LONDON - Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.
LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) - Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open.
LE CAP D'AGDE, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall leader's yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.
The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.
HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.
AUSTIN, Texas - In a letter to federal authorities, a Wisconsin congressman equates the anti-doping charges against Lance Armstrong to a conspiracy theory and calls the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority over the seven-time Tour de France winner "strained at best."
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Wednesday that trade talks involving Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are "stationary," but that discussions remain open with them and other teams.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals front office would probably be willing to admit it.
LENEXA - Tamba Hali fled Liberia when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Now that the West African nation is at the center of a very different crisis - an outbreak of Ebola - the Chiefs linebacker is lending his support to a humanitarian relief effort.
ST. LOUIS - Matt Adams and the Cardinals are moving on. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are going home.
MANHATTAN - Marcus Foster thinks Kansas State can compete for the Big 12 title. So the dynamic sophomore guard isn't paying much attention to any of his October accolades.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs seemed to have figured out their running game, which remains centered on Jamaal Charles. However, faced with critical third-and-shorts in the waning minutes against the 49ers, coach Andy Reid abandoned the run in favor of passes that kept falling incomplete.