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MONDAY RESULTS – August 15

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – The drive for five is over.  American Simone Biles was trying to become the first female gymnast to capture five gold medals at a single Olympics when she began the balance beam competition at the Rio Olympics on Monday. But she had to settle for bronze following a flawed performance, wobbling during the middle of her routine and landing awkwardly while completing a front somersault. Biles had to grab the beam with both hands to avoid falling down and eliminating herself from medal contention.
U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez claimed the silver medal in an event won by Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands.  The 19-year-old Biles will be in the mix for another gold on Tuesday in the floor exercise finals.

Also at the Rio Games:
– On the track, Shaunae Miller of Bahamas dove to the finish line to win the women’s 400-meter final, preventing American Allyson Felix from capturing a fifth Olympic gold medal. Miller finished in 49.44, just seven-hundredths of a second ahead of Felix.

– Colorado’s Emma Coburn took bronze in the women’s 3000 steeplechase. She is the first American woman to medal in the event.

– Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha won gold in the 800 meters, finishing in 1 minute, 42.15 seconds. Clayton Murphy of the United States set a personal best of 1:42.93 for bronze.

– Two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown has missed out on qualifying for the semifinals in the women’s 200 meters. The 34-year-old won the 2004 and ’08 Olympic titles and was a bronze medalist at the last world championships.

– The United States and Hungary have advanced to the semifinals of the women’s water polo tournament. The U.S. cruised past Brazil 13-3 and Hungary went to penalty shots for a 13-11 win against Australia. They will play on Wednesday for a spot in the final.

– Brazil knocked the American men out of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. Nick Lucena and 2008 gold medalist Phil Dalhausser finished fifth.

– Germany defeated the United States 2-1 in the women’s field hockey quarterfinals. The U.S. failed to medal after opening the tournament with wins over No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia.

– Make it 0-2 for the Americans in boxing. Antonio Vargas and Mikaela Mayer both lost their bouts, dropping Team USA to 10-5 in the boxing tournament.

– And once again politics have entered the Olympic arena. In judo, Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby has been sent home after refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand. The IOC says Shehaby was reprimanded by the referee and then was sent home by the Egyptian Olympic Committee.

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Tampa Bay 8, San Diego 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 3, Cleveland 2
N.Y. Yankees 1, Toronto 0
Kansas City 3, Detroit 1
Texas 5, Oakland 2
Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 6, Cincinnati 3
Washington 5, Colorado 4
Arizona 10, N.Y. Mets 6
Pittsburgh 8, San Francisco 5

 

 

TUESDAY RESULTS – August 16

(OLYMPIC NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Simone Biles and Aly Raisman average 4-foot-11 in height, but they cast a very long shadow on the medal podium.  The American gymnasts finished one-two in Tuesday’s floor exercise at the Rio Olympics. Biles provided a dazzling performance in capturing her fourth gold medal of the games. Her five total medals tie the most for an American female gymnast in a single Olympics, and her four golds match an Olympic record shared by four others.  Biles posted a score of 15.966, moments before Raisman came away with her second silver and third medal of the Rio Games. Raisman was second in the all-around to Biles last week after grabbing gold in the team event.  The medals gave the American women nine during the meet, the most ever by the U.S. at an Olympics.

Elsewhere at the Summer Games:

Former Sioux City East track standout, Shelby Houlihan, put on a strong final burst to move up into fourth place in heat 1 in the women’s 5,000-meter run and has qualified for Friday’s final with the tenth best time of 15:19.96.  Houlihan, competing in her first Olympic games, was a 12-time collegiate All-American at Arizona State.

Fresh from her world-record setting victory in the 10,000-meters earlier in this year’s Olympics, Almaz Ayana embarked on the second step for a distance double at Rio with a comfortable win in her heat of the 5,000.  The 24-year-old Ethiopian, the world champion in the 5,000, surged away from the pack with seven laps to go in heat 2 and led all qualifiers in 15 minutes, 4.35 seconds.

