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When Kerri Walsh Jennings won her third Olympic gold in beach volleyball at the London Olympics, she was playing with a secret: She was five weeks pregnant.
Sitting hand-in-hand with her husband, Casey Jennings, Walsh Jennings shared the news exclusively on TODAY Monday.
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Kevin Durant scored 30 points and set an Olympic record as the United States defeated Spain 107-100 to win the gold medal at the London Olympics on Sunday.
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LONDON – After a less-than-stellar preliminary round that left him dead last before Saturday morning’s 10m platform diving semifinal, American David Boudia got out of bed and acted like it never happened.
“I actually woke up and it almost felt like I was dreaming the night before,” Boudia said. “Like it didn’t really happen. It was a brand new day. The sun came up and I was diving first.”
LONDON (AP) — Expected to dominate, they did.
All those style points were a bonus.
The U.S. women’s basketball team routed France 86-50 in the final Saturday, collecting their fifth straight Olympic gold medal and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games.
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LONDON - Track and field athlete Bryshon Nellum will carry the flag for the 529-member American team when they march into the stadium Sunday night for the Closing Ceremony.
A first-time Olympian, Nellum ran the lead-off leg for the silver-medal winning men’s 4x400m relay,who finished in 2:57.05. He also competed in the open 400m at Olympic Stadium, bowing out in the semifinal when he finished third in his heat in 45.02. On Thursday he ran in the heats of the men’s 4x400m, anchoring the team to a second place finish to qualify for the final.
LONDON — When she is on the track, Carmelita Jeter is all business. So when, as she crossed the finish line Friday night, her outstretched left hand — baton in hand — pointing out toward the red-and-black digital clock just in front of her, you knew it was something special.
An instant later, the clock flashed: “New WR.”
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WEMBLEY, England - The U.S. women’s soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan.
Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year’s World Cup final.
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And the hits just keep on coming.
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LONDON — There are moments in track and field, and Olympic, history that take your breath away.
In the years to come, when they show Allyson Felix’s powerful charge down the straightaway to win the women’s 200 meters, it will be no less breathtaking than it was in person here Wednesday night.
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LONDON (AP) — Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, taking a victory lap around the court before leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings as the first three-time gold medalists in Olympic beach volleyball history.
Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor extended their Olympic winning streak to 21 straight — unbeaten in Athens, Beijing and now London — with a 21-16, 21-16 victory over Jen Kessy and April Ross on Wednesday night in an all-American championship game. “Misty and I have something really special. The world knows it, we know it, and we embrace it,” Walsh Jennings told NBC after the match.
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LONDON — It actually happened. The possibility was always there, but so many things had to fall into place for it to become reality.
They all happened. Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will face compatriots Jen Kessy and April Ross for the Olympic gold medal in London. Wednesday marks the first all-American women’s final in Olympic history.
Roger Federer clinched the first singles medal of his career Friday in an Olympic marathon, winning 19-17 in the final set against Juan Martin del Potro.
The semifinal match lasted 4 hours, 26 minutes, and Federer rallied to win 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17. He converted only two of 13 break-point chances, the second coming in the next-to-last game.
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LONDON (AP) — One streak is over. The unbeaten streak continues for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor.
The Americans lost the first set of their preliminary round match against Austria on Wednesday night — the first time they’ve lost a set in three Olympics. But after the 21-17 loss in the first, they came back to win the second by a dominating 21-8 and took the third 15-10 to remain unbeaten in this and every other trip to the Olympic Games.
Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time, winning his 19th medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
Look back at all of Phelps’ Olympic medals in this slideshow