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MONDAY RESULTS – August 8

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

Day 4 at the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – The United States Olympic swimming team continues to demonstrate that it’s more than just Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps.

Ryan Murphy provided the U.S. with its fourth gold medal of the Games by winning the men’s 100-meter backstroke. Murphy was fourth at the turn before giving the Americans their sixth straight gold medal in the event.  Thirty-year-old David Plummer took the bronze in the event.

Lilly King held off a late-charging Yulia Efimova to win the 100-meter breaststroke. King finished more than a half-second ahead of Efimova, who was booed before the final. American Catherine Meili earned the bronze.

American Kathleen Baker claimed silver in the water. Baker was second to Katinka Hosszu of Hungary in the women’s 100-meter backstroke.

Conor Dwyer came away with bronze in the men’s 200 freestyle, an event won by China’s Sun Yang. It’s the first Olympic medal for Dwyer.

Also in the pool, Ledecky has reached the final of the 200 free, winning her preliminary heat and finishing second to Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden in the semifinals. Ledecky and Sjostrom were coming off world record-setting victories on Sunday. Ledecky shattered her own world record in the 400 free last night, winning the race by almost five seconds. Sjostrom turned in a world-record performance in the 100 butterfly, touching in 55.48.

Missy Franklin has failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 200-meter freestyle, finishing last in her semifinal heat and 13th of 16 overall.

King’s victory gives the U.S. five gold medals, tying China for first. The Americans lead the medal count with 19, six more than the Chinese.

In other Olympic action:

– The American men’s basketball team has followed Saturday’s 57-point win over China with a 113-69 rout of Venezuela. Kevin Durant scored 16 points and Carmelo Anthony 14 as the U.S. improved to 2-0 heading into Wednesday’s game against Australia. The game was tied until the United States outscored the Venezuelans 30-8 in the second quarter.

– The U.S. women’s basketball team is 2-0 after Diana Taurasi scored 13 points and Elena Delle (DEH’-leh) Donne added 12 in a 103-63 pounding of Spain. The victory was the 43rd consecutive for the five-time defending champions, who trailed 8-6 before closing the first quarter on a 23-6 run. The U.S. has scored 100 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since the 2004 Olympics.

– Serena Williams is on to the third round in women’s tennis as she seeks a second consecutive singles gold medal. The top-ranked Williams committed 36 unforced errors, was broken four times and showed fits of anger before pulling out a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Alize Cornet of France. Williams fought off a pair of set points at 4-5 against Cornet, who had won four of their previous seven matches.

– American tennis player Madison Keys won her second-round match by downing Kristina Mladenovic of France, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6. Other second-round winners include Germany’s Angelique Kerber, Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.

– China’s Chen Aisen and Lin Yue totaled 496.98 points in claiming diving gold in the men’s 10-meter synchronized event. American teammates David Boudia and Steele Johnson took silver at 457.11, almost 40 points behind the Chinese duo.

– The top-ranked U.S. women’s volleyball team had to work hard before knocking off the Netherlands 18-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8. The Americans were able to improve to 2-0 by rallying from their two-sets-to-one deficit after the Dutch captain had to be helped off midway through the fourth set with a right ankle injury.

– The U.S. women’s field hockey team beat Australia 2-1 to improve to 2-0. The fifth-ranked Americans lead Pool B with six points and moved closer to qualifying for the quarterfinals. The top four teams in each six-team pool advance.

– The American water polo team lost to Spain 10-9, and the U.S. women’s rugby squad beat France 19-5 in the fifth-place game

– The U.S. women’s rowers made a strong debut in Rio and qualified for Saturday’s final in 6 minutes, 6.34 seconds, a whopping eight seconds ahead of the Netherlands.

(American Association baseball)

Joplin Blaster 2, Sioux City Explorers 1

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Texas 4, Colorado 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5
Minnesota 3, Houston 1
Oakland 3, Baltimore 2
Seattle 3, Detroit 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco 8, Miami 7, 14 innings
Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 3, 12 innings
St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 4
L.A. Dodgers 9, Philadelphia 4

 

 

TUESDAY RESULTS – August 9

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – American swimmers continue to mine for gold in the swimming pool at the Rio Olympics.

