One of the most dramatic moments came when Long Beach’s own McKayla Maroney nailed a near perfect vault. She helped lead the US Women’s gymnastics team to their first gold medal since 1996.
The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.
The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal.
Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics.
Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.
When Mitt is back home, will the offensive comments stop? Republicans can only hope so because this race is too important to be decided by “how much America likes one guy over another”. But such a factor could very well decide the outcome of this election.
Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.
One year ago today Amy Winehouse died in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning. The sultry singer was known for her addiction to drugs and alcohol as well as her trouble with the law.
The Spanish Olympic committee says Lakers’ Pau Gasol will hold the Spanish flag for the opening ceremony on Friday July 27th of the 2012 London Olympics.
Duke alum and reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe to a 1-on-1 game at the Team USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas Nevada. Price tag: $50-Grand for the winner.
Kobe has always believed that any bet on 1-on-1 game is, “Easy Money.”
One Wimbledon title wasn’t enough for Serena Williams. About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the doubles final.
Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden have been chosen for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, a person with knowledge of the decisions told The Associated Press on Saturday.
David Beckham’s English national team career will be honored at the team’s final warmup for the European Championship, with the former captain receiving a UEFA award for players who have made more than 100 international appearances.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling on former LAPD chief William Bratton to help with the devastating riots in London.
A post-mortem examination was completed Monday to determine the cause of Amy Winehouse’s death.