Gavrilova found early joy by coming to the net and intercepting Williams' power strokes, but she was pushed further and further back as the world number one took control. On Saturday night, Venus' availability for doubles was put in doubt by USA women's tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez, who said the four-time gold medalist and seven-time Grand Slam champion had cramping, dehydration and an upset stomach following a first-round loss in singles.
The new Golden State Warriors star scored 30 points four years ago in the gold-medal game, when the Americans held off Spain for the championship. DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 points for the U.S. The Americans, seeking a third straight men's basketball gold medal and 15th in the 18 Olympics in which the USA has competed, beat China by 50 and 49 in two preliminary exhibitions.
The nickname is an homage to Martha Karolyi , who is retiring as coordinator of the US women's gymnastics team following these Olympics. For the Summer Games in 2020, each country is only permitted four team members. "I can't believe what we did tonight", said Biles, who could leave Rio with five gold medals. The 73-year-old is stepping away from the program she has spent the last 15 years turning into one of the most dominant forces at the Olympics.
In 2012, the same year she won the 800 free in London as a 15-year-old, she ranked just 54th worldwide in the 200. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden claimed the silver and Emma McKeon of Australia took the bronze. The Texas teenager is a four-time national champion and the first female gymnast in history to win three consecutive world championships. Khalmurzaev's triumph ended Stevens' dream of becoming the first man from the United States to win gold in judo.
And he did. Michael Phelps helped bring home another gold for Team USA as the final swimmer in the men's 4-by-200-meter freestyle relay, after Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte. History will be made as US team member Ibtihaj Muhammad becomes the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. At the same event, he also became the became the second male swimmer ever to win more than two individual titles at a single Games with four, tying Mark Spitz's four from 1972.
Baltimore split the first two games of the series against the White Sox, who are third in the AL Central. After Albers allowed Machado's final home run, the Sox bullpen contributed six scoreless innings from Tommy Kahnle, Carson Fulmer and Michael Ynoa.
Michael Phelps anchored the team, fresh off a gold medal in the 200m butterfly roughly an hour earlier. World champions Great Britain took silver in 7:03.13, while Japan claimed bronze (7:03.50). He is aiming to become only the third athlete to win gold in the same event at four consecutive Olympics, joining Al Oerter (discuss) and Carl Lewis (long jump).
Bruce Bochy watched every pitch of Monday night's game from a hospital bed and loved what he saw. Older Giants fans might remember Stennett from a two-year stint with San Francisco in 1980 and 1981. After a visit from Mattingly, he bore down and got Trevor Brown to pop out to first on his 112th and final pitch. Gomez, a former Twins outfielder, let Jorge Polanco's single skip by him for a two-base error that allowed a run to score.
Simone Biles finished with the highest individual scores in the vault, the balance beam and the floor exercise to spirit the USA team to a record-breaking win. The result was history for the Americans, who claimed their third team medal. "I think at this moment we can say that United States dominates the world of gymnastics", said Karolyi, who plans to retire after coaching at her 11th Olympic Games in Rio.
In all major worldwide long-course competition, he has won a total of 78 medals including 62 gold, 13 silver, and 3 bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships. Ledecky and Sjostrom aren't the only women dominating at the pool. The silver went to Sjostrom in 1:54.08, while early leader Emma McKeon faded to the bronze in 1:54.92.
The Czechs had only played one match together, and lost that one a year ago. The victory was especially satisfying for Phelps, who was part of the US team that lost the 2012 Olympic final. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden earned the silver, a quarter of a second behind Ledecky. It was the only way she could have made the race stirring. Her mother, a drug addict, had struggled to care for Simone and her siblings.
Braun Strowman def. Jorel Nelson (local competitor) by pin following the reverse chokeslam. Company mainstays Darren Young and Titus O'Neil got neither in their directly following match. -Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton. Meanwhile, fans are still wondering if Big E will be back in the ring in time for SummerSlam . Luke Gallows (with Karl Anderson) def.
Despite beating the world no. 2 Murray in three of four events this year, including winning two Grand Slam finals against the Scot, Murray has seemingly gotten past his slow start to make a rematch of their semifinal London Olympic meeting quite interesting.
Charlesworth, who featured in five Olympic tournaments with Australia's men's team before coaching the Hockeyroos to success in the Atlanta and Sydney Games, said that Olympic hockey tournaments presented a bigger challenge over a longer period of time than rugby sevens.
Tebow won the 2007 Heisman Trophy at Florida and had a dynamic college football career. His NFL career wasn't as productive and he played just three seasons - two with the Denver Broncos and also with the New York Jets in 2012. "I don't know what the chances are (of Tebow being successful), but if I was a Double-A or a Single-A team, I'm signing him to get the ticket sales up".
It may be Phelps's best event, but he mistimed his finish in London and that allowed le Clos to beat him at the line. "She is going to bring the American team to win team gold", Michael Drennen said. Raisman is the 2012 Olympic floor exercise champion. I heard "double Arabian punch front layout with a double pike Arabian", and it looked even more impressive than it sounds.
Keselowski restarted with the lead with 25 laps to go in the 90-lap race, and Busch stalked him in second as the leaders began turning the fastest laps of the race around the 2.45-mile layout with the end in sight. Pole-sitter Carl Edwards finished 15th. Logano looked to be on a two-stop strategy, waiting until lap 34 to make his first stop. Not only does pit strategy play a big role, which can jumble up the running order, but there are certain drivers who you can count on at the oval tracks ...
The £89m fee eclipses the E100m Real Madrid paid for Welshman Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. Despite laying a serious claim to being the biggest club on the planet, Manchester United had never broken the world's transfer record for a footballer.
