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Walsh goose-pimply over prospect of a third gold

LONDON (AP) - Just the mention of a possible third consecutive Olympic gold medal forced Kerri Walsh Jennings to rub her bare arms and give her shoulder a shudder.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


Phelps says he's having more fun at final Olympics

LONDON (AP) - For Michael Phelps, this is it. In his mind, there's no doubt about it. As soon as his hand touches the wall for the final time at the London Olympics, his swimming career is over.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


Fencer Mariel Zagunis leads Americans in ceremony

LONDON (AP) - The mother of fencing star Mariel Zagunis pushed up her flight by two days and frantically packed her bags to make sure she gets to London in time.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


At 37, gymnast Chusovitina still going strong

LONDON (AP) - Oksana Chusovitina shouldn't be here. Not wearing a leotard anyway. A coach's sweat suit maybe, but certainly not a uniform.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


Federer: 2016 Games possible, depends on body

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer is leaning toward competing in the 2016 Games if his body holds up.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


Japan stuns Spain in Olympic football as Brazil edges Egypt

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - Japan upset Spain 1-0 on the first day of the men's Olympic football tournament on Thursday, while Brazil held on for a 3-2 victory over Egypt and host Britain had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Senegal.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


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July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


American boxers rediscover teamwork

LONDON (AP) - Four years after USA Boxing hit a new low in Beijing, a revitalized American team is ready to punch back.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


Phelps showing leadership among swimmers

LONDON (AP) - Michael Phelps is speaking up on the brink of his last Olympics.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics


Munich widows call for Olympic ceremony protest

LONDON (AP) - The widows of two Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics are urging spectators to stage a silent protest during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Games.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics


Organizers display S Korea flag instead of N Korea

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - London Olympic organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korean flag on a jumbo screen instead of North Korea's before a women's soccer match Wednesday, prompting the North Koreans to refuse to take the field for nearly an hour.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics


US women open Olympics with win

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Twice, Hope Solo stretched to her left to stop the ball. Twice, she couldn't quite reach it.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics


Pink carpet least of the issues for gymnasts

LONDON (AP) - To go for the gold, gymnasts at the O2 Arena will first have to navigate the pink.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics


IAAF announces 9 new doping cases for Summer Games

MONACO (AP) - Nine track athletes were suspended ahead of the London Olympics for doping, including three who were caught in retests of samples from last year's world championships, the IAAF said Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics


Serena Williams is ready for Wimbledon again during Olympics tennis competition

LONDON (AP) - Serena Williams has had enough rest, a week away from the courts. She's also spent enough time away from Centre Court, and is more than ready to go for another title at Wimbledon.

July 24, 2012 | | Olympics


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