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Olympics Update

After beating Japan 4-2 on Monday, the U.S. women’s soccer team will play for the gold vs. Brazil. The game will be broadcast live Thursday at 9am ET on USA Network.

With their 107th consecutive win, defending Olympic champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor of the United States will play for gold in the beach volleyball championship game. For some reason we are really into beach volleyball this Olympics. Hmm … maybe because it’s on every night in primetime or seemingly every time we turn on the TV. That’s OK though… it’s been fun to watch … go Misty May!!!!

On a touching note, according the Associated Press, “Just as she did four years ago, May-Treanor sprinkled some of her mother’s ashes on the sand before the semifinal, saving another half-portion for a similar ceremony at the gold medal game. “You can’t leave home without her,” May-Treanor said, tapping the plastic film canister she used to carry Barbara May’s remains. “But she’ll stay here.”

There has been a bit of a controversy over Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (the sprinter who set a world record and won the gold medal in the 100-meter dash). NBC host Bob Costas and track and field commentator Ato Boldon were extremely critical of Bolt for his excessive celebration BEFORE he crossed the finish line.

“It was a display that should not have been there,” Boldon said. “You kids at home, this is not how you behave as an Olympic champion.”

NFL Update

In Chicago, Kyle Orton beat out Rex Grossman for the Bears starting QB spot.

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning looked impressive in the “Monday Night Football” 37-34 exhibition win over the Cleveland Browns. But the big performance of night came from WR Domenik Hixon. With three of the Giants’ wide receivers injured, Hixon stepped in to catch 2 TD passes from Manning, and added an 82-yard kick return for a TD.

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