1. London 2012: 5 Questions with US Olympic Cyclist Sarah Hammer

    In 2003, Sarah Hammer was 20 years old, and, like many 20-year-olds, she was growing tired of the childhood routine. Having cycled competitively since her preteen years, Hammer decided to call it quits...

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  2. London 2012: USA Wrestling Meets Russia in Times Square in Olympic Tune-Up

    The scene Thursday in Times Square at the second annual "Grapple in the Apple" freestyle wrestling dual meet between the United States and Russia was like something out of a Cold War propaganda film...

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  3. Usain Bolt Potent Again at Oslo Diamond League but Asafa Powell Is Lurking

    "The showman is back." Those were the words of Universal Sports commentator Tim Hutchings after Usain Bolt won the 100-meter men's final at the Diamond League track meet on Thursday in Oslo, Norway...

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  4. London 2012: 5 Questions with Unlikely US Olympic Boxer Dominic Breazeale

    By 2008, Dominic Breazeale's NFL dream was drawing to a slow but certain close. Northern Colorado's senior quarterback had garnered passing interest from pro scouts— intrigued, one would imagine, by his hulking 6'7", 260-pound frame...

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  5. London 2012: David Stern, Olympic Basketball and the NBA's World Cup Dream

    There's little doubt in my mind that NBA commissioner David Stern sees basketball as the next great global game—hoops in every hamlet, balls in every crib, licensed Kobe jerseys on every back...

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  6. London 2012: 5 Questions with US Olympic Swimming Legend Summer Sanders

    Rare is the Olympic athlete with staying power, but 20 years after her four-medal performance at the 1992 Barcelona Games, the effervescent Summer Sanders is still among swimming's biggest names...

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  7. Summer Olympics: USOC Revenue Deal Leaves Questions About US Bidding for Games

    The Associated Press is reporting today that the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee have reworked their contentious revenue-sharing deal, opening the door for American cities to bid on future Olympic Games...

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  8. IOC Announces Host City Finalists for 2020 Olympics: Breaking Down the Bids

    The International Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it has whittled its list of prospective host cities for the 2020 Olympics down to three: Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul...

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  9. London 2012: 5 Questions with U.S. Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones

    Cullen Jones was smack dab in the middle of history four years ago when he swam the third leg of Team USA's dramatic, world-record-setting 4x100-meter freestyle relay victory over France (perhaps better known as "Here comes Lezak!" )...

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  10. The 25 Greatest Gymnastics Moments in U.S. Olympic History

    Today, it is among America's preeminent Olympic disciplines, both in terms of medal count and cultural import. But it wasn't always that way for U.S...

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  11. USA Olympic Women's Beach Volleyball Roster 2012: Updated Analysis for Team USA

    As evidenced by their decision to stage the sport at historic Horse Guards Parade, just a stone's throw from 10 Downing Street, London Olympic organizers clearly have a marquee role in mind for the women's beach volleyball tournament...

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  12. London 2012: Michael Phelps Is 'Sick of the Water,' or so He Says

    Michael Phelps isn't all that fond of swimming these days and he doesn't care if you know it. In fact, it seems like he wants you to know it. In an article published Tuesday, he told ESPN columnist Rick Reilly : I'm so sick of the water...

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  13. 15 Most Clutch Performances in U.S. Summer Olympic History

    Olympic glory is a one-shot deal and, as such, the Games make a perfect stage for clutch performances. For most athletes, the Olympic career arc looks something like this: You go...

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  14. London 2012: Olympic Outlook for the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team

    Ranked sixth in the world at the start of the year and coming off a disappointing sixth-place finish at the 2011 FIVB World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team faces long odds in their quest for a second consecutive gold medal...

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  15. London 2012: Luol Deng, Usain Bolt and the Many Faces of Olympic Sacrifice

    The Summer Olympics are rife with stories of self-sacrifice, and Friday's headlines bring us two such tales from polar ends of the media spectrum...

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  16. London 2012: Olympic Torch Begins Its Journey to London

    Keep it dialed in here for the latest news on everyone's favorite traveling artisan lantern, the Olympic torch. Update (5/23): There's no shame in getting lost...

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  17. London 2012: Tickets, Travel and Hotel—Planning Your Olympics Splurge

    Update (5/23): According to The Telegraph , the final round of Olympic tickets went on sale Wednesday morning...

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  18. Olympic Soccer Loses Javier Hernandez—a Cautionary Tale for Olympic Basketball

    Today's soccer news—Javier Hernandez won't be playing for Mexico—holds a lesson for those who want to shake up Olympic basketball...

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  19. London 2012: The Top 20 Teenage Athletes to Watch for in the Summer Olympics

    The teenage Olympian demands that we ask a simple question of ourselves: Who was I at that age? I was young. I was immature. I flipped burgers. I walked dogs...

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  20. MLB Players Whose Injuries Are Most Costly to Their Teams

    As would later become apparent, Buster Posey’s season-ending injury last year was a quasi-death sentence for the 2011 San Francisco Giants...

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  21. Michael Phelps Said He Will Retire After 2012 London Olympics, or Did He?

    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps was on CBS' 60 Minutes last night with Anderson Cooper when he dropped this nugget : I'm retiring. Well, sort of...

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  22. Summer Olympics: Adding Pro Boxers to 2016 Rio Games All but Inevitable

    Following in the gilded footsteps of sports like basketball and hockey, Olympic boxing is expected to feature professional fighters at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro...

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  23. 2012 Olympics: Wizards' Push to Get John Wall on Team USA Reveals Rift

    The Team USA men's basketball rumors have been flying hard and fast over the last 24 hours, but this latest morsel from ESPN's Mark Stein caught my eye...

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  24. London 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About Missy Franklin

    Television law dictates that every Olympic Games has a breakout star—the kind of young, unassuming phenom that can top podiums and win hearts. For the 2012 London Olympics , American swimmer Missy Franklin looks every bit the part...

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  25. 2012 Olympics: Anthony Davis Should Be Top New Option for Team USA Basketball

    The NBA injury bug has finally caught up to the United States men's basketball team in its quest for a second consecutive Olympic gold medal...

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