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  • The Michael Phelps sweepstakes have begun. Phelps broke his own world record in the 400 meter individual medley to take his first gold medal. Coming into the games, this race was considered the trickiest for Phelps in his quest to break Mark Spitz's record. But he just demolished the rest of the pack and looked like he spent no energy by the end of the race.
  • Chivas USA worked hard to come back, but no dice. They lost to the Kansas City Wizards 3-0 last night. This sets up the final Super Clasico match up with the LA Galaxy on Thursday night as a crucial match for two teams that have been faltering as of late.
  • UCLA did not want to be left out of the fallen quarterback sweepstakes in town. Ben Olsen went down yesterday injuring the same foot that he broke during spring practice. X ray results should come back today. Contrary to USC, the Bruins don't have depth at quarterback. And with the offensive line coming into the season as the big question mark of the Pac-10, it's going to look like a long first season for head coach Rick Neusheisel and offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
  • Team USA defeated China 101-70 in men's basketball. It wasn't much of a challenge. Things should get interesting soon when Team USA plays Spain and Greece.

AP Photo by Itsuo Inouye