Michael Phelps has made up for one of the few losses in his Olympic career. Phelps avenged his defeat at the 2012 London Games by winning the 200-meter butterfly last night, holding off Japan’s Masato Sakai by a mere four-hundredths of a second. Then Phelps won his 21st career gold medal as part of the winning four-by-200 relay team. Phelps now has 25 medals in all, and three more races in Rio to add to his almost unimaginable total.

Katie Ledecky of the United States has captured her second gold medal, winning the 200-meter freestyle. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden claims the silver and Emma McKeon of Australia takes the bronze. Earlier, Ledecky had won the 400-meter freestyle.

In other Olympic highlights:
– The US women’s gymnastics team has defended its title with a gold medal win at the Rio Olympics.

Led by three-time world champ Simone Biles, the Americans blew past the competition. They finished more than eight points in front of runner-up Russia.

Biles was joined by Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian.

China won the bronze, 68-hundredths of a second back of Russia.

– With time running out in women’s soccer, Catalina Usme beat Hope Solo with a free kick from a tight angle to give Colombia a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Olympics. Teenager Mallory Pugh became the youngest player to score for the United States in an Olympics with her goal in the 59th minute.

Despite the draw, the top-ranked United States still finished atop Group F.

– In equestrian, Phillip Dutton of the U.S. has won the bronze in individual event. The winner of the gold was defending champion Michael Jung of Germany.

– The U.S. beat Spain 11-4 in women’s water polo, while in men’s rugby, the U.S. fell to Argentina 17-14.

– The U.S. men’s volleyball team has dropped to 0-2 after a 3-1 loss to Italy. The Americans next play host Brazil Thursday night.

– In the Olympic tennis tournament, Serena Williams is out. Committing five double faults in one game, Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round in a real shocker Tuesday, ending the No. 1-seeded American’s bid to become the first tennis player to collect a pair of singles golds.  In other tennis, defending Olympic champ Andy Murray advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Argentina’s Juan Monaco.  Also winning were 2008 gold medalist Rafael Nadal and No. 12 Steve Johnson of the U.S.  For the women, seventh-seed Madison Keys of the U.S. moved on to the fourth round.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 8, Joplin Blasters 2

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Texas 7, Colorado 5
Cleveland 3, Washington 1
Chicago Cubs 5, L.A. Angels 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 2
Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 3
Houston 7, Minnesota 5
Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 5, 10 innings
Oakland 2, Baltimore 1
Seattle 6, Detroit 5, 15 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 6, San Diego 4
Arizona 5, N.Y. Mets 3
Miami 2, San Francisco 0
Atlanta 2, Milwaukee 1
Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 4
L.A. Dodgers 9, Philadelphia 3

 

 

WEDNESDAY RESULTS – August 10

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – The blowouts are over. The Olympics are underway for real in basketball.  After nothing but pushovers this summer, the U.S. men’s basketball team faced someone who pushed back.  The U.S. men’s basketball team is 3-0 at the Olympics after rallying to beat Australia 98-88 for its 20th straight victory in Olympic competition. Carmelo Anthony scored 14 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter and Kyrie Irving added 17 points and five assists.  In his fourth Olympics, Anthony became the most prolific scorer in U.S. men’s Olympic basketball history. He passed LeBron James, who skipped a chance to play in his fourth games after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title this season. James scored 273 points during appearances in Athens, Beijing and London.  “We showed a lot of character tonight,” Irving said of the come-from-behind victory.  Coach Mike Krzyzewski agreed, saying: “This is the real world now and that’s good for us.”

Next up for Team USA is Serbia on Friday with another group game Sunday against France before the medal round begins.

In other Olympic action:

– Diana Taurasi drained a personal Olympic-best six 3-pointers as the Americans beat Serbia 110-84 in women’s basketball. Taurasi wound up with 25 points to help the U.S. to its 44th straight Olympic win.

– Superstar swimmer Michael Phelps has advanced to the final of the Olympic 200-meter individual medley as the top qualifier. Long-time rival Ryan Lochte will be right next to him again, ranking second. Thiago Pereira sent the Brazilian crowd into a frenzy by staying close to the two American stars, finishing third.  Phelps will be seeking his fourth straight 200 IM title at the Olympics. He’s also got a chance to pull off that feat in the 100 butterfly. Phelps already has won three gold medals this week, and owns 21 gold medals in his Olympic career.

