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US women’s shot squad rebounds from opening nonaccomplishment with triumph implicit New Zealand

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women’s shot squad rebounded from its opening nonaccomplishment astatine the Tokyo Olympics with a 6-1 rout of New Zealand connected Saturday.

With the United States starring 2-0 astatine the break, archetypal woman Jill Biden arrived successful clip to ticker the squad enactment the crippled distant successful the 2nd fractional astatine Saitama Stadium.

The United States was stunned by Sweden successful the archetypal match, losing 3-0. It was the team’s archetypal nonaccomplishment since January 2019 and snapped a 44-game unbeaten streak. The Americans had not been held scoreless since 2017.

Also Saturday, Britain bushed Japan 1-0, Sweden had a 4-2 triumph implicit Australia and Brazil and the Netherlands had a 3-3 draw.

In different quality from the Olympics:

— Cat Osterman pitched shutout shot for the 2nd clip successful 4 days, Ali Aguilar deed a tiebreaking, two-run azygous and the top-ranked United States bushed No. 5 Mexico 2-0 astatine the Olympic softball tournament. The U.S. pitched its 3rd consecutive one-hitter and has not allowed a tally portion improving to 3-0 successful softball’s instrumentality to the Olympics for the archetypal clip since 2008. Osterman pitched six innings for her 2nd triumph and Monica Abbott got her 2nd prevention to spell with a win. In different games, Japan unopen retired Italy 5-0 and Canada topped Australia 7-1.

— After a agelong hold to get connected the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball squad made speedy enactment of France successful its Olympic opener. The U.S. didn’t instrumentality the tribunal until 11 p.m. section clip successful the last lucifer of the opening time of excavation play but acceptable the code aboriginal by scoring the archetypal 5 points of the match. The Americans won the lucifer 25-18, 25-18, 25-22, arsenic they effort to physique connected their bronze medal show successful 2016. The different winners connected the opening time of men’s contention were defending champion Brazil, Italy, the Russians, Japan and Iran.

— The 3-on-3 mentation of half-court hoops has made its Olympic debut, with a DJ spinning records and games lasting little than 15 minutes. The athletics sells itself arsenic streetball, and it shares immoderate resemblance to the playground crippled it is based on. In different ways, it’s similar a wholly antithetic sport. Referees oversee the enactment and TV timeouts interrupt play doubly a game. The U.S., wherever the crippled was calved and perfected, did not suffice a men’s squad for the Games. But the U.S. women did marque the tournament. They bushed France 17-10.

— U.S. formation volleyball subordinate and four-time Olympian and 2008 golden medalist Phil Dalhausser and teammate Nick Lucena mislaid to defending bronze medalists Robert Meeuwsen and Alexander Brouwer of the Netherlands. Dalhausser had been successful a modified qaurantine owed to imaginable COVID exposure. The archetypal lucifer of the formation volleyball tourney was canceled due to the fact that a Czech subordinate tested affirmative for COVID-19, allowing Japan to triumph by default. The different men’s and women’s games were played arsenic scheduled.

— The U.S. men’s hoops squad is yet together. Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, the 3 Olympians who played successful the NBA Finals, arrived successful Japan Saturday, little than 24 hours earlier the Americans are scheduled to unfastened against France.

— Japanese swimming prima Daiya Seto amazingly failed to suffice for the 400-meter idiosyncratic medley last connected the opening nighttime of swimming astatine the Tokyo Olympics. Seto, the bronze medalist 5 years agone successful Rio and a three-time satellite champion successful the event, finished ninth. Only the apical 8 precocious to tomorrow’s final. Seto was a favourite to triumph the grueling event, on with American Chase Kalisz.

— Japan surged to the pb successful Olympic men’s gymnastics qualifying, but the big state volition walk the remainder of the Games without prima Kohei Uchimura. The 32-year-old two-time Olympic champion fell connected precocious barroom and failed to suffice for the lawsuit finals. Japan’s squad full of 262.510 points was conscionable capable to propulsion up of China and the Russian team. Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto topped qualifying done 2 subdivisions with an all-around people of 88.531. The United States, Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine besides precocious to Monday’s final.

— Heat and humidity became a large contented erstwhile the Olympic tennis tourney opened Saturday. The somesthesia soared to 93 degrees and the vigor scale was implicit 100. French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an aerial conduit during a aesculapian timeout but inactive managed to rout Sara Errani of Italy. Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev called it “some of the worst” vigor helium has played successful aft eliminating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic’s bid for a Golden Slam is live and good pursuing a regular 6-2, 6-2 triumph implicit 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien of Bolivia.

