The Latest: US captures 4×100 freestyle gold, Phelps’ 19th

United States' Katie Ledecky celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle setting a new world record during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics. AP Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

12:10 a.m.

Brazil’s dream of winning a soccer gold medal is quickly turning into a nightmare.

Brazil drew its second consecutive game at the Olympic tournament Sunday, being held by Iraq to a 0-0 draw and hearing more loud jeers from the home fans.

The result in Brasilia leaves Brazil tied for second place in Group A, in need of a victory in the final game, against Denmark on Wednesday in Salvador, to advance to the next round and avoid another embarrassing elimination at home two years after the 7-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup.

Neymar, the tournament’s biggest star, played below expectations for the second straight game, and young strikers Gabigol and Gabriel Jesus also struggled.

Upset fans chanted “Marta, Marta,” in reference to the five-time world player of the year who has been thriving with the women’s national team.


12 a.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Michael Phelps and the United States have captured gold in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the Rio Olympics. France claimed the silver and Australia took the bronze.

11:40 p.m.

UPSET ALERT: Top-seeded Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France lose in first round of men’s doubles tournament 7-6 (4), 6-3 to Colombia’s Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

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11:25 p.m.

Katie Ledecky has given the United States its first swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics with a world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle.

The result was totally expected. Ledecky has dominated the longer freestyle events since winning gold in the 800 free at the London Olympics as a 15-year-old.

She was doing nothing but racing against the clock Sunday night. No problem there.

Ledecky kicked off the first wall with a lead of nearly a body length and steadily pulled away from the overmatched field – as well as the world-record line superimposed on the video screen as her powerful arms churned through the water.

When Ledecky saw the time – 3 minutes, 56.46 seconds – she let out an uncharacteristic scream and pumped her right fist. The 19-year-old crushed the mark of 3:58.37 that she set nearly two years ago on the Gold Coast of Australia, and had been chasing ever since.


11:20 p.m.

Juan Martin del Potro is back.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was swept out of the Olympic men’s singles tennis tournament in the first round Sunday by the 2009 U.S. Open champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2). Because of three left wrist surgeries, del Potro is ranked just 145th in the world. But when the Argentine is healthy and smacking his signature forehand around the court, his play is worthy of the gold medal match.

It was a raucous atmosphere in the last match of the night on center court, where del Potro fans chanted for him and Brazilians would try to drown out their rivals with cheers for Djokovic.

With the loss, Djokovic is still left seeking his first Olympic gold medal.


11:15 p.m.

Another day, another world record for Britain’s Adam Peaty at the Rio Olympics.

Peaty took gold in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke Sunday night with a time of 57.13 seconds, shattering the mark of 57.55 he set one day earlier in the preliminaries.

Peaty cruisied away from Cameron va der Burgh of South Africa, the defending Olympic champion who took silver this time in 58.69.

The bronze went to Cody Miller of the United States, whose time of 58.87 held off teammate Kevin Cordes.

The crowd at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium went into frenzy at the sight of two Brazilians in the final. But Joao Gomes finished fifth and Felipe Franca was seventh.

11:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT-WORLD RECORD: Katie Ledecky of the United States has set a world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle to win gold at the Rio Olympics. Jazz Carlin of Britain took the silver and Leah Smith of the United States grabbed the bronze.


11 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT-WORLD RECORD: Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record to win gold in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Rio Olympics. Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa earned the silver and Cody Miller of the United States claimed the bronze.


10:55 p.m.

UPSET ALERT: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic loses first-round Olympic tennis match to 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro


10:35 p.m.

Andy Murray and his older brother Jamie exited in the first round of doubles at the Rio de Janeiro Games, making them 1-3 as a team at the Olympics.

The second-seeded British pair lost to Brazilians Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa 7-6 (6), 7-6 (14) in front of a loud partisan crowd Sunday night, hours after Andy won his opening singles match as the defending champion in that event.

The Murrays had their chances to extend the 2-hour match, holding five set points in the second tiebreaker, but failed to convert any.

The unseeded Brazilian duo needed seven match points to close the deal.

The Murray brothers also lost in the first round of the 2012 London Olympics, and in the second round four years earlier in Beijing.

Andy is a three-time Grand Slam champion in singles, including a second Wimbledon title a month ago.

10:15 p.m.

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden has broken her own world record in the women’s 100-meter butterfly to take gold at the Rio Olympics.

Sjostrom led right from the start and touched in 55.48 seconds, breaking the mark of 55.64 she set at last year’s world championships. She sat on the edge of the deck, pumping her arms in the air, and then appeared to be overcome by tears as she climbed to her feet.

This was her first Olympic medal, after she finished fourth in the 100 fly at the London Games four years ago, missing out on the bronze by just 23-hundredths of a second.

It was the fourth swimming world record of the Rio Games.

