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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game

     Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game
    IRVINE, Calif. — Even after Michael Phelps swam this season's world-leading time in the Friday morning heats of the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. championships, his coach still was concerned about Phelps' ability to swim two strong races in a day....
  • 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....
  • Kevin Durant withdraws from USA Basketball team

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the team ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Durant told Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo that he was “...
  • Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships

    Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships
    Swimmer Nathan Adrian describes sprinting as being catlike. You eat, take naps, and lounge all day. When it's time to flip the switch, you have to move fast. Apparently, the cats had a hard time waking up Wednesday night. In a slow race across the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Entertainer Mitcham feels that competition buzz again

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - From diving in a circus dressed as a bumblebee to battling his inner demons before and after winning Olympic gold, Australian Matthew Mitcham's journey to the Commonwealth Games has been, much like his beloved sport, full of highs...
  • Sebastian Coe Withdraws from Race for BBC Leadership Role

    LONDON -- Sebastian Coe, who has been the favorite to succeed as chairman of the BBC's governing body, the BBC Trust, has withdrawn from the race. Coe, who masterminded the London 2012 Olympics and is chairman of the British Olympic Assn., told the Daily...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...