The Latest: US men advance to beach volleyball quarterfinals


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

12:50 a.m.

Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena advanced to the quarterfinals of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament, beating Austria 21-14, 21-15.

Dalhausser is going for his second Olympic gold medal. He also won in Beijing with partner Todd Rogers.

The Brazilian crowd taunted the Americans by shouting “Zika” whenever they served on Saturday night. But it failed to slow them down.

In the previous match Saturday night, Australia rallied after losing the first set to beat Poland and advance to a quarterfinal matchup with American women Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross.

The Americans are 4-0 in their career against Australians Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden, who beat Poland 15-21, 21-16, 15-11.

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12:50 a.m.

The late-night matches at the Copacabana beach volleyball venue have apparently caused some confusion and led to a very slight change in the schedule.

Originally, the final match of the day’s final session was listed at midnight. Or, more specifically, 00:00 local time.

But that also kicked the match onto the next day’s schedule. So Saturday’s last match would show up in the Olympic information system on Sunday’s slate.

Starting Tuesday, the official starting time for the final game has been at 23:59 p.m.

The match just starts 1 minute late.

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12:50 a.m.

Italy welcomed back captain Emanuele Birarelli after a one-game absence with an ankle injury, and the fourth-ranked Italians sent host Brazil to a second straight defeat in a matchup of two top teams in Pool A that ended early Sunday morning in Brazil.

Raucous Maracanazinho arena fell quiet for the second time in three nights after top-ranked Brazil’s four-set loss to the U.S. on Thursday.

The Italians are now in prime position heading into the final preliminary match Monday against Canada. Brazil wraps up pool action by facing France.

Biarelli was sidelined for a sweep of Mexico on Thursday after spraining his right ankle against the United States two days earlier.

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12:15 a.m.

One night after his only setback in Rio, Michael Phelps is back on top.

As Nathan Adrian touched the wall to finish off the victory in the 4x100m medley relay, Phelps gathered the other relay swimmers, Ryan Murphy and Cody Miller, in his arms.

Two-time gold medalist Murphy put the Americans out front with a world-record split on the backstroke — it counts since he was leading off — but Britain surged ahead on the breaststroke.

Phelps dove into the pool in second place. He wouldn’t be for long.

With Saturday’s win, Phelps won five golds in Rio and one silver — an upset loss to Joseph Schooling in the 100-meter fly.

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12:15 a.m.

Neymar converted an early free kick for his first goal at the Rio Games and Luan scored late to give Brazil a 2-0 win in a tense match against Colombia, securing the hosts in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament.

The rematch of the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals was heated from the start on Saturday, with hard fouls from both teams and players constantly pushing and shoving each other.

The benches were cleared just before halftime after a vicious foul committed by Neymar, who got fed up after being harassed by Colombians nearly every time he touched the ball.

Seeking its first Olympic gold medal in soccer, Brazil now plays Honduras, which defeated South Korea 1-0 earlier Saturday. Germany and Nigeria meet in the other semifinal.

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12:15 a.m.

Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross know their opponent for the Olympic beach volleyball quarterfinals.

Australia rallied after losing the first set against Poland to win 15-21, 21-16, 15-11 on Saturday night. That put them in the round of eight against the three-time defending gold medalist and her new partner.

The Americans are 4-0 in their career against the Australian pair of Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden.

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11:40 p.m.

Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium has beaten defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill of Britain to win an Olympic heptathlon competition that went down to a matter of seconds in the last event.

Ennis-Hill won the 800 in a season-best time of 2 minutes, 9.07 seconds, but it wasn’t by quite enough to overhaul Thiam, who had a 142-point lead going into the last of seven disciplines and finished in 2:16.54.

The 21-year-old Thiam tallied 6,810 points, 35 ahead of second-place Ennis-Hill to claim her first major title. Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada took bronze with 6,653 points.

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11:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium has beaten defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill of Britain to win an Olympic heptathlon competition that went down to fractions of a second in the last event. Ennis-Hill won the 800 in a season-best time, but by not quite enough to overhaul Thiam.

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11:15 p.m.

WORLD RECORD ALERT: American Ryan Murphy sets world record in 100 backstroke during 4x 100 medley relay, finishing in 51.85.

