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  • Olympics: London Opening Ceremony sets summer record

     
    Paul McCartney performs at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. Photo credit: Cameron Spencer/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Orlando, you really, really liked the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. In this TV market, NBC's...
  • Friday's Opening Ceremony sets an Olympic record for TV viewers

     
    NBC paid a lot of money to televise the London Summer Olympics and at least for one night that was money well spent. Friday's coverage of the opening ceremonies attracted an average of 40.0 million viewers, which is nearly 6 million more than the...
  • Ryan Lochte’s winning swim brings gold to NBC

     
    Ryan Lochte acknowledges the crowd after receiving the gold medal for the 400-meter individual medley Saturday. Photo credit: Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News/MCT THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Olympic fans knew Saturday afternoon that Ryan Lochte had won a...
  • Olympic gender gap closing

    Olympic gender gap closing
    On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes. *Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad.  She...
  • Pat Summitt, Mike Krzyzewski get Sports Illustrated's top honor

     
    Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski are the winningest women's and men's basketball coaches in Division I history. But in naming them the sportswoman and sportsman of the year, Sports Illustrated wasn't simply handing out a pair of lifetime achievement...
  • Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian

    Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian
    You don’t want to train for the long run in a short time. Dathan Ritzenhein knew that in January, when he ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston after two Achilles tendon surgeries in the previous 10 months had kept him from training for...
  • London view: Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world

    London view:  Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world
    Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States.  Hands down.  No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
  • Ms. Kwan Goes to Washington

    Ms. Kwan Goes to Washington
    When Michelle Kwan was 16 and had just won the first of what would be five world figure skating titles, she began to wonder what her life would be like at age 30. "I thought, 'Will I still be skating, still be training a long program every day?''' Kwan...
  • Russia finished; U.S. still leads at world gymnastics championships

     
    U.S.women holds lead over Russia, China at world gymnastics championships....
  • Dinara Safina has retired, her brother says

     
    Former top-ranked tennis player Dinara Safina has retired, her brother, Marat Safin, told Russian sports agency R-Sport on Friday....
  • Brady Quinn: Ignored by Broncos -- but Alicia Sacramone loves him

     
    Brady Quinn drew high praise on Twitter from his girlfriend, elite gymnast Alicia Sacramone, but he seems to have been forgotten by the Denver Broncos and their fans in favor of Tim Tebow....