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[14 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Davis Love would only refer to McIlroy as “one of the best players in the world”, which is an understatement almost as staggering as the scale of McIlroy’s USPGA win.
McIlroy has the ranking to confirm he is the top of the world, as well as the fame, the hero-worship, the records and the aura.
On Monday, after a night of celebration at the Kiawah Island clubhouse, the second-youngest double major-winner since the war was fulfilling photo-shoot obligations for a sponsor before flying to Cincinnati to meet Caroline Wozniacki, his tennis-playing girlfriend.
In …

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[14 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas basked in the “Tonight” spotlight and the admiration of fellow guest Michelle Obama, but the teenage gymnast already is thinking ahead to 2016.
Host Jay Leno, who noted that Douglas’ last name was an anagram for “USA gold,” asked Monday if she intended to compete in the next Summer Games, in Rio de Janeiro.
“Oh, definitely,” she replied.
The 16-year-old looked like a winner, dressed in a gold metallic skirt and a fitted, black motorcycle jacket. Her hair, worn in a utilitarian bun during the Olympics, was gathered in …

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[7 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Kenny had just won his third Olympic gold with a masterful 2-0 win in the best-of-three final to take British cycling’s track medal tally to six, with five golds. Baugé wore a smile throughout the interrogation but there were hints of bafflement and bitterness that Kenny may be angry about when he reviews what happened following the medal ceremony.
It started as knockabout, but Baugé, the silver medallist and three-time world champion, was persistent in asking why the British team always peak at the Olympics. He asked the moderator’s permission to …

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[5 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

As Serena Williams stood atop the medal podium, her career Golden Slam complete thanks to an Olympic rout, the gusty wind on Wimbledon’s Centre Court blew the American flag off its pole midway through the national anthem.
Old Glory came to rest in front of the Royal Box.
‘‘It was probably flying to come hug me because the flag was so happy,’’ Williams said.
Williams wore a smile after she became only the second woman to achieve a Golden Slam, winning the most lopsided women’s final in Olympic history Saturday by beating Maria …

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[5 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

In one unforgettable night for a nation, the Olympic Games and their host, Britain, were the best they can be.
Three British athletes winning three gold medals in the Olympic Stadium in a delirious 44-minute spell produced the signature moment of the London Games.
Barring catastrophe in the final week, this Saturday night of fever and fervor made sure that the London Olympics will be remembered as a roaring success.
It was a night when the prefix “Great” before “Britain” suddenly seemed to make a lot more sense. It ended, so appropriately, with …