>>U.S. Men’s Hoops Holds Off Surge From Serbia
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. Men’s basketball team is still unbeaten after surviving a late surge from Serbia in a 94-91 win in Brazil. Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 15 points for America, which built a 23-5 first quarter lead before Serbia chipped away. DeAndre Jordan posted 13 points as Team USA improved to 4-and-0. They’ll battle France on Sunday in the final game of pool play.
>>U.S. Women’s Basketball Remains Unbeaten
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. women’s basketball team is still perfect at the Rio Olympics. Maya [[ MY-uh ]] Moore and Diana Taurasi scored 12 points apiece to lead the Americans to an 81-51 rout of Canada. Team USA has won 45 straight in Olympic play and is now 4-and-0 at the Rio Games. The U.S. will wrap up preliminary round play on Sunday against China.
>>Phelps Wins Silver In Final Race
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American swimming star Michael Phelps fell just short of his 23rd career gold medal. Phelps finished in a three-way tie for silver in the men’s 100-meter butterfly. It’s the 27th Olympic medal of Phelps’ career. Joseph Schooling of Singapore took home the gold with a new Olympic record time of 50.39-seconds.
>>American Ledecky Wins Fourth Gold Medal
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American swimmer Katie Ledecky has won her fourth gold medal while setting new world and Olympic records at the Rio Games. Ledecky posted a time of eight minutes and 4.79-seconds in the women’s 800-meter freestyle, lowering the world record in this event for the fifth time in her career. She is just the fourth American woman to win four golds at a single Olympics and has five overall in Rio.
>>USA’s Ervin Takes Gold In 50-Meter Freestyle
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Anthony Ervin is once again the gold medalist in the Olympic men’s 50-meter freestyle swim. Ervin took gold in the event at the Sydney Games in 2000 at the age of 19 and reclaimed his title on Friday in Rio after 16 years. At 35 years old, Ervin is the oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history.
>>American Dirado Wins Gold In 200-Meter Backstroke
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American swimmer Madeline Dirado is celebrating her second gold medal at the Rio Olympics. She captured the top prize in the women’s 200-meter backstroke, her fourth medal overall in Rio. Dirado was also part of the gold-medal winning team in the four-by-200-meter freestyle relay. She also won silver in the 400-meter individual medley and bronze in the 200-meter individual medley.
>>Walsh-Jennings/Ross Advance To Volleyball Quarterfinals
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — United States tandem Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross are into the quarterfinals of the women’s beach volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics. The Americans knocked off Italy’s Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini in straight sets, 21-10 and 21-16. They are perfect in Rio at 4-and-0. The pair will play either a team from Poland or Australia in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
>>Record-Setting Throw Delivers Gold For USA’s Carter
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Michelle Carter is the first American woman to win gold in the shot put following a record-breaking final throw in Rio. Carter’s last heave was an American record 20.62 meters. She’s the first American woman to medal in the event since 1960. Carter is the daughter of shot put legend Michael Carter, who won silver in the event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and also won three Super Bowls with the 49ers.
>>American Rhode Medals In Sixth Straight Olympics
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American skeet shooter Kim Rhode is a medalist in her sixth-consecutive Olympic Games after taking bronze in skeet shooting on Friday. Rhode is the first female Olympian to medal is six straight games, and also the first Summer athlete to accomplish the feat. She won the gold in double trap in the 1996 Atlanta Games, bronze in Sydney in 2000, and gold at the 2004 Games in Athens. Since 2008 she has medaled in skeet shooting, taking silver in Beijing and gold in London.
>>American Boxer Hernandez Settles For Bronze
(Rio de Janiero, Brazil) — American boxer Nico Hernandez is bringing home the first American men’s boxing medal since Deontay Wilder took bronze in Beijing. Hernandez won the bronze medal in the light flyweight division after losing in Friday’s semifinal bout to Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan. American lightweight Carlos Balderas will miss out on a medal after losing to Cuba’s Lazaro Alvarez in Friday’s quarterfinals.
>>Johnson/Sock Win Men’s Tennis Bronze
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. has a medal in tennis at the Rio Games. The men’s doubles tandem of Steve Johnson and Jack Sock beat their Canadian counterparts in straight sets in the bronze medal match. It was a 6-2, 6-4 win over Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil. It’s the third straight Olympics the U.S. has won a medal in men’s doubles, with Mike and Bob Bryan winning gold in London and bronze in Beijing. In singles, Johnson got bageled in the first set but still pushed Great Britain’s Andy Murray to the brink before losing a third-set tiebreaker 7-2 in the men’s quarterfinals. In the women’s semifinals, Madison Keys lost 6-3, 7-5 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber. Keys still moves on to the bronze medal match this weekend.
>>U.S. Women’s Soccer Ousted With Quarterfinal Shootout Loss To Sweden
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The Olympic dominance of the U.S. women’s soccer team is over. Team USA was ousted from the tournament in Rio with a 4-3 shootout loss to Sweden in today’s quarterfinals. The teams were tied at one after extra time. Alex Morgan squared the match at one in the 77th minute for the U.S. after Sweden took the lead in the 61st minute. The Americans were unbeaten heading into this match and had won gold the last three Olympics.
>>United States Solo: We Lost To Cowards
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — United States women’s soccer goalie Hope Solo isn’t taking the team’s oust from the Rio Olympics very well. Solo told the media following the U.S.’s 4-3 shootout loss to Sweden, “we lost to a bunch of cowards,” and “the better team did not win.” The Americans were unbeaten heading into this match and had won gold the last three Olympics. Solo is a two-time gold medal winner, and helped the U.S. to a World Cup title in 2015.
>>U.S. Maintains Medal Lead In Rio
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The United States is still on top of the medal standings at the Rio Olympics. Americans added 12 more medals to reach 50 after six full days of competition. The U.S. also leads all nations with 20 gold medals. China is second with 37 overall medals, followed by Japan with 24. Great Britain and Russia have 22 medals apiece.
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