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Mark J. Terrill

Usain Bolt is once again crowned the fastest man in the world. The world record holder captured his second straight gold medal in the 100-meters blazing to an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.

Sanya Richards-Ross has given the United States its first track and field gold medal of the London Olympics with a win in the women's 400-meters.

Only a month after a crushing loss to Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Britain's Andy Murray sent Centre Court at Wimbledon into a frenzy. The Scotsman beat Federer on the very court he lost the Wimbledon title on to take the men’s tennis Olympic gold medal, winning easily 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

And Michael Phelps officially retired from professional swimming over the weekend after capturing a couple more gold medals in the 100m butterfly and the 4x100m medley relay. Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history with a record 22 medals. And as Phelps exists the pool a new face emerges; Missy Franklin, the darling of US swimming at this years’ Olympics continued her incredible week through the weekend, winning not just another gold but also breaking the world record in the 200m backstroke.

Here at home, the Yankees losing Saturday’s game to Seattle 1-0 but wining yesterday 6-2; it’s the Yanks 6th win in the past 16 games. The Red Sox also going 1-1 over the weekend, losing 6-4 to the Twins on Saturday and winning 6-4 yesterday.

In the National League, the Mets couldn’t convert their 6-2 win on Saturday into a weekend sweep, falling 7-3 against the Padres yesterday. Matt Harvey struggled in his third start for the Mets, allowing five runs and eight hits.

The Mets are off today, back in action tomorrow night against Miami, Yankees play today and tomorrow in Detroit and the Red Sox host Texas tonight. 


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