– Katie Ledecky has led the United States to a gold medal in the women’s 4-by-200-meter freestyle relay. It’s her third gold of this Olympics.

– American Sam Dorman and Mike Hixon won the silver medal in men’s 3-meter synchronized springboard diving. They finished four points behind the gold medalists from Britain. Favored China took the bronze.

– A gutsy performance by Kristin Armstrong provided the American with her third consecutive gold medal in Olympic cycling time trial.  Racing through wind and rain over a demanding course, the soon-to-be 43-year-old finished just 5.55 seconds in front of a Russian. Armstrong also won in Beijing and London.  Armstrong joins speedskater Bonnie Blair as the only American woman to win three gold medals in the same event at any Olympics.

– In women’s beach volleyball, Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have finished the Olympic group stage unbeaten, but not before losing their first set of the Summer Games. The U.S. women beat Switzerland 21-13, 22-24, 15-12 to win their pool with a 3-0 record. The round-of-16 begins Friday.

– The American men’s beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson has been eliminated from the Olympics on a tiebreaker. They are the first U.S men’s team to fail to advance out of pool play in beach volleyball since the 2004 Games in Athens.

– Nico Hernandez is assured of at least a bronze medal in boxing after beating Ecuador’s Carlos Quipo to improve to 3-0. The medal will be the first in the Olympic boxing tournament for the United States since 2008.

– The United States women’s field hockey team has advanced to the Olympic quarterfinals after defeating Japan 6-1.

– Bad weather washed out 20 of the 26 tennis matches that were on Wednesday’s schedule. And the rowing schedule has also been postponed due to the weather.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Joplin Blasters 4

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Washington 7, Cleveland 4
Chicago Cubs 3, L.A. Angels 1
Texas 5, Colorado 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 0
N.Y. Yankees 9, Boston 4
Houston at Minnesota, ppd.
Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 14 innings
Oakland 1, Baltimore 0
Seattle 3, Detroit 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco 1, Miami 0
Philadelphia 6, L.A. Dodgers 2
San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 0
Arizona 3, N.Y. Mets 2, 12 innings
St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 2
Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 3

 

 

THURSDAY RESULTS – August 11

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – There was no beating Simone Biles in the women’s gymnastics all-around at the Rio Games.  The 19-year-old American entered the event as the overwhelming favorite and was dominant in becoming the fourth straight American and fifth overall to win the all-around. Biles totaled 62.198 to finish well clear of silver medalist and American teammate Aly Raisman. The bronze went to Russian Aliya Mustafina.  The victory comes after Biles helped the U.S. team capture gold in the team event.

Also at Rio:
– Michael Phelps finished a full body-length ahead of the field in the 200-meter individual medley to earn his fourth gold medal of the Rio Games and 22nd overall. Phelps became the first swimmer ever to win the same event at four straight Olympics. U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte led at the midway point before finishing fifth.

– Ryan Murphy has completed a U.S. sweep of the men’s backstroke events by taking gold in the 200. Murphy touched first again in 1 minute, 53.62 seconds, three days after winning the 100 back. Australian Mitch Larkin was second, followed by Evgeny Rylov of Russia.

– Simone Manuel of the United States and Canadian Penny Oleksiak tied for the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter freestyle. Manuel is the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in swimming. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden picked up the bronze.

– Kayla Harrison has become the first American to successfully defend her judo title, clutching gold after she forced France’s Audrey Tcheumeo to tap out in the final of 78-kg competition. Harrison is the only American to win a Judo gold.

– Australia’s Marcus Fraser shot an 8-under 63 to take the lead in the first Olympic golf competition since the 1904 London Games. Fraser is three shots ahead of British Open champ Henrik Stenson of Sweden and Canada’s Graham DeLaet. Matt Kuchar’s 69 was the best score for the Americans.

– Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena have reached the knockout stage of the beach volleyball tournament after a three-set win over Italy. The Americans are unbeaten heading into the Round of 16.

