>>Phelps Wins 23rd Gold Medal
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Swimming star Michael Phelps is going out a champion. Phelps won his 23rd gold medal in the final race of his career as part of the U.S. men’s four-by-100-meter medley relay team at the Rio Olympics. It’s his 28th overall medal including his sixth in Rio. Phelps has said this would be the final event of his Olympic career. The team of Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Cody Miller and Ryan Murphy set an Olympic record time of three minutes, 27.95-seconds. Great Britain captured the silver and Australia won bronze.
>>U.S. Grabs Gold In Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. swim team is adding another gold medal to the books in Rio. The team of Simone Manuel, Dana Vollmer, Lilly King and Kathleen Baker captured the top prize in the women’s four-by-100-meter medley relay. Manuel anchored the final leg to earn her fourth medal overall in Rio including her second gold. Australia won silver, while Denmark won the bronze.
>>Dalhausser, Lucena Advance To Volleyball Quarterfinals
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American tandem Philip Dalhausser and Nicholas Lucena are into the quarterfinals of the men’s beach volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics. Dalhausser and Lucena cruised past a team from Austria 21-14 and 21-15 to advance. The duo is now 4-and-0 at these games. They will battle Brazil in the quarterfinals on Monday.
>>American Henderson Wins Long Jump
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American Jeff Henderson is celebrating a gold medal in the men’s long jump at the Rio Olympics. Henderson had a winning jump of 8.38-meters, just one centimeter better than South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga. Great Britain’s Greg Rutherford won the bronze, beating American Jarrion Lawson by just four centimeters.
>>Manuel Takes Silver In 50m Freestyle
(Rio de Janiero, Brazil) — American swimmer Simone Manuel secured her second individual medal of the Rio Games in Saturday’s 50-meter freestyle. Manuel took silver behind Denmark’s Pernille Blume. The 20-year-old Stanford student took gold in the 100-meter freestyle on Thursday, becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win gold in an individual event.
>>American Bowie Places Second In 100m Dash
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American sprinter Tori Bowie used a late lean to edge Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for the silver in the women’s 100-meter dash. Bowie knocked off the two-time defending Olympic champion, but still finished second as Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson claimed the gold easily. Fraser-Pryce took gold in the event in Beijing and London, but settled for bronze in Rio.
>>Americans Battle For Mixed Doubles Gold
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The gold medal match for the Olympic mixed doubles will feature two pairs of Americans. Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram will face off with fellow Americans Jack Sock and Bethani Mattek-Sands after each won semifinal matches on Saturday. Williams is aiming for her record-tying fifth Olympic tennis medal. The final is set for Sunday morning.
>>Del Potro Upsets Nadal In Men’s Tennis
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Spain’s Rafael Nadal bid for a second Olympic gold in men’s tennis singles is over following a semifinal loss to Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday. The Argentinan del Potro pulled off a comeback win to top Nadal and will face off with Great Britain’s Andy Murray in Sunday’s final. Murray is the reigning Olympic gold medalist after taking gold in London four years ago.
>>Flyweight Vargas Wins Debut
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American flyweight Antonio Vargas is on to the round of sixteen following Saturday’s decision win over Brazil’s Juliao Neto. The 19-year-old Vargas shook off boos from Neto’s home crowd to earn a split decision win in his Olympic boxing debut. He’ll face Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the round of 16 on Monday. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson and light welterweight Gary Russell will be in the ring on Sunday for Team USA.
>>Rose Leads After Third Round Of Golf Tournament
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Justin Rose sits alone atop the leaderboard after the third round of the Olympic men’s individual golf tournament. Rose fired a six-under 65 on Saturday and sits at 12-under for the gold medal. British Open champion Henrik Stenson is a shot back entering Sunday’s final round. American Bubba Watson is tied for fourth at six-under. Fellow American Matt Kuchar is tied for seventh at five-under.
>>U.S. Women Stay Perfect In Water Polo
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. women’s water polo team is still unbeaten in Rio. The Americans posted an 11-6 win over Hungary in their final match of group play today. The U.S. earned the top seed by going 3-and-0 during the group stage. Team USA will battle Brazil in the quarterfinals Monday evening.
>>Women’s Eight Rowing Team Wins Gold
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. women’s eight rowing team are Olympic champions once again. Team USA captured its third straight gold medal in the event this morning. The team consisted of Amanda Elmore, Eleanor Logan, Meghan Musnicki, Tessa Gobbo, Lauren Schmetterling, Amanda Polk, Kerry Simmonds and Emily Regan. The U.S. women’s eight team hasn’t lost a major international championship since 2005.
>>Stone Wins Silver In Women’s Sculls
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Add another medal to Team USA’s haul. Gevvie Stone captured the silver in the women’s single sculls this morning. It’s the first time an American has medaled in the competition since 2008. Australia’s Kimberley Brennan won gold. China’s Jingli Duan took the bronze.
>>U.S. Maintains Medal Lead In Rio
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The United States remains on top of the medal standings at the Rio Olympics. Americans added 11 more medals to reach 61 after seven full days of competition. The U.S. also leads all nations with 24 gold medals. China is second with 41 overall medals, followed by Great Britain with 30.
>>U.S. Wins Olympic-Best 33 Swimming Medals
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — With a pair of golds in the final swimming events, the United States finished with a total of 33 medals in the pool at the Rio Olympics. That surpasses the 31 medals the U.S. swim team won in London in 2012. Americans captured 16 golds including five from Michael Phelps. Phelps ends his illustrious Olympic career with 23 career golds and 28 medals overall.
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