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U.S. men’s basketball ready for Argentina

LONDON – Once was enough. Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want to mess around against Argentina. Not after a close call with Lithuania.


Bolt repeats Olympics 100 victory in record 9.63 seconds

LONDON – They said his back hurt and that he was seeing some witch doctor in Germany. His inconsistent starts, they claimed, were a sign that he was slowing down, …


Richards-Ross takes home the gold

LONDON – Disappointment, tears and that oh-so-unsatisfying color – bronze – are all in the past for Sanya Richards-Ross. On this trip to the Olympics, she closed the deal.


London businesses taste Olympic slump

LONDON – It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. The Olympics have turned London into a tale of two cities, with shops, hotels, theaters and …


Games carry on without many doping problems

LONDON – At the midway point of the London Games, no competitor has been caught doping at their event. At least, not yet. Still, every day a different name of …


Purdy: There’s nothing artificial about Pistorius’ efforts

LONDON – Science and humanity collided during the 400-meter run Saturday at the Olympics. Humanity won.


Spokane shooter Furrer finishes 15th in London

LONDON – Spokane’s Amanda Furrer may not be leaving the Royal Artillery Barracks in London with a medal, but the Olympic shooter will go home with a lot of great …


Williams’ domination in singles final worthy of special status

LONDON – The color of medal and the totality of domination in Saturday’s Olympic women’s singles final were not nearly as hard to comprehend as the wonder of Serena Williams’ …


U.S. men’s basketball team gets by Lithuania, 99-94

LONDON – The U.S. never longed so much for Nigeria. The men’s basketball team was closer to crashing than creating more Olympic records, finally sneaking past Lithuania for a 99-94 …


Phelps adds another victory in relay to conclude career

LONDON – As if 22 medal ceremonies over the last three Olympics weren’t enough, Michael Phelps was summoned back to the pool deck for one more accolade. This time, he …


Murray, Federer will face off for Olympic gold

There will be mania among the picnickers on Murray Mount, and a proud contingent of Brits far rowdier than those strawberries-and-cream-eating tennis fans at a typical Wimbledon championship today. Andy …


Spokane Olympian Furrer places 15th

LONDON – Spokane’s Amanda Furrer may not be leaving the Royal Artillery Barracks in London with a medal, but the Olympic shooter will go home with a lot of great …


Saudi teen puts courage on display just by taking part in games

LONDON – She was still shaking when they led her off the mat, her giant hand trembling in the tiny palm of her Olympic escort. “I was a scared a …


Phelps adds to record gold haul

LONDON – Michael Phelps is turning his final Olympics into quite a victory lap, and don’t fret about American swimming after he’s gone. Led by a pair of high schoolers, …


Spokane’s Uptagrafft just misses Olympic shoot-off

LONDON – Whether it’s football, baseball or basketball, describing a sport as a “game of inches” is a well-worn cliché. For Eric Uptagrafft, the difference between fighting for an Olympic …


NBC apologizes for ad’s bad timing

NBC says no offense was intended by a poorly timed promotional ad featuring a monkey on gymnastics rings that aired directly following a commentary by Bob Costas on Gabby Douglas’ …


Professor running amputee research

A University of Idaho professor’s research not only helped clear “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius to run in the Olympics – it also may open the door to a new generation …


Olympic hopefuls

Spokane teen Miguel Menendez has been taking notes during the Olympics with hopes of one day becoming a national champion swimmer. One tip the 14-year-old has picked up: “Take 10 …


U.S. women top New Zealand 2-0 in soccer

NEWCASTLE, England – These were perhaps going to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women’s soccer team. Or maybe the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far …


Olympian Nellum defied long odds

LONDON – Bryshon Nellum’s doctors told him he might never run again. Not on an elite level. And surely not in the Olympics.


Dahlberg: Is it time to retire Dream Team?

LONDON – Kobe Bryant was at Wimbledon on Friday, taking in the epic semifinal match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro and signing autographs between games. His day …


Spokane Olympian just misses shoot-off

LONDON – Whether it’s football, baseball or basketball, describing a sport as a “game of inches” is a well-worn cliché in the sports world.


Olympic viewers who know results tune in more

NBC researchers are finding that people who know Olympic results before the network’s tape-delayed telecast are more likely to watch it. The preliminary research undercuts an assumption that has guided …


Douglas sits atop women’s gymnastics world

LONDON – Gymnastics coach Liang Chow didn’t quite know what to make of Gabby Douglas when she decided to move halfway across the country 20 months ago to train at …


Bittersweet experience for Spokane rower

Jamie Redman of Spokane watched her Olympic dreams sail away Thursday as the USA’s women’s 8 boat rowed without her to a gold medal. “As the port-side reserve rower, I …


U.S. women’s basketball team still has plenty in reserve

LONDON – The U.S. women’s basketball team has been unstoppable at the London Games – and its starters have hardly broken a sweat. The Americans’ Olympic rookies have led the …


Phelps rules the pool with win over Lochte

LONDON – It was the matchup every swimming fan had anticipated since the Olympics began. Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte. Ryan Lochte-Michael Phelps. One last time for old times’ sake, except this …


U.S. men’s team tops charts with several records in 156-73 victory

LONDON – The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team beat Nigeria 156-73 Thursday night, an epic blowout that answered …


Other U.S. beach volleyball team fine being under radar

LONDON – The celebrities come out to see Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, whose matches are scheduled for 11 p.m. London time to maximize their exposure on American television. …


Spokane’s Redman watches golden ride as reserve

Jamie Redman of Spokane watched her Olympic dreams sail away Thursday as the USA’s women’s 8 boat rowed without her to a gold medal.