Really, Tunisia didn’t have a shot. The only way they could have won today was if Team USA’s bus got lost on the way to the arena and they missed the game entirely. Well, the bus made it there just fine and the U.S. put a hurting on Tunisia, winning 110-63. Though Team USA wasn’t really tested, we still learned some things and had these five takeaways from the game. More »
The USA women’s gymnastics team turned in a sterling performance Tuesday to capture the country’s first team gold since the “Magnificent 7” of Atlanta won the crown in 1996.
At North Greenwich Arena, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber dominated on the day. They placed first in three of the four apparatuses—vault, balance beam, and floor—and turned in the third-best combined score on the uneven bars. More »
Ryan Lochte ended Michael Phelps’ reign in the Olympic 400m individual medley on the first full day of Olympic competition. The American pulled away in the race, winning by a wide margin and taking home America’s first Gold of the London games.
Phelps finished outside of the medals, placing fourth behind Brazilian Thiago Pereira and Kosuke Hagino of Japan.
When most eighth graders head back to school in September and share tales about what they did during their summer vacation, there are bound to be plenty of stories about trips to the beach, and camp, and amusement parks. Fourteen-year-old Tate Martell of southern California will be able to tell his classmates that he accepted a college football scholarship to the University of Washington. The Huskies, who are coached by Steve Sarkisian, extended an offer to the teen quarterback three weeks ago, according to ESPN.com, and he made an oral commitment to the school on Wednesday. (Under NCAA rules, a school may not extend a written scholarship offer until September 1 of a prospect's senior season.) See Martell's highlight video after the jump More »
Tonight's MLS All-Star Game (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.) between the Major League Soccer's top players and Chelsea FC of the Premier League is being called the world's first "smart soccer" game. This doesn't mean that all previous MLS games have been dumb, it's just that tonight's contest will incorporate adidas's miCoach Elite System for the first time. More »