– American Danell Leyva has earned the silver medal in men’s parallel bars, finishing behind Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine. Verniaiev has won two medals in these Olympics.

– Runner Jenny Simpson is the first U.S. woman to medal in the 1,500 meters. She finished third in four minutes, 10.53 seconds, about a half-second ahead of teammate Shannon Rowbury.

– Team USA’s Caleb Paine has won the bronze medal in Finn class. It’s the first sailing medal for the United States at the Rio Games.

– The U.S. racked up two medals in the men’s triple jump. Christian Taylor successfully defended his title, while teammate Will Claye finished second for the second consecutive Olympics.

– Tori Bowie of the United States won her heat in the 200 meters after claiming silver in the 100 on Sunday. Dutchwoman and world champion Dafne Schippers won a high-powered heat with 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica.

– Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have been beaten by Brazil in the beach volleyball semifinals. Walsh Jennings is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who had never lost a match in the Summer Games.

– The U.S. women’s volleyball team has reached the semifinals by beating Japan, 25-16, 25-23, 25-22. The American squad has dropped just five sets all tournament.

– The U.S. women’s basketball team has cruised into the semifinals by blowing out Japan, 110-64. Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi each scored 19 points as the Americans rolled to their 47th straight win. The U.S. men play their quarterfinal game Wednesday versus Argentina.

– The United States women’s field hockey team placed fifth, the program’s best finish in 20 years. The Americans lost their quarterfinal match to Germany and their final ranking is based on their second-place finish in pool play. The Americans also placed fifth at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

– As expected, Usain (you-SAYN’) Bolt has advanced from his preliminary heat in the 200 after capturing gold in the 100 on Sunday. The 200 semifinals are set for Wednesday, with the final on Thursday as Bolt seeks his eighth Olympic gold medal.

– Canadian Derek Drouin (DROO’-an) cleared 2.38 meters on his first high jump attempt to win the gold medal.

– The youngest U.S. track and field Olympian since 1972 did not advance to the final of the women’s 400-meter hurdles. Seventeen-year-old Sydney McLaughlin was fifth in her semifinal, finishing in 56.22 seconds.

– Darya Klishina has reached the final in the women’s long jump. Klishina is the only remaining track and field competitor from Russia after all 67 others were banned due to evidence of systemic doping.

– The IOC has stripped Russia of its gold medal in the women’s 4-by-100-meter relay from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after one of the runners tested positive in a reanalysis of her doping samples. Belgium stands to be upgraded to gold, with Nigeria moving up to silver and Brazil to bronze.

– The United States continues to lead all medal categories with 28 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze. The 84 total medals are 33 more than runner-up China. Britain is second with 19 gold medals.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 1, Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 0

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Minnesota 4, Atlanta 2
Tampa Bay 15, San Diego 1
St. Louis 8, Houston 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 5, Baltimore 3
Toronto 12, N.Y. Yankees 6
Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1
Kansas City 6, Detroit 1
Texas 5, Oakland 4, 10 innings
L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 0, 1st game
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1, 2nd game
Cincinnati 6, Miami 3
L.A. Dodgers 15, Philadelphia 5
Colorado 6, Washington 2
N.Y. Mets 7, Arizona 5
Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 3

 

 

WEDNESDAY RESULTS – August 17

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – It was quite a day for USA Track and Field at the Rio Olympics.  Two-time world champion Tianna Bartoletta finally has an Olympic gold medal, winning the long jump final with a career-best 7.17 meters. U.S. teammate Brittney Reese took silver with a best of 7.15 after fouling three times on her first four attempts.

The United States swept the medals in the 100-meter hurdles, with Brianna Rollins winning in 12.48 seconds. Nia Ali had silver and Kristi Castlin claimed the bronze.

American Tori Bowie picked up bronze in the women’s 200 meters, which was won by Elaine Thompson of Jamaica. Thompson ended in a season’s best 21.78 seconds.