Penny Oleksiak of Canada took the silver in 56.46, edging out defending Olympic champion Dana Vollmer. The American, who had her first child last year, settled for the bronze this time in 56.63.


MEDAL ALERT-WORLD RECORD: Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden has set a world record to win gold in the women’s 100-meter butterfly at the Rio Olympics. Penny Oleksiak of Canada took the silver and Dana Vollmer of the United States claimed the bronze.


9:40 p.m.

Michael Phelps will be going for his 23rd Olympic medal at the Rio Games.

As expected, Phelps was picked for the 4×100-meter freestyle relay Sunday night. He will swim the second leg, after Caeleb Dressel leads off the Americans.

Ryan Held goes third as the only holdover from the group that posted the second-fastest qualifying time during the preliminaries, a bit of a surprise after Anthony Ervin put up the quickest time among the afternoon swimmers.

Nathan Adrian, the country’s best sprinter, will anchor the relay. The Americans figure to face a stout challenge from Australia, Russia and defending Olympic champion France, who are all breaking out their big guns for the 4×100.

Cameron McEvoy is anchoring for the Australians, Vladimir Morozov is going for the Russians, and the French have Florent Manaudou and Jeremy Stravius rested up and ready to go.


9:30 p.m.

Sadiq Umar scored a first-half goal and Nigeria defeated Sweden 1-0 to become the first team to guarantee a spot in the quarterfinals of the men’s soccer tournament.

Umar netted the winner in the 40th minute in the jungle city of Manaus to leave Nigeria atop Group B with six points, securing one of the top two spots in the group regardless of the result in its final game against Colombia.

In Group A, Robert Skov scored in the 69th-minute to give Denmark a 1-0 win over South Africa. Denmark squandered several good chances until Skov finally got on the board to leave his nation atop the group with four points from two games.

And Jonathan Calleri scored a 70th-minute winner to give 10-man Argentina a 2-1 victory over Algeria in Group D. Calleri also set up Angel Correa’s goal in the 47th as Argentina won its first game and kept alive its chances of advancing to the quarterfinals.


9:15 p.m.

Long Qingquan of China set a world record in winning the gold medal in the men’s weightlifting 53-kilogram category at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Long’s total score of 307 kilograms set the record and was aided by his final lift in clean and jerk of 170 kilograms. The previous record was 305 kilograms set at the Sydney Games in 2000.

He was leading the competition after snatch and all the way through clean and jerk until Om Yun-Chol of North Korea lifted 169 kilograms on his final attempt to tie Long for the lead.

Long then came out for his final lift, raised his bar and celebrated the gold medal by pumping his fists in the air.

Om took silver with 303 kilograms and Sinphet Kruaithong of Thailand won bronze.


8:15 p.m.

Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten sustained three small fractures to her spine and is in intensive care at a Rio de Janeiro hospital after her crash during the women’s Olympic road race.

Van Vleuten was leading on the fast, slippery downhill toward the final stretch when she appeared to lock up her brakes. She tumbled onto the road and lay on the pavement as the field swept past.

Chef de Mission Maurits Hendriks and team doctors were with van Vleuten Sunday night, and said she was conscious and speaking. It was still unknown when she would be released.

Her compatriot Anna van der Breggen went on to win the gold medal.

8:05 p.m.

Serena and Venus Williams lost an Olympic doubles match for the first time, stunned in the opening round of the Rio Games by the Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.

The Williams sisters entered Sunday’s match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, winning the gold medal in women’s doubles every time they entered the event: in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

The American duo was seeded No. 1 in Rio and coming off a 14th Grand Slam championship together, at Wimbledon a month ago.


8 p.m.

UPSET ALERT: Three-time doubles gold medalists Serena and Venus Williams lose in first round of Olympics.


7:35 p.m.

The Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team of Nada Meawad and Doaa Elghobashy took the court for their match against Germany on Sunday night wearing long sleeves and long pants.

Elghobashy also had her head covered by a hijab.

It was a stark contrast to the usual beach volleyball uniform – bikinis for women and boardshorts for men. Although the International Volleyball Federation used to have standards regulating the size of uniforms, those were loosened heading into the London Olympics to allow full sleeves and pants.

FIVB spokesman Richard Baker said Sunday night that the move was made to open up the game culturally.

By one measure, it’s worked. Baker said there were 169 different countries involved in the Continental Cup qualifying process for the 2016 Olympic, compared to 143 for London.

7:10 p.m.

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s going away party for national team coordinator Martha Karolyi is off to a near perfect start.

The women breezed to the top of the leaderboard in Olympic preliminaries Sunday afternoon. Their total score of 185.238 was nearly 10 better than second-place China through four subdivisions, a massive gap in a sport where the margins are often measured in fractions.

