A near-perfect vault by McKayla Maroney was probably the biggest highlight of the U.S. women's gymnastics team's Olympic gold medal win last night - even if the judges inexplicably docked her a quarter of a point.

McKayla, 16, nailed the vault, showcasing the Amanar - a tricky, near-impossible skill that just a handful of gymnasts in the world can do - with such precision, her coach couldn't believe her score wasn't the maximum.

Posted in: London Olympics

You can't blame Michael Phelps' mom Debbie for thinking he had this one.

The best swimmer ever held a half body-length lead in the final 15 meters of Tuesday's 200-meter butterfly, a race he hadn't lost in a major competition since 2001, when he obliterated the world record he still holds.

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Everyone together now: USA! USA! USA!

The women's gymnastics team took to the mat, the balance beam and the vault today in London and left absolutely no doubt in the minds of spectators or judges: they are the best in the world.

Posted in: London Olympics

Slamming NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics has become as much of a sport these days as swimming, archery or basketball.

The network is not airing many key events as they happen. It's even spoiling its very own primetime tapings by announcing the winner of various races earlier in the day. It's a mess all around.

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