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No tarnish on Coughlin's bronze

Updated: July 28, 2012, 9:04 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

LONDON -- Teri McKeever had to make the call, and it wasn't easy.

The U.S women's 4 x 100-meter relay team qualified for Saturday night's final with a lineup that included 11-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin, who has been trained by McKeever for 12 years at the University of California, first as a collegiate swimmer, then as a club athlete.

But the event -- as the candid McKeever told reporters a few days ago -- wasn't a strong one for the Americans, and if ...

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