London Olympics: Durant lifts TeamUSA, Melo takes ‘cheap shot’! US Womens soccer wins epic battle!
@SportsBata ..nuff said
“It was a cheap shot,” Anthony said. – nydailynews
#TeamUSAAdvanceQuarters #MeloTakesCheapShot #TeamUSA beat #Argentina, 126-97 Monday night, and #Melo took a ‘cheap shot’ to the groin late in the game, while he sunk a three-pointer! #TeamUSA pulled away in the third quarter after only leading 60-59 at halftime. #Lebron (18 points total) scored the first nine points of the third quarter, #KD scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter, and #CP3 hit buckets at finished with 17 points! #TeamUSA finished first in Group A after posting a perfect 5-0 record in the preliminary rounds, and will play the winner of Brazil and Argentina in the quarterfinal round! #Melo is livid about the ‘cheap shot’ to his groin!
“The team refuses to lose,” said #USA head coach Pia Sundhage. – nydailynews
#USWomenSoccerAdvanceFinals The US Womens soccer team staged an epic comeback in the semi-finals match vs. Canada on Monday! 23-year old star Forward Alex Morgan scored a header goal in the third minute of stoppage time after the teams had played 30 minutes of overtime! Before that, Abby Wambach scored on a controversial penalty kick in the 80th minute to come-back, tie the game, and send it into Overtime! Canada is livid about the controversal penalty kick, and facing #FIFA sanction for ripping the referee after the loss! Check out how the controversial penalty kick was set up below, and watch as #USA takes on #Japan in the Gold medal game tommorrow!
Canada was up 3-2, and their fans in the raucous crowd of 26,630 sensed the Miracle, until goalkeeper Erin McLeod was called for violating the six-second rule – the amount of time keepers are supposed to get rid of the ball. Except that it’s called once every 500 years or so.
“I’ve never seen that before,” Sundhage said. On the ensuing indirect kick, Rapinoe ripped a ball right at Lauren Susselman, a Canadian defender. The ball hit her hand in the box. Whistle. Penalty kick. – nydailynews
#TeamUSAWomenBBallAdvanceSemis #USA Women’s basketball beat Canada, 91-48 on Tuesday morning, and advanced to the semifinals! Diane Taurasi scored 15 points and Candace Parker added 12 points for #TeamUSAWomen! The four-time defending Gold medalists have now won 49 straight #Olympic games, and hold seven out of eight #Olympic Golds! On Thursday, they will take on the winner of the Australia-China quarterfinal game!
#OlympicBreakingNews #USA Gymnast Aly Raisman, 18, won the Gold medal in the floor exercise, and a Bronze medal in the balance beam (after an inquiry), Tuesday afternoon! #Aly danced to Horah – an Israeli dance, expressing her Jewish background beautifully in the floor exercise. She did exceptional in the balance beam, but was awarded a fourth-place score of 14.96. The #USA coaches quickly put in an inquiry, and her score was raised to 15.066; enuff for a Bronze medal! Teammate Gabby Douglas (two Gold medals) didn’t do as well; she fell on the balance beam, and landed in seven place. #Gabby also came in dead last on the uneven bars on Monday.
“It’s survival,” Suhr said. “There’s a lot of stress and anxiety that comes in this sport.” – nydailynews
#NYAthletesGoForGold Fredonia #NY Jenn Suhr, 30, cleared 4.75 meters to claim the Gold in the pole vault for #USA on Monday night! She collected the Silver medal (for the same event) in the #Beijing2008Olympics, and holds two of only three #USA medals in #Olympics history! Westfield #NJ Judoka fighter, Nick Delpopolo, 23, was expelled from the #Olympics on Monday for testing positive for marijuana! #Delpopolo says he ‘accidentally’ ate a pot brownie immediately before his trip to the #Olympics!
“I feel really good about it, but in the U.S. if it’s not a gold it’s not good enough,” Esparza said. “I’ll be happy whatever I get from this point. In my mind I am really dying for a gold medal.”
“Marlen is a very gifted individual athlete,” BALCO founder and coach Victor Conte told the Daily News after Esparza defeated Venezuela’s Karlha Magliocco, 24-16, in the quarterfinals. “She has the ‘it’ factor. The first time I met her I was very impressed with her attitude. She has the D-W-I-T… do whatever it takes. No matter what it takes she believes in herself.” – nydailynews
#Esparza1stWomenWinOlympicBoxingMatch #USA #Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, 23, became the first American woman to win an #Olympic boxing match, and advanced to the medals round! She is guaranteed at least a Bronze medal in the flyweight division after beating #Venezuela Karlha Magliocco, 24-16, in the quarterfinals Monday morning! To advance to the Gold Medal round, she will have to defeat defeat three-time world champion #China Cancan Ren in next bout!
#Esparza is already working on endorsement deals with CoverGirl (pic above), Nike and Coca-Cola, and is expected to retire after the #Olympics to continue her education (Houston HS Valedictorian)!