These were perhaps going to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women's soccer team. Or maybe the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far to the old reliable, Abby Wambach, who has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals.
Kobe Bryant was at Wimbledon on Friday, taking in the epic semifinal match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro and signing autographs between games. His day off was unscheduled, but there was really no need for the U.S. basketball team to practice when that's about all they did the night before against Nigeria.
Andy Murray of Britain clinched at least a silver medal Friday and advanced to the Olympic final by beating No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5.
The South Korean Olympic team said Friday it is asking for an investigation into the defeat of a fencer who wept before the crowd while she waited for an appeal to be decided.
The judo match between a young Saudi and her Puerto Rican opponent was not, as the International Olympic Committee shamelessly called it afterward, "a great message to women." It was a sham.
Two long balls, two sharp finishes and Brazil's hopes of its first Olympic gold were over.
There was no way Alaa al-Mizyen, a 22-year-old Saudi investment consultant, was missing this Olympic match. While her family slept in late Friday morning, she alone was awake and glued to the TV.
Maggie Steffens scored three goals and the U.S. women's water polo beat China 7-6 in their final preliminary-stage game to remain undefeated at the London Olympics.
Brazilian organizers are promising full venues at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, vowing to avoid the problem of empty seats that has dogged the London Games.
Adrian Zielinski of Poland broke Asia's grip on the Olympic weightlifting competition by winning gold in the 85-kilogram weight class after the early exit of China's defending champion, Lu Yong.
Serena Williams says she finds the Olympics at Wimbledon relaxing because of the festive atmosphere, and her matches have certainly been nothing to tense up about.
There's still one group that loves the training pool for athletes at the former Olympic village in Athens' northern fringe.
United States weightlifter Kendrick Farris gave his performance a seven on a scale of one to 10.
Geraint Thomas, Edward Clancy and the rest of the British men's pursuit team spent most of last month tuning in to daily coverage of the Tour de France, rooting on their former teammate Bradley Wiggins to the yellow jersey.
Florent Manaudou of France won the 50-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Friday.
Fancy a traditional English fry-up for breakfast? How about a chicken curry or some kimchi? Or would a lamb samosa and some baba ganoush from a halal kitchen be more to your taste?
Gu Bon-gil led South Korea to a 45-26 victory Friday over Romania in the men's team saber final at the London Olympics, earning the Asians their first gold medal at a fencing team event.
Victoria Pendleton of Britain washed away the disappointment of her disqualification in the team sprint by claiming the gold medal in the keirin Friday at the London Olympics.
Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games on Friday for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career.
American teenager Missy Franklin set a world record in the 200 backstroke Friday for her third gold and fourth medal overall at the London Olympics.