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.


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