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Houston’s Glenn Eller wins shooting gold at World Cup

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2008 Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller of Houston won his first World Cup gold medal since 2007 at an International Shooting Sports Federation event Tuesday in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

Eller's last World Cup gold medal came the year before he won the gold medal in men's double trap shotgun at the Beijing Olympics.

The 2012 Olympic Games: The Mens Medal Matches

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Only a few souls got into Newcastle's St. James's Park in time to see Mexico play South Korea in the two sides' men's Olympic football tournament group game. And their emotions now probably range between smug ("I saw the Gold and Bronze medalists playing each other") and disbelieving ("I saw the Gold and Bronze medalists playing each other?

Lloyd brace lifts USWNT to victory over Japan in gold medal game

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A dream tournament ended with a dream result for the U.S. women's national team.

A year after losing to Japan in the World Cup final, the United States exacted revenge en route to claiming the gold medal in the Olympic final by defeating the Japanese, 2-1, at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

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Walsh-Jennings Wins Gold While Pregnant

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What's more impressive than winning a third-straight Olympic gold medal (wearing a bikini no less)? Winning it while five weeks pregnant.

In an interview Monday on the "Today" show, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh-Jennings revealed that she was pregnant while competing at the Olympics last month.

Hope Solo On MSNBC's Morning Joe

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USWNT Goal Keeper Hope Solo made an appearance this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the team's winning the gold medal in London, her new memoir, and the various "controversies" that seem to surround her.

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Fun Under the Sun at Sahlen's Stadium

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The U.S. WNT Fan Tribute Tour got kicked off today in grand fashion at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., as the WNT and hometown hero Abby Wambach were greeted by a pumped up crowd of about 2,500 supporters during today's public training session prior to tomorrow's match against Costa Rica.

Today's 90-minute session under the sun in Rochester was the first time touching the ball for many of the WNT players since the team won its third straight gold medal, and fourth overall, on Aug.

Womens Olympics Football 2012 Schedule August 9th

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Womens Gold Medal Final 19:45   United States   - Japan Womens Bronze Medal Runner Up Final 13:00   Canada   - France

Thursday's TV

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The Women's Olympic soccer tournament concludes on NBC Sports Network: Canada - France in the bronze medal game at 8am and the USA - Japan for the gold medal at 2:30pm. Europa League on Fox Soccer: Liverpool - Gomel at 3pm. Copa Sudamericana on Fox Deportes: Petrolero - Guarani at 6:30pm and Universidad de Catolica - Blooming at 9pm.

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And We’re Back…

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It's been several weeks since we've had a new post here on Two Touch Pass, and I've spent a week or so contemplating my first post back. I suppose the reason we went away for awhile had to do with our busy lives, full of new adventures, big moves, and the many distractions we have in life. But, I'll be completely honest, my absence has been due to a post-Olympic hangover that has required me to catch my breath (weeks later) after stressing for 3 weeks.

POTD : Inside Neymar’s Exclusive (And Cringeworthy) Private Jet

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Don't try to hide it from us you were expecting to find a carpet of bling, a cabinet full of customized shoes, crystal champagne and Louis Vuitton blankets (check and CRINGE!) and just general ridiculousness in Neymar's private jet.

Naturally, the Brazilian striker hasn't failed to disappoint us all with this photograph taken aboard his private flight home from Sweden yesterday.

USA v MEX: What the hell did we just see?

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Tonight the USA Men's National Team played the Mexican National Team in Stadium Azteca. Most people probably could care less about a friendly, even one in Mexico. I, for one, am always intrigued by these international friendlies, but not so much for the results. I love the opportunities presented to guys who might not normally get the opportunity to get decent minutes against quality competition.

USA-Mexico Set to battle at Azteca

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The U.S. Men are winless when playing Mexico at Stadium Azteca (0-8-1) and Mexico is fresh off a Gold Medal win at the 2012 London Olympics. No need to create drama in this latest so called "friendly" between two sides that rarely if ever play a match under that matches that definition. The Americans will also be missing some regular roster members due to the schedule of the game in Mexico conflicting with the start of many international leagues.