Three-time world champion Simone Biles led the way. Her all-around total of 62.366 was more than two points clear of teammate Aly Raisman.

Defending all-around champion Gabby Douglas finished third but will not compete in the all-around final due to rules that stipulate a two-gymnast maximum per country.

Karolyi is retiring after closing ceremonies. Her team put on a dominant display at Rio Olympic Arena, cementing their status as heavy favorites to back up the team gold the “Fierce Five” won in London four years ago.


7:10 p.m.

New Zealand survived a tough encounter against an energized U.S. team to win their quarterfinal 5-0 and join world series champion Australia, Canada and Britain in playing off for the first Olympic medals in rugby sevens.

Rugby is back in the Olympics for the first time since the last 15-a-side tournament in 1924, this time in the condensed sevens format in Rio de Janeiro and with women’s and men’s medals at stake.

The Australians rebounded from a surprising 12-12 draw with the United States in the last game of the pool stage to trounce Spain 24-0 on Sunday night and set up a semifinal match against Canada.

The British advanced 26-7 over Fiji and then watched as semifinal opponent New Zealand struggled to put away the Americans. Portia Woodman’s try broke the deadlock for New Zealand just before halftime.

The Americans dropped into the classification matches for 5th-8th places.


6:55 p.m.

Officials say the bullet that flew through the roof of a media tent at the Olympic Equestrian Center came from a nearby slum and was aimed at a police blimp.

A bullet pierced the roof of the tent on Saturday and landed on the floor. The competition was not disrupted and nobody was hurt.

Organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada said Sunday that the bullet “came from a community far from here, they were aiming at the police blimp which carried cameras.”

Security has been increased nearby and from the areas where officials say the bullet originated.

Andrada said the Minister of Defense confirmed the Rio Games were “never the target.”


6:45 p.m.

Brothers Erik and Kawika Shoji and the young U.S. men’s volleyball team lost its Olympic opener in straight sets to Canada on Sunday night.

The No. 5-ranked Americans watched as the hard-hitting and 12th-ranked Canadians celebrated at Maracanazinho arena in the first pool-play match for both countries.

Tied 23-23 in the third set, Canada held on after ending the second set on a 10-2 run.

Canada also beat the U.S. in a five-setter for the Champions Cup title in May 2015 at Detroit, before the Americans won on the way to last year’s World Cup crown in Japan.

Eight of the 12 U.S. players are in their first Olympics.


6:45 p.m.

Serge Gnabry scored two minutes into second-half injury timeout to give Germany a 3-3 draw against South Korea in a thrilling match at the men’s Olympic soccer tournament.

South Korea had taken the lead with a goal by Hyunjun Suk in the 87th, but Gnabry got the equalizer in one of the game’s last plays at the Arena Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador.

Gnabry also had netted in the 33rd after South Korea opened the scoring with Heechan Hwang in the 25th. Davie Selke put the Germans ahead in the 55th but Heungmin Son evened the match again just two minutes later.

South Korea and Mexico, which routed Fiji 5-1 earlier Sunday at the Arena Fonte Nova, lead Group C with four points each. Germany has two points and Fiji zero.

Mexico plays South Korea in its final group game, while Germany faces Fiji.


6:30 p.m.

Italian Daniele Garozzo stunned top-ranked American Alexander Massialas on Sunday to win gold in men’s foil fencing.

Garozzo beat Massialas ?- who was seeking to become the first American man to win at the Olympics in the modern version of the sport -? 15-11 to give Italy its second gold of the Rio Games.

Massialas rallied from six points down in the quarterfinals. But he gave up six straight points to Garozzo in the final as the Italian ran away with the match.

Still, Massialas is the first individual Olympic medalist the U.S. has produced in men’s fencing since Peter Westbrook won a bronze in 1984.

Russia’s Timur Safin took bronze.


6:20 p.m.

Portugal’s Education Minister was robbed at knifepoint while walking near the posh Ipanema beach in the latest mugging involving foreign officials and athletes attending the Rio games.

Tiago Rodrigues told Portugal’s RTP television network that he was with other officials from Portugal’s Olympic delegation when the group was confronted on a busy street near their hotel Saturday afternoon by two individuals with a knife and demanding their belongings.

Onlookers reacted and the thieves tried to escape but were caught by police. All the belongings were recovered.

The incident follows the assault of two rowing coaches from Australia and other security scares involving teams or tourists from China, Sweden and Great Britain.


6:20 p.m.

Italy’s Fabio Basile has taken the gold medal in the men’s 66-kilogram judo division on Sunday, upsetting the top-ranked Baul An of South Korea in the final.

Basile ended the match just over a minute and a half into the fight after catching An off-guard and flipping him onto his back for an immediate victory.

Baul had been dominant all day in his other matches and looked shocked when Basile caught him in the match-ending ippon throw.

