London Olympics 2012: Women's Soccer Gives Us A Classic, Men's Basketball Rolls

On Monday, the U.S.A. authored one of the finest and most improbable moments of the 2012 London Olympics.

It took place on the soccer field, where the American women's team outlasted Canada in a 4-3 extra time epic that was capped off with a header by Alex Morgan in the 122nd minute. Canadian forward Christine Sinclair put on a virtuoso performance with a hat trick, only to be felled by three American one-goal comebacks.

With the victory, the United States moves on to play Japan - the team that defeated it in the World Cup last summer - for the gold medal.

In other news, the U.S. men's basketball team dominated Argentina in the second half after a slow start, winning 126-97. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 28 points.

Jenn Suhr also took the pole vaulting gold medal, defeating Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva who had won the event in the previous two Summer Games

For a complete breakdown on all of the events that have unfolded, please click here.

For more on the 2012 London Olympics, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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