Mexico Olympics Gold Medal Resonates for Their Fans

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When the final whistle blew at Wembley Stadium Saturday afternoon, a wide range of emotions quickly came and went. First was relief, Oscar's header went wide. Then came incredulity – did I really just see what I just saw? Euphoria followed. Is one allowed to cry when in a euphoric state? I hope so, because I was blubbering – what Oprah calls the "ugly cry.

USA-Mexico Preview, Part One: Breaking Down the US Roster

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Connor Walsh In the wake of Mexico's gold medal winning performance in the Olympics, fans of the US Men's National Team understandably began to worry. After all- the Mexican trophy collection this World Cup cycle is remarkable: U-17 World Champions, U-20 Third Place, Toulon Cup Champions, Pan Am Games Champions, Gold Cup Champions, Olympic Champions.

Brazil 1-2 Mexico – Match Recap – Olympics – 11 August 2012

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Mexico won their first ever Gold Medal the Olympics (soccer tournament) by defeating favorites Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. Brazil were the favorites with a talented squad worth millions in transfer fees but could never recover from a slow start.

Mexico's Oribe Peralta gave his side a 1-0 lead with a goal in the first minute.

Mexico Atlética 2012 Olympics Champions T-Shirt

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Oribe Peralta scored two goals to lead Mexico to a 2-1 win over Brazil in the Men's Football (Soccer) Gold Medal match of the London 2012 Olympics on Saturday. Mexico...

Mexico beats Brazil for men's Olympic gold

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Brazil came into the 2012 Olympics as the favorite to win gold, and they were expected to overwhelm Mexico when the teams met on Saturday in the Olympic final.

Mexico had other plans, and needed less than a minute to show that they weren't going to be content with Olympic silver.

US Soccer Gold Medal Match Most-Watched Event in History of NBC Sports Network

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While this is not really FC Dallas specific, most of us that are soccer fans have probably been following the US Women's march though the Olympics. Apparently soccer fans weren't the only ones watching as the Gold Medal match is now the most watched program in NBC Sports history.

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Tickets on sale next Friday for USWNT game in Carson

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Read the story here. Will you go to the game to pay tribute to the gold medal-winning team?

VIDEO - USWNT “The Redeemers”

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USWNT - The Redeemers from Atlee Hargis on Vimeo.

Since NBC and the International Olympic Committee has put such a stranglehold on the highlights and footage of the 2012 London Olympics getting quality complication videos is quite a chore.

We're not sure how long this video will stick around, but it's got all the goods of a solid gold medal wrap up vid: dramatic music, slow-motions, pained-then-triumphant looks, and more.

U.S. Women Celebrate Gold Medal on Twitter

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The 2012 London Olympics have been referred to by many media outlets as the Twitter Games or the Twitter Olympics. With the bad press some Olympic athletes (i.e. Hope Solo) have garnered for their not-so-smart use of Twitter we wanted to show the positive side of athletes using Twitter to share their excitement with their fans.

USA Women’s Soccer London 2012 Olympics Victory Tee

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Following the United States women's soccer team dramatic 2-1 victory over Japan in the Gold Medal match of the London 2012 Olympics on Thursday, Nike has released a limited edition...

US Women defeat Japan 2-1 to win gold medal

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Delran, New Jersey's own Carli Lloyd scored two fantastic goals and the defense bent but didn't break as the Americans won a third consecutive gold medal with a 2-1 victory over Japan.

Golden USA ladies

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Since women's football entered the Olympics in 1996, the USA ladies have been in every final. Today they were set to win their fourth Olympic gold medal in this sport in a repeat of the 2011 World Cup final USA-Japan, which Japan surprisingly won.. Japan is a patient team. They bite and fight themselves into the match, but that seemed to go against them today.

London 2012 Football Women Gold Winners – USA 2 – 1 Japan

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Well done to the USA Gold Winners in Olympics 2012 Womens football!! 2 Goals for Carli Lloyd!!

USA Women’s Soccer Team Wins Olympic Gold Medal [PHOTO]

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The USA women's soccer team has won the gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The American women were victorious after defeating Japan 2-1 in regulation time in front of a record crowd of over 80,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium ...