After being announced the winner, Basile embraced a shaken Baul before then being hoisted by his coach in victory.

The Italian had already been so relieved to make it through his closely fought semifinal against Slovenian Adrian Gomboc that he deliberately paused after leaving the mat to kiss his coach on the head.


6:05 p.m.

They started their day by rescuing tennis star Juan Martin del Potro from a broken elevator, but Argentina’s handball players couldn’t save themselves from defeat in their opening game.

Del Potro’s spokesman says the team helped former U.S. Open champion out of the elevator in the athletes’ village due to a power outage, hours before he was due to play against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Argentina’s handball team kept pace well with Denmark, the 2012 European champion, to go into halftime at 10-10, but struggled in the second half to lose 25-19.

Argentina also had to cope with an often hostile Brazilian crowd.

Both teams can still reach the quarterfinals if they finish in the top four in preliminary round Group A.


6:05 p.m.

William Fox-Pitt leads after the dressage phase of the eventing competition, just 10 months after being put into an induced coma following a fall.

Fox-Pitt, who only returned to competitive action in early April, rode Chilli Morning to a score of 37 on Saturday and no-one could top that when the second group of riders competed Sunday.

Christopher Burton of Australia and Santano II remain second, 0.6 penalties behind the Briton.

Mathieu Lemoine rode Bart L into third place with 39.2 penalties, replacing Olympic individual champion Michael Jung who slipped to fifth on 40.9 after German teammate Ingrid Klimke scored 39.5.

Germany, which is bidding for a third straight Olympic title, still leads the team competition, with France moving from fourth to second and Australia falling to third.


6:05 p.m.

German tennis player Dustin Brown says he tore two ligaments in his left ankle in his first-round match.

Brown had to retire against Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the second set Sunday. Brown won the first set 6-4, and the second was even at 4-all when he stumbled while approaching the net and rolled his ankle.

After having the ankle retaped, Brown tried to play two more points, but once Bellucci hit a winner that he couldn’t even take a step toward, the German tossed away his racket and trudged toward the net.

Brown later tweeted that doctors told him two ligaments on the outside of his ankle were completely torn.

Brown, ranked 86th, is best known for upsetting Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon last year.


6:05 p.m.

Tobias Figueiredo and Paciencia scored first-half goals as Portugal rallied to defeat Honduras 2-1 for its second straight win at the men’s Olympic soccer tournament.

Honduras got the lead only one minute into the match with a goal by Alberth Elis, but Figueiredo equalized in the 21st and Paciencia netted the winner in the 36th.

With the win at the Olympic Stadium, Portugal moved close to a spot in the tournament’s quarterfinals. It can secure a spot in the next round in advance depending on the result of the match between Argentina and Algeria, which play later in the day.


5:45 p.m.

Kosovo’s Majlinda Kelmendi has won her country’s first-ever Olympic medal – and it’s a gold.

Kelmendi defeated Italy’s Odette Giuffrida in the women’s 52-kilogram judo division final in a tight Sunday contest marked by aggressive grip-fighting as both competitors struggled to get a decisive hold on the other’s uniform.

Kelmendi only managed to score once, but it was enough. After her victory was announced, Kelmendi hugged Giuffrida and then walked off the mat in tears. Wearing a blue uniform that matched some of the Kosovo flags being waved in the arena, a teary Kelmendi waved to the crowd and raised her arms in victory.

The bronze medals were won by Japan’s Misato Nakamura and Natalia Kuziutina of Russia.


5:45 p.m.

South Korea turned in a masterful performance on a blustery day to win the Olympic gold medal in women’s team archery for an eighth straight time.

Ki Bo-bae, Choi Mi-sun and Chang Hye-jin weren’t bothered by the swirling wind as they beat Russia 5-1 in the final Sunday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Chinese Taipei beat Italy in the bronze-medal match.

It was a clean sweep for South Korea, with the men’s team capturing gold in convincing fashion Saturday.


5:45 p.m.

Shu-Ching Hsu of Taiwan won her first Olympic gold medal Sunday when Yajun Li of China failed to complete the clean and jerk in women’s weightlifting 53-kilogram category at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Yajun set an Olympic record in the first round snatch by lifting 101 kilos to take the lead into the clean and jerk. She was the last lifter to compete in the second round, and only needed to lift 126 kilos to win gold.

When she failed, the gold went to Shu-Ching, who lifted 100 kilos in snatch and 112 in clean and jerk for an overall score of 212 kilos. Her gold goes with the silver she won four years ago at the London Games.

A tearful Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines won silver after failing to medal in the last two Olympics.

Jin Hee Yoon of South Korea won bronze. She had won silver at Beijing in 2008.

5:30 p.m.

China has opened its bid for a golden sweep in Olympic diving, easily winning the women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized title.

Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia totaled 345.60 points Sunday in the first diving event of the Rio Games. They led throughout the five-round competition and won by a whopping 31.77 points on an overcast day at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, where light rain briefly fell.

Italy’s Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape took silver at 313.83. Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith of Australia rallied from last to earn the bronze with 299.19, edging Canada by less than a point.

Wu claimed her fourth consecutive gold in 3-meter synchro, becoming the first woman to win four golds in the same event at the Olympics. She also won in 2004, 2008 and 2012.


5:15 p.m.

With white tape protecting the left wrist that sidelined him for more than two months, Rafael Nadal won his first Olympic match since winning a gold medal at Beijing in 2008.

The Spaniard, who hadn’t played at all since withdrawing from the French Open in May because of a wrist tendon injury, moved into the second round at the Rio de Janeiro Games with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Sunday.

Nadal appeared a tad tentative in the early going but eventually displayed confidence with his heavy-topspin lefty forehand and produced half of his 14 winners with that stroke.

The 14-time major champion played cleanly, making only 15 unforced errors. Delbonis made 31.

When the match ended, Nadal threw an uppercut and yelled “Vamos!”

He was the Olympic champion eight years ago, but missed the 2012 London Games because of knee problems.

5:05 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: China’s Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia win the gold in women’s 3-meter springboard diving. Italy’s Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape earn silver and Australia’s Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith take bronze.


4:55 p.m.

Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands was conscious and responsive after a spectacular crash in the women’s Olympic road race Sunday that helped countrywoman Anna van der Breggen claim gold.

Van Vleuten was leading American rider Mara Abbott down the Vista Chinesa climb when she came to the last hard corner. She appeared to lock up her breaks and skidded into the curb on the outside of it, crashing to the ground in an eerily similar scene to the men’s race the previous day.

Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali was leading that race when he crashed, breaking his collarbone.

The same descent claimed several other riders in the men’s race, though it appeared that van Vleuten was the only rider in the women’s field who crashed hard on it.

4:30 p.m.

Dutch star Anna van der Breggen helped track down American rider Mara Abbott within sight of the finish line, then out-sprinted Sweden’s Emma Johansson to win gold in the women’s road race Sunday.

Van der Breggen, Johansson and Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy worked together over the final flat stretch to catch Abbott, who had shattered the field on the hard climb up Vista Chinesa.

They were just 100 meters from the line when they swept by her, and van der Breggen moved quickly to the front and had enough finishing kick to make it back-to-back golds for the Netherlands.

Her teammate Marianne Vos captured gold four years ago in London.


4:20 p.m.

The Americans have made up for their debacle at last year’s world championships by easily qualifying for the final of the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

The team of Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Held, Blake Pieroni and Anthony Ervin posted the second-fastest qualifying time Sunday at 3 minutes, 12.38 seconds.

Russia was top qualifier at 3:12.04, setting up what figures to be a thrilling, four-country fight for the gold medal. Australia and defending Olympic champion France are also in the mix after qualifying third and fourth.

The U.S. didn’t even qualify for the final at the worlds in Kazan, an embarrassing flop for the world’s most powerful swimming nation. Ervin calls that result “ancient history” and says the Americans are only looking ahead to a chance to win gold.

Now, the real fun begins at the countries break out their big guns for the evening final.

The U.S. figures to come back with Nathan Adrian, Caeleb Dressel and 18-time gold medalist Michael Phelps, who could be joined by Ervin after the 35-year-old posted the fastest individual time in the prelims.

Held could also be in the mix to swim the final after turning two laps in 47.79.


4:20 p.m.

No surprise, the South Koreans moved on to the semifinals of the women’s team archery competition Sunday at the Olympics.

Big surprise, China won’t be joining the archery powerhouse nation. The third-seeded Chinese were eliminated by Italy in the quarterfinals of the bracketed tournament at the Sambadrome.

South Korea and China have met in the final at the last three Olympics. It will be up to some other nation to knock off the mighty South Koreans, which hasn’t lost gold since this event was added at the 1988 Seoul Games.

The South Koreans draw Chinese Taipei in one semifinal match while Italy faces Russia.

The Americans didn’t qualify a team.


4:20 p.m.

Australia’s Catherine Skinner has captured women’s trap gold at the Rio Olympics after hitting 12 of 15 shots in the finals against New Zealand’s Natalie Rooney.

Skinner hit 14 of 15 shots in the first stage of the finals to earn a spot in the gold medal match. Rooney won a shoot-off with American Corey Cogdell-Unrein after tying for second.

Skinner missed two of her first four shots in the gold medal match, but Rooney twice missed consecutive shots to fall behind. Skinner needed to hit her final two shots and did to take home gold in her first Olympics.

Cogdell-Unrein went to another shoot-off after tying Spain’s Fatima Galvez with 13 in the bronze medal match, but hit her first shot this time. Galvez missed hers, giving Cogdell-Unrein her second Olympic bronze (Bejing).