American Evan Jager has won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing one second behind Kenyan Conselus Kipruto. The Illinois native gave the U.S. its first Olympic medal in the event since Brian Diemer earned bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Reigning Olympic and world champion Ashton Eaton of the U.S. is the leader through five events of the decathlon. Eaton has 4,621 points after winning the 400 meters, putting him 121 points ahead of Kai Kazmirek of Germany.

One of the few disappointments for U.S. track athletes on Wednesday was Justin Gatlin, who failed to qualify for the final of the 200 meters after placing third in his semifinal heat. Gatlin finished in 20.13 seconds, three days after he took silver in the 100.

Elsewhere during Day 13 of the Rio Games:
– Usain Bolt has advanced to the final for the 200 meters with the fastest time of the year. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to stay in contention for his eighth Olympic gold medal.

– Kevin Durant finished with 27 points and the U.S. men’s basketball team reeled off a 27-2 run in the first half of a 105-78 pounding of Argentina to advance to the semifinals. DeMarcus Cousins added 15 points for the U.S., which will battle Spain on Friday in a rematch of the last two gold-medal games.

– The United States finished second to France in equestrian. France finished the two-round competition on three faults, two fewer than the U.S. team of Kent Farrington, Lucy Davis, McLain Ward and Elizabeth Madden. France’s eventing team also won gold last week.

– The U.S. women’s water polo team has beaten Hungary 14-10 to advance to the gold medal game against Italy. Maggie Steffens scored four times for the Americans, who are trying to become the first country to repeat as Olympic champions. The United States has won 21 in a row, including its five games in Rio by a combined 61-27.

– In volleyball, the men’s indoor team has advanced to the semifinals after beating Poland in straight sets for a fourth straight victory since a surprising 0-2 Olympic start. The fifth-ranked Americans topped second-ranked Poland 25-23, 25-22 25-20.

– Reigning Olympic boxing champ Claressa Shields has reached the middleweight semifinals in Rio to guarantee herself at least a bronze medal. The Michigan product is unbeaten since the London Olympics, winning two world championships and a Pan-American Games title.

– Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have won the beach volleyball bronze medal with a 7-21, 21-17, 15-9 victory against Brazil. The win came less than 24 hours after Walsh Jennings lost on the Olympic beach for the first time in 27 matches over four Summer Games.

– The U.S. Olympic Committee says American swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off their flight from Brazil by local authorities amid an investigation into a reported robbery involving Ryan Lochte (LAHK’-tee) and his teammates. Lochte said he was with Conger, Bentz and another teammate when they were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi as they returned to the athletes village. Police have found little evidence so far to support their accounts.

– The United States continues to lead all medal counts with 30 gold, 32 silver and 32 bronze for 94 total. China and Britain are tied for second with 19 gold medals. The Chinese have 54 total medals, four more than the Brits.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 1

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Tampa Bay 2, San Diego 0
St. Louis 8, Houston 2
Minnesota 10, Atlanta 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 4
Boston 8, Baltimore 1, 6 innings
Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 7
Kansas City 4, Detroit 1
Texas 6, Oakland 2
Seattle 4, L.A. Angels 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Colorado 12, Washington 10
Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 5
L.A. Dodgers 7, Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati 3, Miami 2
Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 1
Arizona 13, N.Y. Mets 5

 

 

THURSDAY RESULTS – August 18

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANIERO – Usain Bolt cruised in what he says is his final Olympic 200-meter race. However, Bolt initially displayed disappointment when he saw the clock read 19.78 seconds, more than a half-second slower than his own world record of 19.19. The Jamaican had said he wanted to top the mark on Thursday, but he was good enough to earn his eighth Olympic gold medal.  Bolt will go for a ninth gold as part of Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay on Friday,  Silver medalist Andre de Grasse of Canada was .24 seconds behind, followed by Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre.

Ashton Eaton successfully defended his Olympic decathlon title. The 28-year-old finished with 8,893 points to match the Olympic mark set in 2004. Eaton closed out the victory with a surge on the final lap of the 1,500 meters. Kevin Mayer of France was 59 points behind to take silver. Canadian Damian Warner earned the bronze.

