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Flying Squirrel finale

LONDON – Gabby Douglas is back for her grand finale. Already a two-time gold medalist, the American teen nicknamed the Flying Squirrel has a chance for one more title before …


Team USA’s super fans

LONDON – Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are the faces of Team USA. They have popped up everywhere. Bryant was spotted on Centre Court at Wimbledon, watching Roger Federer in …


USA sprinters fall short of medal wishes

LONDON – Tyson Gay was so choked up, he couldn’t speak. Justin Gatlin was so happy he struggled to find the right words. Once again, Gay walked away empty-handed from …


Olympic report

Tennis Serena Williams followed her Golden Slam by teaming with big sister Venus to continue their dominance of Olympic women’s doubles tennis. They beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …