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Howard to Lakers in Blockbuster Trade

Posted: August 10, 2012 1:21 PM ; Updated: August 12, 2012 10:07 PM

LONDON (AP) -- Dwight Howard held some of the championship trophies in the Los Angeles Lakers' facility Friday, the first act of the next phase of his NBA career.

"Making some wishes," Howard said.

One of his wishes has finally come true. At long last, he's out of Orlando.

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US Women's Soccer Wins Gold and Avenges Loss To Japan In World Cup Final

Posted: August 09, 2012 8:16 PM ; Updated: August 10, 2012 10:00 AM

WEMBLEY, England (AP) -- Hope Solo found herself enveloped in a group hug at the final whistle. Abby Wambach ran to join the fun in a celebration that unleashed a year of bottled-up frustration.

The U.S. women's soccer team won its third straight Olympic gold medal Thursday, beating Japan 2-1 in a rematch of last year's World Cup final and avenging the most painful loss in its history.

Carli Lloyd scored early in both halves, Solo leaped and dived to make saves, and the entire roster found the redemption it had been seeking since that penalty kick shootout loss in Germany last summer.More »

US Women's Soccer Beats New Zealand in Olympic Quarterfinals

Posted: August 03, 2012 1:28 PM ; Updated: August 03, 2012 1:28 PM

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - These were perhaps going to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women's soccer team. Or maybe the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far to the old reliable, Abby Wambach, who has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals.
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US Gymnast Danell Leyva Wins Bronze, Uchimura Gold

Posted: August 01, 2012 2:50 PM ; Updated: August 05, 2012 3:45 PM

LONDON (AP) Bronze medal around his neck, Danell Leyva applauded as Kohei Uchimura took the top spot on the podium.

Hey, no shame finishing behind a guy who might very well be the best gymnast of all time.

Uchimura added Olympic gold to the world titles he's won the last three years, and it was never much of a contest. All but wrapping up the gold midway through the meet, the only question was how big his victory would be and who would be standing next to him on the medals podium.More »

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