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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Australians head home to face U.S. challenge at PanPacs

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia's swim team head into next month's showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth...
  • 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 ...
  • Pistorius has 'heightened fight response,' defense witness says

    Pistorius has 'heightened fight response,' defense witness says
    Double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius can't flee dangerous situations and has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness told his murder trial on Thursday. Pistorius, who had his lower-legs amputated...
  • McCorory, off national title in 400 meters, will race in Edmonton International this weekend

    McCorory, off national title in 400 meters, will race in Edmonton International this weekend
    SACRAMENTO — While many of the top performers coming off last weekend's USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships head to the European circuit, Francena McCorory is going north. The 25-year-old London 2012 Olympic 4x400 relay gold medalist,...
  • Greatness may prove elusive for Lukas Verzbicas

    Greatness may prove elusive for Lukas Verzbicas
    As he circled Buckingham Fountain on foot late last Sunday afternoon for the second of what should have been four times, when the sun was low enough to be right in his eyes, Lukas Verzbicas lifted his sunglasses and rested them atop his head. It...
  • Westbrook rules himself out of U.S. World Cup

    Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, citing rest as his top priority, has declared himself unavailable for the United States basketball team at this year's World Cup in Spain. Westbrook, 25, who won gold medals on the U.S. team at the 2010 World...
  • World Cup: Germany-Brazil Match Scores Twitter, Facebook Records for Sports Chatter

    Germany's 7-1 trouncing of host country Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals Tuesday registered as the most-discussed sporting game ever on Twitter, with 35.6 million tweets posted worldwide during the match, and generated record activity on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...