Today in Sports: A teammate isn't happy with America's Golden Boy, a star-spangled apology, and how not to celebrate an (almost) victory.
- Olympian swimmer Tyler Clary says that his 14-time Olympic gold medal-winning teammate Michael Phelps showed "a real lack of preparation" during their training for London and that "I saw somebody that has basically been asking to get beat for the longest time.” It's a problem Phelps himself has acknowledged in the past, but it is obviously frustrating to another swimmer who lacks Phelps' natural gifts ... and still can't beat him despite hours more of effort. [The Press-Enterprise]
- Forget about those dudes, though: For the first time in history the U.S. Olympic team has more women than men. There will be 533 athletes total, 269 of them women. [The New York Times]
- Country singer Luke Bryan has apologized for checking his watch while he was singing the National Anthem at the All-Star Game this week — and writing the lyrics on his hand so he wouldn't forget them. He says he just didn't want to run long and screw up the Air Force flyover. Sure, why not? [Fox Sports]
- What happens when you miscount the number of laps in your motorcycle race and then start celebrating before it's over? Well, you lose. And then the Internet laughs at you. [Autoblog, via SB Nation]
- The University of Hawaii's athletic director was suspended after booking — and putting down a $200,000 deposit on — a fundraising concert featuring Stevie Wonder. Unfortunately, no one told Stevie about it and the concert had to be canceled. [Honolulu Star-Advertiser, via Deadspin]
- Your tear-jerking moment for the day: Paralyzed football player Eric LeGrand received an award and gave a moving speech at last night's ESPYs. [ESPN]
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