Team USA Wins Olympic Basketball Gold

The United States men's basketball team defeated Spain in the gold medal round of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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USA Vs. Japan Results: United States Women Win Gold In Soccer

The United States women's soccer team took to the pitch in a rematch with Japan on Thursday afternoon in London in the gold medal match of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The United States got on the scoreboard early in the game with a goal from Carli Lloyd, who knocked in the goal after a pass from Alex Morgan. It looked like Morgan's initial target was Abby Wambach, who's scored a torrent of goals in the Olympics, but Lloyd swooped in for a header and the score giving the U.S. a 1-0 lead.

Even with the lead, Japan had the United States women's team on the ropes for much of the match as Japan constantly peppered America with shots on goal. Thanks to some defensive plays by captain Christie Rampone and some amazing saves by Hope Solo, the United States was able to hold off Japan for much of the first half of the match.

In the second half, Japan continued to press the United States and found themselves just shy of a few goals once again. The United States was able to pick up another goal and take a 2-0 lead however, thanks to a wonderful effort by Lloyd.

Lloyd took possession of the ball near midfield and worked her way to the box before knocking in a shot from the left side of the goal to the far side. The goal, Lloyd's second of the match, gave the United States a comfortable lead and ended up being just enough to hold on to win the gold medal.

Japan cut into the lead with a Yuki Ogimi goal late, but it wasn't enough as Hope Solo was able to fend of shot after shot as the United States avenged their World Cup loss.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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2012 London Olympics: Ryan Lochte Takes Silver Medal In 200m Individual Medley

Ryan Lochte swam a good race, but not good enough to earn gold in the 200m individual medley on Thursday. The Tampa resident claimed the silver medal in the event, with a time of 1:54.90. He finished 0.63 second behind gold medalist Michael Phelps, who recorded a time of 1:54.27.

The silver is his third individual medal of the Olympics, giving him a complete set of gold, silver and bronze and his fifth overall. Claiming the bronze medal in the event was Hungary's Laszlo Cseh who recorded a time of 1:56.22.

Though the race was not broadcast live this afternoon, the race should be broadcast in tape delay on NBC Thursday night as part of their prime time coverage.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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2012 London Olympics: Danell Leyva Wins Bronze Medal In Men's All-Around Gymnastics

After the team faltered on Monday, Miami resident Danell Leyva won the bronze medal in the men's all around competition on Wednesday. Leyva finished with an overall score of 90.698, gold medalist Kohei Uchimura of Japan finished with a score 92.690 and silver medalist Nguyen Marcel of Germany scored 91.031.

Leyva had difficulties on the pommel horse, where he placed 19th out of 24 competitiors and 14th on the rings. Despite that, he rebounded with the best scores on his best events, the parallel and horizontal bars. The performance there helped him beat out fourth place finisher Kuksenkov Mykola of Ukraine who finished with a score of 90.432.

For complete results of the event, including breakdowns of every individual event in the men's all around competition, check out NBC Sports' results page for the event.

The event will be broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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2012 London Olympics: Team USA Wins Women's Team Gymnastics Gold

The United States women's gymnastics team did something that it hadn't done since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, win a gold medal. Team USA took the highest score in three of the four team events in the team competition, finishing third overall in the uneven bars.

Team USA took the gold with a final score of 183.596. Russia took the silver medal with an overall score of 178.530 and Romania took the bronze medal with an overall score of 176.414.

The individual competitions for the women's gymnastics will start on Wednesday. Team USA will have both Gabby Douglas and Alexandra Raisman participating in the all-around competitions. The team event will be broadcast on NBC Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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Men's Gymnastics Team Final: Team USA Falls Apart, Finishes Fifth

Team USA entered Monday with a great opportunity to earn a medal in the Men's Gymnastics Team event. Unfortunately, that was not meant to be for the Americans. The team, which includes Tampa resident Danell Leyva, had the highest qualifying score of all the teams that participated, but struggled throughout the day.

Leyva, who is a specialist on the parallel and horizontal bars attempted to help Team USA get back into the medal hunt, but the team finished with a final overall score of 269.952. They finished about two points behind bronze medalist, Great Britain and six points behind gold medalist, China. Japan finished with the silver medal in this competition.

The United States was attempting to win their first gold medal since the 1984 and their first gold medal in an olympic competition not involving a boycott. Leyva will return to action on Wednesday as he and fellow American John Orozco will compete in the all-around competition.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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USA Vs. France Women's Soccer, 2012 Olympics: Team USA Rallies To Defeat France, 4-2

The first even of the 2012 Summer Olympics took place this afternoon in London. After the United States women's soccer team fell behind after two quick goals by France, they rallied to defeat France on Wednesday, 4-2.

After France got goals from Thiney Gaetane in the 12th minute and Delie Marie-Laurie in the 14th minute to take a 2-0 lead, Team USA scored four unanswered goals. Two goals were scored by Alex Morgan, who tied the game in the first half with a goal in the 32nd minute and sealed the game away with a goal in the 66th minute.

Abby Wambach cut the French lead in half in the first half with a goal in the 19th minute and Carli Lloyd gave Team USA the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute.

Team USA managed to get six shots on goal to France's three and also led in offensive possession, 53%-47%. Other than that, the stats look very even, with both teams getting about the same number of fouls, corner kicks and offsides calls. Team USA's next game will be Saturday against Columbia on Saturday, playing at 12 p.m. EDT.

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news and updates on the Florida athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games. For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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