– Madison Keys has advanced to the women’s tennis semifinals with a convincing 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Russia’s Daria Kasatina. The seventh-seeded Keys is joined in the Final Four by Petr Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and Monica Puig.

– Rafael Nadal is into the quarterfinals at the men’s tennis tournament after beating 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of France 7-6, 6-3. Also advancing to the men’s quarters were Juan Martin del Potro, Wimbledon champ Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and American Steve Johnson.

– The U.S. women’s field hockey team has improved to 4-0 and will play Britain on Saturday to determine who will win Pool B. Katie Bam scored twice in helping the Americans defeat India 3-0.

– Belgium’s Evi Van Acker became sick after racing on polluted Guanabara Bay, the first sailor to fall ill from the waters that were heavily scrutinized leading to the Rio Games. The governing body for World Sailing said the 2012 bronze medalist reported feeling sick after Wednesday’s races. Her poor performances have put her at risk of missing out on a medal in the Laser Radial class.

(N-F-L preseason football)

Philadelphia 17, Tampa Bay 9
Atlanta 23, Washington 17
Baltimore 22, Carolina 19
N.Y. Jets 17, Jacksonville 13
New England 34, New Orleans 22
Denver 22, Chicago 0

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers at Lincoln Saltdogs, ppd.

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Colorado 12, Texas 9

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 15, Minnesota 7, 1st game
Houston 10, Minnesota 2, 2nd game
Baltimore 9, Oakland 6
Cleveland 14, L.A. Angels 4
N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 2
Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 9, N.Y. Mets 0
Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 0
Colorado 12, Texas 9
Milwaukee 11, Atlanta 3
Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis 3, 11 innings

 

 

 

FRIDAY RESULTS – August 12

(N-F-L preseason football)

Miami 27, N.Y. Giants 10
Detroit 30, Pittsburgh 17
Minnesota 17, Cincinnati 16
Green Bay 17, Cleveland 11
Oakland 31, Arizona 10

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 11, Lincoln Saltdogs 1, completion of suspended game                  Sioux City Explorers 6, Lincoln Saltdogs 2

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Boston 6, Arizona 3
Chicago White Sox 4, Miami 2
Baltimore 5, San Francisco 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 5, Toronto 3
Cleveland 13, L.A. Angels 3
N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 3
Texas 8, Detroit 5
Kansas City 7, Minnesota 3
Oakland 6, Seattle 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 13, St. Louis 2
Atlanta 8, Washington 5
Philadelphia 10, Colorado 6
San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 6
Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 4
Pittsburgh 5, L.A. Dodgers 1

 

 

SATURDAY RESULTS – August 13

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANIERO — In Olympic swimming, Katie Ledecky crushed the field in breaking her own world record in the 800 freestyle. She finished in 8 minutes, 4.79 seconds, shaving almost two seconds off the mark she set at a grand prix event in January. She was about 11 1/2 seconds faster than runner-up Jazz Karlin of Britain.  Ledecky joined Debbie Meyer as the only women to sweep the three longer freestyle events at the same Olympics.

– Michael Phelps finished in a three-way tie for second in the 100-meter butterfly, an event won by Singapore’s Joseph Schooling in 50.39 seconds. Phelps touched in 51.14 seconds to tie longtime rivals Chad le Clos of South Africa and Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh.  Phelps still has a chance to win his 23rd gold medal in his final race of the Olympics, the 4×100 medley relay.

— The oldest member of the U.S. swimming team claimed gold as 35-year-old Anthony Ervin won the 50-meter freestyle, edging defending Olympic-champion Florent Manaudou of France by one-hundredth of a second. The victory comes 16 years after Ervin won his first individual gold medal. American Nathan Adrian took the bronze.

— American Maya DiRado won gold in the women’s 200-meter backstroke. DiRado rallied furiously on the final lap and got Katinka Hosszu at the touch to win in 2 minutes, 5.99 seconds. Hosszu was bidding to become a four-time gold medalist at Rio.

The U.S. mens basketball team struggled before knocking off Serbia 94-91. Kyrie Irving scored 15 points for the Americans, who didn’t lock up their 48th consecutive international victory until Bogdan Bogdanovic missed a 3-pointer from the left wing with two seconds left. The Serbians chipped away before the United States survived a second straight close call.

The three-time defending-champion U.S. women’s soccer team was ousted by Sweden on penalties 4-3 following a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinals. American goalkeeper Hope Solo allowed goals on Sweden’s last two kicks, then blasted the Swedes’ conservative style that allowed them to extend the match.  Solo said she thought the U.S. “played a bunch of cowards,” adding that she strongly and firmly believes that the best team did not win.  Sweden is coached by Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. to gold medals at the Beijing and London Games. Sundhage responded to Solo’s comments by saying “It’s OK to be a coward if you win.”  It’s the earliest the United States has been eliminated from the Olympics since women’s soccer became a sport in 1996.

Also at Rio:  Michelle Carter of the U.S. upset New Zealander and favorite Valerie Adams in women’s shot put with a throw of 20.63 meters. Adams had been trying to win the event for the third straight Olympics.

— Nico Hernandez is the first U.S. boxer since 2008 to win an Olympic medal, capturing bronze in the light flyweight division. Hernandez is also the first American light flyweight to medal since Michael Carbajal (KAR’-bah-hawl) won silver in 1988.

— American Kim Rhode has captured bronze in women’s skeet, becoming the first woman to earn a medal in six straight Olympics. Rhode has three gold medals and six overall in her career.

— Brady Ellison won the bronze in men’s individual archery, 6-2 against Netherlands’ Sjef van den Berg. Ellison was one arrow away from the gold medal round when he flat out missed and registered an eight in a shootout against South Korean Ku Bon-chan.

— The Americans have claimed the bronze medal in dressage, finishing behind gold medalist Germany and runner-up Great Britain.

— Maya Moore scored 12 points as the U.S. clobbered Canada 81-51 to clinch Group B in women’s basketball. It was the 45th straight Olympic win for the 4-0 Americans, who led by just two points after one period.

— Defending champ Andy Murray has moved into the semifinals in tennis singles, beating American Steve Johnson 6-love, 4-6, 7-6. Johnson was two games away from wrapping up the match in the third set. Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori and Juan Martin del Potro also advanced to the semis.

— American Madison Keys has been relegated to the bronze medal match in women’s tennis following a 6-3, 7-5 loss to second seed Angelique Kerber of Germany. Kerber saved all 10 break points she faced in earning a berth in the gold medal match against Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig. The seventh-seeded Keys will face two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova for the bronze ton Saturday.

— Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram are through to the mixed doubles semifinals following a 6-3, 7-5 victory against Roberta Vinci and Fabio Fognini of Italy. Williams is seeking her record-tying fifth Olympic tennis medal.

— Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross advanced to the quarterfinals of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. The Americans rallied to beat Italy 21-10, 21-16 in just 35 minutes.

— The U.S. fencing team has won bronze in men’s foil, its first medal in the event since 1932. Top-ranked Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt led the Americans to a 45-31 win over Italy, the team’s third medal at Rio.

— Marcus Fraser remains the leader midway through the Olympic golf tournament following a 2-under 69 that leaves him at minus-10. The Australian is one shot ahead of Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, a former NCAA champion who closed with three straight birdies. British Open champ Henrik Stenson is two shots off the pace. Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) shot a 70 and is seven shots back for the best showing by an American.

— The United States leads the Olympics with 20 gold and 50 total. China is second in both categories, claiming 13 gold and 37 overall.

(N-F-L preseason football)

Seattle 17, Kansas City 16
Indianapolis 19, Buffalo 18
Los Angeles 28, Dallas 24
Tennessee 27, San Diego 10

(American Association baseball)

Lincoln Saltdogs 5, Sioux City Explorers 4

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Boston 6, Arizona 3
Chicago White Sox 8, Miami 7
San Francisco 6, Baltimore 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
N.Y. Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4
Toronto 4, Houston 2
Minnesota 5, Kansas City 3
Cleveland 5, L.A. Angels 1
Detroit 2, Texas 0
Seattle 4, Oakland 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 8, Chicago Cubs 4
L.A. Dodgers 8, Pittsburgh 4
Washington 7, Atlanta 6
Philadelphia 6, Colorado 3
Cincinnati 11, Milwaukee 5
N.Y. Mets 3, San Diego 2, 11 innings

 

 

SUNDAY RESULTS – August 14

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Simone Biles has become the first American female gymnast to win three gold medals in one Olympics, and the first to claim one on the vault.  Biles will head back from Rio de Janeiro with a least three golds after easily winning the women’s vault final. She averaged 15.966 during her two vaults, well clear of silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russia.  Biles will have a chance at more gold later this week when she competes in the event finals on balance beam and floor exercise.

