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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Adrian, Schmitt steal show with golden performances

Adrian, Schmitt steal show with golden performances


Adrian, Schmitt steal show with golden performances

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 07:02 PM PDT

Nathan Adrian pulled off a stunner in the 100 freestyle and Allison Schmitt propelled the women's 800 relay to gold. Both victories ended surprising U.S. droughts, says Kelli Anderson.

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Adrian wins gold by .01; women's relay upsets Aussies

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 02:08 PM PDT

Nathan Adrian beat 'The Missile' by a fingertip. Adrian lunged at the wall to win his first individual Olympic gold by the slimmest of margins -- .01 seconds -- in the 100-meter freestyle.

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Michael Rosenberg: NBC's Olympic coverage might be flawed, but would you change it?

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 08:19 AM PDT

NBC's Olympics coverage is flawed. But with killer ratings for an event that features mostly fringe sports, Michael Rosenberg feels the network would be crazy to change its approach.

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Joe Sheehan: Lee among players who might still be traded during waiver period

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 05:40 PM PDT

The MLB trade deadline passed, but waiver-wire deals can still be made in August. Joe Sheehan expects a few and looks at seven players who could change teams in the next month.

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Brian Cazeneuve: With a nation depending on him, Japan's Uchimura didn't disappoint

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 03:36 PM PDT

The best ever? Perhaps. In this era, Kohei Uchimura has no peers. Japan's three-time world champ now has the Olympic all-around gold that eluded him in 2008, writes Brian Cazeneuve.

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SI's Daily Olympic Briefing for Aug. 2

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 09:19 PM PDT

LONDON -- Nadia. Mary Lou. Nastia. The women's gymnastics individual all-around final has historically turned athletes into one-name sporting icons, and the title of Olympic darling gets awarded today (starts at 11:30 a.m.), with Americans Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman both contenders for the gold medal. Douglas, she of Flying Squirrel fame and winner of the U.S. Trials, was expected to be here. So was world champion Jordyn Wieber -- but it was Raisman, once thought to be too weak on uneven bars to be a serious threat in the all-around, who delivered a life-changing performance last Sunday to earn a spot in today's all-around. (Only two gymnasts per country can qualify for the all-around final.) "Even Raisman herself said she was stunned when it sunk in that she would be competing in the all-around final instead of Wieber, her close friend and roommate in the Olympic Village," wrote SI.com's Brian Cazeneuve. "She has a habit of not watching scores, hers or others, as she competes. 'My first thought was about [Jordyn],' she said. 'I feel bad. It's too bad it's just top two. It's too bad we can't all be going.'"

Uchimura earns men's all-around gold

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 01:16 PM PDT

LONDON (AP) Bronze medal around his neck, Danell Leyva applauded as Kohei Uchimura took the top spot on the podium.

U.S.' Adrian wins gold in 100m freestyle by .01

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 02:08 PM PDT

LONDON (AP) Daniel Gyurta of Hungary set a world record to win the 200-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

Rangers erase 7-1, 10-7 deficits to stun Angels

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 10:26 PM PDT

Goodell: I'm OK with preseason replacement refs

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 03:08 PM PDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) With no end in sight to the labor dispute between the NFL and its officials, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that he is comfortable with the idea of using replacement officials in preseason games.

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