Defending gold medalist Jessica Rossi of Australia hit 10 targets in the finals and finished sixth.


4:20 p.m.

Defending gold medalist Andy Murray moved into the second round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics without much trouble.

The second-seeded Murray, coming off his second Wimbledon championship last month, beat Serbia’s Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-2 in less than 1½ hours Sunday under heavy clouds.

Britain’s Murray had zero trouble with the wind, limiting himself to 21 unforced errors, about half as many as Troicki’s 40.

Murray and his older brother Jamie are scheduled to play doubles later Sunday.


4:05 p.m.

Katie Ledecky nearly broke her own world record in the preliminaries of the 400-meter freestyle, setting herself up as the overwhelming favorite to capture her first gold medal of the Rio Olympics.

Ledecky posted a time of 3 minutes, 58.71 seconds, actually backing off a bit on the closing lap to conserve energy for the Sunday night final. She just missed her mark of 3:58.37 set in 2014.

No one is even close to Ledecky, who will essentially be racing the clock in the final. The next-fastest qualifier was Britain’s Jazz Carlin, who was more than 4 seconds behind. American Leah Smith posted the third-fastest time in the prelims.


4 p.m.

Midfielder Erick Gutierrez scored three goals early in the second half and added another late in the game to help defending Olympic soccer champion Mexico defeat newcomer Fiji 5-1 on Sunday.

Fiji, playing in its first Olympics and coming off an 8-0 loss to South Korea in its first game, opened the scoring with veteran striker Roy Krishna in the 10th minute, but Gutierrez scored in the 48th, 55th and 58th minutes to put Mexico back on track at the Arena Fonte Nova in the northeastern city of Salvador.

Defender Carlos Salcedo added to the lead in the 67th and Gutierrez closed the scoring in the 73rd.

The victory leaves Mexico in first place in Group C with four points from two games. Germany, which drew with Mexico in its opener, plays South Korea in the later game in Salvador.


4 p.m.

Brazil’s Bruno Rezende, Mauricio Souza and William Arjona were among the last to leave the volleyball court as many of the players took time to go through the arena and thank the fans with photos, handshakes, smiles and thumbs-up signs after winning their Olympic opener before the home crowd.

In fact, the yellow-shirted venue volunteers had to pull a handful of players to their next spot: the media mixed zone.

The host Brazilians beat Mexico 23-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 and Lucas Saatkamp’s winning kill sent the crowd into an absolute frenzy as players threw their arms up in celebration.


3:45 p.m.

Yulia Efimova made her first public comments since being allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics following a suspension for doping.

Answering a single question from The Associated Press after posting the second-fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter breaststroke Sunday, the Russian swimmer described the last six months as “crazy” and said she didn’t “understand what’s going on.”

The reigning world champion went to say “I’m just happy to be here and I’m ready to race.” When pressed on criticism from rival swimmers and coaches, she smiled and walked away.

Efimova heard a smattering of boos after she was announced as winning her heat.

Revelations of a state-sponsored doping ring in Russia led to Efimova being banned from Rio because of a previous 16-month doping suspension, not to mention another positive test this year for the now-banned substance meldonium.

That result was placed on hold while world anti-doping officials conduct further studies on the drug.


3:20 p.m.

The crowd was a rowdy one at Copacabana for beach volleyball.

At times when Americans Lauren Fendrick or Brook Sweat went to serve Sunday against their Polish opponents the crowd shouted “Zika!” at them.

The two Americans lost to their Polish opponents. Throughout the match, the crowd heavily favored the Polish team, even though those cheering the loudest waved Brazilian flags.

The taunting follows similar jeering at U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, who riled some Brazilians before the Rio Games started with when she posted a photo of herself on social media decked out in mosquito netting and armed with insecticide.

Unlike Solo, Fendrick and Sweat are Olympic newcomers and not as high-profile.

Fendrick said the Zika chants didn’t faze them.


2:50 p.m.

Yulia Efimova of Russia was greeted by some booing after winning her heat in the 100-meter breaststroke preliminaries.

The reigning world champion was allowed to compete at the Rio Games after serving a 16-month suspension for doping and again testing positive this year for the now-banned substance meldonium.

The IOC initially banned Efimova, along with six other Russian swimmers who either had positive tests on their record or were named in an investigation of the massive, state-sanctioned doping.

Efimova had the second-fastest time of 1 minute, 5.79 seconds. Lilly King of the U.S. was the leading qualifier in 1:05.78.

Also advancing to the semifinals on Sunday night was Katie Meili of the U.S., world record holder Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania and Shi Jinglin of China.

Efimova also is expected to swim in the 200 breast and possibly the 4×100 medley relay.