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11:10 p.m.

The U.S. women’s 4×100-meter medley relay team won gold — and reached a milestone for the United States.

Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel teaming up to prevail at the Rio Games on Saturday night is being recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the nation’s 1,000th gold medal in Summer Olympics history.

Manuel swam the last leg, and when she hit the wall her three teammates hugged on the pool deck. Their winning time was 3 minutes, 53.13 seconds.

The U.S. is the first nation to win 1,000 summer golds, the first of those coming in 1896. No other nation comes close — the Soviet Union stopped at 473 golds, and no other country is on pace to reach the milestone until 2100.

The USOC is planning to recognize the 1,000th gold in the coming days, though exact plans on that front remain unclear.

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11 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: The United States has claimed gold in the women’s 4×100-meter medley relay. Australia takes silver, while the bronze goes to Denmark.

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11 p.m.

All eyes were on double defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. But it was her fellow-Jamaican Elaine Thompson who ran away with gold in the 100 meters.

Though Fraser-Pryce may have been first out of the blocks Saturday, Thompson powered through for the title in 10.71 seconds. American Tori Bowie lunged at the line for 10.83 and beat Fraser-Pryce by 0.03 seconds.

European champion Dafne Schippers had a bad start and finished fifth with 10.90.

Fraser-Pryce was seeking to become the first women in track to win three Olympic gold medals in a row.

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10:40 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Elaine Thompson has won the women’s 100-meter title in 10.71 seconds, ending fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s bid to win the event for a third straight Olympics. American Tori Bowie took silver in 10.83 and Fraser-Pryce was third in 10.86.

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10:40 p.m.

Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri has taken gold in pool swimming’s most grueling race, winning the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

Paltrinieri pulled away from the field and was under world-record pace much of the race before fading a bit at the end. Still, he won comfortably Saturday night, touching in 14 minutes, 34.57 seconds.

Connor Jaeger of the United States took the silver in 14:39.48, while the bronze went to another Italian, Gabriele Detti, in 14:40.86.

Detti rallied over the final laps to pass American Jordan Wilimovksy, who settled for fourth.

Wilimovksy will get another shot at a medal in an even more demanding event — the 10-kilometer open water race at Fort Copacabana on Tuesday.

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10:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy has won gold in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics. Connor Jaeger of the United States claims silver and Italy’s Gabriele Detti takes bronze.

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10:25 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Jeff Henderson of the United States overtook Luvo Manyonga of South Africa on his last jump to win the Olympic long jump gold medal.

Manyonga took the lead on his penultimate jump with a mark of 8.37 meters and during a tense sixth and final round, Henderson bettered it by 1 centimeter.

Defending champion Greg Rutherford of Britain took bronze on Saturday.

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10:15 p.m.

Not even a tumble could stop Mo Farah from defending his Olympic 10,000-meter title in a dramatic final where he worked his way back through the field, then lost and regained the lead on the last lap.

Just like he did four years ago in London, the Somali-born Farah draped the British flag over his shoulders for his victory lap.

The Olympic and world champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 tripped and fell to the track after tangling with another runner with 15 laps to go.

He worked his way back up to third with 11 laps to go and was first going into the bell lap, but Paul Tanui of Kenya made a charge with 300 to go and led until Farah surged again and sprinted away to win in 27 minutes, 5.17 seconds. Tanui held on for silver in 27:05.64 and Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia took bronze.

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10:15 p.m.

Pernille Blume of Denmark held off Simone Manuel to capture gold in the 50-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

After posting the top time in both the preliminaries and the semifinals, Blume came through again in the final Saturday on the final night of swimming. She touched in 24.07 seconds.

Manuel, the American co-gold medalist in the 100 free, settled for silver in 24.09. Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus earned the bronze in 24.11.

It was another huge disappointment for sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia.

They were shut out of an individual medal again, with Cate finishing fifth and Bronte seventh.

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10:05 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Pernille Blume of Denmark wins gold in women’s 50-meter freestyle. Simone Manuel of the United States takes silver. Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus earns bronze.

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10 p.m.

