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I cheered as Andy Murray took down his arch nemesis in front of a several thousand of his closest friends 1 . I watched, in awe, as the 6-foot-5-inch Usain Bolt started slow yet silenced all doubters in 9.63 seconds. I witnessed Jennifer Kessey and April Ross win two very hard-fought contests against the Czech Republic’s Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova, with Kessey relegated to wrapping her freezing feet in various warming elements merely to keep blood circulating in the freezing sand. I even watched as the oft-injured Sanya Richards-Ross finally turned her 400-meter endeavor into a dream-come-true, winning the ever-coveted gold medal for the United States of America.
Perfection at nearly every turn, victory typically ending in exhaustion and jubilation and adulation all wrapped into a gold-laced package for an entire world to see. Celebratory vignettes, anthems of nations, sweat, and tears 2 .
Meanwhile, just six hours west, for the viewing pleasure of those with only the stu...
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Andy Murray defied the odds and defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon to win a gold medal in men's tennis for Great Britain.
No, but a man wearing a Big Bird mask was found in the crowd at Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday as Great Britian's Andy Murray celebrated his Olympic gold medal victory in the player's box with friends and family after defeating Roger Federer in the Olympic men's tennis gold medal final.
No word as to why the fan was wearing the Big Bird mask, or whether...
Andy Murray had Centre Court rocking Sunday, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the tennis final at Wimbledon.
The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row.
The victory marked a breakthrough for the Scotsman, who has lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against...
They raised their arms at once on Murray Mount, camera phones held high to capture the moment from the big screen.
Andy Murray served a closing ace, and the Olympic gold medal was his. Britain had a champion to cheer, and on sacred ground for tennis - Wimbledon.
What's more, the 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer came less than a month after the Swiss great beat Murray...
Olympic champion Andy Murray won his opening match in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, beating Italy's Flavio Cipolla 6-1, 6-3.
Murray, the second-seeded Briton who beat Roger Federer on Sunday in London for the gold medal, set up a third-round match against Canada's Milos Raonic. Raonic advanced Tuesday.
''I felt OK this morning when I practiced and decided to give...
Andy Murray has watched enough Centre Court celebrations to know what Wimbledon winners typically do, and he obliged rather thoroughly Sunday despite never having done so himself.
He dropped to his knees at the service line.
He man-hugged Roger Federer -- the man he had just beaten, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, for the gold medal -- at the net.
He climbed into the stands to kiss his girlfriend...
Andy Murray had a major breakthrough when he beat Roger Federer in the men’s singles finals at the London Olympics to win his first title in a major competition. Murray had been to four grand slam finals and lost all of them, including a defeat to Federer at Wimbledon last month, before capturing the gold medal. This was the sort of breakthrough Murray was hinting at when he compared...
Scotland’s Andy Murray defeated No. 1 Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to win the Olympic gold medal in men’s singles for Great Britain on Sunday on Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court, four weeks removed from falling to the Swiss in the Wimbledon final.
Murray put in a masterful performance, dominating Federer at every turn not allowing any breaks of serve.
Juan Martin Del Potro...
Roger Federer has ''been around the block,'' as he puts it. The Swiss star has played for major titles, for the record books, for a place in tennis history.
On Sunday, he plays for Olympic gold in singles. That's new even for him.
The final will be a rematch of the game the top-ranked player won on the same court in the Wimbledon final a month ago. His opponent...
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Happy to finally see Andy Murray earn some glory. This is total redemption for his heart break at Wimbledon about a month ago. He absolutely crushed Federer by the way.
…. and Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Novak Djokovic for the bronze [BleacherReport]
Holly Mangold update at the Olympics [BustedCoverage...
By Ashley Babich
MOST LIKELY TO BE CALLED A GOAT, in a good way: Serena Williams. (Duh.)
Completing her Golden Slam — winning all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympics gold medal in singles – Serena displayed her best tennis this side of age 30. Serena dismantled her opponents in outright domination (read: beating Maria Sharapova in the gold medal final, 6-0, 6-1, in...
Day 9 – August 5 2012
Centre Court Start: 12:00
Women’s Doubles – Gold Medal Match
HLAVACKOVA / HRADECKA (CZE)  V WILLIAMS / WILLIAMS (USA)
Men’s Singles – Gold Medal Match
Not before 14:00
Roger FEDERER (SUI)  V Andy MURRAY (GBR) 
Mixed Doubles – Gold Medal Match
AZARENKA / MIRNYI (BLR)  V ROBSON / MURRAY (GBR)
RESULTS – SUNDAY, 5 AUGUST, 2012
Singles – Gold Medal Match
 A Murray (GBR) d  R Federer (SUI) 62 61 64
Singles – Bronze Medal Match
 J Potro (ARG) d  N Djokovic (SRB) 75 64
Mixed Doubles – Gold Medal Match
 M Mirnyi / V Azarenka (BLR) d A Murray / L Robson (GBR) 26 63 10-8
Mixed Doubles – Bronze Medal Match
 M Bryan / L Raymond (USA) d C Kas / S Lisicki...
By Lisa-Marie Burrows
Andy Murray's Olympic dreams came true at Wimbledon (Photo credit: Getty Images)
Barely a day has gone by since the doors of SW19 closed and the 2012 Olympic dream for many was over. It was a wonderful week on the grass that brought smiles, laughter, tears, Boris Becker-inspired dives and even a little victory dance that we shall never forget. Here is...
Day Nine marked the halfway point of the London Games, and it's become clear at this point that it will be either the U.S. or China at the top of the medal count when all is said and done. The U.S. finds itself in first at the moment with 54 total medals and 26 golds, while China is right behind with 53 total medals, 25 of them gold. The story overshadowing all the others from...