1. Serena Williams: Would Gold Medal Cement Her as Top USA Female Athlete Ever?

    Less than two months ago, ESPN celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX by ranking the 40 greatest female athletes of the past 40 years...

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  2. Olympic Basketball 2012: Why the Dream Team's Dominance Is Unwatchable

    The 2012 Dream Team is doing something that was previously unthinkable: They're making me miss the 2004 incarnation of Team USA. The 2004 team was one of the most unlikeable and poorly constructed teams in American Olympic history...

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  3. McKayla Maroney: Why US Olympic Women's Gymnastics Star Must Return in 2016

    Prior to the commencement of the 1976 Montreal Olympics , the International Olympic Committee told scoreboard manufacturer Omega that there was no need for the company to add a fourth digit to the scoreboards, since a perfect score of 10...

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  4. Spain Olympic Soccer Team: Players Who Came Up Small on World Stage

    After victories at the 2010 World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2012, Spain's national soccer team had high hopes for the 2012 Olympics...

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  5. Olympic Soccer TV Schedule: When and Where to Watch Remaining Men's Matches

    Only four days of men's soccer remain at the 2012 London Olympics, and while some things have gone according to plan (Brazil and Great Britain reaching the quarterfinals), there have ...

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  6. USA Olympic Basketball Team Schedule: When to Watch USA Make Gold Medal Run

    After two games in the group-play round of Olympic men's basketball, gold medal favorite Team USA is 2-0, winning its games against France and Tunisia by a combined score of 208-134...

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  7. London 2012 Olympic Swimming TV Schedule: When to Watch Remaining Events

    As the London Olympics head toward the end of its first week, the indoor swimming events are wrapping up (the long-distance outdoor swimming events remain)...

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  8. Olympic Swimming: USA's Nathan Adrian Wins 100 Meter Freestyle by .01 Seconds

    In perhaps the most exciting race thus far in the London Olympics , Nathan Adrian of the United States defeated James Magnussen of Australia, Brent Hayden of Canada and Yannick Agnel ...

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  9. Olympic Basketball: NBA Prospect Salah Mejri Fails to Impress in Tunisia's Loss

    Just a little over a month ago, Tunisian basketball center Salah Mejri was working out for NBA teams , trying to prove he could compete at the NBA level against the sport's elite...

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  10. Olympic Tennis: Novak Djokovic Defeats Lleyton Hewitt to Advance to Quarterfinal

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Australia's Lleyton Hewitt on Wednesday to advance to his second consecutive Olympic quarterfinals. Hewitt got off to a strong start in the first set, topping Djokovic 6-4...

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  11. Women's Olympic Soccer TV Schedule: When and Where to Catch Medal-Round Matchups

    The women's Olympic soccer group stage wrapped up on Tuesday, July 31, and after a couple days of rest, the quarterfinals will begin on Friday, August 3...

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  12. Men's Olympic Tennis TV Schedule: When and Where to Catch Third Round Action

    Through the first two rounds of play in the men's singles tennis tournament of the 2012 London Olympics , things have gone mostly according to plan...

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  13. London 2012 Olympics: Picking the USA's All-Time Men's 4x100 Medley Relay Team

    Since the 4x100 medley relay was introduced as an event at the 1960 Rome Olympics , the United States has won gold every year in which it has competed. (Australia won gold at the 1980 Olympics boycotted by the United States...

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  14. Olympic Gymnastics TV Schedule: Where to Watch Remaining Women's Action

    Surprises and controversies are no stranger to Olympic gymnastics, and though we are only three days into the women's gymnastics events, the 2012 London Olympics have proven to be no exception...

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  15. Michael Phelps: Pivotal Events Left in Swimmer's Record Pursuit

    The results are in for Michael Phelps's attempt at gold in the 200 meter butterfly and the 4x200 meter freestyle relay (don't worry, you won't find any spoilers here), leaving him with three chances to pick up additional Olympic hardware...

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  16. 2012 London Olympics Soccer: 5 Can't-Miss Matches in the Group Stage

    The group stage at the Olympics can be dull at times due to the often large gaps in talent between teams, but the early matches offer the best opportunity to assess who are legitimate ...

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  17. Olympic Basketball 2012: Breaking Down Entire Team USA Women's Roster

    In the debut year of women's basketball at the summer Olympics in 1976, the U.S. team finished in second place to the Soviet Union, and the USSR repeated at the boycotted 1980 Games...

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  18. Jordyn Wieber: Which Event Brings Her Best Chance at London Gold

    Though the recent cover of Sports Illustrated identifies this year's United States Olympic gymnastics team as a team of five stars, no star burns brighter than Jordyn Wieber...

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  19. 2012 Summer Olympics: US Divers with Best Chance to Medal

    The United States Olympic diving team, once the best in the world, was completely shut out of the medal count at the 2008 Beijing Olympics . China, now the dominant force in the sport, won seven of eight gold medals and 11 of 24 total medals...

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  20. 2016 Olympics: 5 2012 Olympians Who Will Star in Rio Summer Games

    Though the torch has not yet been lit for the 2012 London Olympics , it is never too early to start thinking about the 2016 Rio Olympics. Many members of the U.S...

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  21. McKayla Maroney: Everything You Need to Know About the Olympic Gymnast

    While most of the attention given to the United States gymnastics team has focused on all-around medal hopefuls Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas, Team USA's best medal chance comes from a competitor with a less widely known name: McKayla Maroney...

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  22. US Women's Gymnastic Olympic Team 2012: Best Bets for Individual Event Medals

    At the 2008 Beijing Olympics , the U.S. women's gymnastics team won seven individual medals—two gold, four silver, and one bronze—and the silver medal in the team all-around...

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  23. 2012 Olympics Basketball: Power Ranking Each Team's Center

    Since professional basketball players were first welcomed to the Olympics in 1992, the United States has dominated the sport, winning gold medals at four of five Olympiads...

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  24. London 2012 Predictions: U.S. Swimmer Rebecca Soni a Sure Bet in Signature Event

    As recently as the 2000 Summer Olympics , the Americans women's swimming team matched the men's team in gold medals, winning seven gold medals apiece...

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  25. British Open 2012: Everything You Need to Know About Thorbjorn Olesen

    Prior to this week, even the most dedicated golf fan was unlikely to recognize the name Thorbjorn Olesen. They would have been more likely to guess that it was the real name of the ...

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