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London Olympics close with rocking ceremony
With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.

Phelps' agent: Leaked pics not an IOC violation
Michael Phelps' agent has dismissed any suggestion that the retired swimmer may have violated International Olympic Committee rules when pictures from a Louis Vuitton ad campaign were leaked on the Internet during the London Games.

Filing shows Lochte trademarked phrase 'Jeah'
Ryan Lochte trademarked the phrase "Jeah" on Aug. 1, according to a filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Phelps, May-Treanor unveiled on Wheaties box
With another six Olympic medals around his neck, swimmer Michael Phelps is once again touting the breakfast of champions.

Lochte 'really nervous' during '90210' cameo
Olympic champion Ryan Lochte put his toe in the acting pool for a cameo appearance on the CW drama series "90210."

Badminton chief: Olympic scandal was 'hiccup'
The head of the international badminton federation says the playing-to-lose scandal that led to eight players being disqualified from the London Olympics was only a "hiccup" that should not reflect badly on the sport in the long term.

Many African competitors stay behind in Britain
Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands with the end of the London Games -- but more than a dozen African competitors have not.

Sources: Jets show interest in Olympian Demps
Several NFL teams are interested in Olympian Jeff Demps, his agent told the Tampa Bay Times.

U.S. keeper Solo in book details her struggles
U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, who helped her team win a gold medal at the London Olympics, writes about her struggles and details incidents in her career in a new book titled "SOLO: A Memoir of Hope", which is due out on Tuesday.

Belarus shot putter stripped of gold for doping
Shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus became the first athlete to be stripped of a medal at the London Olympics after her gold was withdrawn Monday for doping.

Rogge relents, calls Bolt best sprinter in history
IOC president Jacques Rogge wants to set the record straight: Usain Bolt is an "active" legend and the best sprinter ever.

Man accused of spying on Chinese swimmers
A court has delayed sentencing a British man who admitted spying on members of the Chinese Olympic swimming team in a women's changing room.

Varner delivers second wrestling gold for U.S.
Jake Varner of the United States won the Olympic wrestling gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle, beating Valerii Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 Sunday.

Jamaica, Bolt set 4x100 relay WR
Usain Bolt got the gold medal and another world record, too, anchoring the Jamaicans to victory in 36.84 seconds Saturday night to cap off his second straight 3-for-3 Olympics.

U.S. water polo men lose final match, place 8th
The U.S. men's water polo team finished eighth at the London Olympics, losing to Australia 10-9 Sunday.

Russia wins bronze, its first men's hoops medal
Alexei Shved scored 25 points and Russia won its first medal in Olympic men's basketball with an 81-77 win on over Argentina, whose players confronted the referees after the final horn following a wild scramble in the closing seconds.

U.S. women's hoops team wins 5th gold in row
The U.S. women's basketball team routed France 86-50 in the final Saturday, winning their fifth straight Olympic gold medal and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games.

IOC prez hails success of anti-doping program
Even before the flame was out, IOC President Jacques Rogge said efforts to fight doping at the Olympics were a success.

Uganda's Kiprotich wins marathon with late kick
For Stephen Kiprotich, being a relative unknown had an advantage: When the Ugandan runner joined the leaders late in the Olympic marathon, no one really paid that much attention.

U.S. easily wins 4x400 relay to give Felix third gold
Allyson Felix won her third gold medal of the London Olympics, giving the United States a 20-meter lead after the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay and then watching teammate Sanya Richards-Ross bring home the victory Saturday night.

Boudia wins 1st diving gold for U.S. since 2000
David Boudia won the men's 10-meter platform at the London Olympics, giving the U.S. its first gold medal in diving since 2000.

Asadauskaite wraps up modern pentathlon title
The family collection is complete, thanks to Laura Asadauskaite's victory in the London Games.

France dumps Sweden to retain gold in handball
France's lead was trimmed to one on three occasions, and it responded each time.

Croatia claims its first Olympic water polo title
Winning the country's first Olympic water polo title was grueling enough. Celebrating the title might be more exhausting.

Brazil shocks U.S. for women's volleyball gold
Destinee wasn't enough for the United States.

Kazakhstan's Sapiyev takes welterweight gold
Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan won the gold medal in the men's welterweight division Sunday at the Olympic boxing tournament, overcoming Freddie Evans' home-crowd support in a 17-9 victory.

Czech Kulhavy captures gold in mountain bike
World champion Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won a two-man sprint Sunday to take the gold medal in the mountain bike race of the London Games.

Russia wins first men's volleyball gold since '80
Dimitriy Muserskiy and Russia managed to stay alive long enough to wear out Brazil.

Britain's Joshua captures gold in 2012 finale
Anthony Joshua won the Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in thrilling fashion Sunday, rallying from a third-round deficit to beat defending champion Roberto Cammarelle of Italy in a tiebreaker.

Russia caps gold sweep in rhythmic gymnastics
The Russians stood on the podium, belting out their anthem for the entire arena to hear.

Ukraine's Lomachenko repeats in lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine won his second straight Olympic boxing gold medal on Sunday, completing his domination of the London lightweights with a 19-9 victory over South Korea's Han Soon-chul.

Yonemitsu ends Japan's wrestling gold drought
Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu of Japan won a wrestling gold medal in men's 66-kilogram freestyle Sunday, beating Sushil Kumar of India to give the Japanese their first Olympic title in the sport in 24 years.

IOC dismisses Colombian runner for doping
The IOC has formally excluded Colombian runner Diego Palomeque from the London Olympics for doping, and told team officials to investigate his coach.

Cuba's Ramirez claims flyweight boxing gold
Flyweight Robeisy Ramirez won Cuba's second Olympic boxing gold medal of the games Sunday, capping a stellar run through the tournament with a 17-14 victory over Mongolia's Tugstsogt Nyambayar.

IOC withholds S. Korean medal for political sign
The International Olympic Committee will temporarily withhold a bronze medal from a South Korean soccer player who displayed a political sign after a game against Japan.

Russian official critical of judging in 2 sports
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has questioned some of the judging at the London Olympics, specifically in boxing and weightlifting.

IOC delays athletes election result amid appeal
The IOC has put on hold its athletes' election after Japan appealed the expulsion of its candidate.

Peralta, Mexico down Brazil for first soccer gold
Oribe Peralta scored only 29 seconds into the Olympic final and added another goal in the second half to help Mexico upset Brazil 2-1 and win its first soccer gold Saturday.

Italy beats Bulgaria for men's volleyball bronze
Italy won its fourth men's volleyball medal in the last five Olympics by beating Bulgaria for the bronze on Sunday.

USOC chief promises changes to USA Boxing
The U.S. Olympic Committee is so disappointed by its medal-less men's boxing team that it will make changes to the sport's national governing body.

Egyptian wrestlers fail to show for first round
A pair of Egyptian wrestlers forfeited their Olympic matches on Sunday after failing to show up at ExCel.