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Doug Bruno and Team USA capture gold after 86-50 defeat of France

Julian Zeng

August 12, 2012


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In an unprecedented feat of dominance among team sports, the U.S. women's basketball team won its fifth straight Olympic gold medal Saturday, routing France 86-50.Candace Parker led the way for Team USA with 21 points and 11 rebounds while Diana Taurasi chipped in nine points and six assists. The team ...

US women’s soccer wins Olympic gold over Japan

Jake Payne

August 9, 2012


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Revenge is a dish best served gold, and Team USA served it hot.The U.S. women's national soccer team avenged last year's heartbreaking loss in the women's World Cup final with a 2-1 win over Japan Thursday. The victory gave the USWNT their third consecutive Olympic gold medal, and their fourth in five t...

U.S. men’s boxing fails to medal in 2012 London Olympics

Matthew Paras

August 8, 2012


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For the first time in Olympic history, the U.S. men's boxing team is headed home without any medals.Welterweight Errol Spence was the last American boxer to be eliminated Tuesday when he was defeated by Russia's Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarterfinals. The loss solidified a journey that will end up being ...

U.S. women’s soccer advances to gold medal match, defeats Canada 4-3 in semis

Jake Payne

August 7, 2012


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The USA women's soccer team loves to get themselves as close as they can to danger. Yet they always find a way to separate themselves from it in the end.In their semifinal match against Canada, the U.S. was bailed out of an upset by an Alex Morgan header in the waning seconds of the second half of e...

Michael Phelps finishes strong at the 2012 Olympics

Matthew Paras

August 6, 2012


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Only in the sports world can an athlete go from disappointing to the greatest of all time in a matter of a week.Here's looking at you, Michael Phelps.In his fourth and final Olympics, Michael Phelps started off slow, but ultimately added four gold medals and two silvers to complete what has been a remar...

Recap: Olympics week 1 in review

David Webber

August 5, 2012


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Medal Count (as of 8/4):USA: 54 (26 Gold, 13 Silver, 15 Bronze)China: 53 (25 Gold, 16 Silver, 12 Bronze)Great Britain: 29 (14 Gold, 7 Silver, 8 Bronze)The Opening Ceremonies in London took place July 27 and the world has been following the athletes who represent their respective countries with rabid antici...

U.S. Olympic men’s boxing solid through first round, falters in round of 16

Matthew Paras

August 2, 2012


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After a horrendous outing at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the U.S. men's boxing team has looked to recapture its former glory in London.Historically, the U.S. has a commanding lead in all-time boxing medals, with a total count of 108. However, in 2008 the U.S. took home only one medal when heavyweig...

2012 London Olympics opening ceremony: a review

Jake Payne

July 28, 2012


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a band play after an already amazing band played, a performance that everyone was blown away by? You should ask Vancouver and now London. London fared better, though.The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games held in Olympic Stadium in East Lond...

2012 USA Olympic Swim Team ‘Call Me Maybe’ video

Julian Zeng

July 27, 2012


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The 2012 USA Olympic swim team has become yet another group of athletes to parody Carly Rae Jepsen's hit single "Call Me Maybe," joining the likes of Harvard baseball (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWVwgDnuzE) and SMU women's crew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ppxF4O130).The video, garnering o...

Big East, Pittsburgh reach agreement on Panthers’ departure to Atlantic Coast Conference

Julian Zeng

July 19, 2012


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The new face of the Big East Conference just became a whole lot clearer.Just days after agreeing to waive Syracuse's 27-month exit window, the Big East Conference announced Wednesday that the league reached an agreement with the University of Pittsburgh on Pitt's departure from the Big East to the At...

Big East, Syracuse University reach agreement on Syracuse departure for Atlantic Coast conference

Julian Zeng

July 15, 2012


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The Big East Conference and Syracuse University announced Monday that both organizations have reached an agreement on Syracuse's departure from the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), effective July 1, 2013.With this agreement, the Big East has agreed to waive its 27-month exit window, a...

USA Basketball finalizes 12-man Olympic roster.

Julian Zeng

July 8, 2012


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The final 12 members of the U.S. Olympic basketball team were unveiled Saturday, July 7 in a high-rise casino hotel in Las Vegas.Nine players had already been announced as part of the squad prior to the Saturday unveiling, televised on NBATV - Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Kobe Bryant (L...

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