Meanwhile, Brazilian police say that Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, as the swimmer alleged. Instead, the intoxicated athletes vandalized a gas station bathroom and were questioned by armed guards before they paid for the damage and left.  The police account raises questions about whether it’s possible Lochte and the swimmers believed they were victims of a robbery. Lochte’s attorney had earlier maintained that one took place and insisted the swimmer had nothing to gain by making the story up.  Earlier Thursday, a Brazilian police official told The Associated Press that two of the swimmers said Lochte had made the story up and that the gas station manager actually demanded money from them to pay for the door. The swimmers handed over money and left.

Also in Rio:
– Two-time world champion Kerron Clement of the U.S. finished first in the 400-meter hurdles. The 30-year-old sandwiched world titles in 2007 and ’09 around his Olympic silver medal in Beijing.

– Dalilah Muhammad completed a U.S. sweep of the 400-meter hurdles by winning the women’s event in 53.13 seconds. Denmark’s Sara Slott Peterson was second, followed by Ashley Spencer of the U.S.

– Ryan Crouser threw two personal bests in the shot put before his Olympic record of 22.52 meters beat world champion and fellow American Joe Kovacs. It’s the first major title for Crouser.

– Sue Bird wasn’t missed by the U.S. women’s basketball team as Diana Taurasi scored 18 points to lead the Americans to an 86-67 win against France. Bird was unavailable due to a sprained knee suffered in the quarterfinal game. The five-time defending champions won their 48th straight game and will play Spain for the gold medal Saturday.

– Given a second chance following a protest, the U.S. team qualified for the women’s 4×100-meter relay final by recording the fastest time of the day in a solo re-run before the night session began. The Americans dropped the baton during the morning preliminaries and appeared to be out of contention before filing a protest. Track officials upheld the U.S. protest because Allyson Felix was jostled as she tried to hand the baton over to English Gardner.

– The top-ranked U.S. women’s volleyball team will leave Rio without a gold medal. The Americans forced a fifth set in their semifinal match against Serbia before losing.

– South Korea’s Inbee Park has the lead after 36 holes of the women’s Olympic golf tournament. She finished with two straight birdies for a second 5-under 66 and a one shot lead over American Stacy Lewis, who is 9-under. Lewis had a spectacular second round with 11 birdies and a 63.

– The U.S. has reached the century mark in total medals and leads each category with 35 gold, 33 silver and 32 bronze. Britain is second in the gold medal count with 22. China is second in overall medals with 58, 42 behind the Americans.

(N-F-L preseason football)

Philadelphia 17, Pittsburgh 0
Cincinnati 30, Detroit 14
Atlanta 24, Cleveland 13
New England 23, Chicago 22
Green Bay 20, Oakland 12
Minnesota 18, Seattle 11

(American Association baseball)

Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks 10, Sioux City Explorers 7

(major league baseball)

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4, Boston 3
Baltimore 13, Houston 5
Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1
L.A. Angels 6, Seattle 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 9, Milwaukee 6
Philadelphia 5, L.A. Dodgers 4
Cincinnati 5, Miami 4
Washington 8, Atlanta 2
San Diego 9, Arizona 8
San Francisco 10, N.Y. Mets 7

 

 

FRIDAY RESULTS – August 19

(OLYMPIC NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO -Former Sioux City East track standout, Shelby Houlihan, finished 11th in the women’s 5,000 meters Friday night, finishing in a time of 15:08.89.

If it was indeed the final event of Usain Bolt’s Olympic career, then he’s going out a winner.  Bolt turned a close 4×100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a runaway as Jamaica crossed the line in 37.27 to win gold at the Rio Games. That leaves Bolt with an unprecedented nine golds in nine career Olympic races, including victories in the 200 and 100 this week.  Bolt has said the relay would be the final event of his Olympic career.

Japan won the silver medal, finishing .33 seconds behind Jamaica. The United States finished third but was disqualified because leadoff runner Mike Rodgers passed the baton to Justin Gatlin outside the exchange zone. The error made Canada the bronze-medal winner.

