It's been a rough summer for track and field, with drug scandals and injuries taking several players out of contention for the IAAF World Championships. But the sport's biggest name, Usain Bolt, is on his marks for this year's edition of the biennial event, August 10—18 in Moscow (airing daily on Universal Sports and NBC, see full schedule below).
The six-time Olympic gold medalist got off to a shaky start this season with a June loss to American Justin Gatlin at an invitational meet in Rome. NBC/Universal Sports analyst Ato Boldon cites other commitments for diluting the Jamaican's training, but he's confident Bolt will step up. "When it's time for a championship," Boldon says, "his management locks out a period of time, really the only time of the year, when he can have really good consistent and continuous training."read more
Nineteen years after last hosting Saturday Night Live (when she was "10"), Christina Applegate took command of Stage 8H to sing a song about her love of the mid-October, pre-holiday season with special guests, The Frumpetts and "Dane Cook" (Jason Sudeikis)...read more
Warning: The following article contains spoilers about the women's basketball games on Saturday, as well as other Olympic results.
The U.S. women's basketball team won its fifth straight Olympic gold medal Saturday, defeating France 86-50. Star player Candace Parker scored 21 points. Earlier in the day, Australia defeated Russia 83-74 to win the bronze medal.