— China’s Qian Yang won the archetypal golden medal of the Tokyo Games successful women’s 10-meter aerial rifle. Yang had a 9.8 connected her last changeable and finished with an Olympic grounds 251.8.

— Naohisa Takato won Japan’s archetypal golden medal astatine its location Olympics, beating Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei successful the men’s 60-kilogram judo final.

— Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo won her nation’s second-ever Olympic medal by beating Japan’s Funa Tonaki successful the women’s 48-kilogram judo final. Tonaki fell agonizingly abbreviated of claiming golden successful Japan’s beloved, homegrown martial art.

— Sun Yiwen of China bushed five-time Olympian Ana Maria Popescu of Romania 11-10 successful overtime to triumph golden successful the women’s épée fencing competition.

— Aron Szilagyi of Hungary became the archetypal Olympic fencer to triumph 3 idiosyncratic sabre golden medals aft beating Luigi Samele 15-7 successful the men’s final.

— Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand and Vito Dell’Aquila of Italy person won the archetypal 2 golden medals of the Olympic taekwondo contention

— An San and teen Kim Je Deok person paired up to pb South Korea to a golden medal successful the Olympic debut of archery’s mixed squad event. It was the 24th Olympic golden medal for South Korea’s archery program.

— Ecuador won its archetypal cycling medal arsenic Richard Carapaz took golden successful the Olympic roadworthy race.

— China’s Hou Zhihui won golden with a commanding showing successful the women’s 49-kilogram weightlifting category.

— Javad Foroughi became the oldest Iranian jock to triumph an Olympic medal, earning golden successful men’s 10-meter aerial pistol. He acceptable an Olympic grounds with 244.8 points.

— The youngest array tennis subordinate successful Olympics past is retired of the Tokyo Games. Twelve-year-old Hend Zaza of Syria mislaid successful consecutive sets to Liu Jia, a 39-year-old from Austria successful a preliminary match.

— The International Surfing Association confirmed a last-minute alternate: Carlos Munoz volition surf for Costa Rica arsenic the athletics makes its Olympic debut. Munoz replaces Frederico Morais of Portugal, who announced Friday that helium had tested affirmative for COVID-19 and would not question to Japan portion helium quarantines astatine home.

— Tokyo organizers said the full of Olympics-related COVID-19 cases successful Japan roseate to 127 with 1 jock added to the tally. German cyclist Simon Geschke’s affirmative trial was announced Friday, 1 time up earlier the men’s roadworthy race. Athletes relationship for 14 of the 127 cases successful Japan since July 1. Dutch squad officials said Saturday that rower Finn Florijn tested affirmative for COVID-19 and is retired of the Games. Two different Dutch athletes antecedently tested positive. Florijn’s affirmative trial won’t amusement up successful the authoritative tally of cases until Sunday.

— An Algerian judo jock is being sent location aft withdrawing to debar perchance facing an Israeli opponent. The jock and his manager look punishment from Olympic officials pursuing his withdrawal.

— Two Georgian tennis players person been barred from the Games aft officials successful their location state told them they were entered but ne'er really sent the paperwork. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that it had to crook distant the doubles players.

— Russian weightlifting person Maxim Agapitov won backmost his close to be the Tokyo Olympics contempt his ain doping prohibition 27 years ago. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it upheld Agapitov’s entreaty to regain his games accreditation, which the International Olympic Committee took distant this month.


Flyers commercialized Voracek to Blue Jackets, Avalanche motion Makar

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers person traded Jakub Voracek to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Cam Atkinson successful the archetypal large commercialized connected the 2nd time of the NHL draft. The woody was consecutive up, with Voracek returning to the squad that drafted him successful 2007.

It’s Philadelphia’s 2nd large commercialized successful 2 days aft acquiring defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (rihs-toh-LY’-nehn) from Buffalo for 2 precocious picks.

The Sabres continued their occurrence merchantability by trading guardant Sam Reinhart to Florida for a goalie imaginable and aboriginal first-round pick.

The Colorado Avalanche kicked disconnected the time by signing apical defenseman Cale Makar to a $54 million, six-year contract. Edmonton besides completed a $4.4 million, two-year woody with goaltender Mike Smith. More moves are pending successful what’s apt to beryllium a engaged offseason.

The Arizona Coyotes picked Shane Doan’s son, Josh, with the 37th prime successful the NHL draft. Shane Doan played 20 seasons for the Coyotes, has his No. 19 retired by the organization. Josh enactment up 31 goals and 39 assists successful 53 games for the Chicago Steel of the USHL past season.

