Aly Raisman finished the Olympics in style.
The U.S. captain matched Gabby Douglas in gold medals, winning the title on floor exercise Tuesday. Add in the bronze on balance beam from earlier in the day, and she becomes the most decorated of the Fierce Five.
“It definitely went better than I thought it would,” Raisman said.
Good thing Raisman did so well because the rest of the Americans came up empty-handed. Douglas had another rough day, finishing seventh on balance beam after a fall. World champion Jordyn Wieber, voted most likely to leave the Olympics with the biggest haul, was seventh on floor and finishes without any individual medals.
Danell Leyva and Jonathan Horton were fifth and sixth, respectively, on high bar, leaving the U.S. men with only Leyva’s all-around bronze.
“I’m so happy, going home with two Olympic gold medals and a couple of titles under my belt,” Douglas said. “I’m so happy for Aly, she deserves to be up on that podium.”
Raisman may not have Douglas’ bubbly personality or Wieber’s resume, but she is prized her for her steadiness, and that consistency paid off big in London.
Is he the greatest swimmer of this time? Looks like it as Michael Phelps defended his title in the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympics on Friday night, running his career total to 17 golds and 21 medals over all.
Phelps edged his young South African rival Chad Le Clos, finishing in 51.21 seconds to Le Clos’s 51.44. Russia’s Evgeny Korotyshkin was third.
The 100 fly was the only event in which Phelps did not set a world record when he won an unprecedented eight golds at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, but on Thursday night he had made it clear how important it was for him to go out a winner. And that was what he did.
Phelps emerged from the pool like a prize fighter, arms over his heads, as applause rained down from a crowd that included Prince William and his wife, Catherine. He then put his arm around Le Clos, the man he has seemingly tapped as his successor as an all-around threat, and they joked as they walked away from the pool.
The race covered 200 meters, but it was over after 50.
Phil Mickelson proved his one of the best out there with an excellent eight-under-par 64 performance at the Scottish Open second round, and thus bringing him five shots away from the top stop last Friday.
Four-times major winner, Mickelson showed signs of strength with an opening eagle in the first hole and went on to score in an outstanding fashion for the rest of the round.
No one knows exactly how he celebrated the day after, maybe he bought some custom golf balls at GolfBox.com – or just watched television. But in any case, he shares in an interview:
“I’m really glad I added the tournament and it’s very helpful to see my game progress so quickly,” Mickelson narrates, talking about his last minute decision to join the golf open.
“In fact, when I was thinking about adding this tournament, after missing the cut last week, my wife Amy and I thought simultaneously of the same decision, so I am very lucky.”
Manny Pacquiao has clarified that he has nothing against gay people in response to all the flack he’s been getting from the Examiner interview he gave.
He says that the reporter asked him his views on gay marriage and he simply said that he is against it. “I am against gay marriage, but I’m not condemning gays,” the boxer said in an interview with The Times.
“I have family — a cousin — who’s gay, and friends, too. I’m just against gay marriage. I don’t even want to talk about the issue, but I was asked about it, so I gave my opinion.”
The Grove, a Los Angeles mall with a great water feature has recently announce a ban on the boxing champ after new broke out that he was quoted suggesting that gay men should die.
“Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao, we have made it be known that he is not welcome at the Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future. The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance,” the Grove said in a statement.
“I’m not against gay people.
I have a relative who is also gay,” the boxer insisted. “We can’t help it if they were born that way. What I’m critical of are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same-sex marriage is against the law of God.”
The Green Bay Packers got a 42-34 victory for this year’s NFL opener Thursday by stopping New Orleans running back Mark Ingram during the last effort play.
Aaron Rodgers walked the night away with a win, thanks to Green Bay’s strong offensive plays.
It was also a good game for Cobb, scoring a 32-yard touchdown reception during the end of the first quarter. Furthermore, Cobb gave another play during the fourth quarter when he almost got free during a punt return, only to trip at midfield.
This is the eighth consecutive year that the defending Super Bowl champion has played host for the season opener. And each time, the home team has emerged victorious.
Oscar De La Hoya broke his silence about his past and reveals that he has struggled before from substance abuse, alcoholism and infidelity. He even says that for more than once, has contemplated on committing suicide.
He was recently reached rock bottom in his career and it seems that taking prescription drug abuse addiction and therapy is his only course of action to improve his lifestyle. Many have sympathized with the champion boxer and hopes that he recovers out of his depression soon.
Oscar De La Hoya retired from the boxing ring last 2009 with 10 world titles victories from six boxing divisions. His last title was won in May 2006 after beating Ricardo Mayorga in six rounds for the WBC 154-pound belt. His current boxing record stands at 39-6 with 30 knockouts.
Derek Jeter made baseball history as the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits last Saturday and he did it with a home run during the third inning in Yankee Stadium, which now makes him the first player in the history of the Yankees to reach the magic number.
Jeter has always been ahead in hits and the first player to have 3,000 hits since 2007, with Craig Biggio of Houston. Interestingly, Jeter did this by solely playing shortstop and beforehand, Jeter never won a batting title.
“It’s kind of hard to enjoy it when there’s a lot of negativity that’s out there. Hopefully, I might be able to enjoy it the next few days,” Jeter said during an interview a few days before he made the milestone.