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U.S., Jamaica advance to relay final

Updated: August 9, 2012, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The United States and Jamaica reached the final in the women's 4x100-meter Olympic relay Thursday night.

The Americans easily won their heat in 41.64 seconds, with Tianna Madison, Jeneba Tarmoh, Bianca Knight and Lauryn Williams carrying the baton.

The Jamaicans weren't nearly as smooth. Sherone Simpson and Schillonie Calvert nearly botched the exchange between the second and third legs. With Samantha Henry-Robinson running the opening 100 meters and Kerron Stewart serving ...

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