Top Sports Stories (Aug 03, 2012)

Rowing: Britain’s Grainger wins gold at last

DORNEY, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Katherine Grainger won an Olympic gold medal at the fourth time of asking on Friday when she powered to victory in the women’s double sculls with partner Anna Watkins in front of 25,000 ecstatic fans on Dorney Lake…

YAHOO! August 03, 2012, 4:56 AM (PST)


Michael Phelps sets another Olympic record by beating Ryan Lochte for gold in 200M IM

With Michael Phelps’ script calling for him to exit pool left after these Games, every day brings another last – of a particular race, for example, or a final matchup against a worthy rival. But even after four Olympics, Phelps is finding firsts. …

Baltimore Sun August 02, 2012, 10:36 PM (PST)

Baltimore Sun

Olympics: Gabby Douglas Wins Gymnastics Final

Gabby Douglas of the U.S. won the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around at the London Olympics to complete a historic American sweep of the sport’s two top events at the same games. Douglas, who also won the U.S. Olympic trials title, led the…

Businessweek August 03, 2012, 4:49 AM (PST)


Is China’s lust for Olympic gold fading?

Editor’s note: "Jaime’s China" is a weekly column about Chinese society and politics. Jaime FlorCruz has lived and worked in China since 1971. He studied Chinese history at Peking University (1977-81) and was TIME Magazine’s Beijing …

CNN August 03, 2012, 2:04 AM (PST)


Bobby Valentine smells a rat in clubhouse

The Red Sox [team stats] still have a snitch problem on their hands. Remember when Josh Beckett [stats] complained in spring training to about having a snitch on the team, somebody who ratted out players like himself for drinking beer and …

Boston Herald August 02, 2012, 10:22 PM (PST)

Boston Herald

David Murphy: Phils hope fans still show up

WASHINGTON – The gates will open at the same time Friday night. The skyline will rise above the centerfield seats just like it always has. But there is no avoiding the fact that when the Phillies take the field at Citizens Bank Park for the first of a …

Philadelphia Daily News August 03, 2012, 12:02 AM (PST)

Philadelphia Daily News

Jerry Colangelo does not support an Olympic age limit for NBA players

As the Olympics have taken over the basketball stage this summer, NBA commissioner David Stern and associated business partners have discussed the idea of restricting the NBA’s Olympic participants to an age limit of 23 years old and turning the FIBA …

Houston Chronicle August 03, 2012, 2:11 AM (PST)


Missy Franklin fifth in 100 free; qualifies second in 200 back

LONDON – The record is out. Looks like Missy Franklin will have to settle on being the best backstroker on the planet at 17 years old. The senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit High School finished fifth in a loaded 100-meter freestyle in which she was a …

Denver Post August 03, 2012, 4:34 AM (PST)

Denver Post

London Olympics: Serena Williams, Roger Federer succeed early

LONDON – The current king and queen of tennis were up bright and early here Wednesday. No leisurely breakfast, no lingering over a second cup of coffee. Roger Federer was out on Court 1, Serena Williams on Centre Court. What an idea. Olympic tennis at …

Los Angeles Times August 03, 2012, 2:11 AM (PST)

Los Angeles Times