Lewis

Here’s Usain Bolt cold-cocking American Wallace Spearmon before the 200-meter final on Thursday night. The sprinters were warming up underneath Olympic Stadium when Bolt walked up out of nowhere and — boom — fake punch, right to the kisser.
Bolt and…
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What to watch: Day 14 at the Olympics

Here’s a rundown of the key competitions to watch on Day 14 at the Olympics. The events can be live-streamed on NBC’s Olympics website.
Day 14 — Friday, August 10, 2012
Team USA basketball hits the court Friday against its international rival Argenti…
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London Catch-Up, Day 13: Usain Bolt chases down history

1. After defending his 100m crown, Usain Bolt said he wanted to be a legend.  On Thursday night he achieved that goal, beating out his countryman Yohan Blake for the 200m gold. After becoming only the second man to ever repeat in the 100m, Bolt made…
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Olympic crush: U.S. swimmer Nathan Adrian

OK, we realize swimming ended Saturday and this crush is a little late to the party. But we can’t deprive women everywhere the chance to learn more about Nathan Adrian, the new 100-meter freestyle champion who is also considered one of the nicest guys …
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Maggie Steffens, 19, leads U.S. to 1st women’s water polo gold on father’s request

LONDON — Before Maggie Steffens could help the U.S. women’s water polo team to its greatest Olympic victory, she had to experience one of its most crushing defeats.
In the 2008 Beijing games, the Americans lost the gold-medal match to the Netherland…
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U.S. women’s soccer team helped to gold by Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and an uncalled handball

The U.S. won its fourth gold out of five women’s soccer tournaments in Olympic history by beating Japan 2-1 in a tense final. U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo (and the crossbar) came up with some absolutely fantastic saves (gif here) to help stave off the al…
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Backlash over Team USA’s Nike gold-medal T-shirts

The U.S. women’s soccer team wore Nike T-shirts with a smug, tacky slogan reading “Greatness Has Been Found” after its gold-medal win over Japan on Thursday. The shirts were roundly panned on Twitter, from critics both foreign and domestic.
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Backlash over Team USA’s Nike gold medal T-shirts

The U.S. women’s soccer team wore Nike t-shirts with a smug, tacky slogan reading “Greatness Has Been Found” after its gold medal win over Japan on Thursday. The shirts were roundly panned on Twitter, from critics both foreign and domestic.
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Backlash over Team USA’s Nike gold medal t-shirts

The U.S. women’s soccer team wore Nike t-shirts with a smug, tacky slogan reading “Greatness Has Been Found” after its gold medal win over Japan on Thursday. The shirts were roundly panned on Twitter, from critics both foreign and domestic.
Members of…
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Canada’s synchronized swim team offers tribute to U.S. women’s soccer

Canada’s synchronized swim team must have clairvoyant powers. During its first event in the team competition, its soccer-themed routine was a moving, early tribute to the gold-medal winning U.S. soccer team.
See the gold on the swimmers’ costumes? Look…
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