The Scottsdale autochthonal was ranked 87th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. His begetter present works successful the Coyotes beforehand bureau arsenic main hockey improvement officer.


Nats ace Scherzer scratched with triceps discomfort

BALTIMORE (AP) — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was scratched from his commencement astatine Baltimore with what the squad described arsenic mild close triceps discomfort. Manager Dave Martinez said earlier the crippled that Scherzer had an MRI and it was highly clean. He’s expected to marque his adjacent start. Jon Lester is starting Saturday successful his place.

The Nationals besides enactment infielder Jordy Mercer connected the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a near calf strain.

Washington recalled infielder Carter Kieboom from Triple-A Rochester.

Elsewhere astir the majors:

— Mets newcomer Rich Hill is expected to marque his debut for the NL East leaders connected Sunday erstwhile New York plays Toronto astatine Citi Field. The Mets acquired the 41-year-old left-hander successful a commercialized with the Tampa Bay Rays connected Friday for seasoned pitcher Tommy Hunter and insignificant league catcher Matthew Dyer. The Mets besides said left-handed starter David Peterson, who’s been retired with a strained oblique, fractured his close ft walking backmost to the clubhouse pursuing Friday night’s win.


Titans’ Dupree connected PUP list, apical draught prime retired to commencement camp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans volition beryllium missing a mates of cardinal players acquired this offseason to hole their defence astatine the commencement of grooming camp. The Titans placed extracurricular linebacker Bud Dupree, moving backmost Jeremy McNichols and violative tackle Ty Sambrailo connected the physically incapable to execute database and enactment cornerback Caleb Farley and violative lineman Aaron Brewer connected the non-football wounded list. Dupree tore his close ACL past December and is the feline Tennessee hopes boosts an anemic walk rush. Farley was the apical draught prime successful April, selected to gain a starting occupation successful the secondary.


Dodd storms into 2-shot pb astatine Senior British Open

SUNNINGDALE, England (AP) — Stephen Dodd changeable an outstanding 8-under 62 to instrumentality a two-stroke pb aft 3 rounds of the Senior British Open. The 55-year-old Welshman made 4 birdies connected the archetypal 5 holes and 9 connected the time astatine Sunningdale. He dropped a changeable connected the 10th but his different stellar show has him connected 11-under 199.

Jerry Kelly, a 54-year-old American, was 2 shots backmost aft carding a 68. Day 2 person Darren Clarke slipped 3 strokes disconnected the pb successful the last elder large title of the year. Defending champion Bernhard Langer (LAHN’-gur) was 4 shots disconnected the gait with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul Broadhurst.


Jeongeun Lee6 extends pb astatine Evian Championship to 5 shots

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The time aft making golfing history, Jeongeun Lee6 extends her Evian Championship pb to 5 strokes with a 3-under-par 68.

She’s astatine 18 nether wide aft 3 rounds. Her nearest challenger astatine 13 nether is teenage American Yealimi Noh. She carded a 4-under 67. 2015 champion Lydia Ko of New Zealand posted a 68 and is 1 changeable down Noh.

On Friday, Lee6 tied the play majors grounds for the lowest circular ever by a pistillate oregon antheral with a 10-under 61. And her history-making 36-hole people of 127 was the lowest successful a major, beating the 128 by Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) astatine the 2019 U.S. PGA Championship.


Dodd storms into 2-shot pb astatine Senior British Open

SUNNINGDALE, England (AP) —Stephen Dodd has equaled the lowest circular successful the past of the Senior British Open by shooting an 8-under 62 to instrumentality a two-stroke pb aft 3 rounds.

The Welshman made 9 birdies successful a circular that besides tied Sunningdale’s Old Course grounds that was acceptable by Nick Faldo astatine the 1986 European Open and past tied by Shane Lowry successful British Open qualifying successful 2010.

Jerry Kelly was 2 shots backmost aft carding a 68 and time 2 person Darren Clarke slipped 3 strokes disconnected the pb successful the last elder large title of the year.


NASCAR penalizes Hendrick Motorsports for motor infractions

UNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has penalized the Hendrick Motorsports teams of reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman for motor allocation infractions astatine New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Elliott’s No. 9 squad and Bowman’s No. 48 were recovered successful usurpation of a regularisation that covers motor assembly. Hendrick Motorsports said successful a connection the violations were the effect of an administrative mistake and were not intentional.

Competition officials besides deducted 25 points from each team’s full successful some the operator and squad proprietor standings, and unit chiefs Alan Gustafson and Greg Ives were each fined $50,000.

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