The Medal Stand: Lionel Messi's dream comes true

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I've got to give Argentina's Lionel Messi a lot of credit. He came to the Olympics even after his club team told him he couln't go to Beijing. Now he has accomplished his dream of winning a gold medal. [McClatchy Newspapers]

Vancouver gets ready to take over the Olympic spotlight. [Houston Chronicle]

With the first pick in the 2009 MLB Draft the Washington Nationals select Stephen Strasburg? [Washington Post]

A reporter falls in love with handball. [LA Times]

Despite losing the gold medal match, the U.S. women's volleyball team is still proud of its accomplishments. [Dallas Morning News]

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