BEIJING — High above the arena floor where Jonathan Horton was about to unveil a dangerous and daring horizontal bar routine, his parents, Margo and Al Horton, held their breath.
BEIJING — Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser will play for the gold medal in beach volleyball.
BEIJING — Ben Askren’s wrestling style is to overwhelm opponents with his offense.
BEIJING — They’ve been classmates, teammates and even roommates, forming bonds on land that now, more than ever before, are keeping them brilliantly buoyant.
BEIJING — For seven innings and an extra one, the U.S. softball team found itself somewhere frighteningly unfamiliar during an Olympics — at the edge of defeat.
BEIJING — Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine is under investigation for a positive doping test and could be stripped of her silver medal in the Olympic heptathlon.
One more for gold. One more before goodbye.
With her final chance at a gold medal just minutes away, Shawn Johnson was in the warm-up gym, in a fog.
Remember that opening-match loss to that 23rd-seeded Latvian team comprised of players with really long names who aren’t around anymore anyway, so why bother typing their names?