1. Power Ranking the NFL's Most Intriguing Teams Heading into the 2012 Season

    Less than one month away from the opening of the 2012 NFL season, the intrigue for professional football is certainly building...

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  2. Patriots Training Camp: Observations from Tuesday's Joint Practice with Saints

    Tuesday was a special day at New England Patriots training camp, as the team held a joint practice with the New Orleans Saints in advance of the teams’ preseason matchup on Thursday...

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  3. 2012 Olympics: Teenage Gold Medalist Kirani James Opens New Era for 400 Meters

    In the first-ever Olympic 400-meter dash final that did not include a U.S. runner, Grenada’s Kirani James became the first non-U.S. runner to ever run the 400 faster than 44 seconds...

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  4. Olympic Swimming 2012: Ranking the 20 Best Swimmers from London

    With the exception of the men’s and women’s open water swims, the swimming competition at the 2012 Olympic Games has come to a conclusion in London, following the awarding of medals in 32 different events...

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  5. Olympic Track Results 2012: U.S. Men Shockingly Lose 28-Year Grip on 400 Meters

    The first two rounds of Olympic competition in the men’s 400-meter dash could not have gone much worse for the three U.S. runners in the event: LaShawn Merritt, Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellum...

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  6. Olympic 100-Meter Champ Usain Bolt: The Most Dominant Sprinter in History?

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt came into the 2012 London Games as the defending Olympic champion and Olympic-record holder ( 9.69 seconds ) in the 100-meter dash, also holding the world record at 9...

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  7. U.S. Olympic Track and Field: Why Galen Rupp's Silver in 10K Is Good as Gold

    U.S. distance runner Galen Rupp , a five-time consecutive U.S. champion in the 10,000-meter run , had aspirations of being the first U.S. gold medalist in that event since Billy Mills won the 10,000 meters in 1964...

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  8. Young NFL Players Most Likely to Emulate 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

    On Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted its newest class, the Class of 2012...

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  9. Olympic Swimming 2012: Michael Phelps Race-by-Race Review of Final Games

    Michael Phelps came into the 2012 Olympic Games in London needing just three overall medals to become the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Phelps had no problem whatsoever earning that record, and he ended up doing so much more...

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  10. US Olympic Swimming 2012: Why Medley Relay Teams Should Be Unbeatable

    Saturday is the final day of swimming competition within the pool, with the final two events of the competition being the women’s and men’s 4x100-meter medley relays...

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  11. NFL Training Camp: Predicting the Most Surprising Outcomes of Position Battles

    With NFL training camps well underway and the preseason about to begin, position battles are in full swing in every NFL training camp...

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  12. U.S. Olympic Swimming Enjoys a Day for the Ages at London Games

    Friday went about as well for the United States in swimming as any day could for a single nation in a single sport. Of the four finals contested on Friday, U.S. swimmers won three of them...

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  13. Olympic Swimming 2012: Missy Franklin Could Be Swimming's Next Michael Phelps

    American swimmer Missy Franklin is only 17 years old, but she is already a superstar. Winning her third gold medal on Friday, and setting her first-ever world record in the process, ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 7,216 reads 20 comments

  14. Olympic Results 2012: Who's Winning the Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Showdown?

    Entering the 2012 Olympic Games, there was no head-to-head matchup more anticipated than the “duel in the pool” between the United States’ two biggest stars in swimming, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte...

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  15. 2012 Olympics: Rebecca Soni Suddenly Among Most Dominant US Swimmers

    In Thursday’s final of the women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the 2012 Olympic Games, U.S. swimmer Rebecca Soni accomplished multiple feats that no other woman has before...

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  16. Olympic Swimming 2012: Rebecca Soni Latest to Join World Record Revival

    United States Olympian Rebecca Soni only needed to be among the eight fastest swimmers in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke semifinals on Wednesday to qualify for Thursday’s final in the event...

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  17. U.S. Olympic Swimming 2012: Nathan Adrian Wins 100 Free in Huge Breakthrough

    In what will certainly go down as one of the most exciting races of the 2012 Olympic Games, U.S. swimmer Nathan Adrian out-touched Australia’s James Magnussen by ...

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  18. Olympic Swimming 2012: Doping Accusations Against Ye Shiwen Are Entirely Unfair

    Watching NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage may lead you to believe that 17-year-old U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin is the only teen phenom in women’s Olympic swimming, but that is just not the case...

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  19. New England Patriots Training Camp: Observations from Day 5 of Practice

    Having attended the first two days of New England Patriots training camp practice on Thursday and Friday, I returned to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Tuesday afternoon to pick up more observations of the team as camp progresses...

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  20. 5 NFL Rookies Who Could Make the 2013 Pro Bowl

    An impressive 2011 NFL rookie class sent five players to the Pro Bowl. Those five players—Carolina Panthers quarterback Cameron Newton, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A...

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  21. Olympic Swimming 2012: Ryan Lochte Is Not the Star Michael Phelps Was in 2008

    Following U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte’s victory in the men’s 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, a race he won by 3...

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  22. Olympic Men's Swimming Results 2012: Matt Grevers Claims Team USA's Second Gold

    U.S. swimmer Matt Grevers came up short of breaking the world record in the men’s 100-meter backstroke final on Monday at the Olympic Games, but he should nonetheless be completely satisfied with his result...

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  23. Olympic Swimming 2012: Ye Shiwen Proves Missy Franklin Isn't Only Teenage Star

    Understandably, the long-awaited duel in the pool between U.S. swimming stars Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps in the men’s 400-meter individual medley stole most of Saturday’s swimming headlines...

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  24. Olympic Swimming 2012: Michael Phelps' Failure Overshadows Ryan Lochte's Win

    No star was bigger at the 2008 Olympic Games than U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who set the all-time record for a single Olympics by winning eight gold medals. At the 2012 Games, however, Phelps has been dethroned, as fellow U...

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  25. Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte: U.S. Swimming Stardom on the Line Saturday

    On the first full day of competition at the 2012 Olympic Games, one of this year’s most anticipated showdowns will take place...

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