U.S. Medal Count: Philadelphia Area Athletes Pick Up 12 Medals

The United States finished at the top of the heap internationally, taking home 104 total medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Athletes from Philadelphia played a key role at the games, accounting for 12 medals for Team USA.

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USA Men's Indoor Volleyball Vs. Italy: USA Eliminated In Quarterfinals

The USA men's indoor volleyball team's chances of defending its Olympic gold medal were crushed Wednesday, as the squad lost to Italy 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 in the quarterfinals. The United States, which featured Penn State alum Matthew Anderson, finished the tournament with a 4-2 overall record, while the Italians move on to face Brazil in Friday's semifinals.

The sweep of USA, which entered the games as the No. 5-ranked team, did come has a bit of a shock as Italy was the last team to qualify in Group A pool-play.

The United States had command of the game only in the first set, but a rally from Italy forced a 18-18 tie. USA had a handful of set points, but couldn't close out the set and Italy rallied for the 1-0 lead.

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2012 Summer Olympics Preview: TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Medal Events And More

On Monday, the 2012 London Olympic games enters its final week and a bunch of events will conclude with medal rounds or finals. The highlight of the day will be USA Men's basketball taking on Argentina (5:15 p.m. ET) as it concludes in preliminary-round play, while the women's soccer team faces Canada in the quarterfinals.

  • USA Men's basketball, preliminary round
  • Women's soccer semifinal match vs. Canada
  • Men's volleyball, quarterfinals round
  • Men's cycling, sprint finals on track
  • Men's gymnastics, rings and vault finals
  • Women's gynmastics, uneven bars finals
  • Women's and men's sailing, laser radial medal race
  • Men's shooting, 50m rifle, three position final
  • Men's trap final
  • Women's pole vault final
  • Women's shot put final
  • Men's 400m hurdles final
  • Women's steeplechase final
  • Men's 400m final
  • Men's Greco-Roman finals (60kg, 84kg, 120kg)

Information on TV coverage and how to watch online is below.

TV Coverage: Olympic coverage is available on NBC, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and specialty channels for soccer and basketball. For complete listings on when and where to see each match, click here.

Streaming Information: Live matches can be streamed online here (cable subscription required).

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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: USA Loses Overall Lead To China

Sunday's competition at the 2012 London Olympic has concluded, and China has overtaken the USA for the overall lead with 61 medals including 30 gold.

The United States picked up a total of six medals on Sunday including two gold, one silver and three bronze. Overall, Team USA has 60 medals -- 28 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze.

  1. China: 30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze (61 total)
  2. United States: 28 gold, 14 silver, 18 bronze (60 total)
  3. United Kingdom: 16 gold, 11 silver, 10 bronze (37 total)
  4. Russia: 4 gold, 16 silver, 15 bronze (35 total)
  5. Japan: 2 gold, 12 silver, 13 bronze (27 total)

From the looks of it, China and the United States are in a two-country race to claim the top spot in the standings. Meanwhile, Great Britain is trying to wide its gap in third place. On Sunday, the host nation collected eight more medals including four gold, four silver and two bronze.

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Gymastics Women's Vault Results: USA's McKayla Maroney Earns Silver Medal

It was suppose to be all but a sure thing for McKayla Maroney Sunday, but Olympic heartbreak found her instead. The Team USA gymnastics member fell on her second vault in the individual apparatus portion of the gymnastics competition and the result led to a silver medal and a finish behind Sandra Izbasa of Romania. Russia's Maria Paseka won the bronze

Maroney was near the top of the standings after her first vault earned a score of 15.886, but a score of 14.3 on her second try ended any hopes of earning a second gold medal.

Overall, Maroney's average of 15.083 was just shy of Izbasa who finished with an average of 15.191. Maroney was the only American to qualify for the finals in the vault competition.

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Team USA Vs. Tunisia Final Score: U.S. Defeats Tunisia, 110-63

Team USA Basketball improved to 2-0 in men's Group A play with a 110-63 win over Tunisia on Tuesday at the 2012 London Olympics.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala got to play almost 20 minutes off the bench in the blowout. He finished the game with six points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals. Iguodala only saw 11 minutes of action against France in the opening game and scored just one point.

The U.S. had a slower start that most people expected and led Tunisia by 13 at halftime. The culprit was poor three-point shooting by the U.S. and red hot shooting from behind the arc by Tunisia. The U.S. hit merely two of their 12 first half threes while Tunisia hit 7-of-16 from behind the arc. The U.S. hit 8-of-13 from deep in the second half in building their blowout. Tunisia hit just two threes in the second half.

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love shared the U.S. scoring lead with 16 points. Kevin Durant had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Davis, James Harden and Russell Westbrook also scored in double figures for the USA. Tunisia's Makrem Ben Romdhane led all scorers with 22 points. He also had 12 rebounds.

The U.S.' next game will be against Nigeria on Aug. 2.

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2012 London Olympics, Equestrian Team Eventing Results: Team USA Fails To Medal, Finishes 7th

The jumping portion of the 2012 London Olympics Equestrian Team event finished Tuesday, and Team USA, which features West Grove, Pa. native Boyd Martin, had a disappointing seven-place finish. Overall, Germany earned the gold medal with a low-point total of 133.70, while Great Britain (138.20) and New Zealand (144.40) earned silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Team USA finished with a point total of 208.60, which was good enough to beat out France, Brazil, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan and Canada.

For Martin, who's competing in his first Olympics, he rode the horse Otis Barbotiere, who is one of three horses Martin is expected to use.

Here's the complete standings for the equestrian team jumping competition:

  1. Germany
  2. Great Britian
  3. New Zealand
  4. Sweden
  5. Ireland
  6. Australia
  7. United States
  8. France
  9. Brazil
  10. Belgium
  11. Netherlands
  12. Japan
  13. Canada

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2012 London Olympics, Men's Shooting Results: Matt Emmons Misses Out On 10-Meter Final

Matt Emmons' dream of winning multiple Olympic medals for the USA men's shooting team during the 2012 London games came to an end Monday, when Mount Holly, NJ native failed to qualify for the finals in the 10-meter rifle competition. Emmons, 31-years-old and a two-time Olympic medalist, finished 35th out of 54 in the qualifying round, which advances only eight men into the finals.

According to a report by USA Today, Emmons was suffering from a back problem that hindered his flexibility and accuracy.

"My back hurts, man," said Emmons, whose score on 60 shots (with a maximum 10 for each shot) was 590. Only the top eight made the final, and Emmons was 35th. U.S. teammate Jonathan Hall was 27th.

"I haven't been able to figure out, especially in air rifle, what I am doing wrong with my position that's causing it (his back) to hurt so much," Emmons said.

Emmons will have a second shot at a gold medal on Aug. 6, when he competes in the 50-meter rifle from three positions.

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