But the run of Olympic gold by the U.S. gymnastics team ended when Russia’s Aliya Mustafina edged American Madison Kocian in the uneven bars. Mustafina’s score of 15.900 less than one-tenth better than Kocian’s. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team had won every gold medal available in Rio before Mustafina successfully defended her Olympic title.

Meanwhile, the world’s fastest man remains the reigning Olympic champion.  Usain Bolt is the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles. The Jamaican separated himself from the field over the final 30 meters and won in 9.81 seconds, beating American Justin Gatlin by eight-hundredths of a second.  It’s the seventh overall Olympic gold medal for Bolt, who came to Rio not having run a 100 since June 30 due to a bad left hamstring.

Elsewhere at the Rio Games:

– South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk has won the Olympic 400-meter title in a world-record 43.03 seconds, lowering the mark set by Michael Johnson in 1999. Van Niekerk started from the outside lane and stormed out of the blocks before holding off 2012 Olympic champion Kirani James and 2008 winner LaShawn Merritt of the U.S.

– World champion Allyson Felix ran a season-best 49.67 seconds to lead the qualifiers into the women’s 400-meter final. This is Felix’s lone event after failing to make the U.S. team.

– The Olympic tennis champ is Britain’s Andy Murray, who was a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 winner against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. Murray is the first player to win two Olympic singles titles.

– Kei Nishikori gave Japan its first Olympic tennis medal in 86 years by downing 2008 champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 in the men’s bronze medal match.

– Venus Williams was denied her record fifth tennis gold medal when she and partner Rajeev Ram lost to fellow Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock 10-7 in a tiebreak. It’s the second medal of the Rio Games for Sock, who won bronze in men’s doubles with Steve Johnson.

– Justin Rose of Great Britain won the gold medal in men’s golf, the first one awarded since 1904 in St. Louis. Rose closed with a 3-foot birdie on 18 for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson. Matt Kuchar of the U.S. won the bronze with a final-round 63.

– American Alexander Naddour captured bronze in the men’s pommel horse, the first medal by an American in the event since 1984. Great Britain’s Max Whitlock outscored teammate and rival Louis Smith for his second gold medal in an hour.

– The U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams remain unbeaten at Rio. The men’s team squeezed out a 100-97 triumph over France as Klay Thompson drained seven 3-pointers in scoring a team-high 30 points. The U.S. squad has won its last three games by an average of just five points. The women’s team had an easier time of it as Tina Charles scored 12 of her 18 points in the first quarter of a 105-62 rout of China. The Americans won their five group games by an average of 40.8 points.

– American swimmer Ryan Lochte has told NBC’s “Today” show that armed robbers posing as policemen put a gun to his head and took his money in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte says they were told to get down on the ground, but he didn’t and they put a gun to his forehead. He says the robbers took money and his wallet, but left his cell phone.

– The U.S. continues to lead the medal counts, increasing their total to 26 gold and 69 overall. China and Britain are tied for second with 15 gold medals, with China all alone in second with 45 overall medals.

(N-F-L preseason football)

Houston 24, San Francisco 13

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 4, Lincoln Saltdogs 3

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Miami 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Boston 16, Arizona 2
Baltimore 8, San Francisco 7

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 12, N.Y. Yankees 3
Toronto 9, Houston 2
Cleveland 5, L.A. Angels 4
Kansas City 11, Minnesota 4
Detroit 7, Texas 0
Seattle 8, Oakland 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 1
Philadelphia 7, Colorado 6
Washington 9, Atlanta 1
Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 3
Pittsburgh 11, L.A. Dodgers 3
St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 4