Also in Rio:

– The U.S. women have retained the 4×100-meter relay title, just a day after they needed a solo rerun to qualify. The Americans won the final in 41.01 seconds, giving Allyson Felix her record fifth Olympic gold medal in women’s track and field. The team got a chance to compete only after it was granted the rerun following a protest. The Americans dropped the baton in the preliminaries but proved that they were bumped on the handoff.

– Connor Fields is the first American to win gold in BMX cycling after finishing first in 34.622 seconds. Fellow American Nic Long just missed out on winning the bronze. Alise Post took silver in the women’s BMX, finishing behind Colombia’s Mariana Pajon.

– Sandy Morris of the U.S. picked up silver in the women’s pole vault, ending up just behind Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece. American Jenn Suhr dropped out of medal contention when she failed to clear 4.70 meters. Her husband and coach said Suhr had been sick and was coughing up blood before the final.

– Ashleigh Johnson made nine saves and Kiley Neushul scored three goals on four shots to lead the U.S. women’s water polo team to a 12-5 rout of Italy and its second straight Olympic gold medal. Makenzie Fischer and Rachel Fattal each had two goals for the Americans, who stretched their win streak to 22 games and outscored their opponents 73-32 at Rio.

– Klay Thompson scored 22 points and the U.S. men’s basketball team advanced to the gold-medal game by beating Spain 82-76. Kevin Durant added 14 points and Kyrie Irving had 13 for the Americans, while Pau Gasol scored 23 points for Spain. The Yanks will take on Serbia for gold on Sunday.

– U.S. middleweight boxer Claressa Shields won a unanimous decision to advance to the gold-medal bout. Shields hasn’t lost a fight since before the London Olympics, where she was the surprise gold medalist.

– Germany has won its first gold medal in women’s soccer by defeating Sweden 2-1. The Germans took a 2-0 lead on an own goal in the 62nd minute and hung on after the Swedes scored five minutes later. Germany had previously won three bronze medals, and Sweden had never reached an Olympic podium.

– Defending Olympic and world champion Jordan Burroughs lost in the quarterfinals of men’s freestyle wrestling. The loss was just his third in international competition and ends Burroughs’ quest to become the fourth U.S. wrestler with multiple Olympic golds.

– The U.S. men’s volleyball team is now relegated to the bronze medal match following a five-set loss to Italy in the semifinals. The Italians also ousted the American squad at the London Games four years ago.

– Chloe Esposito has claimed Australia’s first medal in modern pentathlon, capturing gold in an Olympic record of 1,372 points.

– Korean Inbee Park remains the leader through three rounds of the women’s golf tournament. Park was 1-under 70 for a two-stroke lead over American Gerina Piller and Lydia Ko of New Zealand. Ko made the first hole-in-one of her career as she raced into contention with a 65.

– A silver medalist in the 4×100 relay is one of three Russian athletes who have been disqualified after retesting of doping samples. And Russia was stripped of another track-and-field medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after three athletes were retroactively caught in drug tests. Those are the latest blows to a country reeling from scandals over widespread doping.

– The United States continues to pace all medal categories with 38 gold, 35 silver and 32 bronze for a total of 105. Britain is second overall with 24 gold, while China is second with 65 total medals.

(N-F-L preseason football)

Washington 22, N.Y. Jets 18
Dallas 41, Miami 14
San Diego 19, Arizona 3

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 16, Winnipeg Goldeyes 1

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Seattle 7, Milwaukee 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 15, Baltimore 8
Cleveland 3, Toronto 2
Boston 10, Detroit 2
Texas 6, Tampa Bay 2
Oakland 9, Chicago White Sox 0
Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4, 11 innings
N.Y. Yankees 7, L.A. Angels 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 6, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings
Cincinnati 9, L.A. Dodgers 2
Washington 7, Atlanta 6
Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 6, 11 innings
San Francisco 8, N.Y. Mets 1
San Diego 7, Arizona 4, 10 innings

 

 

SATURDAY RESULTS – August 20

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO — It has been a terrific Olympics for USA Track and Field. The team already has 31 medals with only Sunday’s marathon remaining.

