3:36pm

Sun August 5, 2012
The Torch

Usain Bolt Will Defend His Title As 'World's Fastest Man'

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 11:31 am

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 100m final at the London Games on Sunday.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

Usain Bolt is still the "world's fastest man."

The Jamaican sprinter has won the men's 100-meter race in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds. Just after 4:50 p.m. ET, he successfully defended the gold medal he won four years ago in Beijing.

Jamaica's Yohan Blake came in second today, giving him the silver medal. American Justin Gatlin was third, meaning he gets the bronze.

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3:23pm

Sun August 5, 2012
Newport Jazz Festival

Lewis Nash Quintet, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Drummer Lewis Nash performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

Drummer Lewis Nash is certainly no stranger to prestigious festival stages; he's served in bands led by Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis and Tommy Flanagan. (And that was relatively early in his career, too.) So it's a great move to give the supporting cast member, who truly innovates within jazz traditions, a share of the spotlight. One of the bands he leads features the front line of Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) and Jimmy Greene (tenor sax); it's a classic quintet lineup, and it's the first on stage on day two at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Set List

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1:53pm

Sun August 5, 2012
Author Interviews

A Story Of Ancient Power In 'The Rise of Rome'

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 4:11 pm

Over the past decade, there's been a revival in popular histories of ancient Rome; not the academic tomes once reserved for specialists and students, but books and movies designed for the rest of us.

Anthony Everitt has written three biographies about some of the major players in ancient Rome: Cicero, Augustus and Hadrian, all full of intrigue and treachery.

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1:39pm

Sun August 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Breaking News: Shots Fired At Sikh Temple In Wisconsin

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 8:47 am

A woman waits outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis, where a gunman opened fire and killed six people. The gunman was killed by police.
Jeffrey Phelps AP

A shooting at a Sikh Temple in a suburb of Milwaukee today has left at least seven people dead, including the gunman, police say.

The crime is being treated as a "domestic terrorist-type incident," authorities say.

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12:18pm

Sun August 5, 2012
The Torch

Oscar Pistorius, The 'Blade Runner,' Faces Another Huge Challenge

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 3:58 pm

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa leaving the starting blocks in Saturday's round 1 of the men's 400-meters race.
Michael Steele Getty Images

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner" who has has artificial legs below the knees but overcame that challenge to become a world class runner, will not be in the finals of the men's 400-meters.

The results of Heat 2 in the semifinals were posted at 3:55 p.m. ET. Pistorius finished last out of eight competitors, nearly two seconds behind winner James Kirani of Grenada.

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11:15am

Sun August 5, 2012
The Torch

Badminton Federation 'Looking Forward' In Response To Scandal

South Korea's Kim Min Jung (left) and Ha Jung Eun were among the players disqualified for not trying hard enough.
Adek Berry AFP/Getty Images

On this final day of badminton at the London Olympics, leaders of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) were vague about how they will respond to a match-throwing scandal at the games.

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11:14am

Sun August 5, 2012
The Torch

Big Win For Britain: Murray Takes Men's Tennis Title

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 5:58 pm

Gold for queen and country: Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after his win.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

One month after his hopes were dashed on the same famous court at Wimbledon, Scotland's Andy Murray just won the men's tennis title at the London Olympics in front of a joyous home crowd.

He did it by defeating the same man who beat him at Wimbledon in July.

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10:21am

Sun August 5, 2012
Newport Jazz Festival

Jack DeJohnette All-Stars, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 2:59 pm

Jack DeJohnette performs with his All-Stars at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

The drummer has had a busy year already, having accepted the NEA Jazz Masters award and having released a new album, Sound Travels. He continues his year-long 70th birthday celebration by assembling this ad hoc band of leading lights like guitarist Lionel Loueke and bassist Christian McBride, who are both leading their own gigs this year.

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9:41am

Sun August 5, 2012
The Torch

Even A 'No' Is An Olympic Moment When It's Said By Michael Phelps

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 11:38 am

Michael Phelps and the special award he received Saturday night to mark his Olympic achievements.
Al Bello Getty Images

An only-at-the-Olympics tale:

As Michael Phelps left a news conference at the Olympic Aquatic Center on Saturday, a photographer rushed up and asked, "Can I get one more photo?"

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9:19am

Sun August 5, 2012
The Torch

Britain's Wiggins Starts A Row By Arguing For Bike Helmets

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 4:00 pm

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain before a road race on Day 1 of the Olympics.
Bryn Lennon Getty Images

On the same day cyclist Bradley Wiggins became Great Britain's most-decorated Olympian, Daniel Harris, a 28-year-old cycling enthusiast, was killed when he was struck by a bus at an intersection outside Olympic Park.

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