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USA Basketball Advance Past Argentina, Into Gold Medal Match Versus Spain

The USA men's basketball team played Argentina in the group stage of the Olympic tournament. It was a close game through one half, then the Americans seized control in the latter stages to win comfortably. Today's semifinal followed the same script, with the US winning 109-83.

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USA Women Set 4×100 Record

The U.S. women’s 4x100 relay team took care of business earlier today in record fashion, destroying the world record on their way to gold in the event for the first time since 1996. The women clocked a time of 40.82, over a half of a second quicker than the 41.37 mark that stood as the benchmark since 1985.

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Michael Phelps and 5 Other Record-Setting American Olympians [VIDEOS]

Once again, American swimmer Michael Phelps gobbled up the gold at the Olympics, taking home four more top medals and an additional two silver medals.

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This Weekend in Sports: Summer Olympics, UFC 150 and the PGA Championship

The 2012 Summer Olympics, a UFC rematch and the PGA Tour’s last major of 2012 highlight the upcoming TV sports calendar. Here’s what to watch this weekend:

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 13 — US Wins 5 Gold Medals

The United States won nine medals, including five golds, to take a commanding lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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Usain Bolt Wins 200m in Jamaican Medal Sweep

Usain Bolt slowed down towards the end of the men's 200m final, but he didn't need to give 100 percent, winning the gold and sweeping the 100m and 200m events for the second straight Olympic Games, all as one third of a Jamaican medal sweep in the event...

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USA Women’s Soccer Strikes Gold, Defeats Japan 2-1

After losing to Japan on penalty kicks in the championship game of the 2011 Women's World Cup, the United States women's soccer team got their revenge, winning the gold medal match 2-1 for their third consecutive gold medal.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 12 — Allyson Felix Wins Gold as US Track Team Nabs 7 Medals

Led by seven medals from its track athletes, the United States ran past China into the lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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Lolo Jones Breaks Down Over Criticism After Failing to Medal [VIDEO]

After receiving a lot of hype heading into the 2012 Olympic Games, hurdler Lolo Jones failed to receive a medal in the 100m hurdles, finishing fourth...

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LeBron James Records Triple Double, USA Basketball Defeats Australia By 33 in Olympic Quarterfinals

USA Basketball has a storied history over the last 20 years, from the Dream Team until today (I am doing what everyone in America should do by pretending that the 2004 Olympic Basketball team never even existed)...

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Cuban Pole Vaulter Lazaro Borges’ Pole Snaps During Vault Attempt [VIDEO]

Last night, I posted a video of German weightlifter Matthias Steiner who nearly decapitated himself with 432 pounds in competition. Today, the Olympics once again stopped being a safe, triumphant celebration of sport, and momentarily turned into a terrifyingly dangerous collection of events...

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Allyson Felix Wins Gold

It’s taken 3 trips to the Olympics, and many close calls, but American track and field star Allyson Felix has finally achieved her longtime goal. Earlier today Felix won the 200 meter, earning her the first Olympic gold medal of her impressive career.

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