LaShawn Merritt anchored the U.S. 4×400-meter relay team to Olympic gold. The Americans finished with a time of 2 minutes 57.30 seconds, more than eight-tenths of a second faster than runner-up Jamaica. Arman Hall, Tony McQuay, and Gil Roberts set up Merritt for the win.

Allyson Felix set a women’s track record with her sixth career gold medal, helping the United States win the 4×400-meter relay. She ran the final leg of the race as the Americans won in 3 minutes, 19.06 seconds, finishing just ahead of Jamaica and Britain. Felix also won gold in the 4×100 relay and silver in the 400 meters.

The gold medal in the men’s 1,500 meters goes to American Matt Centrowicz, whose final lap was 50.62 seconds. Centrowitz won the silver medal at the 2013 world championships and took fourth at the 2012 London Games. He is the first American to win the event since Mel Sheppard at the 1908 London Olympics.

Mo Farah of Britain became the first runner in 40 years to win back-to-back long-distance doubles at the Olympics, taking gold in the men’s 5,000 meters after winning the 10,000. Paul Chelimo finished second and was later disqualified for a lane infringement before being reinstated.

Elsewhere in Rio:

— The U.S. women’s basketball team captured gold for a sixth consecutive time by rolling to a 101-72 rout of Spain. Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen each scored 17 points for the U.S., which has won 49 straight Olympic games with just one decided by single digits. The Americans shook off a slow start by reeling off a 16-3 run after coach Geno Auriemma put five of his former U-Conn Huskies on the floor.

— Brazil earned its first gold medal in men’s soccer with a 5-4 shootout win following a 1-1 draw with Germany. Neymar scored once in regulation and buried the final penalty kick to set off a wild, flag-waving celebration in Maracana Stadium.

— The U.S. has its first gold medal in women’s triathlon as former University of Wisconsin product Gwen Jorgensen finished first in Rio with a time of 1:56.16, 40 seconds ahead of the silver medalist. The only previous medal for the U.S. in triathlon came in 2004 when Susan Williams won the silver.

— The American women’s volleyball team came away with bronze following a four-sets victory against the Netherlands, two days after an agonizing five-set defeat to Serbia in the semifinals.

— Cuban Robeisy Ramirez won the gold in the bantamweight division with a win over American Shakur Stevenson. Ramirez used a strong third round to finish off Stevenson, who lost an international bout for the first time.

— U.S. wrestler J’den Cox took the bronze in the 86 kilogram division.

— David Boudia took bronze in the 10-meter platform diving competition at 525.25. The American was second going into his last dive but missed on a forward 4 ½ somersaults.

— A U.S. protest in the men’s 4×100 meter relay has been rejected, allowing Canada to keep the bronze medal. The Americans were disqualified from the final for an illegal baton exchange in the first passing zone Friday.

— South Korean Inbee Park is the women’s golf champion following a five-stroke victory over Lydia Ko of New Zealand. Park closed with a 5-under 66 for a 16-under total, showing no signs of the thumb injury that has hampered her L-P-G-A season. Shanshan Feng of China captured the bronze at minus-10, one stroke ahead of American Stacy Lewis and two others.

— Simone Biles has been selected to carry the U.S. flag during Sunday’s closing ceremony. Biles is the first female gymnast to receive the honor, which comes after she won four gold medals and five overall at the Rio Games.

— The United States continues to lead all medal counts with 43 gold, 37 silver and 36 bronze. The 116 total medals break the previous U.S. record for an Olympics on foreign soil. The Americans took home 110 medals from Beijing in 2008.

