2012 Olympics: Team USA Basketball Wins Second Straight Gold

There will be 19 Arizona athletes representing the United States in the 2012 Olympics. Find out who you'll be rooting for in the Summer Games.

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2012 London Olympics: Arizona State, Arizona Combine For 8 Medals

The 2012 London Olympics came to a close Sunday and athletes from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University were well represented on the medal podium. The two schools combined to win eight medals in London, including five gold medals.

Arizona athletes finished 14th among colleges with five total medals. Those five medals included three gold medals, two of which came in swimming. Alyssa Anderson won gold in the women's 4x200m relay while Nick Thoman won in the men's 4x100 medley relay. Andre Iguodala added the third gold medal when the U.S. men's basketball team knocked off Spain to win gold. Arizona athletes also won two silver medals.

ASU's James Harden was also on the men's basketball team, capturing one of the Sun Devils two gold medals in 2012. Amy Le Peilbet won the other gold when the United States women's soccer team won gold. Rowie Webster added a third medal for ASU when she won bronze in women's water polo.

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2012 Olympics: Arizona Finishes Summer Games With Plenty Of Medalists

Arizona sent a healthy number of athletes to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Plenty of those athletes will be bringing medals back to the Southwest as part of the United States' triumphant run at the XXX Olympiad.

Matt Grevers who swims with a club out of Tucson, picked up a full three medals at the Games, including an individual gold and team gold and a team silver medal. Breeja Larson from Mesa also won a gold medal in swimming, Caitlin Leverenz of Tucson won a silver and Nick Thoman from U of A won a silver and a gold in the pool.

Will Claye was part of a dominant U.S. track and field team, picking up the bronze medal in the long jump and the silver medal in the triple jump. Arizona native Brigetta Barrett also picked up track and field honors, taking the silver in the women's high jump.

Arizona colleges were well represented on the latest version of the Dream Team roster. James Harden, a former ASU Sun Devil, joined former Arizona Wildcats player Andre Iguodala as the men's basketball team won their rematch against Spain to take home their second straight gold medal.

In another big rematch, the United States women's soccer team defeated Japan in a sequel to last year's World Cup final. ASU alumnus Amy LePeilbet contributed to the USWNT as a defender during their gold medal run.

In the most impressive display of dominance by the United States in the Summer Games, the women's basketball game won their fifth straight gold medal by defeating France. No country has ever won five straight gold medals in an event in the Olympics. Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury was once again part of that unstoppable team.

Finally, Brady Ellison of Glendale helped the United States to a silver medal in the men's team archery competition.

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2012 Olympic Medal Count: United States Outpaces China, Takes Top Honors

The total medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games was a footrace for the first two weeks and a seeming inevitability for the last two days. After trailing China in total medals and gold medals for over a week, the United States set itself apart in track and field and elsewhere. After the final day of the XXX Olympiad on Sunday, the United States leaves London with the top number in total medals and gold medals.

The U.S. finished with 104 total medals and 46 gold medals, while China finished with 87 total medals and 38 gold medals. Host country Great Britain finished with the third-most gold medals, with 29.

  1. United States, 104 (46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)
  4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

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US Medal Count: Matt Grevers, Will Claye Among Arizona Athletes To Prosper In London

The biggest local Arizona winner happened to be Matt Grevers, whose swim club is in Tucson. Grevers ended up winning three medals, including an Olympic record in the 100-meter backstroke to win gold, while also winning gold in the 4 x 100 meter individual medley relay and a silver in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay.

Will Claye was also among the top performers by managing the rare feat of medalling in both the long jump (bronze) and the triple jump (silver).

On the men's basketball court, James Harden (who played for Arizona State) and Andre Iguodala (former Arizona Wildcat) contributed to the United States men's national team winning gold as they ran through their schedule undefeated all the way to winning the gold medal match over Spain.

Other big winners from the Arizona region.

  • Amy LePeilbet (ASU grad) was a defender for the gold medal-winning United States women's national team.
  • Brady Ellison of Glendale grabbed a silver medal as part of the United States team in the archery events.
  • Breeja Larson from Mesa won a gold for swimming the prelims of the 4 x 100 meter indivdiual medley relay.
  • Brigetta Barrett from Arizona grabbed a silver medal in the women's high jump.
  • Caitlin Leverenz from Tucson won the bronze medal in swimming in the women's 200 meter indivdiual medley.
  • Diana Taurausi (who plays for the Phoenix Mercury) was part of the US women's basketball team that cruised to another gold.
  • Nick Thoman from the University of Arizona won a silver in the 100 meter backstroke and a gold for running the prelims in the 4 x 100 medley for the United States.

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2012 Olympics, Final Medal Count: USA, China, Russia Claim Top Spots

The United States began the 2012 Olympics as the favorites to win the most medals in London. After a little more than two weeks of competition, the U.S. came out on top in both the overall and gold medal counts. They battled with China for the top spot throughout, but strong showings in basketball, volleyball and track & field in the final days propelled the U.S. to the top.

As a nation, we won a total of 104 medals. (104!) 46 of them were gold, with 29 being silver and 29 being bronze. China finished in second place with 87 medals - 38 gold, 27 silver and 22 bronze. Russia made a push late to move into a comfortable third place finishing, taking home 82 medals. They won 24 gold, 25 silver and 33 bronze.

The host country of Great Britain finished in fourth place, winning 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze. Germany finished fifth with a total of 44 medals.

It was a great showing for the Americans in London. Here's hoping for even more medals in 2016.

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Olympics Closing Ceremony 2012: TV Schedule, Watch Online, Live Updates And More

Sunday will mark the final day of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Following the day's gold medal events, the Closing Ceremony will take place. The massive concert at Olympic Stadium will feature a veritable who's-who of Great Britain's all-time greatest musical acts, including Ray Davies of the Kings, a reunited Spice Girls, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys, Muse and of course The Who.

While NBC opted not to offer live streaming of the Opening Ceremony, they have listened to their viewers in at least this one respect and will be providing a live stream for those who don't want to wait until prime time to see the concert.

The official NBC Olympics website will be streaming the entire Closing Ceremony on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. PT. You can also feel free to stop by SB Nation, as we will be covering the event live, as it happens. The Closing Ceremony will also be televised as part of NBC's primetime coverage beginning at 7 p.m. in all time zones.

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Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States Enters Sunday With Huge Lead

It was a long journey, but the United States made it into Sunday's final day of the 2012 Olympics in London with a commanding lead in the overall medal count by country. It is not only a big lead over second-place China, but it is an insurmountable lead. China trails by 15 medals with only a handful of gold medal events remaining.

The United States has one more gold medal foremost in their mind to add to their first-place 44 golds thus far. The U.S. men's basketball team will go for the gold medal on Sunday and try to make it a repeat.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

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2012 Olympics: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Sunday

After two action-packed and emotional weeks, Sunday will mark the final day of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The highlight of the day for many will be the gold medal match in men's basketball, as Team USA faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 Olympic final. The United States is expected to walk away with the final lead in total medals and gold medals, but they are hoping to add at least one more. Following the day's events, the Closing Ceremony will be held at Olympic Stadium to wrap things up with a bang.

Here's the full listing of today's events and how to watch them - as always events will be available for streaming live online on the NBC Olympics website. All times are Pacific. NBC will air the Closing Ceremony in tape delay in all time zones.

3 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBCSN)

Men's Basketball: Bronze Medal Game (3 a.m.)
Men's Handball: Bronze Medal Match (4:45 a.m.), Gold Medal Match (7:45 a.m.)
Modern Pentathlon: Women's Fencing and Swimming (6 a.m.), Women's Riding and Combined (11:45 a.m.)
Men's Water Polo: Bronze Medal Match (6:30 a.m.)
Men's Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match (9:45 a.m.)

3 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

Track & Field: Men's Marathon (3 a.m.)
Men's Basketball: Gold Medal Game (7 a.m.)
Men's Water Polo: Gold Medal Match (9:30 a.m.)
Wrestling: Freestyle Finals (66 kg and 96 kg classes 11:45 a.m.)
Men's Volleyball: Gold Medal Match (1 p.m.)

4 - 8 a.m. (MSNBC)

Wrestling: Freestyle Qualifying (4 a.m.)
Cycling: Men's Mountain Bike Final (5:30 a.m.)

5:30 - 8 a.m. (CNBC)

Gold Medal Bouts (flyweight, lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight and super heavyweight classes)

7 - 10:30 p.m. (NBC)

Closing Ceremony

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Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States At The Top Of The Charts

The penultimate day of the 2012 Olympic Games in London is in the books after Saturday's gold medal events have wrapped up. The United States added eight medals in total, including three gold medals, to their medal count on Saturday and have jumped out to a huge lead over China heading into Sunday.

The U.S. has ensured that they will finish the games with the most total medals and the most gold medals at the Summer Games. The only question that now remains is what the final number will be in each category.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

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Daily Recap - London Olympics: Team USA Picks Up 8 Medals In Saturday's Events

Team USA brought home eight more medals on Saturday, adding to their already formidable total from the 2012 Olympic Games. Women's basketball led the way, thrashing France 86-50 in the gold medal game. The women's volleyball squad was not so lucky, going down 3-1 against Brazil in their final. Brigetta Barrett, a rising senior at University of Arizona, added another silver medal in the women's high jump.

The complete list of medals won by U.S. athletes on Saturday:

  • Silver, Women's High Jump, Brigetta Barrett
  • Gold, Women's 4x400m Relay
  • Silver, Men's 4x100m Relay
  • Gold, Women's Basketball
  • Bronze, Women's Cross-Country Mountain Bike, Georgia Gould
  • Gold, Diving, Men's 10m Platform, David Boudia
  • Silver, Women's Volleyball
  • Bronze, Men's 60kg Freestyle Wrestling, Scott Coleman
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London Olympics 2012: Team USA Dominates France In Women's Basketball Gold Medal Game

Team USA cruised to victory in the women's basketball gold medal game, beating France 86-50. The American team simply overwhelmed the French, leading by as much as 38 and including a 19 point scoring streak at one point. It is the fifth straight gold medal for the U.S. women's basketball team.

Candace Parker led the team in scoring, picking up 21 points. The Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi was a strong presence in the game, playing 29 minutes and picking up nine points, six assists and three rebounds. Team USA shot 31-for-64 for two pointers and made 3-of-8 3-point shots. They dominated France in turnovers, giving the ball up only 11 times while taking it away 21 times.

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2012 Olympics, Women's High Jump Final: Brigetta Barrett Wins Silver For Team USA

Brigetta Barrett, who is going to be a senior at the University of Arizona this fall, held strong with the best competition in the world on Saturday and won a silver medal in the women's high jump. She cleared the bar of 2.03 meters -- 6 feet, 8 inches -- which only two other ladies were able to accomplish in London.

Anna Chicherova of Russia, who entered as the heavy favorite, cleared the bar of 2.05m (6'8.75") on her final attempt to secure the gold medal. Shkolina Svetlana of Russia tied with Barrett, but a tiebreaker ruled that she would take home bronze while Barrett received silver.

It was a great performance from an emerging star in the track & field world.

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2012 Olympics Daily Preview: TV Schedule & Streaming Information For Saturday

The final two days of the 2012 Olympic Games in London are upon us. Saturday will be another full day of events, including the gold medal final in men's soccer. That game will pit Brazil against Mexico. Women's handball and women's basketball will also come to an end on Saturday.

NBC's primetime coverage will include the track & field finals, men's diving and women's volleyball. Every other event can be watched via an online stream at NBCOlympics.com.

Here is the complete television schedule of events for Saturday. All times are Pacific. Please keep in mind that all prime time NBC coverage will air on tape delay on the West Coast.

