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2012 London Olympics Recap: Rapinoe Scores Twice In Instant Classic Over Canada

Alex Morgan's late game heroics might be the thing everyone remembers from the U.S. women's soccer 4-3 victory over Canada, but without Rapinoe's two goals the tune would be very different.

The U.S. had to overcome three separate one-goal deficits before finally pushing a team they have not lost to 27 times in a row into extra periods. Rapinoe scored in the 54th and 70th minutes, and Abby Wambach scored on a penalty kick in the 80th minute. But the victory shot belonged to Morgan, who continued adding to her legacy, with a header in the 123rd minute during stoppage time.

With the victory the ladies will have a World Cup rematch against Japan, who beat France 2-1 earlier in the day.

Michelle Kasold of San Jose and the rest of the field hockey team had an Olympics to forget as the U.S. finished at the bottom of their pool after losing to South Africa 7-0. It was a surprising result as the Americans had won or lost all their previous matches by one goal and had only given up six altogether. South Africa ended up just barely above the U.S., needing to win by at least six points to leapfrog the Americans.

Peter Varellas and the water polo team lost to Hungary 11-6 in a rematch of the 2008 Olympics final - one that saw the U.S. lost 14-10. Both teams were already guaranteed spots in the elimination rounds, so the loss was a matter of seeding. The U.S. will face Group A winner Croatia.

Kevin Durant helped power the men's basketball team to a victory over Argentina to improve this incarnation of the Dream Team's record to 5-0. The men will face Australia (3-2) in the quarterfinals.