Olympics Trending: 2 Jones, Alex Morgan

August, 7, 2012
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Lolo Jones and Rashida JonesAP PhotoLolo Jones and Rashida Jones, or is that Rashida Jones and Lolo Jones?
Olympian Lolo Jones and actress Rashida Jones separated at birth? You be the judge. Jones, who failed to medal in Beijing in 2008, won her 100-meter hurdle qualifying race Monday, and the gold-medal race is Tuesday.


Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Oprah, Taylor Swift, President Barack Obama, Shaq and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson, are among the Twitter heavyweights who have been weighing in on Olympics. Rap star Ludacris, who arrived in London on Saturday, is playing catch-up and caught up with Team USA members (from left) Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Deron Williams after their 126-97 rout of Argentina.

He caught the action with a couple gold medalists:



It's not all limos and sports cars for these NBA stars in London, as Chris Paul demonstrated with these shots Team USA in transit:


From cp3 via Instagram



From cp3 via Instagram

Alex Morgan used her head and put the U.S. women's soccer team in the gold-medal game against Japan on Thursday:



Kelly O'Hara and Abby Wambach got really close during Team USA's 4-3 victory in the final minute of extra time over Canada -- as noted by O'Hara's former Boston Breakers teammate Jordan Angeli:


From Jordan Angeli via Instagram


Not quite, as several of her O'Hara's followers noted ...



Not surprisingly, Morgan trended after her goal. Shane Battier was vastly outnumbered by tweeps who posted about Morgan’s non-athletics-related attributes. Much to the dismay of Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger and thousands of other well-wishers, Morgan is currently dating Seattle MLS star Servando Carrasco.



Not every NBA player was celebrating:



Cheers.

If you see any offbeat and fresh Olympic-related 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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