1 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's 50KM Walk (1 a.m.)
  • Taekwondo: Qualifying (5 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Gold Medal Match (7 a.m.)
  • Track & Field: Women's 20KM Walk (9 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Gold Medal Match (2:30 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Modern Pentathlon: Men's Fencing and Swimming (7 a.m.), Men's Riding and Combined (10:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Bronze Medal Match (7:30 a.m.), Gold Medal Match (12 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Bronze Medal Game (9 a.m.)
  • Taekwondo: Qualifying (Men's +80 kg and Women's +67 kg 11:15 a.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

  • Canoe/Kayak: Gold Medal Finals (Men's kayak singles and doubles, canoe singles; Women's kayak singles. 7 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match (8 a.m.)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: Individual Gold Medal Final (10 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Women's Mountain Bike (11 a.m.), Mountain Bike and Medal Ceremony (11:45 a.m.)
  • Wrestling: Freestyle (60 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg classes 11:15 a.m.)
  • Feature: "Their Finest Hour" (12 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Gold Medal Game (1 p.m.)

12:30 - 3 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Gold Medal Bouts (light flyweight, bantamweight, light welterweight, middleweight, and heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 4x100m relay, 5000m, javelin; Women's 4x400m relay, 800m, high jump)
  • Men's Diving: Platform Gold Medal Final
  • Women's Volleyball: Gold Medal Final

12:30 - 1:30 a.m. (NBC)

  • Men's Wrestling: Freestyle Gold Medal Finals (60 kg, 84 kg and 120 kg classes)

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Soars Past China

The United States trailed China in the overall and gold medal count for most of the last week, but big days on Thursday and Friday have given the U.S. a comfortable lead.

Thanks to strong showings in women's water polo, track & field events and volleyball, Team USA now has a total of 94 medals. 41 of them are gold, 26 are silver and 27 are bronze, and there are still plenty of medals up for grabs.

China has a comfortable lead in second place. They've won 81 medals in all, including 37 golds and 25 silver. Russia sits in third with 63 medals (15 G, 21 S, 27 B), while host nation Great Britain is in fourth with 57 total medals and 25 gold.

You can find a complete look at the medal standings through SI.com.

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U.S. Men's Basketball Advances To Gold Medal Game

The U.S. Men's Basketball advanced to the Gold Medal game by defeating Argentina on Friday by a score of 109-83. They'll take on Spain on Sunday for Olympic Gold and that deciding game will be a rematch of the Beijing gold medal game that the U.S. won for gold four years ago.

Kevin Durant scored 19 points to lead the way for the Americans, and LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each added 18 apiece. The San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili scored 18 points for the Argentines, who now needs to beat Russia on Sunday in the bronze-medal game to secure a place on the podium for the third straight Olympics.

The game was a bit closer than the score would indicate, as Argentina hung with the Americans well into the second half. However, the trio of Durant, James, and Anthony proved too potent, and the U.S. ran away with it to close out the game.

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2012 Olympics Preview: Team USA Basketball Faces Argentina In Semifinals

Team USA's semifinal men's basketball game against Argentina headlines Friday's Olympic action. This is the second game this week that the two teams face each other. On Monday night, the United States beat Argentina 126-97.

Six players are averaging double digits for Team USA; Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony both lead the team, averaging just over 17 points a game. Former Arizona Wildcat Andre Iguodala is chipping in 5.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while former Arizona St. Sun Devil James Harden is putting up 6.5 points per game for Team USA.

Argentina is led by NBA players Luis Scola and Manu Ginobli, both are averaging 19 points a game, ranking them second and third respectively in scoring average in the tournament.

The game tips off at 1:00 p.m. PT and will be televised live on NBC Sports Network and online at NBCOlympics.com.

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USA Vs. Argentina: TV Time, Online Schedule, Live Streaming And More

For the third straight Olympics, the United States men's basketball team takes on Argentina to try and advance to the gold medal match.

In 2004, it was Argentina who sent the USA tumbling out of Athens in an 89-81 win. In 2008, the USA gained sweet revenge with a big-time 101-81 victory

The United States only played Argentina four days ago on Monday in the final preliminary matchup; after a close first half, the USA blew it open in the second half behind the sweet shooting stroke of Kevin Durant. The USA ended up winning 126-97, although there's a very likely chance the semifinal rematch will be far more competitive as the first match didn't count for anything. There could be far more competitiveness from the Argentinians to try and win this game for 40 minutes as the chance to win a gold medal will be on the line.

Andre Iguodala had a huge part of the USA's first victory against Argentina with 13 points and nine rebounds, as his versatility bothered the Argentinian perimeter players and really provided a solid option for both scoring and defending. Iguodala didn't see much action against Australia, but he'll probably get more run as he's a good matchup for the older Argentina squad. James Harden might also see some time off the bench.

If they were to advance, the USA will play either Pau Gasol and Spain, or Russia on Sunday in the gold medal game.

Time: 1 PM PT

TV: NBC Sports Network, NBC Olympic Basketball Channel

Online: NBCOlympics.com

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Usain Bolt And USWNT Soccer Win Gold In Thursday Olympic Action

Usain Bolt completed his individual sweep of sprinting events on Thursday after cruising to a gold medal victory in the men's 200 meter final. Bolt finished with a time of 19.32 seconds. On Sunday, Bolt defended his 100 meter Olympic title, running the premier event in 9.63 seconds. Bolt's winning performance on Thursday made him the first sprinter ever to win back-to-back Olympic titles in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

The other major story of Thursday's Olympic action was the U.S. Women's national soccer team's victory over Japan. USWNT beat Japan 2-1, avenging last year's loss to Japan in the World Cup. Carli Lloyd scored both of the U.S.'s goals. Lloyd's clutch performance on the big stage is not out of the ordinary; she scored the the gold-medal-winning goal for the USWNT in 2008 against Brazil.

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Olympic Medal Count: USA 90, China 80

The United States is starting to move into a narrow lead for gold medals and a bigger lead for overall medals. The USA has won 39 events while China has grabbed 37. Great Britain is third overall at 25, but they are currently trailing Russia at 56 medals.

The big signature event was the United States women's national soccer team besting Japan 2-1, with Arizona State's Amy LePeilbet playing a significant role. The USA also won golds in women's water polo and captured 1-2 in the men's decathlon while also winning the triple jump and some boxing events as well.

The USA still has a lot of track and team events left where they are expected to medal. The big question is how many of those can they end up winning to stay on top of the overall gold medal count, as China does have a few events left they are expected to compete in for first.

Here is the current medal count (HT SB Nation for the link):

  1. United States, 90 (39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
  2. China, 80 (37, 24, 19)
  3. Russia, 56 (12, 21, 23)
  4. Great Britain, 52 (25, 13, 14)
  5. Germany, 37 (10, 16, 11)

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USWNT vs. Japan Final: Carli Lloyd's Two Goals, Hope Solo's Goalkeeping Leads USA To Victory

The United States Women's National Team won their third-straight gold medal at the Olympics on Thursday evening, defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 in front of the largest soccer crowd in summer games history. The U.S. used two early goals and terrific goal keeping from Hope Solo to hold off a very strong Japanese attack in the closing minutes.

Carli Lloyd scored both of Team USA's goals. She connected with a header in the eighth minute to make it 1-0, and she followed in the 54th minute with a beautiful strike from just outside the box to increase the lead to two goals.

Japan scored their lone goal in the 63rd minute. They had numerous scoring opportunities late against Solo and the U.S. defenders, but they were unable to get anything in the back of the net before the whistle blew in the 92nd minute.

Solo stopped 12 of the 13 shots she faced, doing so with quite a few diving and leaping stops. Without her efforts in goal, the U.S. would have settled for a silver medal. She continued to establish herself as the best goalie in the world in London.

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2012 Olympics, Men's 200m Final: Usain Bolt Cruises To Another Gold Medal

Usain Bolt is looking to cement himself as one of the greatest olympians of all time. Following another dominating performance in the 200m final on Thursday, he's added yet another gold medal to his trophy case. In what was a truly amazing display of speed and technique, Bolt won gold in a time of 19.32 seconds.

The country of Jamaica took home all three of the medals. In addition to Bolt winning, Yohan Blake took second place and a silver medal after finishing in 19.44. Weir Warren won bronze in 19.84 seconds, just ahead of American sprinter Wallace Spearman and his time of 19.90.

If you missed the race, NBC will be showing it on tape-delay this evening.

You can find the complete recap here of the men's 200m final.

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2012 Olympics, Women's Basketball Results: U.S. Advances to Gold Medal Game With 86-73 Win Over Australia

The U.S. Women's basketball team was looking to extend their undefated streak to 40 straight games at the Olympics on Thursday, doing just that by beating Australia by the score of 86-73 on Thursday to advance to the gold-medal game at the 2012 London Games.

The U.S. struggled to defend Aussie Liz Cambage, who scored 17 points in the first half, and WNBA star Lauren Jackson, who added a double-double of her own. They trailed Australia at halftime Thursday and led by just five early in the fourth. The U.S. also had Diana Taurasi's foul trouble to deal with, but got the job done anyway.

The United States will play the winner of the other semifinal between France and Russia.

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USWNT vs. Japan: TV Schedule, Watch Online Stream And More

It's been only a year since the United States fell in the World Cup final to Japan, a match where the USA actually looked like they had control multiple times before ultimately conceding two equalizers through the contest. Then Japan eventually dominated penalty kicks en route to a stunning upset and the World Cup crown.

Now Amy LePeilbet of Arizona State and the rest of her United States teammates look to win gold this year, and they'll have to get through Japan once again. The Japanese are a very intimidating team to deal with, and their possession skills are almost unparalleled. If the USA finds themselves behind they might have trouble getting back into it because Japan can literally grind the clock away. It'll be imperative for the United States to get off to a good start and get going early.

You can watch the gold medal match around 11:45 AM PT; it should be viewable on the NBC Sports Network and NBC's Olympic Soccer Channel. NBCOlympics.com will be live-streaming the event.

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2012 Olympics Preview: Usain Bolt 200M Final The Big Highlight

The highlight of Thursday's action at the London Olympics will be Usain Bolt's running of the 200 meter final. The Jamaican has already come up with a huge race in the 100 meter final to set the new Olympic record (breaking his old record) and best one of the strongest contingent of sprinters around, and he figures to be favored in this one. Bolt will have to likely beat out his Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake for gold.

The United States women's water polo and women's soccer teams will be in gold medal matches; the soccer team features Amy LePeibellet from Arizona State. The US women's volleyball and basketball teams are also in the semifinals.

Other events include the women's diving platform gold medal, the men's beach volleyball gold medal final, the women's open swim, and other events like field hockey, taekwondo, and canoe/kayaking.

The schedule for today's action is below, all times ET. All events are streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Women's Soccer: Bronze Medal Game (8 a.m.)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Team Qualifying (10 a.m.)
  • Women's Wrestling: Qualifying, Repechages, Gold Medal Finals (55 kg and 72 kg classes. 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Semifinal (Noon)
  • Women's Soccer: Gold Medal Match (2:30 p.m.)

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Equestrian: Individual Dressage Final (9 a.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Semifinal (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Semifinal (Noon)
  • Taekwondo: Semifinals or Finals (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Semifinals (2:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Semifinal (4 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Women's Volleyball: Semifinal (10 a.m.)
  • Swimming: Women's 10KM Marathon (11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m.)
  • Track & Field: Qualifying Heats (Noon)
  • Canoe/Kayak: Sprint Discipline Finals (1 p.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Bronze Medal Match (1:30 p.m.), Gold Medal Match (3 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Women's Boxing: Gold Medal Bouts (flyweight, lightweight and middleweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (decathlon, Men's triple jump, 200m, 800m)
  • Women's Diving: Platform Gold Medal Final
  • Men's Beach Volleyball: Gold Medal Final
  • Cycling: Men's BMX Quarterfinals

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: Qualifying
  • Track & Field: Women's Javelin Gold Medal Final

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Leads With 81 Medals, China Second With 77

The 2012 Olympic Games have only a few more days in London, and the United States are closing in on the overall medal count after a busy Wednesday for the Americans, adding a number of medals in a number of events.

The number the United States added was 8 medals on Wednesday, including gold for Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor in women's beach volleyball, Brittany Reese in the women's long jump, Allyson Felix in the women's 200 meter, and Lashinda Demus claiming the silver medal in the 400 meter hurdles as well.

The good old U.S. of A now has 81 total medals, with 34 gold, 22 silver and 25 bronze now safely in their kitty. Behind them sits China with 77 total medals, consisting of 36 gold, 22 silver and 19 bronze. Russia is in a distant third with 52 medals, hosts Great Britain in fourth with 48 medals, and Germany rounding out the top five with 32 medals.

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LeBron James Triple Double Paces US Men's Basketball To 119-86 Win Over Australia

The United States men's basketball team continues to have their struggles against various opponents, but for the most part the story is always the same. They pull away with a dominant second half to win it all.

As usual, it was LeBron James setting the pace. James set up so many teammates for scores that he probably was responsible for about 35-40 points of the United States. James finished with a triple double of 11 points, 12 assists and 14 rebounds, his first ever triple double at the Olympic games.

Kobe Bryant added 20 points on a second half three-point shooting barrage, Deron Williams added 18, Carmelo Anthony 17, and Kevin Durant 14. Among the Arizona players, neither James Harden nor Andre Iguodala played much of the game. Harden had seven points in four minutes (including some nice dunks), and Iguodala managed three points in nearly eight minutes of action.

The United States moves on to face Australia.

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Team USA Basketball vs. Australia: TV Schedule, Online Stream, Start Time And More

The United States men's basketball team will look to stay perfect on Wednesday as they take the court against Australia. The Aussies have just one NBA player on the roster, Patrick Mills, and were the fourth seed in Pool B. They are heavy underdogs against the United States, but you know they will come out with everything they've got.

With a blowout expected, Team USA could look to two players with Arizona ties to play big minutes. Andre Iguodala, who played his college ball with the Arizona Wildcats, has been a great addition to the team and has played very well off the bench. James Harden, a former Arizona State Sun Devil, has played sparingly throughout the Olympics but has a lethal shot from outside. Both players should see plenty of playing time as the Americans look to go 6-0 in pool play.

Here is where you'll find the game this afternoon.

Start Time: Tipoff is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. in London. That's 5:15 p.m. on the east coast, 2:15 in Arizona and the rest of the west coast.

TV Schedule: NBC Sports Network will televise the game, as will the Olympics Basketball Channel. Highlights of the game will be shown on NBC in primetime.

Online Stream: NBC will stream the game live through their official site.

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2012 Olympics: Event Start Times, TV Schedule And More

Team USA will look to continue their dominance in London on Wednesday. With numerous medals up for grabs, you can bet we're in for an exciting day. Let's take a look at some of the events, what time they'll begin and what TV channel you will find them on.

The United States men's basketball team will continue their quest from a gold medal with a match against Australia. The team features Andre Iguodala and James Harden, two players who were stars in college with Arizona and Arizona State. The game is set to begin at 2:15 p.m. PST. It will be televised on NBC Sports Network.

The other main attraction is an all-American final in women's beach volleyball. It will face Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings against April Ross and Jen Kessy. The match marks the first time two teams from the United States will square off in volleyball. Everything is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., and you can find it streamed online on NBC. NBC will televise the match tape-delayed in primetime.

In boxing, three gold medals are up for grabs in the women's fly, light and middleweight bouts.

Finally, we will be in for another busy day on the track. A gold medal will be awarded in: women's long jump (12:05 p.m.), women's 400m hurdles (12:45 p.m.), women's 200m final (1 p.m.) and men's 110m hurdles (1:10 p.m.) You can find these streamed live and in primetime on NBC.

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: China Leads USA By Four Medals

Team USA finished in second place in the overall medal count yet again following Tuesday's action. The U.S. has battled China atop the leaderboard throughout, although they've been unable to reclaim the top spot since they lost it over the weekend.

Fortunately for the Americans still in competition, many of them are favored in their events and figure to bring home multiple medals for their country.

China leads all countries with 73 medals. They've won 34 golds, 21 silvers and 18 bronze. The USA has a comfortable lead in second place with a total of 70 medals, 30 of which are gold. They've also won 19 silver and 21 bronze.

Great Britain has made a big move in recent days and is now tied with Russia for third place. Both nations have won a total of 48 medals, although Great Britain has won 22 medals compared to Russia's 10.

Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.

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2012 Olympics Recap: Taurasi and Company Crush Canada

Kobe Bryant may have claimed the men's to be the dream team, but it looks like the women's team is living up to their hype a little bit better.

After struggling for a few minutes to find their offensive rhythm, the women's basketball team used suffocating defense to dismantle Canada 91-48. The four time defending gold medalists will go on to play Australia in the semifinals on Thursday. Diana Taurasi led all scorers with 15 points.

In one of the more bizarre finishes in a while, the women's water polo team was up one goal with one second left, only to have to fend for themselves in overtime thanks to their coach's mental slip. Coach Adam Krikorian pulled a Chris Webber and called a time-out when the U.S. didn't have possession - an automatic penalty. Australia converted the shot to tie it at nine and force overtime. Luckily, the women pulled through, scoring twice to advance to the finals against Spain.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings have already furthered their legacy, thanks to the victory of fellow Americans April Ross and Jen Kessy. May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings will at least win a silver now, becoming the only pair in the history of the event to medal three straight times. It is the last pairing for the most decorated Olympic beach volleyball players ever. And on the other side of the coin - Kessy and Ross are in their first Olympics.

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London 2012 Medal Count: Great Britain Climbs Into Third

The London Olympic games are reaching their climax, and right now it's anyone's guess whether the United States or China will end up winning the medal count. Right now the Chinese are the ones on top after another solid day of action, leading the United States by three medals overall and four golds.

The good news for the USA is that they do have a lot of team events upcoming as well as events like the track relays, where they are always in contention. Many strong events await for the United States, although the same probably holds true for China.

After a slow start, the biggest news is the emergence of Great Britain, as they've now moved into a solid third place standing in terms of golds and could very well challenge the USA and China when it's all said and done in first place finishes. Great Britain leads Russia in terms of golds although they are tied in overall medals at 48.

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London Olympics 2012: Diana Taurasi Leads Team USA To Win Over Canada

The Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi continues to play like a star among stars for the USA women's basketball team as she led the Americans to a 91-48 blowout win over Canada with a team-high 15 points.

It was defensively where the team has taken its pride as the Americans forced 26 turnovers. On a team with the likes of Taurasi, Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker, Angel McCoughtry and other open court stars, the turnovers can lead to fast break buckets and an easy wins.

"That's probably a better feeling than making a 3, when as a unit you found a way to stop them as a unit," said Taurasi to the Associated Press. "That's really hard to do because to get a shot off isn't the hardest thing, it might not be a quality one, but you can get a shot off."

The 48 points were the lowest total the women's team had given up since holding Slovakia to 43 points in a 2000 quarterfinal game.

The win was the 39th straight Olympic victory for the women's team.

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2012 Olympics Preview, TV Schedule, Online Streaming And More

The 2012 London Olympics keep on going, and there will be plenty of options for Arizona viewers tomorrow with regards to television. The US women's basketball team takes to quarterfinal action against Canada. The United States women's water polo and women's volleyball team are also participating in semifinal and quarterfinal action respectively. USA Women's Water Polo takes on Australia in the semifinals, and USA volleyball faces the Dominican Republic.

With regards to likely primetime events, expect to see Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings in women's beach volleyball semifinal action. In track, Dawn Harper and Lolo Jones contend for the women's 100 meter hurdles title. In the final day of women's gymnastics, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman trying to win gold on the balance beam; Jordyn Weber joins Raisman on the floor exercise.

Here's the current TV schedule for NBC, all times ET below (with Pacific and Eastern times both similar). Online streaming will be provided on NBCOlympics.com.

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: South Korea vs. Netherlands (4 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Events (5 a.m.)
  • Track & Field: Men's Triathlon (6:30 a.m.)
  • Canoeing: Sprint Canoeing Heats (8:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Quarterfinals (9 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Team Dressage Final (10:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Quarterfinals (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Semifinal (Noon, 2:45 p.m.)

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Women's Volleyball: Quarterfinals (9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Men's and Women's Semifinal (Noon)
  • Women's Water Polo: Semifinal (2:40 p.m.)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Duet Gold Medal Final (4 p.m.)
  • Wrestling: Greco Roman Gold Medal Final (4:45 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Qualifying Men's 100m hurdles, 200m; Women's 5000m (10 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Semifinal (10:30 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Men's Kerlin, Second Round (11:30 a.m.), Women's Ominum Time Trial (Noon), Men's Kerlin Gold Medal Final (1 p.m.)
  • Men's Diving: 3M Springboard Semifinal (1:15 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Quarterfinal (2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Men's Semifinal (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Quarterfinal Bouts (flyweight and welterweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (balance beam, floor exercise)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (parallel bars, high bar)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Women's 100m hurdles; Men's 1500m)
  • Beach Volleyball: Women's Semifinal

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Men's Diving: Springboard Final
  • Track & Field: Men's Discuss Throw

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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Still Down One to China; Grenada Wins First Medal In History

Not many medals were doled out today, but perhaps the biggest one of the Olympics so far happened today. James Kirani from tiny little Grenada took the gold medal in the men's 400-meter, and in doing so brought to his countries sandy beaches their first medal EVER!

The U.S. kept pace with China as each country added three medals. The U.S. added one medal of each color. Matt Emmons kept a high qualifying score to offset his somewhat disappointing final score for a total of 1271.3, good for a bronze in the 50-meter Air Rifle Three Positions. Michael Tinsley took home silver in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Jenn Suhr took home the women's pole vault.

Here are the top five countries so far:

1. China - 64 (31 gold, 19 silver, 14 bronze)

2. United States - 63 (29, 15, 19)

3. Russia - 41 (7, 17, 17)

4. Great Britain - 40 (18, 11, 11)

5. Japan - 29 (2, 12, 15)

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2012 London Olympics Recap: U.S. Women's Soccer Squeaks by Canada At Last Second

After today's amazing women's soccer match-up between Canada and the U.S., it is probably safe to say that the Olympics could end here and now and most people would be satisfied.

Alex Morgan drilled a header home in the 123rd minute as the U.S. barely survived a Canadian team that was intent on sending them home disappointed. Abby Wambauch and Megan Rapinoe (x2) also scored as the ladies had to come back from a 0-1, 1-2, and 2-3 deficits before forcing extra periods. It seemed that the game was likely headed to penalty kicks before Morgan came flying in and increased her ever-growing Olympic legend.

Japan also beat France 2-1 to set up an excellent rematch of the most recent World Cup, which saw Japan squeaking by the U.S. The final for women's soccer is on Thursday.

The U.S. men's basketball team made it out of their group as the top seed, but not before Argentina put another little scare in them. For a team that prides itself on defense, it was pretty non-existant for the first half as the U.S. merely led by one point. Kevin Durant did Kevin Durant things, helping the U.S. turn a 42 point third quarter into a quarterfinal matchup against Australia. Arizona's Andre Iguodala had 13 points and nine rebounds, and this ferociously bizarre dunk turned un-dunk.

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The big upset of the day was on the beach volleyball bracket, as a 17th seeded Latvian pair upset the fourth-seeded Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal. No Americans will stand on the podium for beach volleyball as defending U.S. champs Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser were defeated by an Italian pair last Friday.

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USA Vs. Australia: US Men's Basketball Beats Argentina, Advances To Face Aussies In Quarterfinals

The United States men's basketball team is headed for a matchup with Australia in the first round of the elimination tournament.

The USA had their struggles against Argentina for much of the first half, as they were involved in a see-saw affair that went back and forth. Neither the United States or Argentina could gain much separation, as it was a one point game at halftime. But the USA took over in the third quarter with a 42-17 run that put the United States firmly in control.

Arizona's Andre Iguodala had another solid game with 13 points, nine rebounds (five on the offensive glass) and two assists, one steal and one block. James Harden had seven points on 3/5 shooting. Team USA was led by Kevin Durant with eight three pointers and 28 points, LeBron James chipped in 18 points and five assists, and Chris Paul put up 17 points and seven assists.

Australia lost their first two matchups to Brazil and Spain, but rallied to beat Russia, Great Britain and China to advance.

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Olympics 2012 Medal Count: China Inches Ahead Of United States

In the first two days of gold medal track and field events on Saturday and Sunday, host country Great Britain managed to make plenty of strides in the medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Heading into Monday's events, Great Britain sits alone in third place with 37 total medals and 16 gold medals.

The United States and China remain more or less deadlocked in a battle atop the leaderboard. China leads all countries in total medals with 61 and in gold medals with 30. The United States is just a step off the pace in both tallies, with 60 total medals and 28 gold medals.

Here are the top five medal totals by country as Monday's events begin.

  1. China: 61 (30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States: 60 (28, 14, 18)
  3. Great Britain: 37 (16, 11, 10)
  4. Russia: 35 (4, 16, 15)
  5. Japan: 27 (2, 12, 13)

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USA Basketball Vs. Argentina: TV Schedule, Online Stream And More

The United States had a very scary close call this weekend when their game went to the wire against Lithuania and They just managed to pulled it out in the final minutes, but it was not at all an easy call.

Now Arizona State's James Harden and Arizona's Andre Iguodala and the rest of Team USA look to regroup and beat probably the second best team in their group in Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola and Argentina. This is an older Argentinian side and the USA has enjoyed relatively strong success against them recently, but Argentina has also pulled some monumental upsets against them earlier this decade. It's not a good idea to underestimate what they're capable of.

If the USA wins, they will win their group and avoid facing the winner of the other pool until the gold medal match--if they get that far. But as their game against Lithuania shows, nothing is guaranteed at all in these Olympics.

Schedule:

Time: 2:15 PM PT

TV: NBC Sports Network + NBC Basketball channel

Online: Live stream will be available at NBCOlympics.com.

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2012 Olympics: Preview & TV Schedule For Monday

The 2012 Olympic Games in London move into their second full week on Monday. At the start of the day, the United States will be in second place in the medal count and looking to gain some ground. For their part, the U.S. men's basketball team hopes to move one step closer to a gold medal as they play Russia in the wee hours of Monday morning.

NBC's primetime coverage will include gymnastics, track & field, beach volleyball and men's diving. All other events can be watched streamed live at NBCOlympics.com.

Here is Monday's full television schedule. Please be aware that all NBC coverage will be tape delayed on the West Coast. All times are Pacific.

1 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Basketball: Australia vs. Russia (1 a.m.), USA vs. Argentina (2:15 p.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. South Africa (2:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Russia vs. Serbia (4:15 a.m.), Italy vs. Bulgaria (6:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Boxing: Quarterfinal Bouts (flyweight, lightweight and middleweight classes. 5:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: 50m Three Positions Gold Medal Final (8:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Soccer: Semifinal (Noon, 11:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Weightlifting: 105 kg Gold Medal Final (1:45 p.m.)

6 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Men's Water Polo: Romania vs. Serbia (6 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis: Women's Team Semifinal (7:30 a.m.), Men's Team Semifinal (9:15 a.m.)
  • Wrestling: Greco Roman Qualifying (8:15 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal (10 a.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Trap Gold Medal Final (11 a.m.)
  • Men's Basketball: Spain vs. Brazil (12:30 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Qualifying Women's 100m hurdles, 1500m; Men's 800m (10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Hungary (10:30 a.m.)
  • Canoeing: Canoe Sprint Qualifying Heats (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Team Jumping Gold Medal Finals (Noon)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Duet Qualifying (12:45 p.m.), Duet Free Routines (3 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Men's Quarterfinal Match (2 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Tunisia (3 p.m.)
  • Women's Cycling: Track Events (4:15 p.m.)

2 p.m - 5 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Quarterfinal Round (lightweight, middleweight, and super heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (Uneven Bars)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (still rings, vault)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 400m, 400m hurdles; Women's Pole Vault)
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal
  • Men's Diving: Springboard Qualifying

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Women's steeple chase, shotput)
  • Cycling: Women's Ominum Gold Medal Final

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Olympics Medal Count: China Overtakes United States On Sunday

The United States and China have gone back and forth all week in London atop the overall medal leaderboard. China held the early lead until Thursday, and then it was the U.S. who took over the top spot for three days. Following a lackluster showing on Sunday from Team USA in various events, China has now overtaken the lead once again.

Here is a look at the latest medal count. The overall tally is listed first, followed by the number of gold, silver and bronze medals won thus far.

1. China: 61 (30 - 17 - 14)
2. United States: 60 (28 - 14 - 18)
3. Great Britain: 37 (16 - 11 - 10)
4. Russia: 35 (4 - 16 - 15)
5. Japan: 27 (2 - 12 - 13)
6. France: 25 (8 - 8 - 9)
7. Germany: 22 (5 - 10 - 7)

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2012 Olympics: Usain Bolt Remains Fastest Man In World After Winning 100m Final

Usain Bolt continued to be the fastest man in the world on Sunday afternoon in London, pulling away late in the men's 100m final to win gold. Bolt was even with the rest of the pack through about 75 meters, but simply shifted into a different gear as the finish line neared. He won the race in 9.63 seconds, setting a new olympic record.

Fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake took home the silver medal. He finished in 9.75 and was viewed as the favorite to win outside of Bolt. American Justin Gatlin won a bronze medal after placing third in 9.79, a personal best for him in official compeition.

Gatlin finished a nanosecond ahead of Tyson Gay, who placed fourth with a time of 9.80. Ryan Bailey, the third American in the competition, finished fifth at 9.88 seconds.

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2012 Olympics, Women's Basketball: Diana Taurasi Leads U.S. To Victory Over China

Diana Taurasi and Team USA basketball got a bit of a challenge early from China on Sunday afternoon, but they completely took over in the second quarter and did not look back from there. The U.S. remained undefeated in pool play as they went on to win by a score of 114-66.

The score was 31-28 after the first quarter, which led to a huge rally of 30-8 from the United States in the second. They outscored China 53-30 in the second half.

Taurasi, who spends her time with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, led all scorers with 22 points. She went 8-for-10 from the field, hitting four of her five shots from behind the 3-point arc. Angel McCoughtry scored 16 for Team USA, while Maya Moore added 12 points and seven rebounds.

It was another strong showing from the ladies of Team USA basketball, and another step towards another gold medal in London.

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2012 Olympics, Men's Gymnastics Floor Exercise Final: China's Zou Kai Claims Fifth Olympic Gold

China continues it's dominant pace at the 2012 London Olympic Games as gymnast Zou Kai won his fifth career Olympic gold medal on Sunday, defending his title once again in floor exercises.

This is Zou's second gold medal of these games after the Chinese men's team took the top spot last week, and has a chance to replicate his 2008 Beijing three-peat on Tuesday, when he tries to defend his Olympic title on high bar.

All-around champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan won the silver medal and Russia's Denis Ablyazin took bronze. The two finished with the same score of 15.8, but Uchimura got the silver because of a higher execution score.

Reno, NV native and University of Oklahoma standout Jake Dalton finished fifth in the competition.

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Olympics 2012 Medal Count: U.S. Tries To Build A Bigger Lead On Sunday

The United States will be hoping to open up some sort of gap on Sunday in the total medal count. They are currently hold the slimmest of leads over China in total medals and gold medals, having one more than China in each category.

As track and field heads into its third day on Sunday, the United States and Great Britain hope to keep performing well. The host country picked up three track and field golds on Saturday, which helped them scoot ahead of Russia for third place in total medals.

Here are the total medal leaders at the end of Saturday's events:

1. United States - 54 (26, 13, 15)
2. China - 53 (25, 16, 12)
3. Great Britain - 29 (14, 7, 8)
4. Russia - 28 (3, 15, 10)
5. Japan - 24 (2, 10, 12)

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2012 Olympics: TV Schedule, Streaming Info & More For Sunday

Sunday's 2012 Olympics schedule is stacked. It also begins in the wee hours of Sunday morning for those of us in the Southwest. If you feel like getting up bright and early and watching throughout the day, you can see everything from badminton to wrestling to the men's singles tennis match between Roger Federer and Andy Murray for the gold medal.

NBC will air a number of events live throughout the morning and afternoon, but as usual, highlights from the big events will be double-tape-delayed on the West Coast.

NBC's primetime coverage will include the men's 100m dash, gymnastics finals, diving and beach volleyball. All other events for Sunday can be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com. Here is the full television schedule for Sunday (all times are Pacific):

1 a.m. - 4 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Badminton: Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match (1 a.m.), Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match (3:30 a.m.) Men's Doubles Final (12 p.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Events (2 a.m.)
  • Tennis: Mixed Doubles Final (7 a.m.), Women's Doubles Final (9:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: China vs. South Korea (5:30 a.m.), Italy vs. Russia (1:15 p.m.)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Duet Qualifying (7 a.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Pistol Gold Medal Final (8:50 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Women's Quarterfinal (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Weightlifting: Super Heavyweight Class (12:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Brazil vs. Serbia (2 p.m.)

3 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Women's Marathon (3 a.m.)
  • Tennis: Men's Singles Gold Medal Match (6 a.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: USA vs. China (8:30 a.m.)
  • Equestrian: Team Jumping Gold Medal Final (10:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo Quarterfinal: USA vs. TBD (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. Turkey (12 p.m.)
  • Women's Cycling: Track Gold Medal Final (1:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal (2 p.m.)

4 a.m. - 3 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Tennis: Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match (4 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis: Men's Team Quarterfinals (6 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Quarterfinals (6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m.)
  • Wrestling: Greco Roman Qualifying (9:15 a.m.), Greco Roman Gold Medal Final (1:20 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Women's Quarterfinal (10 a.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Great Britain vs. Australia (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Denmark vs. France (2:15 p.m.)

5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (CNBC)

  • Women's Boxing: Elimination Bouts (flyweight, lightweight, and middleweight classes)

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Quarterfinal Round (bantamweight and heavyweight classes)

7 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (Vault)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (floor exercise, pommel horse)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 100m dash; Women's 400m, triple jump)
  • Women's Diving: Springboard Gold Medal Final
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's hammer throw, steeple chase), Qualifying (high jump)
  • Badminton: Men's Singles Gold Medal Final

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U.S. Olympic Team Medal Count: America Stays On Top

The second weekend at the 2012 Olympic Games in London is well underway. Saturday brought with it the last day of pool swimming and the second day of track and field. The United States and China once again excelled in the pool and once again remain locked in a battle at the top of the medal count lederboard.

After Saturday's gold medal events, the United States has 54 total medals and 26 gold medals. China is just a step behind in both totals, with 53 medals and 25 gold medals. Great Britain, which picked up three track and field gold medals, has moved ahead of Russia and sits in third place with 29 total medals.

Here are the total medal leaders at the end of Saturday's events:

1. United States - 54 (26, 13, 15)
2. China - 53 (25, 16, 12)
3. Great Britain - 29 (14, 7, 8)
4. Russia - 28 (3, 15, 10)
5. Japan - 24 (2, 10, 12)

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London Olympics, Saturday Recap: Team USA Collects 5 Gold Medals On Day 8

Day 8 of the 2012 London Olympic Games is in the books, and Team USA took their shot at many of the day's 25 gold medals. Tuscon's Matt Greavers was among the athletes who succeeded, picking up a gold medal in the men's 4x100m medley relay swimming event. Phoenix native Will Claye added a bronze medal to Team USA's total in the men's long jump event.

Serena Williams earned a gold medal in women's singles tennis action with a victory over Maria Sharapova, and Mike and Bob Bryan added another gold in men's doubles tennis. Swimmers continued to be some of Team USA's most successful athletes, with the women's 4x100m medley relay team picking up a gold to match the men's team.

Team USA men's basketball was in action, and they were almost caught sleeping by a determined Lithuanian team. LeBron James helped lead a fourth quarter drive that secured the game for the U.S., and they remain 4-0 in preliminary play. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings were in action in women's beach volleyball, and they advanced in that tournament with a win over the Netherlands.

A full list of the medals won by Team USA on Saturday:

  • Women's 100m - Carmelita Jeter, Silver
  • Men's long jump - Will Claye, Bronze
  • Men's 10,000m - Galen Rupp, Silver
  • Women's team pursuit cycling - Silver
  • Women's team epee fencing - Bronze
  • Men's four rowing - Bronze
  • Women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting - Jamie Lynn Gray, Gold
  • Women's 4x100m medley relay swim - Gold
  • Men's 4x100m medley relay swim - Gold
  • Women's singles tennis - Serena Williams, Gold
  • Men's doubles tennis - Mike & Bob Bryan, Gold


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London 2012 Olympics: Will Claye Earns Bronze For Team USA In Men's Long Jump Final

Team USA added another bronze to the medal count, with Phoenix native Will Claye taking third in the men's long jump event. Greg Rutherford of Great Britain took gold with a jump of 8.31 meters, Mitchell Watt of Australia came in second with a jump of 8.16 meters, and Claye was close behind in third with 8.12 meters.

Claye is one of only five athletes for Team USA who will compete in two track & field events. Having collected his bronze, he will go on to compete in the men's triple jump event. The qualifying round for that event takes place Tuesday, Aug. 7 and the final round will be Thursday, Aug. 9. Claye is the 2012 World Indoors champ in the long jump, giving him a good shot at the gold.

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London 2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps Caps Career With Gold As Team USA Wins Men's 4x100m Medley

Team USA Swimming added another gold medal to their tally on Saturday, coming in first in the men's 4x100m medley relay. The Americans finished in 3:29.35, nearly two full seconds ahead of Japan, who finished in 3:31.26. Australia took the bronze medal with a time of 3:31.58.

The race was Michael Phelps' final race, capping his record-breaking career with yet another gold medal. That makes 18 gold medals for the swimmer, out of 22 total. Tuscon resident Matt Grevers collected his third medal of the 2012 games, adding to his silver medal from the 4x100m freestyle relay and a gold in the 100m backstroke. Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian rounded out the American squad.

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Team USA Basketball vs. Lithuania: LeBron James Leads United States To 99-94 win

Team USA basketball received a serious scare on Saturday in London. After riding high against Nigeria, a team with no real chance this summer, Lithuania came out and took advantage of a U.S. squad that simply wasn't focused.

Despite trailing for most of the first half and even being tied at times in the third quarter, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Co. managed to pull out the 99-94 victory to stay undefeated.

James completely took over the game down the stretch and tied for the team lead with 20 points. Anthony also had 20 points as he continued to play very well in international play. Kevin Durant added 16 points, while Chris Paul went for seven points and dished out six assists.

Arizona's two representatives, Andre Iguodala and James Harden, did not play very much on Saturday due to matchup problems. The two combined for a total of six minutes and three points while on the court.

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Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States On Top Heading Into Saturday

After being deadlocked with China for several days, the United States has finally taken over the medal count lead at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At the beginning of the day on Saturday, the U.S. will kick off the last day in pool swimming and the second day of track and field with a 43 to 42 lead in total medals and a 21 to 20 lead in gold medals.

The two countries are sure to remain at the top of the charts for some time, as the next-closest country is Russia, with 23 total medals.

Here are the top five countries heading into Saturday:

1. United States - 43 (21, 10, 12)
2. China - 42 (20, 13, 9)
3. Russia - 23 (3, 12, 8)
4. Great Britain - 22 (8, 6, 8)
5. Japan - 21 (2, 8, 11)

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2012 Olympics Schedule: Track & Field Events, USA Basketball Highlight Saturday

We are officially one week into the 2012 Olympics. The United States has done very well so far, winning the events they normally do and even surprising in various competitions such as judo and archery. Here is what to watch for on Saturday, August 4.

This is the last big day for Swimming with four medals on the table. At 11:30 a.m. PST, the women's 50m freestyle will take place. This is followed by the men's 1500m freestyle at 11:36. The next race is the women's 4x100m IM. That is scheduled to start at 12:06 p.m. The final race of the day is the men's 4x100m IM, and that's set for 12:27.

A total of six gold medals will be distributed following a very busy day in Track & Field. The main events will be the men's long jump and 10,000m final. On the women's side, they have medals up for grabs in the discus throw and 100m dash.

Team USA basketball will be in action yet again after winning their last game by an astounding 80+ points. They will take on Lithuania, a club they're 34.5-point favorites over.

There are also four gold medals to be awarded in rowing, and two in the always-entertaining badminton.

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Olympics Medal Count: United States Leads In Gold Medals, Overall Count

The United States took the overall medal lead on Thursday for the first time, and they continued to hold onto that lead today in London. Team USA has now accumulated a total 43 medals. 21 of those are gold -- which is also the most of any country -- 10 are silver and 12 are bronze.

China trails the US by just one medal. They have a total of 42 medals thus far, 20 of which are gold. China has won 13 silver medals and nine bronze.

Following a big night in the gymnastics portion, Russia has moved into third place on the leaderboard with 23 medals. They have three golds, 12 silver and eight bronze. Great Britain has moved into fourth place with 22 medals, with Japan in fifth at 21.

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2012 Olympics 2012, Men's Archery Individual Medal Event: Oh Jin Hyek Claims South Korea's First Archery Gold Medal

Even though top-seeded Korean Im Dong-Hyun got knocked out on the men's archery event early, Oh Jin Hyek came through in the clutch to give South Korea their first men's individual Olympic gold medal in archery at the 2012 London Olympic games.

Oh defeated Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the final by the score of 7-1, including seven 10's compared to only three for Furukawa.

The 30-year-old Oh defeated defending gold medalist Viktor Ruban of Ukraine in the in the quarterfinals, as well as taking out China's Dai Xiaoxiang in the semifinals. Dai beat the Netherlands' Rick van der Ven for the bronze medal.

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London 2012 Olympics Preview: Track And Field Events Begin

USA Track and Field kicks off its quest for gold with preliminary and qualifying rounds taking place on Friday. Former Arizona State six-time national champion Ryan Whiting competes in the Shot Put qualifying round beginning at 2:00 a.m. PT. Whiting earned his first Olympic berth after finishing second in the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Phoenix-native Will Claye also competes in the Long Jump qualifying round beginning at 11:50 a.m.. Claye will also compete in the Triple Jump next Tuesday; he is one of the five Team USA Track and Field athletes competing in two events in London.

Other Olympic events of interest taking place on Friday include the the women's 200 backstroke final featuring Team USA's teenage phenom Missy Franklin at 11:30 a.m. PT, the men's 100 butterfly final featuring world-record holder Michael Phelps at 11:37 a.m. PT, women's volleyball against Serbia at noon, and women's basketball against the Czech Republic at 2:15 p.m. PT.

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London Olympics Results: USA Basketball Established As Heavy Favorite

If it wasn't clear before today, it's starting to look as if the United States men's basketball team are going to be extremely hard to beat at the 2012 London Olympic games. The USA has taken care of all of their opponents handily, and the 83 point demolition of Nigeria is just another sign of how dominant the talent on this team truly is. Andre Iguodala and James Harden have had to put in minimal effort to show how good they really are. With Argentina and Spain struggling against weaker teams, it's hard to see where the challenge will come for USA in their path to Olympic gold.

The United States had plenty of highlights everywhere. There was Gabby Douglas winning the gymnastics individual all-around. In the swimming pool, there was Michael Phelps besting Ryan Lochte in the 200 meter individual medley, Tyler Clary upsetting Lochte in the 200 meter backstroke, and then Rebecca Soni setting a world record in the 200 meter breaststroke. The USA is starting to rack up gold medals and win the overall medal count, even if they do still trail China in overall gold.

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Olympics 2012, Team USA Basketball: Andre Iguodala, James Harden Shine In 156-73 Win

The United States needed to come out focused on Thursday night as they took on Nigeria in Pool A Play in London. In what was a record-shattering performance, Team USA hoops dominated as they went on to win by a score of 156-73.

Yes, 156 to 73. Not a typo. That number not only broke the American record for points, but also the Olympics record.

The scoring outburst was led by Carmelo Anthony, who set the record with points and 3-pointers (10). Andre Iguodala, a former standout with the Arizona Wildcats, scored the baskets that both broke the US scoring record (126) and Olympic record (137). James Harden, a former ASU Sun Devil, also had a very good game off the bench.

As a team, the United States hit 29 threes. They dished out 41 assists and hit 83% of their shots from inside the arc. The score was 49-25 after the first quarter, and the US outscored Nigeria 78-28 in the second half.

Simply put, it was a complete and total annihilation in London.

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Olympics Medal Count: Team USA Takes Overall Lead On Thursday

Team USA has trailed China in the medal count throughout most of the 2012 Olympics until this point, but that finally changed on Thursday. Following a great showing from a couple swimmers, gymnasts and even a gold medal in Judo, the US now holds a three medal lead over China.

The United States now have a total of 37 medals after day six. 18 of those medals are gold, nine are silver and 10 are bronze.

China sits in second place with 34. They also have 18 gold medals, along with 11 silver and five bronze. Japan sits in a distant third place with 19 total medals, 11 of which are bronze. They have won just two golds.

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2012 Olympics, Men's 200m IM Final: Michael Phelps Wins Gold, Ryan Lochte Takes Silver

Michael Phelps continued his excellence in London on Thursday, winning the Men's 200m IM Finals over a field led by fellow American swimmer Ryan Lochte. Phelps got out to an early lead and held strong throughout, winning in 1:54.27.

The win marks his first individual gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, the 16th of his career and his 20th overall medal. Phelps took over the all-time medal lead earlier in the week, so the win just continued padding on to what has been a phenomenal career in the pool.

Lochte appeared tired in the final 50 meters. He had raced in a different qualifying event about 20 minutes prior, so fatigue could have been an issue. Lochte finished in 1:54.90, good for a silver medal. Laszlo Cseh of Hungary won bronze after finishing in 1:56.22.

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USA Basketball Vs. Nigeria: James Harden, Andre Iguodala Face Ike Diogu

There are a lot of highlights for the United States in Thursday action at the Olympic games. Perhaps the event most highlighting Arizona players will be the men's basketball contest against Nigeria.

Three basketball players will be featured with college roots in the state of Arizona. You'll see shooting guard James Harden from ASU and athletic forward Andre Iguodala of Arizona on Team USA battling Ike Diogu (also from Arizona State like Harden) of Nigeria. Diogu has had an unremarkable career in the NBA, playing on six teams in eight seasons, but he's been balling for Nigeria in helping them earn a surprising Olympic qualifying bid a month before the games. Diogu has also had two double-doubles in both of Nigeria's first two games.

The United States are big favorites though, and you figure to see a lot of Iguodala and Harden in this one as they come off the bench to try and help their team build on the leads their elite starting lineup generally puts up. Harden and Iguodala have done well with their opportunities.

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2012 Olympics Schedule: Phelps-Lochte Duel In 200 IM The Headliner

There are plenty of events to watch as we head to the end point of the first week of action in the 2012 Summer Olympics. It's hard to see anyone turning down what figures to be the big highlight in the men's 200 meter individual medley. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will be the two favorites in this contest, and their duel has been one of the most anticipated events leading up to these games.

Other events are going on too though. The women's all-around individual event will be taking place and the United States probably has two of the favorites in Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. There will be a men's basketball matchup between the United States and Nigeria. There will be the women's 200 meter breaststroke and 100 meter freestyle plus the men's 200m backstroke finals as well happening in the pool. A lot will be on the line tomorrow.

Here's the schedule for Thursday's events (ET, although the NBC events will be televised on both coasts at the same times). All events will be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com.

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Basketball: France vs. Lithuania (4 a.m.), Brazil vs. Russia (11:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. Australia (5:45 a.m.), China vs. Netherlands (8:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Serbia vs. Germany (7:15 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (10:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Table Tennis: Semifinals (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Archery: Individual Gold Medal Final (2:20 p.m.)
  • Men's Boxing: Round of 16 Bouts (Lightweight and Middleweight Classes, 3 p.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Double Trap Gold Medal Final (4:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Basketball: USA vs. Nigeria (5:15 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Singles Quarterfinals, Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals, Doubles Semifinals

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Men's Water Polo: Montenegro vs. Serbia (9 a.m.), Romania vs. Hungary (10:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Poland vs. Argentina (11:45 a.m.)
  • Equestrian: Dressage Qualifying (1:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Handball: Serbia vs. Denmark (2:30 p.m.), Sweden vs. Iceland (5 p.m.)
  • Badminton: Semifinals (4 p.m.)
  • Women's Judo: 78 kg Gold Medal Final (4:30 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming: Qualifying (10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.)
  • Canoeing: Whitewater, Men's C-2 Gold Medal Final (10:15 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (11:30 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Gold Medal Finals (12:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Great Britain (1:20 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Gold Medal Finals (2:20 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil (3 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing: Round of 16 Bouts (lightweight and middleweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Women's 200m breaststroke, 100m freestyle; Men's 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying
  • Women's Rowing: Eights Gold Medal Final

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Women's Canoeing: Whitewater, K-1 Gold Medal Final
  • Table Tennis: Men's Singles Gold Medal Final

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Olympic Medal Count: Alyssa Anderson Helps USA Get 12th Gold

Alyssa Anderson is probably one of those gold medalists you won't remember from these Olympic games, but she'll have one. Anderson was part of the 4 x 200 meter swimming freestyle relay team that won gold yesterday in London. You don't remember her because she swam the prelim race that helped get the United States get to the final, then the team of Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmmit brought the gold medal back to the United States.

The USA earned their 12th gold medal in this event, putting them in solid second place standing ahead of Japan. They are still well behind China, who currently hold 17 gold medals and 30 overall; the United States are second at 29. China is in prominent position to win the gold medal count (they have too many favorites in multiple events), but they have a long way to go before they can feel like they're safe.

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2012 Olympics, Daily Recap: Danell Leyva, Nathan Adrian Highlight Americans On Day 5

The United States Olympics team had another great day at the 2012 London Olympic games, with a number of American olympians taking home medals, while others set themselves up nicely for a run at the podium.

Nathan Adrian won the gold medal in the men's 100M freestyle by just .01 seconds over Australia's James Magnussen.The 23-year-old finished in 47.52 seconds, becoming the first American man to win the 100 free since Matt Biondi in 1988. This is Adrian's second medal of these Olympics winning a silver as part of the men's 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay along with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones.

Gymnast Danell Leyva rallied back to earn himself the bronze in the men's gymnastics all-around event .The 20-year-old out of Miami, FL had issues on the pommel horse, but excellent showings on the parallel bars and high bar got him on the podium. Bronx native John Orozco's, the other American to make the all-around, fell out of contention early finishing eighth.

The US women's rowing team earned themselves a bronze medal in the women's quadruple sculls at Dorney Lake outside of London. The Ukraine won its first-ever gold medal in rowing in the event.

The winning streak continued for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, coming back to win their match against Austrian sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger to remain unbeaten in the Olympics all-time.

The No. 1 seeded Women's indoor volleyball extended their undefeated streak after taking out the No. 3 seeded Chinese with a 26-24, 25-16, 31-29 victory at Earls Court to improve to 3-0 in the tournament.

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2012 Olympics, Men's Gymnastics All-Around Final: American Danell Leyva Earns Bronze

Florida native Danell Leyva was looking to bounce back from a disappointing showing during the U.S.'s team competition in the individual all-around final on Wednesday at the 2012 Olympic games in London, earning himself a bronze medal for the United States with his outstanding showing.

The U.S. men's squad finished a disappointing fifth in the team competition earlier this week, though Leyva and teammate John Orozco qualified for the all-around event. Leyva made sure to bring A-game on Wednesday, using spectacular routines on both parallel bars and high bar to get himself onto the podium.

As for John Orozco, the Bronx, NY native would finish in 8th place overall.

Japan's Kohei Uchimura won the overall gold medal followed by Germany's Marcel Nguyen for the silver. Uchimura now has an Olympic gold medal to go with his three world titles, solidifying his resume as one of the best male gymnasts of all time.

That's another medal to add to the United States' count, though they remain in second place behind China overall. You can check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

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2012 Olympics Online Stream: Watch Wednesday's Action Live On NBC

The 2012 Olympics are being streamed online through NBC.com. For those of you stuck at work or without cable, the ability to stream all of the events online has been a great success.

The streams also allows you to view every competition live; with NBC electing to show the main events (swimming, gymnastics, diving) on tape-delay in primetime, having the option to see the events live is a nice feature.

You can find all of Wednesday's events streamed live through NBC. Outside of an occasional buffering or streaming issue, it has worked very well through the first few days in London.

After a busy day on Tuesday, the United States and China are tied atop the leaderboard with 23 medals. The US is in second place in terms of gold medals with nine.

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2012 London Olympics: TV Times, Schedule, and List of Day's Events

Michael Phelp's achieved ultimate glory on the fourth day of the Olympics, but Day 5 isn't short of drama whatsoever. Phelps and Ryan Lochte will face off against each other in the men's 200-meter individual medley in what is the most anticipated swimming races of the day.

On the local front, Glendale product Brady Ellison will try and take home a medal for archery as he matches up with Javier Mark from the Phillipines. Diana Taurasi and the rest of the women's national team look to keep the win streak going to three games against Turkey, who are also 2-0.

There will be live coverage of every Olympic event if you are able to stream it online at NBCOlympics.com. Here is the TV coverage for all of Wednesday's events. As always, NBC will be showing events on tape delay at prime time.

1 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: Spain vs. Austria (1:00 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Norway vs. South Korea (2:00 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis (3:00 a.m.)
  • Badminton (4:00 a.m.)
  • Cycling (4:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Brazil vs. New Zealand (6:30 a.m.), Mexico vs. Switzerland (9:00 a.m.), Great Britain vs. Uruguay (11:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Hungary vs. China (8:00 a.m.)
  • Boxing (10:45 a.m.)
  • Archery (11:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Beach Volleyball (12:00 p.m.)

4:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Men's Singles (3rd Round), Women's Singles (3rd Round), Men's Doubles (2nd Round), Women's Doubles (Quarterfinals), Women's Doubles (2nd Round), Mixed Doubles (1st Round)

6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Fencing (6:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m.)
  • Boxing (8:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Japan vs. Honduras (9:00 a.m.), Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates
  • Women's Handball: Spain vs. Denmark (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Beach Volleyball (2:00 p.m.)
  • Table Tennis (4:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (NBC)

  • Cycling (9:00 a.m.)
  • Swimming (10:05 a.m., 11:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Beach Volleyball (10:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: USA vs. Spain (12:20 p.m.)
  • Canoeing (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. China (2:00 p.m.)
  • Rowing (3:45 p.m.)

12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing (12:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming and Diving finals
  • Men's overall gymnastics
  • Beach volleyball

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2012 London Olympics: Michael Phelps Makes History; Caitlin Leverenz Takes Home Bronze

As far as Olympic stories go, you won't find a bigger one today than Michael Phelps historic 18th and 19th medals won. One of the all-time great swimmers now stands alone as the most decorated Olympian in the history of the Olympics.

The U.S. swimming team continued its strong run of play, racking up another four medals - including a bronze for Tuscon born Caitlin Leverenz. Leverenz finished 1.38 seconds out on the 200-meter individual medley. This is the first medal of the young swimmers career.

Elsewhere, the other major story was the women's gymnastic team finally living up to the immense pressures of being assumed the best and finally took home the gold medal for the first time since 1996. In the previous two Olympics, the women's gymnastic team entered games as the top-ranked team only to fall short of the gold medal.

The women's soccer team blanked North Korean 1-0 as they won their group overwhelmingly with their strong play. The ladies have only given up one goal and have scored eight through three games.

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Olympic Medal Count: Michael Phelps, Caitlin Leverenz Helps USA Stay Tied With China

Michael Phelps did a great job helping the United States stay on track with China as part of the overall medal count. Phelps scored two more medals to become the athlete with the most Olympic medals ever, as he finished with silver in the 200 meter butterfly and then anchored gold on the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay. Allison Schmitt also landed another gold for the United States in the 200 meter freestyle.

Phelps was the headliner, but as for the Arizona locals, it was Caitlin Leverenz who did her part as well with a bronze medal in the 200 meter individual medley. The Tucson product gives the Untied States another swimming medal and keep them on track with China in the medal count. China is still leading in the golds though, as Leverenz lost to Shiwen Ye in the same event.

The overall medal count has the USA and China up top, but who's trailing them? The medal count:

  1. China, 23 (13 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 23 (9, 8, 6)
  3. Japan, 13 (1, 4, 8)
  4. France, 11 (4, 3, 4)
  5. South Korea, 8 (3, 2, 3)

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2012 Olympic Results: Shiwen Ye Wins 200 IM, Caitlin Leverenz With Bronze

The Chinese wunderkind Shiwen Ye keeps on rocking it. Ye roared to victory in the 400 IM earlier in the week, and now she just squeaked out a victory over Alicia Coutts of Australia. Ye didn't have as big a win as she did in the longer individual medley and was trailing for much of the event, but an excellent final freestyle leg was enough to push her past Coutts and into first place.

Caitlin Leverenz is from Tucson, and she helped the state of Arizona land another medal. Matt Grevers won gold and Nick Thoman silver, and now Leverenz completes the trifecta with a bronze in the heat. A great 50 meter breaststroke split really lifted Leverenz to the medal stand, as she was leading going into the final turn before Ye and Coutts took over at the end. Leverenz now joins four other Cal swimmers on the medal stand in London.

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2012 Olympics Preview: Caitlin Leverenz Tries To Upset Ye Shiwen In 200 IM Final

Caitlin Leverenz hopes to shock the world by upsetting the Chinese upstart Ye Shiwen. Leverenz is in a good spot to contend for a medal (finishing 3rd in the heats and semifinals), but it'll be tough for her to win gold. Can the Tucson product make it happen?

Andre Iguodala and James Harden will be two of the big Arizona faces in action, as both collegiate products from the University of Arizona and Arizona State respectively will be competing for the United States men's basketball team against Tunisia. Amy LePeilbet will also be competing for the United States women's soccer team against North Korea.

You should be able to watch live coverage of every Olympic event streamed online at NBCOlympics.com.

Here is your TV coverage of Tuesday's events. All times below are ET, so convert them to Pacific as needed (except for the NBC telecasts, which are at the same time on all coasts).

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Basketball: China vs. Russia (4 a.m.), France vs. Argentina (3 p.m.) , USA vs. Tunisia (5:15 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Eventing Team Jumping Final (6 a.m.), Eventing Individual Jumping Finals (9:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: Hungary vs. Montenegro (8:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Soccer: USA vs. North Korea (12:15 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (2 p.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Skeet Gold Medal Final (4:45 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Tennis: Second Round Singles and Doubles Quarterfinals

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Women's Table Tennis: Quarterfinal (9 a.m.)
  • Women's Soccer: Canada vs. Sweden (9:30 a.m.), France vs. Columbia (12:15 p.m.), Great Britain vs. Brazil (3:30 p.m.)
  • Badminton: Qualifying (11:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. Argentina (2 p.m.)
  • Women's Table Tennis: Semifinal (4:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Archery: Individual Elimination Round (5 p.m.)
  • Weightlifting: Men's 69 kg, Women's 63 kg Classes (5:30 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Men's Canoeing: Whitewater, C-1 Gold Medal Final (10 a.m.)
  • Swimming: Qualifying (10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Quarterfinals, semifinals, and repechages (11:15 a.m., 2 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Germany (11:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Romania (2:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing: Elimination Bouts (light flyweight and light welterweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Team Gold Medal Final
  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 200m butterfly, 4x200m freestyle relay; Women's 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley)
  • Women's Diving: Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final

12:30 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming: Semifinals (Women's 200m butterfly, Men's 200m breaststroke)
  • Beach Volleyball: USA vs. TBD

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London Olympics Daily Recap: Matt Grevers And Nick Thoman The Arizona Medalists

The big highlight of the 2012 London Olympics for Arizona has to be Matt Grevers winning his gold medal in the 100 meter backstroke and Nick Thoman coming right behind him to win silver. Grevers and Thoman finished first and second, and provided Arizona with a local sweep of one of the biggest events.

Other highlights include Rebecca Soni failing to capture gold in the 100 meter breaststroke after 15 year old Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania finished in first. Local Arizona swimmer Breeja Larson finished sixth in the event. Missy Franklin managed to win 100 meter backstroke gold for the United States just under half an hour after completing the 200 meter freestyle. Ryan Lochte was shut out of the medal stand on the 200 men's free after Yannick Agnel swam his second straight get swim in a row in the London pool.

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Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Tied With China at 17 Medals

The U.S. had a strong showing today, adding a total of six medals to their trophy case - two golds, two silvers and two bronzes. They won six today compared to five for China and worked into a tie with the other Olympic powerhouse with 17 medas.

Four of the six medals came in swimming, traditionally a strong U.S. competition. The U.S. also picked a bronze in judo and a bronze in synchronized diving. China also sits at 17 medals - although the Chinese have more gold medals overall at nine compared to five for the U.S. Japan rounds out the overall top three with 11 medals.

The U.S. has a good chance to add to the total tomorrow with four swimming events for medals.

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Olympics 2012: Breeja Larson Finishes 6th In 100 Meter Breaststroke

Rebecca Soni was the best chance for the United States to win gold at the women's 100 meter breaststroke, but she was beaten out by the sudden Lithuanian phenom Ruta Meilutyte. Ruta came out of nowhere to win the preliminaries and the semifinals, and then she rocked the final. Soni got off to a poor start and was trailing much of the field at the 50 meter split. It is her style to do that and she did recover to chase for gold at the end, but she just fell short of Ruta's wire-to-wire victory.

Breeja Larson had a decent shot to medal in this, although she was a bit of an underdog going into today's action
compred to the best swimmers in this race. Larson of Mesa suffered from a starter error and she dove into the pool
before the first swim. Larson still managed to get off to a good start, but she fell back to the pack at the end and finished 6th overall.

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Olympics Swimming Results: Matt Grevers Wins Gold In 100 Meter Backstroke, Nick Thoman Silver

Matt Grevers was the favorite going into tonight's final in the 100 meter breaststroke, and he was dominant throughout. He had the fastest heat, the fastest semifinal, and then tonight in London he captured Olympic gold. Despite Camille Lacourt leading by just a bit going into the final split, the Tucson aquatics star had a great turn under the water and dominated the final stretch to get himself Olympic gold, as he becomes the first swimmer other than Ryan Lochte to capture first. Grevers's swim was in Olympic record time.

Nick Thoman out of the University of Arizona was also in the running for a medal, and he did the best he possibly could to join Grevers on the medal stand. He was third at the turn and then outraced Lacourt to grab second. Ryosuke Irie of Japan finished third.

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2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: United States Still Near The Top Of The List

The 2012 Olympic Games in London will kick off its third day of medal competition on Monday. As expected, China is making a very strong showing already. In the early going, China is leading all countries in both total medals and gold medals -- although are still very much within striking distance for the Unites States.

China has 12 total medals, but the U.S. is right behind, with 11. Although China's six gold medals are double the United States' three, there are still many more days of competition -- including the men's team gymnastics on Monday, where the American men are very much poised to pull off an upset.

Eight of the United States' total medals are in swimming, which is perhaps to be expected, including two of the gold medals. The third U.S. gold came in shooting. Of China's six golds, two each are in swimming and shooting, one is in diving and one is in weightlifting.

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2012 Olympics TV Schedule: Times, Events, Live Streaming

When it comes to Arizona athletes, there is a bunch of great stuff coming together for Monday night's action, particularly in the pool. Other than the main highlights of Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni and Ryan Lochte taking to the pool to try and win more gold medals for the United States, perhaps the best chance comes from an Arizona swimmer, with Matt Grevers the favorite in the 100 meter backstroke. Grevers is favored to win by a lot and only Camille Lacourt is likely to challenge him. Nick Thoman also has a decent shot to medal if he swims a good race. Breeja Larson will try to get on the medal stand in Soni's race.

Here's the schedule of events. The entirety of the 2012 Olympics will be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com. Below will be the complete list of television times for what's happening this Mondaay. All times are Pacific. Please note that all events aired on NBC proper are on tape delay and will air at the assigned hour in all time zones.

For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: South Korea vs. New Zealand (4 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (5 a.m.)
  • Badminton: USA vs. TBD (6 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Serbia vs. South Korea (6:30 a.m.), Italy vs. Japan (3 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Eventing Cross Country (8:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Archery: Individual Elimination Round (12:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Boxing: Elimination bouts - flyweight and light heavyweight classes (1:15 p.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Final (4:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: USA vs. Angola (5:15 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Tennis: Singles Second Round

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Women's Water Polo: Spain vs. China (9 a.m.), Italy vs. Australia (11:15 a.m.)
  • Badminton: USA vs. TBD (10:15 a.m.), USA vs. Japan (3:45 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (10:30 a.m., 5 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Russia vs. Brazil (11:45 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis: USA vs. TBD (1:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Great Britain vs. Argentina (2 p.m.)
  • Weightlifting: Men's 62 kg Gold Medal Final (3:30 p.m.), Women's 58 kg Gold Medal Final (3:45 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming: Qualifying (10 a.m., 1:45 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Qualifying (10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.)
  • Canoe/Kayak: Canoe/whitewater Qualifying (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil (11:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: USA vs. Hungary (2:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Elimination bouts (flyweight and light heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 200m freestyle, 100 m backstroke; Women's 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Team Gold Medal Final
  • Men's Diving: Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming (Women's 200m individual medley semifinals)
  • Canoe/Kayak: Whitewater qualifying

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London Olympics Recap: Matt Grevers Wins Silver, Aims For Gold Tomorrow

Matt Grevers had himself a pretty good Sunday. Not only did he put himself in good position to win a gold medal on Monday, but he ended up winning a medal despite not swimming a final.

Grevers swam two excellent races in the 100 meter backstroke, winning his heat and his semifinal. That means he'll be swimming his final event right down the middle and will also be the favorite going into it over Camille Lacourt of France. Grevers also had the second best split in the 400 free relay, but didn't get selected for the final. He won a silver medal when the United States finished second in the relay to France.

In other swimming news, Breeja Larson of Mesa performed very well at the 100 breaststroke prelims, giving her a good shot to medal tomorrow. University of Arizona swimmer Nick Thoman also performed well, finishing with the fifth-fastest time in the semifinals. Thoman has a good chance to win the medal.

In other Arizona-related news, Andre Iguodala and James Harden also came off the bench and made significant contributions for the victory of the United States over France.

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Olympics Swimming Results: Team USA Finishes Second In Men's 4x100 Freestyle

Many viewed Team USA as one the frontrunners to win the men's 4x100 Freestyle on Sunday. Despite a strong start and a pace that was right on par with the world record, Ryan Lochte lost a lead late in the closing meters to the French team. The United States ended up taking home the silver medal, with Russia taking the bronze. Australia finished in fourth despite many labeling them as the favorite to take home gold.

Lochte served as the team anchor, which made sense given his recent dominance in London. Some had questioned his stamina though, especially after competing just a few hours earlier. Many wanted to see Michael Phelps swim the final 100m given his history, but that was not the case. Phelps ended up swimming his 100m in 47.15 (the fastest U.S. split) while Lochte turned in a 47.74.

It was a tough loss for Team USA, but a solid showing nonetheless. A silver medal is hardly anything to be ashamed of. Arizona native Matt Grevers, who trains with a Tucson-based club, will also receive a medal for his efforts.

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Team USA Basketball: Andre Iguodala And Teammates Dominate France

After a slow first quarter, the U.S. men's basketball team's offense picked up its pace and went on an 11-0 run to open the second quarter. Kevin Durant led the team with a game-high 22 points in the team's 98-71 blowout over France.

Team USA shot 0-for-6 from three-point range in the first quarter, and only led 22-21 heading into the second quarter. Despite Team USA's foul trouble, France hurt itself in the second quarter and ended the half shooting 1-for-11 from three and missing seven free throws.

France's best player, Tony Parker, finished the game with 10 points, but only 1 assist. His team will need to find some different options on offense or France's Olympic run will be cut short.

Arizona's Andre Iguodala played 11 minutes finishing with 1 point, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.

Next up for Team USA is a Tuesday game against Tunisia.

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: Brady Ellison Helps Add To U.S. Total

The first day of the 2012 Olympics in London is in the books. Sunday will mark the second full day of medal competition and the United States is already in the thick of things in the total medals tally. Heading into Sunday's events, China currently leads all countries with four total medals and four gold medals. The United States and Italy are tied with five total medals.

Brazil, Korea and Japan each have three medals and Japan is the only one of those three countries without a gold medal. No other country has more than one medal.

The United States has one gold medal, two silvers and two bronze medals. One of those silver medals is in the men's team archery competition, which provided perhaps the greatest moment of drama on Saturday's Day 1. The U.S. was duking it out with Italy and was ahead by nine points on Italy's last arrow. The final Italian archer nailed a bullseye just inside the line to award the gold to Italy outright, without need for a playoff. Brady Allison was a member of that U.S. men's archery team and is currently ranked No. 1 in the world. He's also an Arizona native.

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Olympics 2012: Events, TV Schedule, Streaming For Sunday

Day 2 of the 2012 Olympics arrives on Sunday. It will arrive extra-early for those of us in the Southwest, as live coverage of events begins at 1 a.m. PT. Arizona athletes will be back at it as they continue their quests to bring hom the gold. At the beginning of Sunday, the U.S. is second in the medals tally and looking to add more.

One of the early highlights of the day's jam-packed schedule is the first men's basketball game of the Olympics, as Team USA will go up against France. The modern-day Dream Team is hoping to win back-to-back gold medals in what could very well be the final Summer Games with a men's basketball team comprised of household names.

Every one of these events can be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com. Below is the complete list of television times for Sunday. All times are Pacific. Please note that all events aired on NBC proper are on tape delay and will air at the assigned hour in all time zones.

1 a.m. - 4 p.m. (NBCSN)

Women's Field Hockey: New Zealand vs. Australia (1 a.m.), USA vs. Germany (1:15 p.m)
Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (2 a.m., 5 a.m., 12 p.m.)
Men's Basketball: Brazil vs. Australia (3 a.m.), USA vs. France (6:30 a.m.), Spain vs. China (8:30 a.m.)
Badminton: USA vs. TBD (6 a.m.)
Women's Shooting: Skeet Gold Medal Final (10:30 a.m.)
Women's Weightlifting: Gold Medal Final (10:45 a.m.)
Equestrian: Event Dressage (11:15 a.m.)
Women's Archery: Team Gold Medal Final (12:45 p.m.)

4 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MSNBC)

Men's Volleyball: Russia vs. Germany (4 a.m.)
Men's Handball: Croatia vs. South Korea (5:15 a.m.)
Table Tennis: USA vs. TBD (6 a.m.)
Badminton: USA vs. TBD (6:30 a.m.)
Men's Soccer: Brazil vs. Belarus (7 a.m.), Senegal vs. Uruguay (8:30 a.m.), Great Britain vs. UAE (11:45 a.m.)
Men's Water Polo: Hungary vs. Serbia (11 a.m.)
Men's Volleyball: Italy vs. Poland (1:30 p.m.)

4 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Bravo)

Tennis: First round

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (NBC)

Women's Cycling: Road Race (7 a.m.)
Swimming: Qualifying (11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.)
Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Serbia (11:45 a.m.)
Women's Gymnastics: Team Competition (2 p.m.)
Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Montenegro (2:40 p.m.)
Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (4 p.m.)

7 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

Women's Gymnastics: Team Competition
Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 100m breaststroke, 4x100m freestyle relay; Women's 100m butterfly, 400m freestyle)
Women's Diving: Springboard synchronized gold medal final

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

Women's Gymnastics: Team Competition
Canoeing: Whitewater qualifying heats

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London 2012 Olympics Recap: Team USA Collects 5 Medals In Saturday's Events

Day 1 of the 2012 London Olympics is in the books and Team USA is currently in third place in the medal count, sitting behind China and Italy. China has six medals total, four gold and two bronze, Italy has collected five, two gold, two silver and one bronze, and the US has five, one gold, two silver and two bronze.

Ryan Lochte's victory over rival Michael Phelps was the story of the day. Lochte swam a stellar race in the Men's 400m Individual Medley event, picking up Team USA's first (and currently only) Gold Medal. Phelps failed to medal in the event, ending a 16 event streak. The last time Phelps swam a race and did not get at least a Bronze Medal was 2000, at the Sydney Games. The two longtime rivals will see each other again in the Men's 200m Individual Medley.

Team USA picked up a Silver Medal in the Men's Archery Team event as Jacob Wukie, Jake Kaminski and Arizona native Brady Ellison lost the Gold Medal match against Italy by a single point. Elizabeth Beisel picked up the other Silver Medal of the day in the Women's 400m Individual Medley event. The Bronze Medals for Team USA came via the swimmers: Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt placed third in the US Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay and via Peter Vanderkaay did the same in the Men's 400m Freestyle.

Arizona's other representative in Saturday's events wasn't as successful as Ellison. Caitlin Leverenz competed in the Women's 400m Individual Medley, finishing sixth.

In non-medal news, the Women's Soccer and Women's Basketball teams had easy victories, a 3-0 victory over Columbia in soccer and an 81-56 win over Croatia in basketball. Team USA was also in action in the Beach Volleyball event, where Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings defeated Australia, and Jake Gibbs and Sean Rosenthal picked up the win in a match against South Africa. In non-beach Volleyball, the Women's team beat Korea 3-1.

A complete listing of the events that took place on Saturday can be found here. For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.

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2012 London Olympics: China Takes Gold In Women's 400m IM Final, USA Secures Silver

Shiwen Ye of China took the Gold Medal in the Women's 400m Individual Medley swimming event, winning over the second place finisher by 2.84 seconds. That second place finisher was Team USA's Elizabeth Beisel, becoming the first American to medal in the event since Janet Evans in 1988. Xuanxu Li of China took the Bronze.

Caitlin Leverenz was Arizona's representative in the event. The Tucson-born swimmer placed sixth, 7.06 seconds behind the winner. She'll have another chance at winning Olympic Gold in the Women's 200m Individual Medley event, taking place starting Monday, July 30. Like many members of Team USA, she's tweeting about the experience. You can find her @cleverenz.

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London 2012 Olympics: Team USA Loses Gold Medal Match In Men's Archery Team By Single Point

Team USA will take home the Silver Medal from the Men's Archery Team event, losing the Gold Medal match to Italy by a single point, 219-218. The US had managed come-from-behind victories against Japan and Korea, but after trailing for the first half of the match vs. Italy they were unable to pull off the victory.

Brady Ellison was Arizona's representative in the match and fired the final arrow for Team USA. He picked up a nine, leaving the team in position to win the Gold if Italy hit anything less than a perfect 10. Unfortunately for Ellison, Mauro Nespoli did just that and Team USA had to settle for Silver. Ellison will have another chance at a Gold Medal starting on July 30th. He's ranked 10th heading in to the Men's Individual event after a ranking round.

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2012 Olympics Swimming Results: Michael Phelps Finishes Fourth, Ryan Lochte Wins 400m IM Finals

The biggest competition in swimming at the 2012 Olympics is between two men of the same country. Michael Phelps, who has won an incredible 14 gold medals thus far, squared off with a field led by American swimmer Ryan Lochte. He is widely regarded as the best in the world.

Lochte completely dominated the 400m IM Finals, winning with a time of 4:05.18. He was right on pace to set the world record until the final 50 meters of the race. Lochte finished the race more than three seconds ahead of the silver medal winner, Thiago Pereira of Brazil. Japan's Kosuke Hagino finished just ahead of Phelps to win bronze.

Phelps simply did not look comfortable in the race. He held strong with Lochte for the first 100m or so, but he just couldn't maintain pace. This is the first time since 2000 that Phelps finished a medal race without placing in the top-three.

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2012 Olympics: Event Schedule, Start Times And More For Day One

After an incredible night of introductions, the first day of the 2012 Olympics will begin on Saturday. There are quite a few notable events set, and a total of 12 gold medals will be up for grabs. Here is a look at the gold medal events set for Saturday and what time they're scheduled to begin.

You can find a complete schedule of the day's events here.

All of the start times are in Pacific Standard Time. If you're on the east coast, simply add three hours to the start time. London is eight hours ahead of the west coast.

Archery: One gold medal is up for grabs in archery. The Men's Team Round of 16 is set to begin at 1 a.m. That's a 4 a.m. start on the east coast, a 9 a.m. start in London. The Men's Team Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze Medal and Gold Medal Match will run from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Cycling: A gold medal is up for grabs in cycling. The Men's Road Race will begin at 2 a.m. and run through 8 a.m.

Fencing: One gold medal will be awarded on Saturday in fencing. Everything is set to begin at 2:30 a.m. The Women's Individual Matches will narrow down the field from 64 to the quarterfinals. Following a break, the Semifinals, Bronze Medal Match and Gold Medal Match will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Judo: Two gold medals will be awarded on Saturday. The Men's 60kg and Women's 48kg matches will begin at 1:30 a.m. It will be a busy day, with the Gold Medal Matches expected to begin around 8 a.m.

Shooting: This will be the first event of the 2012 Olympics. The Women's 10M Air Rifle qualifying will begin at 12:15 a.m, and the finals will begin at 3. The Men's 10M Air Pistol qualifying is set for 4 a.m., with the finals set for 7:30.

Swimming: Swimming is always one of the more entertaining events at the Olympics. Heats and qualifications will run from 2 a.m. until about 4:30. The finals and quarterfinals will start around 11. Four gold medals will be given out to the winners of the Men's 400m IM (11:30 a.m.), Men's 400m freestyle (11:49), Women's 400m IM (12:09 p.m.), and Women's 4x100m freestyle (12:40).

Weightlifting: One gold medal is up for grabs in weightlifting. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., Group A will compete in the Women's 48kg/106lbs portion.

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Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Is In The Books

The athletes of Great Britain entered last to wrap up the traditional Parade of Nations on Friday night at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. The exultant Olympians waved to the London crowd as the confetti flew and David Bowie's "Heroes" blared. The entrance of Great Britain capped off the long Parade of Nations and led into the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic Flame.

The United States athletes came just a few countries before Great Britain and received a thunderous ovation of their own. The U.S. also appeared to be much more interested than other countries in capturing the moment from their perspective via iPhones and cameras, but perhaps that is to be expected.

Following the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the flame, Sir Paul McCartney led the 60,000 fans in attendance in a rousing singalong of "Hey Jude."

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Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012: Elaborate Set Pieces Dazzle Spectators

The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London was destined to be a spectacle and that's exactly what the live and television audiences got. The production was conceived and directed by Academy Award-winning British director Danny Boyle and got just as strange as some of his films have over the years.

The Olympic Stadium initially depicted a lush English countryside, presided over by farmers and workers. The Victorian era then set in, yielding to the industrial revolution and constructing a massive factory set from the ground up, featuring towering smokestacks.

After that was the introduction of Queen Elizabeth, who supposedly made her way to the stadium via a helicopter parachute jump with Craig James-as-James Bond in an exceedingly silly moment.

It was then time for a celebration of children, which culminated in the rumored confrontation between Lord Voldemort and Mary Poppins.

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London 2012 Olympics: Georganne Moline Preparing For 400 Meter Hurdles

Arizona native and current University of Arizona athlete Georganne Moline is in London preparing for the biggest race of her career. The Phoenix-native qualified for the Olympics after finishing second in the 400 meter hurdles at the USA Olympic Trials.

Local news outlet KOLD / KMSB put together a video profile on Moline in her preparation for London 2012. Moline discussed how she turned into a hurdler and her eventual desire to compete in the Olympics. The video also includes and an interview with University of Arizona Track and Field head coach, Fred Harvey. Included in the profile is her training regimen; both her track workouts and her workouts in the weight room.

Round one of the Women's 400 meter hurdles is set for Sunday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. PT. Moline is not considered a favorite to medal in the event as she faces stiff competition against defending Olympic champion, Jamaica's Melanie Walker who set an Olympic record in Beijing with a time of 53.64 seconds in 2008.

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London 2012 Opening Ceremony: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The London 2012 Olympics kick off on Friday night in the Opening Ceremony. In its simplest form, the ceremony functions as a parade for all participating nations and the traditional presentation of lighting of the Olympic Flame in the cauldron.

Artistic Director Danny Boyle heads a creative effort to expose the world to the culture of the United Kingdom in the display and performances surrounding the Opening Ceremony. Dubbed "The Isles of Wonder," viewers will be treated to spectacle by Boyle, the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire.

A quick rundown of how to watch the Opening Ceremony:

TV: NBC will broadcast the Opening Ceremony on tape delay at 7:30 p.m. PT - 12:00 a.m. PT

Internet Streaming: The Opening Ceremony will not be streamed online live, but clips and highlights of the ceremony before NBC's airing will be available online.

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Preview, Start Time, TV Schedule And More

A preview of what's to come at the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics.

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Team USA Gymnastics: Alexander Naddour Ready For The Call

Arizona native Alexander Naddour is looking to make his mark at the 2012 Olympic games as part of the men's gymnastic squad.

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USA Basketball: Andre Iguodala, James Harden Look To Win First Gold

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USA Vs. France, 2012 Olympics: USWNT Claims 4-2 Victory Over France

With the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London began on Wednesday, the United States women's soccer team were looking to make a statement in their opening match against France. And thanks to Alex Morgan scoring twice and Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd each netting a goal, the U.S. women's rallied from an early defecit for a 4-2 victory in their first round match.

The United States were stunned early by two quick goals by France, leaving them in a 2-0 hole after just 14 minutes of play. Wambach would get America on the board in the 19th minute, followed by Morgan in the 32nd and Lloyd in the 56th.

Morgan scored again in the 66th minute to seal the French's fate. Despite the fact that the opening ceremonies are still two days away, Soccer is one of only two games that starts early so it can play a full tournament.

The United States plays Colombia on Saturday.

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2012 Olympic Games: Women's Soccer TV Times, How To Watch Online

As the beautiful city of London prepares itself to be the center of the world for the next few weeks, the 2012 Olympic games is getting underway on Wednesday despite the opening ceremonies are still two days away. Women's soccer gets things started on Wednesday with a number of exciting first-round matches going on, and a number of different ways that you can watch.

Great Britian and New Zeland get things started at 8 am PT, while Japan and Canada get it on afterward at 8:50. The United States women's soccer team will take on France at 9 a.m. PT on NBC Sports Network, while Cameroon Brazil at 10:45. Sweeden takes on South Africa at 11:09, while Columbia and North Korea lock horns at 11:45.

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Women's Group E: Great Britain vs. New Zealand

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Women's Group F: Japan vs. Canada

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Women's Group G: United States vs. France

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Women's Group E: Cameroon vs. Brazil

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Women's Group F: Sweden vs. South Africa

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Women's Group G: Colombia vs. North Korea

All games can be viewed on either MSNBC or NBC Sports Network, or can be streamed online at NBC.com

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USA Men’s Archery: Brady Ellison Looks To Take Advantage Of Second Olympics

Brady Ellison returns for his second go-around at the Olympics after participating in the 2008 games in Beijing, where he placed ninth in the team competition and 27th individually in archery.

Ellison has put together quite a resume among American archers. He placed first in both individual and team at the Pan-American games in both 2010 and 2011. He won the World Cup individual title in Edinburgh, Great Britain in 2010 and again in Istanbul in 2011.

The Glendale native was hindered by a hip dislocation during his last Olympics so this time around he'll be looking to show what he is really capable of on the biggest stage of them all.

The medal events for men's individual archery are on Aug. 3 and the men's team medal events are on July 28.

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USA Women's Wrestling: ASU Alum Kelsey Campbell Legitimate Contender

ASU alum Kelsey Campbell looks to take the wrestling world by storm at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Olympics 2012: Amy LePeilbet, US Women's Soccer

Amy LePeilbet will be competing in the 2012 Olympics as a member of the United States women's soccer team.

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2012 Olympics Preview: Guide To Arizona Athletes Competing In The Summer Games

There will be 19 Arizona athletes representing the United States in the 2012 Olympics. Find out who you'll be rooting for in the Summer Games.

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