LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Debbie Phelps (R) the mother of Michael Phelps of the United States reads Sports Illustrated magazine prior to the evening session on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Three morning talking points
1. Missy Mania! The next Michael Phelps isn't Ryan Lochte. She's a 17-year-old girl from Colorado.
2. Ryan Lochte sputters again, placing fourth in the men's 200-meter freestyle final. But fourth is the new first for the U.S. Olympic team, says Christine Brennan.
3. U.S. men's gymnastics team's heartbreak. From first in qualifying to fifth in the final. John Orozco's tearful reaction was tough to watch.
Today's must-see live
Men's 200m Butterfly final: A medal for Michael Phelps would be his 18th, tying Ukrainian gymnast for most ever. Phelps swims an hour later in the 4x200m free relay. If they medal, that could be No. 19. The most EVER.
Women's gymnastics team final (11:30 a.m. ET, streaming online): Here's a shot at gold for reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber, who failed to qualify for the individual all-around final. Will she be ready?
Quote(s) of the day
"I expected to do better, but the weights were too heavy."- Manuel Minginfel, Micronesian weightlifter (via Vancouver Sun's Bev Wake)
"I don't know if you know this, Prime Minister, but my grandmother is a big fan of Dizzee Rascal."- Prince William, presumably joking, on Queen Elizabeth's musical taste during the hip hop portion of the Olympic opening ceremony (via British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Associated Press's Jill Lawless)
Dan Shanoff's U.S. face of the Olympics power rankings
(1) Missy Franklin (2) Gabby Douglas (3) Kim Rhode (4) Aly Raisman (5) Dana Vollmer
Also Receiving Votes: Matt Grevers. Dropped Out: LeBron James
1. Social Games, cont'd:Police arrest teen who tweeted threat at diver whose dad died.
2. Rule 40 controversy: Track and field athletes continue campaign against restrictive IOC laws.
3. Random: Samuel L. Jackson has the best #Olympic twitter account. Trust us.