The heptathlon is going to the wire, with the clash for gold set up in the concluding 800 meters between defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill of Britain and Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam.

Despite a sore elbow, Thiam set a personal best of 53.13 meters to extend her lead of Enis-Hill. Thiam has 5,939 points for an edge of 142 over Ennis-Hill.

Ennis-Hill is a much better 800 runner, where she has a 10-second edge in personal bests, setting up a thrilling finish in the last event of the evening. The edge translates to 8.87 seconds between the two.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton is in bronze medal position with 5,681 points.

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9:57 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Mo Farah of Britain recovers from fall to defend Olympic 10,000-meter title in Rio Games.

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9:45 p.m.

Britain’s Mo Farah was tripped by American training partner Galen Rupp on the 10th lap in the men’s 10,000-meters.

Farah quickly got up and signaled all is OK with a thumbs up on Saturday.

Farah is the favorite to repeat in the 10,000 meters.

He has not lost a major race since taking silver in the 10,000 at the 2011 worlds. But Ethiopia’s Yigrem Demelash is hoping to renew his nation’s ownership of the race.

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9:45 p.m.

Captain John Obi Mikel scored one and set up another as Nigeria beat Denmark 2-0 to set up a men’s Olympic soccer semifinal with Germany.

Mikel met Ezekiel’s cross to side-foot Nigeria’s opener into the net from close range in the 19th minute on Saturday. Aminu Umar connected with Mikel’s corner to double the lead in the 59th.

Nigeria’s players, who are chasing their first Olympic gold since the 1996 Atlanta Games, have extended their stay in Brazil after arriving late in the country. They will play Germany on Wednesday.

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9:30 p.m.

Defending champion Kirani James set the tone for the 400-meter final by leading the semifinals in his season-best 44.02 seconds.

James, who won the Olympic gold as a 19-year-old at London in 2012, held off 2008 champion LaShawn Merritt in 44.21 in the first of three semifinal heats.

Michel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago won the second heat in 44.39, holding off world champion Wayde van Niekerk, who finished in 44.45.

Bralon Taplin of Grenada had the fourth-fastest qualifying time, winning the third heat in 44.44. The final is scheduled for Sunday night.

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9:30 p.m

Honduras continued its surprising run at the Olympics by defeating South Korea 1-0 and reaching the semifinals of the men’s soccer tournament.

Forward Alberth Elis took advantage of a fast counterattack in the 59th minute on Saturday to score the winner and send Honduras to the final four for the first time.

South Korea played well and created many scoring chances at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, but it couldn’t get past a solid performance by Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez, who made key saves throughout the match.

South Korea was trying to replicate its unprecedented performance from London, when it eliminated host Great Britain in the quarterfinals and eventually finished with the bronze medal.

Honduras will play against either Brazil or Colombia, which meet later Saturday in Sao Paulo.

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9:30 p.m.

Double defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season’s best of 10.88 seconds to reach the final of the 100 meters.

Only her compatriot Elaine Thompson matched the time in the third heat of the semifinals on Saturday.

In a direct confrontation with European champion Dafne Schippers, the Jamaican dominated from the start and even had time to let up a bit at the line. Schippers was late out of the blocks and the Dutchwoman struggled all the way to finish second in 10.90, hardly a race to impress her rivals.

Tori Bowie of the United States won the first semifinal. Compatriot English Gardner also made it into Saturday’s final.

Among those who did not make it were American Tianna Bartoletta and Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria.

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8:50 p.m.

Iran won its second gold medal in two days as Sohrab Moradi was victorious in the men’s 94-kilogram weightlifting.

Moradi’s first lift in the clean and jerk was enough for gold, hoisting 221 kilograms, which combined with his 182 in the snatch for a total of 403 on Saturday.

There was silver for Belarusian Vadzim Straltsou on 395 and bronze for Lithuania’s Aurimas Didzbailis on 392.

It was a depleted field after Polish brothers Adrian and Tomasz Zielinski both failed drug tests in the days before the event. Adrian Zielinski was 2012 gold medalist in the 85kg class.

Also missing was Ilya Ilyin, reigning Olympic champion and world record holder at 94kg, who failed retests of his samples from his 2008 and 2012 Olympic wins.

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