2008 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Chicago, Illinois
U.S. women's soccer team member Abby Wambach (20) poses for a portrait at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Lionel Messi was announced Monday as the winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, symbolic of being the best soccer player in the world in 2012.
Lionel Messi, who has won the last three FIFA men's soccer Player of the Year awards, is among three finalists for the 2012 honor.
Monday's highlights from the Olympics:
China and the United States combined to win just six of the 57 medals awarded at the Olympics Monday, thus leaving plenty for everybody else.
Alex Morgan scored with 30 seconds left in the second overtime period Monday, giving the U.S. women a pulsating 4-3 win over Canada in the Olympic semifinals.
The man whose record-setting career is almost over and two young women whose careers are just beginning staged three races to remember at the Olympics Friday.
Abby Wambach scored early Friday and Sydney Leroux tallied late to put the U.S. women in the Olympic soccer semifinals with a 2-0 win over New Zealand.
Abby Wambach scored in the 25th minute Tuesday and that goal stood up to give the United States a 1-0 win over North Korea in the Olympic soccer tournament.
Megan Rapinoe scored in the first half Saturday and the United States broke it open late to down Colombia 3-0 and earn an Olympic soccer quarterfinal berth.
United Press International