Olympics wrapup: Day 13

After suffering a painful loss at the hands of the Japanese women’s soccer team just one year earlier at the Women’s World Cup, Alex Morgan and the U.S. were undoubtedly eager for a chance at revenge at the London Olympics. With a 2-1 win over Japan on Thursday, the U.S. got its revenge.
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Olympics wrapup: Day 11

The chance to win her first gold medal nearly slipped out of Heather Petri’s fingertips when her coach made a blunder in Tuesday’s semifinal against Australia, but the U.S. advanced to its second straight Olympic gold medal game in an 11-9 overtime victory.
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Olympics wrapup: Day 10

Women’s Soccer Alex Morgan’s head is now famous for more than just her signature pink headband. Team USA and Canada had battled for 122 minutes to a 3-3 tie in the quarterfinal match. About a minute more of play stood between the squads and the first penalty kicks in Olympic
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Brett Jackson makes major league debut for Cubs

Former Cal baseball player Brett Jackson made his major league debut for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, going 2-4 with two singles, a walk and a run in the Cubs’ 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The fourth-highest draft pick in Cal baseball history, Cubs fans have been awaiting
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Olympics wrapup: Day nine

Besides Elsie Windes and Heather Petri, who took down Italy, 9-6, no other Calympians were in action on Sunday. The dearth of Cal athletes in action provides a rare opportunity for fans to sit down and contextualize Cal’s accomplishments from the first week.
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Olympics wrapup: Day eight

Nathan Adrian wrapped up his Olympics with his second gold medal — and third overall — of the London Games, anchoring the American team with a time of 46.85 in the freestyle leg of the men’s 400 medley relay. Dana Vollmer and two other Cal swimmers won gold medals for their performances in the women’s 400 medley relay.
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Olympics wrapup: Day seven

Women’s Soccer There was no medal on the line, but the big story for Cal Olympians was the USA-New Zealand match featuring former Bear Alex Morgan and current Cal senior Betsy Hassett. Morgan, a rising star in the world of women’s soccer, recorded an assist on the game’s first goal
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Olympics wrapup: Day six

Erin Cafaro and the U.S. women’s eight team captured gold for the sixth straight year. The United States held off Canada by two thirds of a length at the finish. Julie Nichols and partner Kristin Hedstrom came in fourth in the semifinals of the women’s lightweight double sculls with a time of 7:12.61.
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Olympics wrapup: Day five

Three days after his strong opening in the 400 free relay was spoiled by a spectacular French finish, Nathan Adrian clinched his first individual gold medal in the 100 free, taking down Australia’s James Magnussen by a mere hundredth of a second in arguably the greatest finish of the Olympics so far.
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From left: Culen Jones, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte and Brendan Hansen bare all for Glamour.

What Nathan Adrian does on his day off

So breaking news: Cal’s own Nathan Adrian stole the gold medal in the men’s 100m free earlier on Wednesday, edging out Australia’s James Magnussen by a mere hundredth of a second. Adrian’s time: 47.52. Magnussen: 47.53. That’s how America does it, and that’s how Cal does it. But Adrian isn’t
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