The town of San Dimas, California is probably going to erect a statue of Alex Morgan when these Olympics are all said and done.
In one of the better soccer games you will see anywhere, Alex Morgan capped off an improbable win over Canada with the game-winning header in the 123rd minute in a 4-3 victory.
The U.S. hasn't lost to Canada for 27 straight matches, and the woman to the north were three times close to ensuring that that streak would end. But the U.S. came back from 0-1, 1-2 and 2-3 deficits powered by two goals from Megan Rapinoe and a penalty kick from Abby Wambauch.
As if the game wasn't dramatic enough, just when it seemed like it would come down to penalty kicks, a well placed cross was all Morgan needed to fire a header home for the women to advance to face Japan (who previously beat France 2-1) for the gold medal.
The men's basketball team struggled in the first half against Argentina, calling into question their consistency on defense. Team U.S.A. was only up 60-59 going into the second half, allowing Argentina to shoot 56 percent from the field in the first half. But Kevin Durant did as Kevin Durant does, and took over in the third quarter as the U.S. came out charging to a 42 point third quarter to dispatch Argentina.
Chris Paul had a solid game going for 17 points, seven assists and three steals. Kobe Bryant had a game he probably would like to forget, barely mustering 11 points on 3-10 shooting and only adding an assist while turning the ball over twice. The men's won their group as expected and will go onto face Australia in the quarterfinals.
The men's American volleyball swept Tunisia 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19 to take the top seed of Group B entering the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The U.S. will face Italy, who placed fourth in Group B.
In track and field events, a few locals from the Los Angeles area did quite well. Carmelita Jeter advanced to the semifinals of the 200-meter with a time of 22.65 - good for sixth overall. Duane Solomon was the beneficiary of a photofinish in the 800-meter as he advances with a time of 1:46.05. Lashinda Demus hurdled her way to the qualifying for a metal in the 400-meter hurdles with a time 54.08.
Stick with the SB Nation Los Angeles StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.