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  1. Who's ready to play?

    Tobin Heath

    I know that most Olympic athletes looked forward to a break after London, but I was not one of them. I have such a passion for soccer; it comes easily and naturally to me, so of course I want to keep it going. It's actually been hard for me not t...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  2. U.S. aims to close gap on Mexico, the world

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- The United States hopes its historic victory at Estadio Azteca is a precursor of sorts, but nobody is mistaking it as a shift in the balance within the region's primary rivalry. The gap separating the Americans from Mexico remains inta...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  3. Bang in the Chubby: The Fight to Name the 2014 World Cup Ball

    Pete LOfficial

    Perhaps the least surprising surprise at the heart of the traditional "handover" segment of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony - its big reveal - was the presence of the ubiquitous, loved-worldwide or just merely tolerated figure of Brazilian ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  4. London Olympics close with rocking ceremony

    With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  5. My new sports love: team handball

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- I came to England almost three weeks ago to tell the stories of some of the greatest Olympic athletes in the world. Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin. Jordan Burroughs. But along the way, I fell in love. Not with a woman, an ideal, a plate of ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  6. Hope Solo writes of personal struggles in new book

    U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, who helped her team win a gold medal at the London Olympics, writes about her struggles and details incidents in her career in a new book titled "SOLO: A Memoir of Hope", which is due out on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Will U.S. women's success in London be springboa...

    Jackie MacMullan

    The London Olympics were a benchmark for women, especially U.S. women. But what does that mean beyond the Games? For two team sports, the hope and expectation is their accomplishments in London will be a springboard to something more.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- One of Bryshon Nellum's biggest supporters on ha...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Four years ago, few people believed Bryshon Nellum would become an Olympian, but one man who did followed him here and will see the runner carry the U.S. flag into Olympic Stadium at closing ceremonies.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  9. Pic of the Day: Mexico's golden moment

    Playbook Visuals

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day: íViva El Tri! Yes, Mexico won the men's soccer gold medal on Saturday, leading to quite a spirited, colorful celebration....

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  10. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  11. 2012 London Olympics -- Oribe Peralta, Mexico edge Brazil for nat...

    Oribe Peralta scored only 29 seconds into the Olympic final and added another goal in the second half to help Mexico upset Brazil 2-1 and win its first soccer gold Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  12. 2012 London Olympics -- South Korean Park Jong-woo not awarded me...

    A South Korean soccer player who held up a sign with a political message after a victory over Japan did not get a bronze Sunday when the Olympic medals were handed out in a ceremony to the rest of his team.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  13. 2012 London Olympics -- South Korea defeats Japan for men's socce...

    Park Chu-young scored a brilliant individual goal to lead South Korea to a 2-0 victory over Japan on Friday and a bronze medal in Olympic men's soccer.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Connor Fields takes this one on the chin

    Alyssa Roenigk

    One day you might dash through the field. The next you return home bloodied and bruised. That's what makes BMX racing so great.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach hopes to keep playing

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Abby Wambach isn't done yet. The 32-year-old forward and heart of the U.S. women's soccer team wants to play in the 2015 Women's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Carli Lloyd delivers legendary performanc...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    When the London Games opened, Carli Lloyd wasn't even in the U.S. women's starting lineup. But the midfielder was right where she needed to be Thursday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Japan that gave the Americans redemption and a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012