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Usain Bolt takes gold in men's 200m

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Usain Bolt turns DJ to celebrate Olympic triple

Usain Bolt went from breaking a record to spinning a record. The sprinter completed the defense of all three Olympic titles by anchoring Jamaica's 4x100-meter relay team to a world record Saturday night. Bolt then hotfooted it from Olympic Stadium to a party nearby in east London, where he turned DJ, entertaining the packed crowd in the early hours of Sunday morning. At the...

The men's 200m from starter's view

Track official Gordon Staines has two special words for Usain Bolt: ''Thank you!'' Staines is the guy who fired the gun to start the men's 200-meter final Thursday night, and he's downright thrilled that Bolt and his other competitors stayed ''steady'' at the start of the race and that no one had to be disqualified. ''I know I breathed...

Usain Bolt Has No Respect For Carl Lewis

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Bolt lights up Olympic track; what about 2016?

Toting his third gold medal of the London Games, Usain Bolt gave a little wave to 80,000 or so of his best friends in the Olympic Stadium stands. Almost immediately, the questions started: What did that mean? Was Bolt bidding adieu for good? Will he be back? Will the world get to watch him sprint on his sport's biggest stage again in 2016? ''It was a goodbye to London...

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Canada loses relay bronze after DQ

Justyn Warner spiked the flag down onto the track. What was supposed to be a celebration lap for the Canadians turned into an Olympic moment Warner wished he could forget. Moments after taking third in the 4x100-meter final on Saturday night, Canada was disqualified for stepping outside of its lane. The bronze medal was gone. And so was a chance to be part of a medal ceremony...

Titans Chris Johnson thinks he could beat Usain Bolt in a race

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Column: Women's soccer gold gets grand stage

The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment. Soccer always has...

Social media proves a force in consuming Olympics

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The Filibuster

Usain Bolt is looking to try out with a British soccer team. What athlete that you’ve seen in the Olympics would you most like to see trying out for an American baseball team? Ethan Santa Clara, CA _________________________ Olympians turned baseballers? I like the way you think, Ethan. And I welcome the possibilities! I can’t help but think Michael Phelps would look good in...

Links of the Day 8/10/12

Hi. It’s Friday. Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger was dismissed by LSU. That’s sort of a big deal. David Ross is no Usain Bolt. He is more a Ryan Henning. I like the Wire, and I like sports, so this is a great post. SCOREBOARD nothing….
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