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London Olympics

USA Outdoor Track & field championships: Barrett claims high jump title

USA Outdoor Track & field championships: Barrett claims high jump title

Brigetta Barrett clears the bar during the high jump at the U.S. championships in Des Moines, Iowa. She had only one miss Saturday.

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USA Outdoor Track & field championships: Barrett claims high jump title

USA Outdoor Track & field championships: Barrett claims high jump title

Former Arizona Wildcat Brigetta Barrett booked her place in the track and field world championships with a personal-best jump of 6 feet 8 1/4 inches to win the high jump Saturday at the U.S. championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Classifying Paralympians sometimes gets a tad tricky

Classifying Paralympians sometimes gets a tad tricky

Runner Oscar Pistorius is classed as a double amputee below the knee and is eligible to compete only against others in the same category.

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Classifying Paralympians sometimes gets a tad tricky

Classifying Paralympians sometimes gets a tad tricky

LONDON - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius hasn't been able to skip one of the games' biggest bureaucratic hurdles: the Paralympics disability classification system.

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London Olympics: Track & field: Finding the needed lift

London Olympics: Track & field: Finding the needed lift

With a jump of 6 feet 8 inches on Saturday, UA senior Brigetta Barrett became the first Wildcat to medal at an Olympics in track and field since 1992.

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London Olympics: Track & field: Finding the needed lift

London Olympics: Track & field: Finding the needed lift

LONDON - Brigetta Barrett worried that if a moment came like Saturday, when she medaled in high jump at the Olympics, her mother might not be there to share it with her.

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London Olympics: Track & field: 4x100 relay world record blown away

London Olympics: Track & field: 4x100 relay world record blown away

American Carmelita Jeter sees the clock at the finish line and can't believe what she sees. "I was so confused. I was like, 'That is not a 4x100 time,'" she said.

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London Olympics: Track & field: 4x100 relay world record blown away

London Olympics: Track & field: 4x100 relay world record blown away

LONDON - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.

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Tunisian adds open-water gold to haul

Tunisian adds open-water gold to haul

Ukraine's Igor Chervynskiy and others start the 10-kilometer race at Hyde Park. After the death of American Fran Crippen in 2010, rescue boats and kayaks kept an eye on everyone, especially the last-place finisher from Guam.

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Tunisian adds open-water gold to haul

Tunisian adds open-water gold to haul

LONDON - Pool or lake, it doesn't matter to Ous Mellouli. As long as there's water involved.

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London Olympics: How volunteers made the Games

Claire Heald of BBC News offers a glimpse into the experiences of some of the 70,000 volunteers who help the Olympics run as smoothly as possible. 

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Boxing: Mich. teen Claressa Shields a bright spot for awful US team

LONDON - Claressa Shields ducked one punch, deftly leaned away from another and stuck her tongue out at her Russian opponent. Just an American teenager having a little fun.

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London Olympics: Women's soccer: Undaunted State of America

London Olympics: Women's soccer: Undaunted State of America

U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd is already in a celebratory mood as the ball hits the back of the net for the first of her two goals in the Americans' victory.

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Women's soccer: Undaunted State of America

Women's soccer: Undaunted State of America

WEMBLEY, England - Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield - and cried into a U.S. flag.

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A golden opportunity at redemption for US

A golden opportunity at redemption for US

Abby Wambach, scoring in last year's World Cup final against Japan, says she's "been hoping" for a rematch.

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A golden opportunity at redemption for US

A golden opportunity at redemption for US

LONDON - It's not just about the gold medal. It's about redemption.

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Olympics on TV

Schedule subject to change. (L) - live; For listings of specific events, visit nbcolympics.com/tv-listings/index.html

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Beach volleyball: Gold medal match today an all-American affair

LONDON - In their first Olympics, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy will play for the gold medal in an all-American beach volleyball final.

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Seen & heard at the London Olympics: Day 11

Women's basketball

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Track and field: Makhloufi gets break, wins gold

Track and field: Makhloufi gets break, wins gold

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1,500 ahead of Leonel Manzano, left, of the United States who took silver and became the first American since 1968 to medal in that event.

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