Trending: Phelps, Olympics, Nadal and Els

July, 23, 2012
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Michael Phelps has made it across the pond:
The Olympics begin on Friday. London appears ready:

The city has gotten itself into exceptional shape. David Cerny remodeled a traditional London double-decker bus into a push-up machine and installed the bus at the Czech Olympic house in the Islington area of London.

The Team USA men's basketball team has one big test before the Olympics begin, a game against Spain in Barcelona:
From Micky Arison via Instagram The opposition awaits:

Team USA held off Argentina 86-80 Sunday. Kevin Love had time for some refreshment - Larry Bird and several other members of the 1992 Dream Team are appearing on a set of 20th anniversary soda cans sponsored by 7Up and its related brands:
From Kevin Love via Instagram

Either Ernie Els won the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes Sunday, or Adam Scott lost it. Depends on your perspective:



We're not sure to which Hall of Fame Jose Canseco was referring in this tweet. Here are some suggestions that might help.
Nazr Mohammed agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls. His departure was met with thunderous appreciation from his former teammates in Oklahoma City:

If you see any offbeat and fresh newsy links from your favorite sports site or catchy tweets that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me @billsperos or bsperos1@gmail.com.

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