Summer Olympics, Day 10: Monday In London, Where Team USA Added 3 Medals

Everything from a busy Day 10 at the Summer Olympics -- gymnastics individual finals, the men's 400 meters and Team USA in action -- including a TV schedule and complete medal updates from London.

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Team USA Vs. Argentina, Olympics 2012: U.S. Dominates 2nd Half, Wins 126-97

Thanks in large part to a dominating third quarter, the United States' men's basketball team pulled away from Argentina, winning 126-97.

Team USA took a slim 60-59 lead into halftime but outscored Argentina 42-17 in the third quarter to blow the game open. The second half surge was led by LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James scored the United States' first seven points in the third quarter. He finished the game with 18 points and five assists.

Durant then caught fire from 3-point range, helping the United States crush Argentina's upset bid. Durant made 5-of-6 3-pointers in the quarter. He finished the game as the United States' leading scorer with 28 points, including 17 in the third quarter.

With the win, the United States finished a perfect 5-0 in the preliminary round, winning Group B. They will face Australia in the quarterfinal round.

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Felix Sanchez Wins Men's 400m Hurdles, American Michael Tinsley Gets Silver

Eight years after first winning the event, Felix Sanchez has once again won gold in the men's 400m hurdles at the Summer Olympics.

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Track & Field Schedule: How To Watch Men's 400m, Women's Pole Vault Online

Some of the world's finest athletes will take to the track on Monday in London at the 2012 Olympics, and you can see all of their medal events for free online via NBC.

None of the finals will be shown on American TV until NBC's primetime coverage, which begins at 7 p.m. ET. But there's a live Olympics track and field stream available via NBC Live Extra that will show you these five medal finals live:

  • 2:00 p.m. - Women's Pole Vault
  • 2:15 p.m. - Women's Shot Put
  • 3:45 p.m. - Men's 400m Hurdles
  • 4:05 p.m. - Women's Steeplechase
  • 4:15 p.m. - Men's 400m

All of those times are Eastern.

The best chance Team USA has to win a gold medal in those five events will likely come in the men's 400m hurdles, where Americans Angelo Taylor, Kerron Clement, and Michael Tinsley make up three-eights of the final field.

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Lolo Jones Leads American Qualifiers For Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinals

Lolo Jones has been one of the 2012 Olympics' most talked-about stories. But she's also a competitor, and kicked off her quest for Olympic redemption on Monday by running the fastest time by an American in qualifying for the women's 100 meters semifinals.

Jones won her first round heat in 12.68 seconds, outpacing Canada's Phylicia George by .15 seconds and easily moving on to Tuesday's semifinal. Americans Kellie Wells (12.68 seconds) and Dawn Harper (12.75) were also among the semifinal qualifiers, but Jones' time was her best in 2012 and second-best among all qualifiers, a good sign for her chances of medaling in an event she led until the last hurdle in Beijing in 2008.

Jones' time was easily bested by Australia's Sally Pearson, however. Pearson blazed a 12.57 in her heat, winning it by almost half a second, and that's not even her finest time of 2012.

She and Jones will meet in the second of three semifinal heats on Tuesday beginning at 2:15 Eastern. The two top finishers in each heat will advance to the 100m hurdles final later on Tuesday automatically, and the two fastest non-automatic qualifiers will join them.

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And for more on Lolo, check out the latest episode of Bomani & Jones.

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What To Watch, Day 10: Men's 400m Hurdles And Track Cycling

What To Watch on Day 10 at the Summer Olympics, including Team USA looking to sweep the men's 400m hurdles (again), men's vault in gymnastics and more cycling insanity on the track.

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Korea's Hak Seon Yang Wins Gold In Men's Vault

American Sam Mikulak fell short of medaling in the men’s vault on Monday, finishing in fifth place. South Korea’s Hak Seon Yang won the gold as expected and was very impressive in doing so. His first vault had a difficulty rating of 7.4, two tenths of a point higher than any other competitor and considered the most difficult vault ever attempted. His second vault was a bit easier (7.0 difficulty -- still quite hard), but he scored even higher as he absolutely drilled it, scoring a 9.6 on his execution (for a 16.6 overall).

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Mikulak, who broke both his legs during a meet last year, recovered in time to be able to do this at the Olympics this year, which is impressive in its own right.

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Russia’s Denis Ablyazin took home the silver and Igor Radivilov of Ukraine claimed the bronze.

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Aliya Mustafina Wins Uneven Bars, Great Britain's Tweddle Grabs Bronze

All-around individual gold medalist and American darling Gabby Douglas was not able to win her third gold medal on Monday in the women’s uneven bar. Instead, Russian Aliya Mustafina won gold, with China’s Kexin He taking silver and hometown favorite, Britain’s Beth Tweddle, getting the bronze.

Douglas was considered a possibility for a medal, but in no way was the favorite, as both the Russian and Chinese gymnasts, as well as Tweddle, are particularly strong on bars. All five of those competitors put up strong routines, but Mustafina won with a score of 16.133, with a 9.133 on execution of a routine with a 7.0 difficulty and absolutely killed it on her landing.

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Douglas, who had a routine with only a 6.3 difficulty, finished in last place of the eight finalists with a score of 14.900 despite a strong dismount of her own.

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Mustafina is a bit of a surprise winner, coming off a torn ACL she suffered in 2011, but she appears to have recovered to her 2010 form, when she took gold in the individual all-around at the world championships. Tweddle’s bronze medal, meanwhile, is the first medal for Great Britain in women’s gymnastics since a bronze in the 1928 team all-around event.

Douglas will have one more chance to medal when she competes in the balance beam final on Tuesday.

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Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt And The Greatest Olympian Ever

Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are two of the most dominant Olympians ever. Is either the greatest Olympian of all-time? Time to answer everything from the weekend, except that, in the Monday Morning Jones.

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Brazil's Arthur Zanetti Wins Men's Rings In Massive Upset

China's Chen Yibing was the overwhelming favorite to take gold in the men's rings, but instead, Arthur Zanetti earned the first gymnastics medal in Brazil's history by besting Chen by just a tenth of a point.

Zanetti wasn't the last person in the world one would expect to medal: although he didn't compete in the all-around portion of the gymnastics competition, his routine on rings in qualifications was fourth of any competitor. He'd also won silver at the 2011 World Championships and 2011 Pan-American games. But Chen was a four-time defending world champion and had won the gold on the rings in 2008. You can't get a much bigger favorite to win an event in anything.

But with their routines in the books, Zanetti had performed the better routine. Each gymnast attempted sets with the same difficulty level and therefore maximum score, but Zanetti's 15.9 edged Chen's 15.8, giving his nation its first gymnastics medal of any type -- let alone gold.

Here's the medal podium in the event:

Gold: Arthur Zanetti, Brazil

Silver: Chen Yibing, China

Bronze: Matteo Morandi, Italy

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