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7:18 am
Mon August 13, 2012

WAMC Sports News

The London Olympics are officially over but the US men’s basketball team had one final hurrah yesterday, taking the gold medal over Spain107-100. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 points. LeBron James contributed 19 points and Kobe Bryant had 17.

United Statesathletes concluded one of the best showings in Olympic history, winning the London Olympics medal title and the gold medal crown as well. American athletics won 46 gold medals, the most ever for an Olympics not held in the U.S. Overall, American athletes are taking home 104 total medals. China was next with 87.

In baseball, the New York Mets beat the Braves 6-5. The Mets jumped on Braves starter Ben Sheets for two runs in the first inning. Jordany Valdespin homered. Jonathon Niese won his ninth game after holding the Braves to one run on six hits over eight innings. The Mets still 16 games behind the Nationals who lost to Arizona yesterday. Rookie Patrick Corbin allowed four hits through seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 7-4 to end the Nationals' season-high winning streak at eight games.

In the American League, the Yankees going 1-2 over the weekend against Toronto, winning Saturday 5-2 and losing 10-7 yesterday. The Red Sox also 1-2 with the Indians, losing 5-2 Saturday and steamrolling Cleveland 14-1 in yesterday’s game.

Red Sox and Mets are off today, the Yankees play Texas tonight.

And in NFL News, Six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson has been released by the Miami Dolphins one day after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife. Johnson was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor. The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives." The 34-year-old Johnson had been battling for a spot on the team after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011. The Dolphins announced Johnson's release Sunday night.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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