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2012 Olympics: 5 Can't-Miss Events for Aug. 9

Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are the favorites in today's 200-meter dash in London.
<p> Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are the favorites in the 200-meter dash in London on August 9.</p>
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Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 9, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern:

Olympic Photo of the Day: Lolo Jones Finishes Fourth

America's sweetheart, Lolo Jones, failed to medal in the 100-meter hurdles as the rain fell in London.
<p> America's sweetheart, Lolo Jones, failed to medal in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fourth as the rain fell in London.</p>
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America's sweetheart, Lolo Jones, failed to medal in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fourth as the rain fell in London. The result was especially painful for Jones, who was seeking redemption after tripping over the ninth of ten hurdles with the lead in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Unfortunately, rather than experiencing the thrill of victory, Twitter's favorite track star suffered the agony of defeat.

2012 Olympics: 5 Can't Miss Events for Aug. 8

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings go for their third straight gold
<p> Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings go for their third straight gold in today's beach volleyball final.</p>
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Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 8, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern:

1. Women's 200m Finals
The U.S. Big Three in the women's sprints — Carmelita Jeter, who won silver in the 100m; Sanya Richards-Ross, gold medalist in the 400m; and Allyson Felix, a two-time silver medalist in the 200 — have made their way through qualifying and will vie for a U.S. medals sweep in this thrilling event.

Olympics Photo of the Day: U.S. Women's Soccer

Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach & Co. Beat Canada in Stunning Fashion
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It was a thrilling day for the U.S. women on the pitch at Old Trafford. Here, the Americans celebrate Abby Wambach's goal that tied the match with Canada 3-3. Alex Morgan's header in extra time would give the U.S. the win.

2012 Olympics: 5 Can't-Miss Events for Aug. 6

America's Sweetheart Gabby Douglas Highlights Monday's Lineup
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Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 6, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern:

1. Women's Gymnastics - Uneven Bars Final
All-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas guns for her second gold of these games in the uneven bars. She'll be looking to erase some of the disappointment of McKayla Maroney's shocking loss in the vault finals on Sunday.

Olympics Photo of the Day: Usain Bolt

Bolt of Lightning Strikes London Games
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final with his signature pose in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Bolt set an Olympic record with a time of 9.63 to earn his second straight gold in the Games' marquee event.

Athlon’s Essential Eleven Links of the Day

Rounding up the web's best sports links so you don't have to.
<p> The best sports links from the NFL, college football and basketball, MLB, the NBA, NASCAR and the world of entertainment.</p>
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 3.

• Several MLB Facebook accounts were hacked yesterday, and Yankees fans received a strange message regarding Derek Jeter.

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