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Recap: Tuesday at the London Olympics

After 12 days of competition, the United States sits in second place of the overall medal count with a total of 70. U.S. athletes have won 30 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze. China remains in first place with 73 medals, 34 of which are gold.

US men's basketball team gears up for Argentina

The undefeated United States men's basketball team will go up against Argentina in the final game of group play at the 2012 London Olympics Monday at 4:15 p.m. CDT. Team USA is already guaranteed a spot in the quarterfinals, but a victory will secure the No. 1 seed.

Goucher finishes 11th in Olympic women's marathon

Duluth native Kara Goucher, 34, ran the biggeest race of her life in London Sunday morning. The Duluth News Tribune reports the northern Minnesota Olympian finished the women's marathon 11th in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 7 seconds.

Recap: Friday at the London Olympics

The U.S. has 21 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals for an Olympic-leading 43 total medal winners. China ranks second overall with 42 medals, 20 of which are gold. Russia is third with 23 medals and host country Great Britain ranks fourth with 22.

Bootsma helps send Team USA to 4x100m finals

Eden Prairie-native Rachel Bootsma helped Team USA advance to the finals in the women’s 4x100 meter medley relay set for Saturday. Bootsma led off the relay with a 100-meter backstroke time of 59.70 seconds, putting the U.S. in third place, the Star Tribune reports. The Americans qualified with the fourth-fastest time. Bootsma won’t swim Saturday, but she will receive a medal if the team finishes in the top three.

USA men are 42-point favorites over Nigeria

The undefeated United States men’s basketball team will go up against Nigeria at 4:15 p.m. CDT on Thursday. Wolves all-star Kevin Love has scored 30 points for the U.S. in their first two victories at the London Olympics. Team USA is a 42-point favorite in Thursday afternoon’s Olympic matchup, according to NBC sports.

Lynx stars, USA Olympic women face Turkey

The U.S. women's basketball team will go up against Turkey at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. Both Olympic teams are undefeated. Lynx stars Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen helped the Americans beat Croatia 81-56 on Monday.

Kevin Love, U.S. men face Tunisia in basketball

Team USA will play its second game of the Olympics when they go up against Tunisia at 4:15 p.m. CDT or 10:15 p.m. London time on Tuesday. The matchup shouldn't be much of a challenge for the United States. The Tunisian squad is ranked No. 32 in the world and doesn't have any NBA players on its roster.

Wolves' Kirilenko, Shved push Russia past China

Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved led Russia to another easy victory on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The two future Timberwolves players helped beat China 73-54 in the men's Olympic basketball tournament. Kirilenko finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Shved had 14 points and six assists. Russia will face Brazil on Thursday.

St. Paul native eliminated from epee fencing in London

An Olympic fencer from St. Paul bowed out of the London Games in the first individual round of the women’s epee fencing competition on Monday, the Pioneer Press reports. Susie Scanlan will compete in the team event when the U.S. takes on Italy on Saturday.

Eden Prairie's Bootsma falls short of finals in Olympic swimming

In the morning Rachel Bootsma qualified for the semi-final round in the women's 100 meter backstroke. But in the evening she finished with the 11th best time, with only the top eight moving on to the finals. Bootsma's times in London were well off the personal best she swam in the U.S. Olympic trials.

U of M diver wins silver medal in London

Gophers diver Kelci Bryant and her partner Abby Johnston won Olympic medals in the women's synchronized 3-meter diving Sunday at London's Aquatic Centre, the U.S.A. Today reports. China won gold and Canada came in third.

Bootsma advances to 100 backstroke semifinals

Rachel Bootsma, of Eden Prairie, swam the 11th-fastest qualifying time in the morning heats at the Summer Olympic Games in London. Her time of 1 minute, 00.03 seconds was short her personal best of 59.10, set last month at the Olympic trials, the Star Tribune reports. The top 16 swimmers compete in Sunday’s semifinals, with the eight fastest moving on to the finals Monday. The 100 meter semifinal heats are set for 2:49 p.m. CDT.

Whalen helps Team USA women win opening game at Olympics

Former Gopher and current Lynx star Lindsay Whalen helped the women's U.S. national team win their first basketball game in the London Olympics Saturday, beating Croatia 81-56. Whalen scored nine points in 19 minutes on the court, while her Lynx teammates, Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus, had four and two points, respectively.