(N-F-L preseason football)

Carolina 26, Tennessee 16
Buffalo 21, N.Y. Giants 0
Baltimore 19, Indianapolis 18
Tampa Bay 27, Jacksonville 21
Houston 16, New Orleans 9
San Francisco 31, Denver 24
Los Angeles 21, Kansas City 20

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 3, Winnipeg Goldeyes 1

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Seattle 8, Milwaukee 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 8, Texas 2
Houston 12, Baltimore 2
Boston 3, Detroit 2
Chicago White Sox 6, Oakland 2
Toronto 6, Cleveland 5
Kansas City 10, Minnesota 0
N.Y. Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
N.Y. Mets 9, San Francisco 5
Miami 3, Pittsburgh 1
Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 2
Cincinnati 11, L.A. Dodgers 1
Washington 11, Atlanta 9
Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 2
Arizona 2, San Diego 1

 

 

 

SUNDAY RESULTS – August 21

(OLYMPICS NEWS)

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Rio Olympics are officially over following a closing ceremony that was a bit more subdued than the opener.  The athletes danced, smiled and took selfies as they entered the stadium and walked around the arena’s floor during the flag procession. Simone Biles had the honor of carrying the U.S. flag for the ceremony after winning four gold medals.  Once the Olympic cauldron’s flame was extinguished, the stadium turned into a samba-fueled Carnival-like party. Athletes got up from their chairs and danced alongside the costumed performers and a giant float featuring birds.  I-O-C President Thomas Bach declared the Rio Games over and the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Summer Games.

The ceremony took place on a rainy and windy night in the same venue where Brazil beat Germany on penalty kicks to win a gold medal in men’s soccer just one day earlier.

The remaining athletes in Rio gathered hours after the U.S. men’s basketball team captured the country’s final gold medal in a 96-66 blowout against Serbia. Kevin Durant poured in 30 points for the United States, four years after he scored 30 in the gold medal game at London.  DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the U.S. team took gold for the third straight Olympics.  Mike Krzyzewski is the first coach to lead three gold medal-winning Olympic teams. It was his final game on the bench for the U.S.

Also on the final day of the Rio Games:

– Claressa Shields is the first American boxer to win two gold medals. The 21-year-old Flint, Michigan, native earned a unanimous decision over a Dutch fighter to wrap up back-to-back middleweight gold. Shields ran her Olympics record to 6-0 ans stayed unbeaten since the 2012 London Olympics, winning two world championships and a Pan-American Games title.

– Kyle Snyder won gold in the 97 kilogram class to become the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history. The 20-year-old is the second straight American wrestler to win Olympic gold in his weight class, four years after Jake Varner won in London. Snyder beat Varner at the U.S. Olympic team trials in April.

– The U.S. has its first marathon medal since 2004 after Galen Rupp captured the bronze, finishing behind Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Feyisa Lelisa of Ethiopia. The winning time was 2 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds.

– The United States men’s volleyball team rallied from a two-sets deficit against Russia to capture the bronze medal. The fifth-ranked Americans won 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13. The gold medal match was won by the host country, beating Italy in three sets, 25-22, 28-26, 26-24.

– U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun says further action is coming in the matter of 12-time swimming medalist Ryan Lochte (LAHK’-tee) and his three teammates whose story of a robbery overshadowed the Rio de Janeiro Games. Blackmun offered no details on what disciplinary action may be coming, but he made no effort to hide his frustration with the situation. Blackmun said the swimmers let down other U.S. athletes and the country.

– The United States dominated the overall medal count with 121, finishing first overall in each category. The Americans racked up 46 gold medals, 37 silver and 38 bronze. China collected 70 medals overall, while Britain had 67. The 51-medal margin over runner-up China is the largest in a non-boycotted Olympics in nearly a century.

(American Association baseball)

Winnipeg Goldeyes 6, Sioux City Explorers 1

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Milwaukee 7, Seattle 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 10, Boston 5
Cleveland 3, Toronto 2
Tampa Bay 8, Texas 4
Houston 5, Baltimore 3
Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 2
Kansas City 2, Minnesota 1
L.A. Angels 2, N.Y. Yankees 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
L.A. Dodgers 4, Cincinnati 0
Atlanta 7, Washington 6, 10 innings
Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2
St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 0
Colorado 11, Chicago Cubs 4
San Diego 9, Arizona 1
N.Y. Mets 2, San Francisco 0