Olympics Day 10: Highlights & Results
Scores and highlights from Day 10 of the Summer Olympics in London.
New Jersey’s Nick Delpopolo expelled from Olympics for positive test for marijuana
LONDON (AP) — An Olympic judo fighter from New Jersey has been suspended for doping after a drug test found marijuana in his system.
Nick Delpopolo, of Westfield, says he unintentionally ate something baked with marijuana before the Olympics began.
In a statement, he has apologized to the Olympic Committee, his teammates and fans and said he was embarrassed by this mistake.
He’s the first Olympian out of more than 10,000 in the London Games to fail an in-competition doping test.
The 23-year-old Delpopolo finished 7th in the 73-kilogram class.
Durant, US men roll over Argentina 126-97
LONDON (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 28 points — 17 during a stunning, long-range shooting display in the third quarter — and the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team blasted into the medal round with a 126-97 win over Argentina on Monday night.
It was a game that included taunting, finger-pointing and technical fouls.
The Americans (5-0) led by only one point at halftime before outscoring Argentina 42-17 in the third to take control. Durant made five 3s in the period, one from 28 feet. The period ended with U.S. forward Carmelo Anthony making a 3 and getting knocked down by Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo, enraging the U.S. bench.
LeBron James scored 18 points but spent most of the second half on the bench with four fouls.
The U.S. will play Australia in Wednesday’s quarterfinals.
Manu Ginobili scored 16 for Argentina (3-2), which will play Brazil in the first game of single-elimination play.
U.S. stuns Canada
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Morgan headed in the game winner in injury time of extra time to give the United States a thrilling 4-3 win over Canada in women’s soccer semifinals.
Christine Sinclair had the hat trick to give Canada three separate leads, but the U.S. came back behind a pair of goals Megan Repinoe. Abby Wambach forced the overtime by scoring on a penalty kick in the 80th minute.
The victory secures a spot for the two-time defending Olympic champs in the gold medal game where the Americans will take on Japan Thursday.
TRACK AND FIELD-WOMEN’S POLE VAULT
American Suhr vault to gold
LONDON (AP) — Jenn Suhr has won the gold medal in the women’s pole vault, ending Russian Yelena Isinbayeva’s bid for a third straight Olympic title.
Suhr won after clearing 15 feet, 7 inches at her second attempt.
Cuba’s Yarisley Silva took silver who cleared the same height but finished second on a tiebreaker.
Isinbayeva cleared 15-5 to wind up with bronze. She had been aiming to be the first woman in track and field to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics.
TRACK AND FIELD-MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES
U.S. gets silver in hurdles
LONDON (AP) — American Michael Tinsley had to settle for the silver medal, finishing second to the Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez in the 400-meter hurdles. Sanchez reclaimed the Olympic title he won eight years ago in Athens.
The 35-year old pulled away down the stretch to finish in 47.63 seconds. Tinsley finished 28-hundredths of a second back. The bronze medal was won by Javier Culson of Puerto Rico.
TRACK AND FIELD-200 METER QUALIFYING
Ross leads U.S. charge
LONDON (AP) — Sanya Richards-Ross led the qualifying in the opening round of the 200 meter heats. The 400-meter gold medalist turned in a time of 22.48 seconds. Fellow American teammates Carmelita Jeter (JEH’-tur) and Allyson Felix also advanced.
Two-time defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica barely advanced out of the opening round finishing third in her heat in 22.75 seconds
Mustafina wins, Douglas doesn’t medal
LONDON (AP) — Russian’s Aliya Mustafina won the title on uneven bars, just 18 months after blowing out her knee and putting her chances for London in doubt.
All-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas finished last among the eight competitors.
She’ll get another shot at adding to her personal medal count in the individual balance beam on Tuesday.
American clinch medals
LONDON (AP) — Flyweight Marlen Esparza and middleweight Claressa Shields secured at least bronze medals for the United States in the debut of women’s boxing at the Olympics. Esparza outboxed Venezuela’s Karlha Magliocco, and the 17-year-old Shields closed furiously in an 18-14 win over Swedish veteran Anna Laurell.
50 METER RIFLE
U.S. wins bronze
LONDON (AP) — The United States added to its medal count when Matthew Emmons claimed the bronze in the 50-meter rifle three positions at the Olympics. He was in line for the silver medal but was overtaken in the last of the final’s 10 shooting rounds.
U.S. team goes down
LONDON (AP) — The United States men’s volleyballers are going home without a medal.
Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal were knocked out of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament by Latvia. The Americans won the first set 21-19, then dropped two straight to Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins, 21-18, 15-11.
The other American men’s team, Beijing gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, had already been eliminated.
U.S. swamped by Hungary
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Hungary rolled to a dominating 11-6 win over the United States in the last preliminary-stage game for the Americans at the London Olympics. The Americans finished play in Group B with two losses to end up even with Hungary with six points.
The U.S. has already qualified to advance in the tournament.
Italian walker tests positive
LONDON (AP) — Defending Olympic 50K race walk champion Alex Schwazer has been caught doping and will miss the London Games. The Italian Olympic Committee says Schwazer has tested positive and has been removed from the team.
The 28-year-old Schwazer was due to defend his 2008 Olympic title in the 50-kilometer walk on Sunday.
TRACK AND FIELD-ALGERIAN DISQUALIFIED
Algerian reinstated to Games
LONDON (AP) — Algerian middle-distance runner Taoufik Makhloufi (tah-FEEK’ mak-LOO’-fee) has been reinstated for the 1,500-meter final after he had been disqualified from the Olympics for allegedly not trying hard enough in the 800 meter heats.
Makhloufi had already qualified for Tuesday’s 1,500 final, where he was a likely medal contender, when he stopped running in the first lap of his 800 heat.
The disqualification was revoked after a games medical officer found that Makhloufi’s concern over the injury was genuine.
Officials decry bottle thrower at 100-meters
LONDON (AP) — Olympic officials have sharply criticized a man who was arrested for throwing a plastic bottle on the Olympic track before Sunday’s men’s 100-meter final. Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London organizing committee, said there would be “zero tolerance” for anti-social behavior.
Ashley Gill-Webb has been charged with intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress.
The 34-year old pleaded not guilty and denies throwing the bottle.
Keep it all
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama supports a measure that would exempt U.S. Olympians from taxes on their prizes. Press secretary Jay Carney says Obama would sign into law legislation introduced by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Rubio wants Americans who win medals to keep all of the prizes the U.S. Olympic Committee awards to them.
Olympians who earn gold medals receive a $25,000 price, silver winners get $15,000 and bronze winners pick up $10,000.
Remembering terrorist victim from Munich Games
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister and top Olympic officials gathered to mark the 40th anniversary of the deaths of 11 Israeli team members in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
The Black September Palestinian militant group penetrated the Olympic village and took Israeli team members hostage. Eleven died at the village or in a botched rescue attempt.
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