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London Olympics: CEO says NBC set to 'break even' on Olympics

NBC was expecting to take a $200 million loss on its coverage of the London Olympics, but ratings have been so stellar over the first five days of the Games, they are now expecting to break even.

London Olympics: Kristin Armstrong wins 2nd straight time trial gold

Kristin Armstrong of the United States covered the 18-mile course south of London in 37 minutes, 34.82 seconds.

Cardinals activate Mujica, option Rosenthal

The St. Louis Cardinals activated newly acquired right-hander Edward Mujica on Wednesday and optioned righty Trevor Rosenthal to Triple-A Memphis.

London Olympics: Avoiding spoilers is a sport of its own

Some have chosen to boycott social media in an attempt to keep away from Olympics updates.

London Olympics: U.S. wins two more golds in swimming

Nathan Adrian made a name for himself by winning the 100-meter Olympic freestyle Wednesday, and Allison Schmitt chased down Alicia Coutts to give the Americans gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

London Olympics: Uchimura gets Olympic gold to go with world titles

Danell Leyva added another step in his incredible journey from Cuban refugee to world-class athlete, closing the day with spectacular routines on parallel bars and high bar to win the bronze medal.

8 Olympic badminton players kicked out of Games

One Chinese, Indonesian and two South Korean women's badminton teams were kicked out of the London Olympics for trying to lose on purpose.

U.S. Olympic soccer coach says women's team will never intentionally lose

Japan coach Norio Sasaki told his players not to win against South Africa on Tuesday so that his team wouldn't have to travel to Scotland for the quarterfinals.

Asian elephant at St. Louis Zoo is pregnant

The zoo said Wednesday the Asian elephant Ellie is pregnant and is due to deliver next spring.

Heat, drought cause water main breakages in St. Louis

Three water mains broke late Tuesday or early Wednesday in St. Louis.

Serena Williams makes Olympic quarterfinals; sister Venus loses

Roger Federer endured two rain delays and a shaky moment late in the first set to reach the quarterfinals by beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-5, 6-3.

London Olympics: Britain wins first gold of Games in women's rowing pair

Not only did the win end Britain's agonizing wait for gold after four barren days of Olympic action, Glover and Stanning also became the first women to win rowing gold for Britain after decades of dominance by men's crews.

Nixon announcing 'Innovation Campus' grants

The program pairs universities and colleges with businesses to train students for jobs in high-demand fields.

Branson chief supporting deer hunts inside city

The Branson police chief supports a plan to allow the hunting during bow and arrow season because an increasing number of deer causing car accidents.

London Olympics: London mayor Boris gets stuck on zip wire

Boris Johnson was seen dangling in midair briefly when he joined the crowds at an open-air viewing site at east London's Victoria Park.

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