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Former Washington Freedom Star, Abby Wambach Previews Gold Medal Game against Japan

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In two seasons with the Washington Freedom (2002-2003/WUSA & 2009-2010/WPS) Abby Wambach not only played along side the most famous U.S. Soccer player ever - Mia Hamm, she also won a league championship and was named MVP. Wambach scored 44 goals and added 30 assists while playing for the Freedom franchise and was by far a fan favorite at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

United States v Japan – Match Preview – Olympics – 8 August 2012

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It's a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup Final as the United States faces Japan in the Olympics Gold Medal match. The match will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Thursday, August 9, 2012 with kickoff scheduled for 19:45 local time (UK).

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"Having the re-match against Japan, playing the world champions — you couldn't have a better match-up.

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London Olympic Men’s football Mexico v Brazil!

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Mexico Beat Brazil to win gold medal of Olympic Men's football

After Mexico Gold, Forgiveness And Questions for US Underachievers

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Jon Levy and Neil W. Blackmon So Mexico are Olympic Soccer Gold Medalists U-23 World Champions. They won the Gold Medal match this afternoon 2-1 on two goals by Oribe Peralta. Sure, they received a "that'll never happen again" reprieve by Oscar, who missed a free header from six yards late in the match that [.

Viva Mexico!

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Mexico fully deserved their 2-1 victory against Brazil today in the Olympic final, and seals Mexico's strength in youth football, where they are U-17 World Champions and did well in the last Copa America with a team that looked very much like the one that won gold today. But in spite of Mexico's superiority, what will be most discussed in this final is Brazil.

Men’s Olympic soccer: Semifinals recap

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Japan and South Korea both looked strong early on but both were soon worn down by Mexico and Brazil, setting up the gold medal match many had predicted at the start of the men's Olympic tournament.

Olympics: Brazil 3-0 South Korea – Selecao Waft Past Korea And Into Gold Medal Match (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

Neymar takes his instructions to 'crush South Korea' a little too literally

Despite a brief period of early South Korean dominance and a largely crap first half, Brazil more or less sauntered through to the Olympic final with a comfortable 3-0 win at Old Trafford courtesy of a goal from Romulo and a second-half double from Leandro Damiao who now sits pretty at the top of the scoring charts having taken his tournament tally to six.

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Commonwealth Boxing Gold Medalist Paddy Barnes Unhappy With National Anthem

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Irish Olympic hero Paddy Barnes secured yet another medal as he won gold in the light-flyweight division however the Belfast born fighter was less than happy with the National Anthem at the medal ceremony where he was quite clearly saying "that's not my anthem."

Everything You Need to Know About the Sochi Olympics

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Video: Usain Bolt dedicates gold medal to Manchester United

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Usain Bolt has dedicated his 100m World Championships victory to Manchester United. The Jamaican sprinter regained his world title in Moscow yesterday evening, but his thoughts were also on the Community Shield at the time. After his race, he said: "I think if they [Manchester United] dedicated their win to me and I dedicated my [.

USWNT Coming To Toyota Park

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USWNT Coming To Toyota Park

If you have been wanting to see the Gold Medal winning US Women's National Team, now is your chance. The US women will be coming to Toyota Park on October 20th for an international friendly with Germany. It's a great game for Toyota Park to host, and your chance to see some of the US stars that everyone is familiar with.

Is The USSF High?

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Next month the U.S Women's National Team will play Australia at the Dick as part of their gold medal celebration tour. That's a great friendly for the Rapids to line up. I'm not that interested in women's soccer so I'm not planning on going but I know a lot of Rapids fans are excited about the game, and given the season we've had, the Front Office doing something to get fans excited is a good thing.

Hope Solo Appears On Today, Talks About New Book

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You may have heard that Sounders Women goalkeeper Hope Solo (yes, that's her official name now until she joins another pro team), has a memoir out. She also won a gold medal recently. Well, now we're probably going to be seeing quite a bit of her.

Oh ho! And the "Gayest Team at the Olympics" Award Goes to....

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It's the Dutch, always the Dutch.

Dutch Women's Field Hockey Advances To Gold-Medal Match On Thrilling Penalty Shots (from SBNation).