1. USA Women's Olympic Soccer Team: 4 Reasons Kelley O'Hara Is Grabbing Spotlight

    There was a time when U.S. soccer players had to take off their shirts during a game to rally much attention...

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  2. Olympic Basketball 2012: Key International Stars Missing London Games

    A rash of injuries made it difficult for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team to round out their roster. They weren't the only squad with player issues, though, as several high-profile international players won't be playing in London...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 2,621 reads 1 comments

  3. Summer Olympics 2012: 5 Events That Would Make a Weekend Jock Look Silliest

    Watching the Olympic Games is a great tradition for most Americans. There is a bit of an athlete in most of us, and there is usually some dreaming about being in the shoes of one of the competitors...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 2,120 reads 2 comments

  4. Natalie Coughlin's "SportsCenter" Video and Other Olympians Who Should Do a Spot

    Natalie Coughlin is gracing television sets across the United States with the latest installment of the "This is SportsCenter " series. While mixing in the typical humor, adding Coughlin in a swimsuit won't exactly upset the male viewership...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 2,702 reads 2 comments

  5. London 2012 Olympic Predictions: 5 Reasons US Women's Soccer Will Be Golden

    The U.S. women's soccer team enters the 2012 London Olympics as the presumed favorite to win the gold medal. It is fitting, as the 2011 World Cup runner-up has won three of the four Olympic gold medal games...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 6,748 reads 1 comments

  6. London 2012 Olympics: 15 Highest Hopes for Great Britain Gold Medals

    As the Olympic host nation, certain concessions were made for Great Britain. They are automatically qualified for some events, like basketball and football/soccer, and receive special consideration for remaining spots in events like wrestling...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 1,917 reads 1 comments

  7. Olympic Wrestling 2012: Grudge Matches Looming for Top US Wrestlers

    The United States wrestling team will take the largest contingent into London for the 2012 Olympics . While Russia is the favorite to lead in total medal count, the American team has several strong competitors...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 2,462 reads 0 comments

  8. Alex Morgan: Hot Streak Never Ends for U.S. Women's Soccer Olympian

    Just 12 months ago, Alex Morgan was a virtually unknown member of the U.S. Women's National team playing in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. She was the youngest player on the roster, but she scored goals in the semifinals and the finals for the American side...

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  9. U.S. Olympic Gymnastics 2012: Lessons Learned by Jonathan Horton in Beijing 2008

    Perhaps one of the most overused, and nonsensical, comments in sports is "leaving it all on the field." However, gymnastics is one sport where it actually can apply, and in 2008 Jonathan Horton decided it wouldn't be a factor for him...

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  10. Summer Olympics 2012: Most Musclebound Athletes for Team USA

    There are countless reasons as to why people are drawn to the Olympic Games. The competition for sport and country are certainly drivers, as is the amazing physical talents of the participants...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 8,629 reads 7 comments

  11. US Olympic Basketball Team 2012: What Russell Westbrook Can Learn from Coach K

    The United States is expected to successfully defend their 2008 Olympic gold medal in men's basketball, and a significant key in that endeavor will be head coach Mike Krzyzewski ...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 7,281 reads 22 comments

  12. Ortiz vs. Griffin: Tito Ortiz Retirement Comes a Year Too Late

    Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin will fight each other for the third time in their careers on Saturday. Ortiz stated the rubber match with Griffin will be his last , but it is likely a year too late to allow him to leave the sport on a positive note...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 2,117 reads 0 comments

  13. Olympic Basketball 2012: Russell Westbrook Will Need to Step Up for Chris Paul

    The story thus far for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team has been injuries. That story continues even as practice starts and final evaluations are being held with Chris Paul leaving practice with an injured thumb...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 2,677 reads 1 comments

  14. Summer Olympics 2012 Predictions: Men's Basketball Bracket and Medal Winners

    While injuries were making it difficult for the U.S. men's basketball team to set its roster, the rest of the medal hopeful countries began playing tournament games or otherwise preparing for pool play...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 6,665 reads 6 comments

  15. 2012 Summer Olympics: Overexposed Athletes Who Will Struggle to Live Up to Hype

    Expectations can be brutal on an athlete. Aside from the pressure they put on themselves to succeed, the stress of representing a city or nation can cause some to buckle...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 5,487 reads 3 comments

  16. London 2012 Olympics Weather Forecast: Expect Rain to Play Big Role in Games

    The Summer Olympics are full of events that are meant to be played outside, preferably under sunny skies. The 2012 London Games appear reluctant to oblige...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 8,789 reads 5 comments

  17. Olympic Basketball 2012: Tony Parker Cleared Makes France a Medal Favorite

    Tony Parker was expected to be watching the Olympics as best as he could after he scratched his cornea last month. Instead, the San Antonio Spur star will lead Team France at the London Games...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 1,922 reads 3 comments

  18. US Olympic Women's Swimming Team 2012: Updated News, Roster and Analysis

    The women's U.S. Olympic swimming team will head to London with one simple goal in mind. They want to dominate in the Olympic pool. The unit is battle-tested following fierce competition at the 2012 Olympic Trials...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 1,165 reads 1 comments

  19. Lakers Trade Rumors: Keeping Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Won't Make a Winner

    Following a surprising yet gutsy move, the Los Angeles Lakers have acquired two-time league MVP Steve Nash. Rumors have it that the Lakers plan on keeping the rest of the team in place, but that move won't secure another championship for the Lakers...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 8,658 reads 6 comments

  20. 8 Most Overpaid, Underpaid Seattle Seahawks Currently on Roster

    Players in the National Football League are some of the highest compensated individuals in the world. However, there is a large disparity with some of their contracts, often generating ...

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  21. NBA Free Agency: Nicolas Batum, Minnesota Timberwolves Reportedly Agree to Terms

    Having already lured Brandon Roy out of retirement, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly aren't done for the day...

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  22. Tour De France 2012 Standings: Bradley Wiggins in Solid Shape with Peaks Looming

    Fabian Cancellara continues to lead the Tour de France 2012 after Stage 5, but Bradley Wiggins is prepared to make a run on the leader. He is in great position to improve on his second-place finish in 2011...

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  23. NBA Trade Rumors: Kobe Bryant's Loyalty Can't Block Securing Dwight Howard

    With the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring Steve Nash , speculation has turned to Dwight Howard joining the team. But Kobe Bryant 's refusal to be part of the solution is making him part of the problem for the Lakers...

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  24. Alicia Sacramone: US Olympic Gymnastics Team Needed Her Experience in London

    Alicia Sacramone knew her days as a member of the U.S. gymnastics team were numbered. Following the U.S. Olympic Trials that number is now zero, but it won't be just Sacramone that feels the sting of being left off the final Olympic roster...

    Darin Pike Written by Darin Pike about over 2 years ago 431 reads 11 comments

  25. 6 Young Seattle Seahawks Who Will Breakout in 2012

    The Seattle Seahawks had a lot of questions heading into the 2011 season. They had a young offensive line, issues at quarterback and a very young and inexperienced secondary...

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