Burroughs Wins First Wrestling Gold for U.S.

LONDON — Jordan Burroughs gave the United States its first wrestling gold medal of the London Games, winning the men’s 74-kilogram freestyle final against Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran, 1-0, 1-0. Burroughs, who grew up in New Jersey, has won 38 straight freestyle matches since leaving the University of Nebraska. LEAVING EMPTY-HANDED A day after his sister Diana lost her first-round taekwondo fight, Steven Lopez fell in his opening bout in the men’s under-80-kilogram division, ending his hopes for a third Olympic title. Read more [...]

Marijuana Disqualification

8:49 p.m. | Updated The Olympic journey of Nick Delpopolo, 23, a judoka from Westfield, N.J., ended Monday when results of a drug test showed traces of marijuana in his system."Any positive test, for any banned substance, comes with the appropriate consequences, and we absolutely support the disqualification," Patrick Sandusky, a United States Olympic Committee spokesman, said in a statement . Read more [...]