Angelo Taylor Regains 400m Hurdles Title In US Sweep

Posted in Blogroll on August 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Angelo Taylor won the 400m hurdles in 47.25 to lead the US to a sweep in the event. This is Taylor’s second gold in the event and he accomplishes the feat a full eight years after winning initially 2000 in Sydney.

He didn’t qualify for the final in Athens.

World champion Kerron Clement won the silver and Bershawn Jackson the bronze.

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China’s Most Famous Athlete, Liu Xiang, Pulls Out of Olympics With Achilles Injury

Posted in Blogroll on August 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

I’m sure you’ve heard that American Tyson Gay just couldn’t get it done because of a hamstring injury, well imagine if Michael Phelps was suddenly injured going into the Olympics and you have China’s Liu Xiang. He’s the most famous athlete in China–even more famous than Yao Ming–most likely because he’s a pioneer. He’s the first ever gold medalist in track and field for his country.

Liu Xiang is the defending Olympic champion and former world record holder in the 110m hurdles. He tried to push out of the blocks in a preliminary heat but grimaced the entire time before the set because of an apparent right Achilles injury.

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Live Blog USA vs. Germany

Posted in Blogroll on August 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

The US is blowing everyone out. All they have to guard against a let down. But it ain’t happening here. Germany hasn’t been playing well for some reason, but hey they boast Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman. Kaman wanted to develop his game and play alongside Dirk even though he doesn’t really know anything about his German heritage. This is the last game in pool play. In the quarterfinals, the US will play Australia. The defense the US is playing is suffocating the opposition. All the offense has to do is keep putting pressure on the Greek defense with some of their patented runs. Flash has been a monster on both ends and you can see it in Kobe and LeBron’s eyes that they want to takeover whenever the team needs them to.

I see the US winning 100-76.

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