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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Megan Rapinoe makes a good U.S. soccer team look even better

    Megan Rapinoe makes a good U.S. soccer team look even better
    Megan Rapinoe is a team player — which is a good thing to be when you consider the team she plays for. The U.S. women's soccer squad, which enters World Cup qualifying next month, isn't so much a collection of players as it is a constellation of...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge and other trends that will soon fade away

    Ice Bucket Challenge and other trends that will soon fade away
    The Internet and social media has long facilitated challenges.  From the chug a gallon of milk challenge to the cinnamon challenge, social media trends daring us to do some questionable and down right idiotic things have come and gone, as with any...
  • Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...
  • 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 ...
  • Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships

    Michael Phelps looks to regain winning form at Pan Pacific Championships
    It's not the Olympics or world championships, but Michael Phelps would like to regain his winning form against world-class competition, and he'll have that chance this week in Australia at the Pan Pacific Championships. The meet is the most...
  • Olympian visits Weston gymnastics center

    Jordyn Wieber is the latest Olympian to visit TAG USA Gymnastics in Weston. The 19-year-old, who won team gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, recently spent two days there, where she hosted a clinic and met with the 300 youngsters in summer camp....
  • Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race

    Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race
    IRVINE, Calif. – A fourth in Wednesday night’s 100-meter freestyle final punched Conor Dwyer’s airline ticket to Australia. It also gave him the freedom to let it fly in the rest of the U.S. Championships. “It’s a big...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps distant 7th in 100 free final at U.S. nationals

    IRVINE, Calif. — His comeback performances may not have been particularly eye-catching so far, save for the first and the most recent in the 100-meter butterfly, but there seems little doubt that everyone competing with him still is looking over a...
  • 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...
  • Michael Phelps to swim four events at U.S. championships

    The U.S. national swimming championships in Irvine next week will get some added star power with Michael Phelps planning to race in four events. Phelps is scheduled to enter the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual...