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The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment.
Soccer always has been little more than an afterthought at the Olympics, but this was different. This was the U.S. and Japan before the biggest Olympic soccer crowd ever - a flag-waving, cheery throng that made noise from the beginning to the end - and this was a night to celebrate no matter which country took home the gold.
Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo made sure it was the Americans winning their third straight soccer gold, with Lloyd doing all the scoring for the U.S. and Solo - perhaps the best female goalie to play the game - batting away almost everything aimed her by an increasingly desperate Japanese squad. The final ...
BEST OF MAXIM
It was just another case of history repeating Thursday night
Usain Bolt became the first runner to complete the 100-200 double in consecutive Olympics, blowing away another fast field in the 200 meters.
Bolt led a Jamaican 1-2-3 finish in the race, as he was followed by Yohan Blake and Warren Weir.
Bolt now stands just one race away from equaling his performance in the 2008 Games...
''Legend.'' A small word, but with such weight of meaning. Usain Bolt bandied it around a lot before the London Olympics, saying these would be the games where he wanted to become one.
But not solely for the reasons he thinks.
Becoming the first man to win the 200-meter sprint at two Olympics made Bolt a pioneer. But that feat, while historic, isn't...
Track official Gordon Staines has two special words for Usain Bolt: ''Thank you!''
Staines is the guy who fired the gun to start the men's 200-meter final Thursday night, and he's downright thrilled that Bolt and his other competitors stayed ''steady'' at the start of the race and that no one had to be disqualified.
''I know I breathed...
Chris Johnson is coming off the worst season of his NFL career, but he's as confident as ever.
In addition to claiming that he's still the best running back in the NFL and that he's back to his "old self," Johnson is fairly certain he could give Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt a run for his money.
Johnson, who was a track star in high school, thinks he could...
Usain Bolt: Happy Happy, Joy Joy
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CLASH OF THE TITANS
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson still maintains that if provided the opportunity, he would beat all-world track star Usain Bolt in the 40.
With Manchester United losing the English Premier League title in the final seconds of the season in 2011/12, they could probably use a bit more depth this year. However, they probably never thought that help might come in the form of Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man.
After winning the 100 meter race at the London Olympics on Aug. 6, Bolt confirmed that the rumors of wanting...
Dear Madam or Sir, Supposedly, Brett Gardner is pondering a September comeback as pinch runner. No. No-no-no-no. En. Oh. NO. We'll kill the guy. He returns too soon, tries a headfirst slide, pops a gonad and it’s, "Hello Dr. Snipsnip." Forget Gards. Let him heal. Better idea: Sign Usain Bolt. No kidding. The world's fastest man.Wait, Bri, put...
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The question of Usain Bolt versus Michael Phelps dominated headlines in 2008. And now that the two have combined for five gold medals at the London Olympics, the debate about which is the greater Olympian has resurfaced four years later. But while you will get reasons touting each athlete's superiority -- Phelps supporters point to his 18 gold medals, while Bolt backers argue...
Titans running back Chris Johnson, by many regarded as the fastest man in the NFL, believes he could beat world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash race: “I feel like if I would have kept training for track I’d have a chance, but I play football and he runs [...]
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Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger was dismissed by LSU. That’s sort of a big deal.
David Ross is no Usain Bolt. He is more a Ryan Henning.
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