Carmelita Jeter crossed the finish line pointing the baton at the clock showing a world record of 40.82 seconds Friday night as the United States won the women's Olympic 4x100-meter relay for the first time since 1996.
A year ago, Jordan Burroughs changed his Twitter handle to (at)alliseeisgold.
LeBron James turned away from his teammates gathered in the center circle and waved to the fans as if to say: "See you Sunday."
Chores piling up. DVRs stuffed and groaning with unwatched favorites. Late, bleary strolls into the office. Welcome to the Great Olympic Time Suck, that unsung sport that has millions glued to coverage of the London Games rather than tending to real life.
Claressa Shields ducked one punch, deftly leaned away from another, and stuck her tongue out at her Russian opponent. Just an American teenager having a little fun.
Rafael Nadal has dropped out of the Western & Southern Open because of a knee problem that forced him to miss the Olympics.
Sarah Attar finished last and more than a half-minute slower than her nearest competitor in the women's 800 meters, yet hundreds rose to give her a standing ovation as she crossed the finish line.
After leaving the most important decision of her career up to her persuasive mother, Brittney Reese knew there was only one place to start looking when it was time to celebrate her Olympic gold medal in the long jump.
While the Chinese are piling up the medals in another Olympics, the most popular team in the increasingly sports-crazy nation was overwhelmed from the start.