2:45 p.m.

Kosovo may be two matches away from its first-ever Olympic medal, thanks to judo fighter Majlinda Kelmendi.

Kelmendi advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 52-kilogram division Sunday.

She first exacted some revenge by defeating the Mauritian judoka Christianne Legentil, who knocked her out of the London Games four years ago. The top-ranked Kelmendi won her other match with an automatic win after throwing her opponent for an ippon.

Next up for Kelmendi is third-ranked Misato Nakamura of Japan. If she wins, Kelmendi is guaranteed at least a silver in the final. And if she loses, she will have the chance to fight for a bronze in the repechage competition.


2:40 p.m.

China’s Sun Yang is the top qualifier for the 200-meter freestyle a day after the Chinese star earned a silver medal in the 400 free.

Sun’s time of 1 minute, 45.75 seconds moved him into the 16-man semifinals on Sunday night.

Paul Biedermann of Germany, the world record holder, was second quickest in 1:45.78. Chad le Clos of South Africa moved on in third. Americans Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas were fourth and fifth.

Kosuke Hagino of Japan, the 400 individual medley winner on Saturday, also advanced in seventh.


2:20 p.m.

Serena Williams opened defense of her Olympic singles gold medal with a patchy-at-times 6-4, 6-2 victory over Australia’s Daria Gavrilova.

Sunday’s match at the Rio de Janeiro games was Williams’ first since she won her Open-era record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last month.

The American, seeded No. 1, was hardly at her best in the 91-minute contest, compiling 37 unforced errors to 27 winners, and she got broken at love while serving for the first set at 5-3. But Williams broke right back in the next game.

Williams is scheduled to play doubles with her older sister Venus later Sunday.

The younger Williams owns four gold medals – in singles at London four years ago, and in doubles in 2000, 2008 and 2012.


2:15 p.m.

Australia’s Olympic delegation is calling for tighter beach security after two rowing coaches were robbed at knifepoint near Rio’s iconic Ipanema beach.

Two teenagers, one of them brandishing a long knife, grabbed the coaches by their throats in the Friday incident and pushed them against the wall. Australian Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Tancred says the coaches followed security protocol, didn’t offer any resistance and quickly handed over their wallets and mobile phones. One had an official Australian delegation blazer taken.

Neither coach was seriously hurt and Tancred says they kept the incident quiet until late Saturday so as not to disturb the athletes in the first day of competition.

The incident, combined with the theft of $40,000 worth of equipment belonging to an Australian photographer covering the games, again heightened security concerns.


2 p.m.

The Iron Lady is back in the pool.

Fresh off winning the first Olympic medal of her career, Katinka Hosszu of Hungary swam the preliminaries of the 100-meter backstroke Sunday. She advanced to the evening semifinals in a tie for fourth with Mie Nielsen of Denmark with a time of 59.13 seconds.

Hosszu won the 400 individual medley Saturday with a world-record time.

Leading the way in the 100 back was American Kathleen Baker, who had the fastest time of 58.84. Also moving on were Emily Seebohm of Australia in second and Kylie Masse of Canada in third.

Olivia Smoliga of the U.S. advanced in sixth. Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe, silver medalist four years ago in London, made the semifinals in 11th place.


2 p.m.

The IOC says a total of 278 Russians have now been cleared to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The number is seven higher than the original figure announced Thursday. The new total takes into account Russian athletes who have since been entered after appeals.

The IOC let international sports federations decide which individual athletes could compete in the wake of evidence of state-sponsored doping. The IOC set up a three-person review panel to make the final call.

Among those reinstated for the games were several Russian swimmers, including world champion Yulia Efimova.

Thirty-five Russian swimmers are in Rio, the highest number of Russian athletes competing in a specific sport.

The Russian track team already had been banned by the IAAF. The entire weightlifting team also has been excluded.


2 p.m.

First-time American Olympians Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat took a loss in their Rio beach volleyball debut.

The loss broke a streak of 19 consecutive pool play victories for the American women’s teams, which went unbeaten through the preliminaries in Athens, Beijing and London.

Fendrick and Sweat won the first set but fell far behind in the second and again in the decisive third set, losing 14-21, 21-13, 15-7 to Poland.

They play next on Tuesday against the top-rated Brazilian team of Larissa and Talita, then meet Russia in the final match of pool play Thursday.


1:40 p.m.

The United States is going with Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Held, Blake Pieroni and Anthony Ervin in the preliminaries of the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the Rio Olympics.

The Americans are resting Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel, who finished 1-2 in the 100 free at the U.S. Olympic trials. Presumably, they will also add 18-time gold medalist Michael Phelps for the late-night final Sunday, with the final spot on the team likely going to whoever posts the fastest time in the prelims.

Defending Olympic champion France is sending out Clement Mignon, William Meynard, Fabien Gilot and Mehdy Metella in the prelims.

