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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Gwen Jorgensen at top of women's triathlon world

    It figured Gwen Jorgensen would be riding in a van headed to the Madrid airport for a flight to Chicago when we talked earlier this week. Jorgensen always is going somewhere, including seven countries in eight weeks earlier this year, all of them a long...
  • Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

    Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
    If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon. Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN ...
  • Cal's Missy Franklin gets out of line in 'shocking' mishap

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Missy Franklin was smiling and giggling because, well, that is who she is. But the four-time Olympic gold medalist wasn't thrilled Saturday night after a mistake at the end of the 200-meter backstroke at the Arena Grand Prix Santa...
  • In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy

    In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy
    When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near. Exactly how near was the question. Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
  • World Cup: England Game Delivers Best U.K. Audience Since Olympics

    LONDON -- The World Cup soccer match between England and Uruguay on Thursday, which both sides needed to win in order to have a good chance of staying in the competition, attracted a peak audience in the U.K. of 20.3 million viewers, the highest TV...
  • Alex Morgan Bringing Game (And Fun) To East Hartford

    Alex Morgan Bringing Game (And Fun) To East Hartford
    EAST HARTFORD — From Sao Paulo to Fenway Park, empirical analytics is everything in sports these days. So we don't need an opinion from Alex Morgan, we need a metric. Alex, on the scale of one to 10 — one being football is played only on...
  • New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid

    Yet another city has turned its back on the Olympics. Just a few days after residents of Krakow, Poland, voted not to try for the 2022 Winter Games, the mayor of New York City said he has no interest in a 2024 bid. A top staff member from Mayor Bill...
  • U.S. Women's National Soccer Team In State For Thursday Game

    The U.S. women's national team is back in Connecticut. The team, including forward Alex Morgan and goalie Hope Solo, arrived at Bradley International Airport on Sunday for Thursday's friendly at Rentschler Field against France, which it beat 1-0...
  • Pick a World Cup bandwagon and hop on

    Pick a World Cup bandwagon and hop on
    Look, America. We're great at sports. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, we beat next-best China by 16 medals—eight of which were gold. Even in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, where we ranked fourth in gold medals, we were second best overall, winning...
  • Lakers coach: Are John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Kevin Ollie a fit?

    After two challenging seasons, Mike D'Antoni has stepped down as coach of the Lakers. The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach...
  • Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming

    Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...