08.18.08 10 years ago 7 Comments

Gymnastics – He Kexin won a tiebreaker for the gold in the uneven bars over Nastia Liukin, who, like Mongo in There's Something About Mary, has a forehead like a drive-in movie theatre. Both gymnasts had scored 16.725 in their respective routine, but He won out "because her execution marks were closer to a perfect 10 than Liukin's." Uh, sure. So why didn't she get a higher score to begin with? 

Track – China's Liu Xiang bowed out of the Games with a right foot injury before getting a shot to defend his title in the 110-meter hurdle. He limped out of the gate of the first qualifying round after taking a false start…Usain Bolt, already holding gold in the 100-meter, has advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meters. Something tells me he'll make the final. Carl Lewis is the last sprinter to pull off gold in both the 100- and 200-meters.

MLB – The Dodgers have scaled the peak of the NL West, thanks to an Andre Ethier walk-off homer. What a mighty feat to tie the Diamondbacks for first by being four games over .500…There was a bit of an offensive 'splosion in the AL East yesterday. The Orioles, Yankees and Blue Jays blowuptuated for at least 15 runs each in their wins. Melvin Mora collected five hits, two of them homers, and drove in six runs…The Indians of all teams hand the Angels their first series loss to an AL team since May…Johan Santana throws one of those complete game three-hit shutouts he's known for against the Pirates.Or, more appropriately, the Pirates have one of those three-hit, scoreless performances they're known for against the Mets.

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