Four years on from leaving Old Trafford, Pogba returns having signed a five-year contract with the option of a further year. Vidal was also touted as one of the best in his position, and he played a pivotal role in Juventus' recent glory and their exceptional run in the Champions League in 2015.
I hit my forehand as hard as I could, hit a lot of winners, served well and my backhand was okay. Del Potro resorted to selfie-taking and very limited internet to get his distress call out. The Serbian tennis player, victor of the Austrlian Open and French Open in 2016 - just can't win a set at the Rio Olympics . His U.S. Open win in 2009 was the only Grand Slam from the 2005 French Open through the 2013 U.S.
The United States Men's Basketball team put the hurt on China, cruising to a huge victory in their first game of the 2016 Rio Olympics, 119-62. It plays next on Monday against Venezuela. Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points and passed Michael Jordan as the USA's No. 3 all-time leading Olympic scorer. They stood near the basket and grabbed errant shots, easily putting them back for layups.
He was replaced 10 minutes after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 83rd-minute victor by 5ft 10in new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan. "It's always important to start with a trophy ". The team is fantastic. "And the club, outside the team , is probably the biggest club I've played in". 'Mata is fine, he understands what I did, ' said United's boss.
The leading qualifier? Ledecky , of course, with a time of 1 minute, 55.01 seconds - more than 2 seconds faster than Franklin. Ledecky already holds the world record in the 400-meter freestyle, so she's heavily favored to make it through the heats and win gold in that event Sunday.
But when Simone Biles closed out Team USA's gold-medal performance in the team all-around final with a characteristically brilliant floor exercise routine, there was no need to watch anybody else. Barely five minutes later, the youngest member of Team USA was all business. Biles' explosive tumbling passes - which included her trademark soaring double layout with a half twist at the end - had the Brazilian crowd roaring their approval.
However, Djokovic had to dig deep during a spirited back and forth in the final stages of the hardcourt match before eventually overcoming Nishikori, who is ranked sixth in the world. "But, yeah, those two matches gave me a lot of confidence playing against Novak, for sure", said an optimistic Nishikori. Djokovic was able to get the break again to take a 6-5 advantage and serve for the championship.
Phelps qualified fifth in the 200 butterfly heats with a time of 1 minute, 55.73 seconds in his first individual event in Rio. The win was the 19th Olympic gold medal Phelps has earned, moving his total medal count to 23. Phelps said "it breaks my heart" after controversy over athletes who have previously failed drugs tests broke out at the Rio swimming competition. "I tried to tell myself I wasn't going to cry".
Shooter Ginny Thrasher won the USA's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning. Then came gold in Rio. "Time to take a break, '" Thrasher said. "I knew shooting was an Olympic sport, but I never really thought, 'Oh, I want to go to the Olympics in shooting.' I was just shooting because I loved shooting".
The leading qualifier? Ledecky, of course, with a time of 1 minute, 55.01 seconds more than 2 seconds faster than Franklin. The world record of 1:52.98, set in 2009 at the height of the rubberized suit era, could not be touched. The 21-year-old smashed his own record to add the Olympic title to his world and European crowns. Ledecky struck in the third 50, opening an immediate lead.
Before long, though, the US rediscovered their shot-making rhythm and paired it with aggressive, opportunistic defense to rip off a 23-6 run that blew the game open. The victory was the 43rd consecutive for the U.S.in the Olympics. In the second half, Spain's shooters cooled down and the US pulled away, outscoring Spain 20-14 in the third quarter and widening the gap even further in the fourth.
She struggled to keep pedaling, but after some encouragement from Swedish cyclist Emma Johansson - who said: "Come on, we'll do it for Annemiek", according to ANP - chose to push through. Several other cyclists in Saturday's men's race had also crashed on the same descent where Van Vleuten ran into trouble. "When you see something like that, it really does not matter anymore".
Perhaps the only surprise about the putt that followed was that it went in the right half of the hole, rather than the middle. Needing two putts to win, he ran the first putt three feet past. Walker also moved from No. 29 to No. 4 in the Ryder Cup standings, all but assuring him a spot on the team. "There's so much element of luck involved if you don't do that because of the amount of mud that will get on the ball as well as the inability to finish the round because of not being able to take ...
As an advocate for LGBT athletes and founder of transgender resource site transathlete.com, Mosier has also helped to achieve change on the global leve He played a part in convincing the worldwide Olympics Committee to amend its rules so that transgender athletes would not need to have reassignment surgery in order to compete as the gender they identify with.
West Virginia University Sophomore and rifle star, Virginia Thrasher , is more American than you and I will ever be. Her next competition is the women's 50-meter rifle 3-positions on Thursday. "It was something I loved, but it was a hobby", she said. "Now that's just a 10.0, if I hit that dot it's just a 10.0, and then if I hit in the very exact center it's a 10.9", Thrasher explained.
Instead of maintaining their focus on the game, most of the players are star-struck after personally seeing the players of the team who are the most favorite to win the gold. "I'm looking forward to getting to know Andrew", he added in a recent interview with NBA TV . First, on offense, they could never find a rhythm or flow as a team, as Les Bleus could never score more than 19 points in any individual quarter, both due to the defense of Australia cutting off the paint and France beating ...
It marked the smallest margin of victory in this race in Olympic history. He still has four events remaining in his swan song Olympics: the 800 freestyle relay on Tuesday; the 200 individual medley Wednesday and Thursday; the 100 butterfly Thursday and Friday; and a leg on the US medley relay Saturday.