Archive for August 12th, 2016

Manuel Makes History, Phelps Adds Another Gold, Biles & Raisman Win Gold And Silver, LeBron Will Sign $100 Mill Contract


Simone ManuelSimone Manuel made history Thursday with a gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle. Manuel tied Canada’s Penny Oleksiak and became the first African American female swimmer to win an individual gold medal.

To no one’s surprise, Michael Phelps won again. In the 200 meter individual medley, Phelps made his win look easy with a 1.95 second margin of victory. In swimming, that’s a huge gap. Phelps now has 22 gold medals to his name.

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman earned gold and silver respectively in the gymnastic individual all around. Biles is considered one of the best US gymnasts of all time and her performanceThursday didn’t disappoint or surprise her many fans. 22 year old Raisman’s performance, however, was the emotional highlight of the evening. After tying for 3rd (and losing out in the tie-breaker to miss the bronze medal) in the 2012 Olympics, Raisman burst into tears after her floor routine, knowing she had secured the silver.


After a summer of speculation, LeBron James announced he’ll sign his much anticipated 3 year $100 million dollar deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. With this contract, LeBron becomes the highest paid player in the NBA. In announcing his signing on Uninterrupted, he said,  “I can’t wait to get back out there in the wine and gold and just get the band back together.”

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