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Rick Raisman talks about daughter Aly's quest for gold


Rick Raisman talks about daughter Aly's quest for gold

Rick Raisman, father of U.S. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, joined Comcast SportsNet Central's Kyle Draper on Monday on the phone from London on Monday to talk about his daughter reaching the All-Around final and how proud the family from Needham, Mass. is of Aly.

Rick and his wife Lynn also put on quite a show of their own as NBC's cameras also focused on the proud parents nervously watching their daughter compete Sunday night.

"Slowly but surely, we are recovering," Rick said. "Everything is just so magnified . . . You're here for your daughter at the Olympics. It's a dream come true."

Along with Aly's triumph, there was disappointment that All-Around world champion, Jordyn Wieber, Aly's U.S. teammate and friend, didn't qualify for the final.

"I'm sure Aly felt awful that her best friend didn't qualify," Rick Raisman said.

Yale beats Harvard 24-3 in 'The Game'


Yale beats Harvard 24-3 in 'The Game'

Kurt Rawlings threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale over rival Harvard 24-3 on Saturday at Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., securing the Bulldogs' first outright Ivy League championship in 37 years.

Yale beat its rival for the second year in a row, this time capping a 9-1 season (6-1 in the Ivy League) and running its all-time record in the series known as "The Game" to 67-59-8. It's the first time the Bulldogs have won two in a row in the rivalry since a three-year winning streak from 1998-2000. Yale went 3-7 last season.

Yale's defense held Harvard (5-5, 3-4 Ivy) to 164 total yards, sacked Harvard QB Jake Smith six times and forced four Crimson turnovers, including a fumble that was returned 19 yards for a touchdown by the Bulldogs' Malcolm Dixon.