Gabby Douglas became the first U.S. gymnast to win an individual and team Olympic gold medal as she captured the all-around title with her performance Thursday in London. Needham's Aly Raisman rallied in her final event to tie for third place but lost the tiebreaker and missed out on the bronze.

Douglas, the third straight American to win the Olympic all-around title, took the lead in the first event and stayed there, finishing with a score of 62.232, less than three-tenths better than Russian Viktoria Komova.

The Jets' demeanor at training camp in 2010 during HBO's "Hard Knocks" looks mild and controlled compared to this year.

Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski has an excellent piece on the possibility of Celtics coach Doc Rivers becoming coach of Team USA for the Olympics in 2016. This is a must read. As WEEI.com’s Paul Flannery has echoed to me on many occasions, players love playing for Doc. You would have to figure this would bode well for the Celtics, too. Rivers hamming it up with the elite players could be beneficial while recruiting during free agency, which Doc has been known to do very well anyway.

Say what you will about NBC's coverage of the Olympics, and a lot of people are saying a lot of things, but the ratings (the only thing that matters) don't lie. Right now, the Olympics are garnering more interest than ever.

Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who allegedly is trying to be a better teammate this season after last year's issues, was put in his place by coach Rex Ryan as the team opened training camp. Holmes, talking about the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow situation, said last week that a two-quarterback system can't work in the NFL.

Said Ryan: "We brought Santonio here to be a receiver, not the offensive coordinator. Again, we'll make those decisions, we'll do what's in the best interest of our football team, and that's the way it'll always be."

Kevin Youkilis continues to produce in Chicago, notching an RBI in Wednesday's 8-2 victory over the Twins, but he departed the game in the fourth inning with a sprained left ankle. The 33-year-old Youkilis struggled with injuries in Boston, missing a month earlier this season with a back problem, but the White Sox insist he only left the game as a precaution.

Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that no players have indicated that they plan to transfer in the wake of the NCAA penalties announced a day earlier, but all the team's sponsors are not demonstrating the same loyalty.

The insurance company State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State broadcasts, and General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal.

"We will not directly support Penn State football this year," State Farm spokesman Dave Phillips said Tuesday. "We just feel it was the best decision."

Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin, set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, said Monday that he suffered so many head injuries during his playing days that he became "an expert at covering it up."

New Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning called some of the victims of last week's movie theater shooting in suburban Denver, and a few other Broncos visited survivors in the hospital Sunday.

"What we were trying to do was go in there, show support and try to put a smile on these people's faces. But the thing is, they put a smile on our faces," linebacker Joe Mays said. "They had such positive attitudes. They knew they were blessed to live and they knew they were going to have another chance to walk about with their families."

According to a report from Armen Keteyian of CBS Sports, the NCAA on Monday will announce "unprecedented" penalties against Penn State for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Penalties are expected to be handed out against both the football program and the university itself. 

"I've never seen anything like it," a source told Keteyian.