LONDON — The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard. There really was no need. That Olympic gold medal was in the bag the minute they took the floor. The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some Tuesday night, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996. Their score of 183.596 was a whopping five points ahead of Russia and made their final event, floor exercise, more like a coronation. Romania won the bronze. With the Russians…
Women’s Field Hockey won today 1-0 over Argentina.
Michael Phelps second in 200 fly, ties mark for most medals. Phelps won silver in the 200 butterfly Tuesday, finishing 05. seconds behind South Africa’s Chad le Clos, who shouted and slapped the water in celebration. Le Clos won in 1:52.96, pulling ahead of Phelps in the final meters. With the silver medal, Phelps tied the record for most Olympic medals.
Giants acquire Hunter Pence from Phillies PHILADELPHIA(AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies have traded two-time All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for three players. The last-place Phillies get outfielder Nate Schierholtz, minor league catcher Tommy Joseph and minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin for Pence in Tuesday’s deal. Pence is batting .271 with 17 homers and 59 RBIs this season. Schierholtz batted .257 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 77 games. Earlier, the Phillies sent two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino toLos Angelesfor two pitchers. Joseph was San Francisco’s No. 2 ranked prospect by Baseball America….
PHILADELPHIA(AP) – The Phillies have traded two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin. Philadelphiaalso gets a player to be named later or cash for the 31-year-old Victorino, who can become a free agent after the season. Victorino is batting .261 with nine homers, 40 RBIs and 24 steals. He helped the Phillies win five straight NL East titles and the 2008 World Series championship. Lindblom is 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 48 relief appearances for Los Angeles. Trading Victorino could be the first of several…
World champion BMX rider Jaime Bestwick was on the show! Audio will be up Monday!
The governing body of U.S. college sports fined Penn State University $60 million and voided its football victories for the past 14 seasons in an unprecedented rebuke for the school’s failure to stop coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children.
On the Steve Jones Show today, we have two-time Olympian Keli Smith-Puzo! Though the U.S. Olympic National Team carries a roster of 16, Smith Puzo added one more to her own family’s roster when she gave birth to Ian on August 31, 2011. The birth of her second child did not deter Smith Puzo from coming back full force and training with the National Team in December, just three short months after Ian arrived in this world. The 2001 University of Maryland alum competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will close her Olympic competition resume in London. Hometown:…
Natalie Dell from the US Olympic Rowing Team. On Monday’s show in the 3 PM hour. Check out the archive Here
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