Top Sports Stories (Aug 12, 2012)

Krzyzewski set for final game as US coach

LONDON (AP) – Mike Krzyzewski’s job is nearly finished. Seven years after taking over a U.S. team that had been stripped of its power and grip on Olympic basketball, Krzyzewski is down to one more game. But before his players take the court Sunday …

YAHOO! August 11, 2012, 11:59 PM (PST)

 

Play resumes at PGA with long day ahead

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Tiger Woods missed a 7-foot par putt on the eighth hole and fell another shot behind the leaders Sunday when play resumed at the PGA Championship. Woods dropped to even par for the tournament, six strokes behind Rory McIlroy and …

Boston Herald August 12, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

 

Russian sports minister questions Olympics scoring

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has questioned some of the judging at the London Olympics, specifically in boxing and weightlifting. Mutko pointed to Irish lightweight Katie Taylor’s 10-8 win over Russia’s Sofya Ochigava in the …

Associated Press August 12, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

 

Russia wins basketball bronze

Alexei Shved scored 25 points – 13 in the fourth quarter – and Russia won its first medal in Olympic men’s basketball with an 81-77 win on Sunday over Argentina, whose players confronted the referees after the final horn following a wild scramble in …

FOXSports.com August 12, 2012, 5:21 AM (PST)

 

Rogge: Bolt Is ‘Active Performance Legend’

IOC President Jacques Rogge says Usain Bolt is a legend after all. Rogge said earlier this week the Jamaican sprinter needed to prove his greatness over time before claiming to be a "living legend." On Sunday, Rogge relented a bit. He said: …

ABC News August 12, 2012, 5:21 AM (PST)


ABC News

Handball: Croatia bag bronze as Hungary denied

LONDON (Reuters) – Twice winners Croatia inflicted a fifth Olympics fourth-placed finish on Hungary when they won the men’s handball bronze medal encounter 33-26 on Sunday. It was Croatia’s third men’s Olympic handball medal after they won gold in 1996…

CNBC August 12, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

 

Athletics: Ugandan Kiprotich wins men’s London marathon

LONDON (Reuters) – Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich shot to the front with six kms remaining to win the men’s Olympic marathon on Sunday in two hours eight minutes 11 seconds. It was his country’s first medal of the Games and came in the final event of the …

YAHOO! August 12, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

 

Olympics 2012: Usain Bolt caps off perfect London Games, possibly Olympic career in record-setting fashion

LONDON-Believe it or not, the United States had a chance Saturday night to beat Usain Bolt. All it needed was for him to refuse to give up a souvenir. It was the yellow baton that had just gone around the track faster than any baton in history. Bolt …

Sporting News August 12, 2012, 3:34 AM (PST)


Sporting News

Team USA wins fifth straight gold

Quick-hit thoughts about Team USA’s 86-50 gold-medal game victory over France on Saturday: What happened: Just like an early-round upset in the NCAA tournament sometimes creates a very anti-climactic matchup in a later round, France’s overtime victory …

ESPN August 11, 2012, 4:21 PM (PST)


ESPN