two0one7 wrote:Phelps is incredible. World record after world record. They were saying his first 2 races were his most difficult. He has a great chance at taking all 8 now.
puffyusaf#2 wrote:For those that follow swimming-
Is it me or does Ian Thorpe (Ausi) seem like a jealous has-been? He has been dogging Phelps his whole career. The dude retired from swimming and just keps hating on Phelps. That is why it is so great to see Phelps smash all of Thorps records.
puffyusaf#2 wrote:The US mens Gymnastic team
A bunch of no names just took the Bronze They weren't supposed to even make it to the medal rounds when the Hamm brothers both had to drop out.
3 wins for Venus, Serena at Beijing Olympics
BEIJING (AP)—Even by the lofty standards of the Williams sisters, three victories at the Olympics is a good day’s work.
They won in singles and doubles Tuesday, and the toughest match was the one they played together. Venus and Serena rallied in first-round doubles to beat Iveta Benesova and Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Earlier, the Williamses won second-round singles matches. Serena beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 6-0, and Venus swept Benesova 6-1, 6-4.
The sisters could meet in Saturday’s singles final.
US women rout New Zealand to reach quarterfinals
SHENYANG, China (AP)—The U.S. women’s team finally found its scoring touch at the Olympics.
Heather O’Reilly scored less than a minute into the match and Amy Rodriguez, Lindsay Tarpley and Angela Hucles added a goal each to give the Unites States a 4-0 win over New Zealand and set up a quarterfinal matchup against Canada.
“Scoring four goals is such a special feeling for us,” Rodriguez said. “I’m so proud of the goals today and of how we performed out there.”
The goals were crucial to help the defending champions finish first in Group G and avoid a match against title contender Brazil. The U.S. and Norway finished with six points each atop the group, but the Americans won the tiebreaker on goal difference. Norway fell 5-1 to Japan in Shanghai
BEIJING (AP)—The U.S. men’s volleyball wanted somehow to pay tribute to Todd Bachman, the American who was fatally stabbed while visiting Beijing for the Olympics, and his wife Barbara, who was wounded.
So on one shoe, they all wrote TB. On the other, they wrote BB.
It was admittedly a small gesture, but it was heartfelt.
“The Olympics are normally very big. But something like this makes it seem smaller,” middle blocker Ryan Millar said. “It’s just sport.”
All of the shoes were so marked when the U.S. team, playing with energy and determination after the tragedy that shook them, defeated Italy 3-1 on Tuesday. The U.S. team adjusted after a sluggish start to finish 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-21 without coach Hugh McCutcheon
American Warren shocked in opening round
BEIJING (TICKER) —Considered by many to be the gold medal favorite, United States flyweight Rau’Shee Warren did not even make it past his first fight.
The defending world champion Warren was outpointed, 9-8, by Korea’s Oksung Lee on Tuesday.
Lee scored the final point with about 40 seconds remaining and Warren was unaware that he was behind when the final bell rang.
“I didn’t know I was down. I thought I was up because when I started moving, the crowd started cheering,” said Warren, who is the co-captain of the U.S. team. “When I looked in the corner and the coach told me to start throwing punches I scored a shot with the hook at the last second but I didn’t get a point.”
puffyusaf#2 wrote:^ Even though I wanted the American to win I liked seeing Jones finally get her medal she has always been a great and classy competitor. I was also just as stoked to see Coughlin and Peirsol defend their titles.
grego wrote:Feel bad for that Alicia Sacramone girl from the gymnastics. Nerves got the best of her, and she just looked like she was going to cry when they kept asking her those questions. Poor girl. Still probably would not have won the gold even if she put in her normal performances .
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