>>U.S. Men's Basketball Wins Gold Medal
(London) -- The U.S. men's basketball team won gold at the London Olympics. Team USA held off Spain 107-100 in Sunday's final. Kevin Durant netted a game-high 30 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Americans, who have won back-to-back gold medals and collected their 14th Olympic title since 1936. They have won five of the six gold medals since NBA stars began Olympic competitioin at the 1992 Barcelona Games. LeBron James added 19 points and Kobe Bryant finished with 17 in the win. The U.S. also beat Spain for gold at the 2008 Beijing Games.
>>U.S. Ends London Olympics With Most Medals
(London) -- The United States is leaving London with the most medals. The U.S. ended Olympic action with 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze for a total of 104 medals. China finished second with 87 medals. The Chinese also had the second most gold with 38. Russia came away with 82 medals and host nation Great Britain earned the fourth-most medals at the London Games with 65. American swimmer Michael Phelps collected the most medals individually with six. Phelps and fellow U.S. swimming teammate Missy Franklin had a London-best four gold medals each
>>U.S. Track And Field Claims 29 Medals
(London) -- Despite the heroics of Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Americans had plenty to cheer about in track and field. The U.S. men and women combined to win a London-best 29 medals in all with nine gold, 13 silver and seven bronze. The women set a new world record in the 4-by-100-meter relay and also won the 4-by-400-meter relay. The men claimed silver in those same two events. Individually, Allyson Felix won gold in the women's 200-meters and Sanya Richards-Ross took gold in the women's 400-meters. Justin Gatlin won bronze behind Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake in the men's 100-meters. Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson finished one-two in the men's 110-meter hurdles, Brittney Reese won the women's long jump and Jennifer Suhr won the women's pole vault. Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee won gold and silver in the men's decathlon, respectively.