Mexico upsets Brazil in soccer

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Mexico is celebrating its first Olympic gold medal in men's soccer, and Brazil is wondering if it will ever be able to add the title to its long list of triumphs.

Oribe Peralta scored only 29 seconds into the Olympic final at Wembley Stadium and added another goal in the second half to help Mexico upset Brazil, 2-1, Saturday.

It was the fastest Olympic goal since FIFA began keeping records of the competition in 1976. The striker added the second with a firm header off a free kick in the 75th.

Brazil also was trying to win its first Olympic gold, which is the only significant trophy the five-time World Cup champions haven't won in soccer.

It was the team's first Olympic final in men's soccer since the '88 Seoul Games, when youngsters Romario and Bebeto ended with the silver.

Phelps in Rio: Golf?

Now that he has retired from swimming, Michael Phelps is ready to try a new stroke -- golf.

Phelps will be Hank Haney's latest pupil and featured in "The Haney Project," which is shown on the Golf Channel

Haney, the former swing coach of Tiger Woods, has previously worked with actor Ray Romano, Charles Barkley and radio host Rush Limbaugh in the television series. The series will show Phelps' attempt to improve his game from tee-to-green while playing some of the world's best golf courses.

Another boxing controversy

NBC Sports was forced to telecast the final two days of the boxing without announcers Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas in the arena following a dispute with international boxing officials.

The International Boxing Association asked Papa and Atlas to move from their seats close to ringside to a broadcast booth farther away because they were "very disturbing" to boxing officials, even during bouts they were not calling, said the group's spokesman, Sebastien Gillot. Papa and Atlas have at times been critical of the boxing judges and referees in the tournament.

Hometown honors Gabby

Gabby Douglas is really big in her hometown. Really big and painted on a wall.

The gold-medalist gymnast has a giant mural painted in her honor in Virginia Beach, Va. The mural shows Douglas holding a gold medal with an American flag backdrop. It says "Way to go Gabby."

Media outlets report brothers Todd and Eric Lindbergh spent four days painting the 9-by-30 foot mural on the outside wall of a sports bar.

Yohan Blake speaks

Jamaica's Yohan Blake on the 4x100 world record:

"We're not normal. To run 36 is not normal. We're flying. People call us robots. I said, no, we're from space. We drop from the sky like Mr. Bean. Because when he started he dropped out of the sky. It's just the fun stuff, you know, that we always do. I'm from Mars because I'm not normal. I'm the beast."

Usain Bolt goes afterward:

"I've told Yohan he needs to stop talking like that because people are going to put him in a straight jacket."



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