Andy Murray is the happiest man in the world right now. Not even a month ago, over 70 years of disappointment was heaped onto his shoulders when Murray became the first man from Great Britain to contend for a Wimbledon title. Unfortunately, Murray came up short against Roger Federer. Today, on the biggest possible stage, Murray got his revenge in one of the biggest rematches in tennis history. He wiped the floor -- mowed the lawn? -- with Federer at Wimbledon's Centre Court, beating him in three straight sets. [ESPN]
Serena Williams had a golden weekend. After embarrassing Maria Sharapova Saturday to win the Women's singles gold medal, she teamed up with her sister Venus to take the double's gold medal on Sunday. Serena Williams is a golden god. [ESPN]
Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius failed to qualify for the 400 meter final. His time was a full second slower than the one he posted on Saturday, but he isn't done in London. He'll be competing as part of South Africa's 1600 meter relay team on Thursday. After the race on Sunday, the winner of Pistorius' heat, Kirani James, asked to trade bibs as a sign of respect. [New York Times]
We don't want to go into too many specifics, but American MacKayla Maroney came up short in the individual vault competition on Sunday and was forced to settle for a silver medal. Maroney was a heavy favorite to take the competition but she was docked points for falling. We're sure Elspeth Reeve will have a GIF guide for us soon. [SB Nation]
The king took his crown. The feeling leading up the 100 meter final was being compared to heavyweight title fight. The race was stacked with reigning champion Usain Bolt, his teammate Yohan Blake, and Americans Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay. They're the four fastest men in the world all in the same race for the crown jewel of the summer Olympics. But Bolt silenced any doubts when he pulled away from the pack to set a new Olympic record with his 9.63 second race. Blake took second with 9.75, Gatlin took third with 9.79, and Gay took fourth 9.80. There was a spread of 0.05 seconds between second and fourth place. Holy. Bolt will be 29 in Rio. Watch the throne. Deadspin has the video. [Deadspin]
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