Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Michael Farber: There's no debate: Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all time

Michael Farber: There's no debate: Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all time

Michael Farber: There's no debate: Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all time

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 09:56 PM PDT

No, he isn't the Michael Phelps of four years ago. But with his record-setting 19th career medal, Phelps has clearly proven himself the greatest Olympian ever, says Michael Farber.

Phelps swims into history with silver, gold

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:44 PM PDT

Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian of all time. After settling for silver in the 200 fly, Phelps won gold on the U.S.' 4x200 relay team to lift his career total to 19 medals.

Tom Verducci: Trade deadline underscores game's westward power shift

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 04:17 PM PDT

The Dodgers, Rangers and Giants made the biggest acquisitions at the trade deadline, reaffirming that MLB's balance of power is making a definite shift to the West, says Tom Verducci.

Brian Cazeneuve: Decisive manner of Team USA's gymnastics gold was unmistakeable

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 09:57 PM PDT

The U.S. women's gymnastics team won Olympic gold with a simply dominant performance. Brian Cazeneuve explains why this squad is even better than the legendary 1996 U.S. team.

SI's Daily Olympic Briefing for Aug. 1

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:52 PM PDT

LONDON -- Unlike Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt, his name does not resonate globally and rarely do we hear athletic achievements described as Uchimuran. But one of the great athletes of his generation performs today at the North Greenwich Arena and if you find the time to tune in, you are likely to witness something extraordinary.

Burnett one-hits Cubs

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:52 PM PDT

Blowout: U.S. clubs Tunisia 110-63 in Oly hoops

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:48 PM PDT

LONDON (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love scored 16 points apiece, Kevin Durant added 13 and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team crushed Tunisia 110-63 on Tuesday night, turning a close game into a blowout with a spectacular second half.

MLB commish Selig planning to retire after 2014

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:12 PM PDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig insists he will retire after the 2014 season when his contract ends.

Rangers acquire Dempster from Cubs

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 06:16 PM PDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have obtained Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, a move to fortify their rotation for the stretch run.

Phils deal Victorino to Dodgers

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:20 PM PDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have traded two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin.

Michael Phelps cements legacy as one of all-time Olympic greats

Michael Phelps cements legacy as one of all-time Olympic greats

Michael Phelps cements legacy as one of all-time Olympic greats

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:59 PM PDT

He was only a kid, a 15-year-old with braces, when he first dove into the Olympic spotlight.

'Fab Five' brings home gymnastics gold

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:43 PM PDT

The "Fab Five" got off to a strong start Tuesday, and it led to a golden finish.

Passenger finds needle in Air Canada sandwich

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 07:09 PM PDT

A passenger on an Air Canada flight found a sewing needle in a catered sandwich during a flight Monday, the airline said.

Refusing to quit, disabled veteran aims to inspire others

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 12:15 PM PDT

Noah Galloway's daily workouts could intimidate the most seasoned athlete. He runs, climbs, does pull-ups and push-ups, and lifts weights for nearly two hours at a time. But what really sets this 30-year-old father of three apart is that he does it all with one arm and one leg.

Most power restored after India hit by second, even larger outage

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 04:54 PM PDT

India suffered its second massive power failure in two consecutive days Tuesday, depriving as many as 600 million people -- half the country's population -- of electricity and disrupting transportation networks for hours.

More is not always better in medicine

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 09:04 PM PDT

Doctors make mistakes. They may be mistakes of technique, judgment, ignorance or even, sometimes, recklessness. Regardless of the cause, each time a mistake happens, a patient may suffer. We fail to uphold our profession's basic oath: "First, do no harm."

Penn State football loses star tailback to USC

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:44 PM PDT

Silas Redd, who last year racked up five consecutive 100-yard games as tailback for Penn State's Nittany Lions, is leaving the troubled team to head west.

New Iran sanctions hit banks in China, Iraq

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 03:41 PM PDT

President Barack Obama announced new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's oil Tuesday as well as banks in China and Iraq, warning that Tehran faces "growing consequences" for refusing to answer international questions about its nuclear program.

Computer hacking for 8-year-olds

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 08:20 AM PDT

The hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi won't share her real name and declines to be photographed without her signature aviator sunglasses.

Gore Vidal, chronicler of American life and politics, dies

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:21 PM PDT

Gore Vidal, an eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86.