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Durant scores 24, US Olympic team wins exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New role, same old result for Kevin Durant.

July 12, 2012 | | Olympics


Finals pain remains for Durant with James around

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kevin Durant can't hide from the hurt this summer.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Bannister carries Olympic torch on fabled track

OXFORD, England (AP) - Roger Bannister returned to the track where he broke the 4-minute barrier for the mile 58 years ago, walking slowly but smiling broadly as he carried the Olympic torch across the finish line Tuesday just 17 days before the start of the London Games.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


For some judo Olympians, MMA could be 2nd career

LONDON (AP) - While most judo fighters at the upcoming London Games will be focused on trying to win a medal, others may use the Olympics as a way to establish themselves before switching to a more lucrative career in mixed martial arts.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Olympian ditches finance career for pro cycling

Evelyn Stevens was living the dream of just about every 20-something trying to scrape by in New York City, at least prior to the crippling collapse of the financial markets.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Only gold will do for Brazil in men's soccer

SAO PAULO (AP) - More than ever, it will be all or nothing for Brazil's soccer team at the London Olympics.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Bolt-Blake rivalry adds intrigue to Olympic track

Almost from the moment Usain Bolt finished his 3-for-3-for-3 performance at the Beijing Olympics - three events, three gold medals, three world records - everyone began to wonder what he would do for an encore four years later.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Hope Solo gets warning from USADA after drug test

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo received a public warning Monday from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance Canrenone in a urine test.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Manmade vs. natural: Oscar Pistorius stokes debate

LONDON (AP) - Is manmade material superior to muscle? Are those blades better than real legs?

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


With Wade out, Westbrook may fill his Olympic role

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Russell Westbrook was so good in Game 4 of the NBA Finals that Kobe Bryant couldn't turn it off.

July 10, 2012 | | Olympics


Paul leaves first US practice with thumb injury

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. men's basketball team held its first practice Friday, and there was a quick reminder of the rocky run-up to the London Games.

July 06, 2012 | | Olympics


Double amputee Pistorius set to run at Olympics

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Never count out Oscar Pistorius.

July 05, 2012 | | Olympics


James twins are Olympic teammates

OAKLAND (AP) - From their early days as bouncing Boy Scouts to the demanding journey of becoming Eagle Scouts, to their days as national champion shooters and, eventually, top-notch college rowers each studying engineering, twins Grant and Ross James have always taken parallel paths in life.

July 05, 2012 | | Olympics


Tarmoh gives up Olympic spot in 100 to Felix

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - It will be remembered as the most anticipated race never run. The runoff that turned into a walk away to conclude the U.S. track trials.

July 03, 2012 | | Olympics


Phelps drops 200 free, won’t go for 8 golds

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Eight was enough for Michael Phelps in Beijing.

July 03, 2012 | | Olympics


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