Another top contender is Australia, which picked a prelims team of James Magnussen, Kyle Chalmers, James Roberts and Matthew Abood.


1:40 p.m.

Rio Games organizers say long lines at airport-style security checkpoints prevented fans from getting into events, with scores of empty seats at some venues.

Organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada says the problem is being addressed. He’s hopeful that lines will move quicker.

There were plenty of empty seats during the first couple days of competition at events like equestrian, handball and rugby.

There were scattered seats open early during the basketball game Saturday night between China and star-studded Team USA, usually one of the biggest draws of the Olympics.

Andrada said Sunday that 82 percent of tickets have been sold for the Games. He’s hopeful lines will move quicker, and that they’ll keep monitoring for problems.

He also says Brazilians are learning to appreciate sports other than soccer and football.


1:40 p.m.

There was plenty of wind at Marina da Gloria on Sunday, which was great for Olympic sailors but not so much for journalists.

Gusts of wind kept blowing roof panels off the media center to the point that the temporary building was closed in the early afternoon.

No worries, though. There’s a covered patio next door with tables and chairs, and a view of the marina.

Sunday was the final practice day before racing starts Monday in men’s and women’s windsurfing, men’s Laser and women’s Laser Radial.


1:40 p.m.

German tennis player Dustin Brown has had to retire from his first-round match against Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci after he twisted his ankle.

Brown won the first set 6-4. The second was even at 4-all when he stumbled while approaching the net and rolled his left ankle. He dropped to the court, writhing in pain, and Bellucci climbed over the net to check on his sobbing friend.

Brown was eventually able to gingerly put weight on his ankle as he hobbled to his chair, where trainers retaped it. Brown tried to play two more points, but once Bellucci hit a winner that he couldn’t even take a step toward, the German tossed away his racket and trudged toward the net.

Brown, ranked 86th, has represented both Germany and Jamaica. The popular player is best known for upsetting Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon last year.


1:40 p.m.

The NBC commentator criticized for calling the coach of Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu “the guy responsible” for her turnaround says it is impossible to tell Hosszu’s story without crediting him.

Dan Hicks did not back down Sunday from commentary on NBC’s broadcast the night before that some online critics suggested was sexist.

Hicks said that Hosszu has told him that she credits coach Shane Tusup, who is also her husband, for improving her strength training, intensity and confidence.

Hosszu won the gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley Saturday in a rout, shaving two seconds off the world record.


1:10 p.m.

Venus Williams will play doubles with her sister at the Olympics, after all.

U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Tom LaDue tells The Associated Press that Williams will be available for her doubles match Sunday despite being sick.

LaDue says Williams is feeling better, a day after U.S. women’s tennis coach Mary Joe Fernandez 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.

After that match Saturday night, Williams did not speak to reporters. Fernandez did, and she said Williams was still hoping to play doubles but had been ill since before arriving in Brazil.

Williams and her younger sister Serena have won three golds in doubles – at the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.


1 p.m.

Olympic organizers say Kenya is sending a track and field official home from the Rio Games over “very serious allegations” that he offered to protect cheating athletes from drug testing.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the Kenya team feels that Michael Rotich’s continued presence in Rio de Janeiro would be “distracting.”

Kenya’s delegation “has asked that he leaves,” Adams said. “They are clearly very serious allegations”

The Sunday Times in London said the Kenyan track and field manager was secretly filmed offering to protect cheating athletes from drug testing authorities. It said he offered to provide advance warning of drugs tests in return for a 10,000-pound ($13,000) bribe during a Sunday Times undercover investigation.


12:40 p.m.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes is pleading with locals to share car rides until Aug. 21 so the city’s already heavy traffic doesn’t get worse during the Olympic Games.

Paes, who was silent since before the opening ceremony on Friday, went to Twitter to ask cariocas to avoid long distances on Monday, especially on public transportation.

Monday is the first working day in the city with the Games ongoing.

The mayor said that cariocas should join their friends and share rides. He insisted that without the collaboration of residents traffic will be difficult.

Last Friday was a public holiday and classes have been suspended citywide in the beginning of the month.

Despite his outspoken profile, Paes did not comment on the organization problems experienced by fans, journalists and residents on Saturday.


12:35 p.m.

The youngest boxer at the Rio Olympics gave the Brazilian fans a thrill in defeat.

Papua New Guinea lightweight Thadius Katua lost an entertaining decision to Russia’s Adlan Abdurashidov on Saturday. The 18-year-old islander gave his veteran opponent plenty of difficulty, even winning the third round on two judges’ scorecards.

Katua has been boxing for only four years, but he built on his Youth Commonwealth Games gold medal from 2015 with a reputable effort in Rio. His big punches definitely won over the crowd, which cheered wildly for Papua New Guinea’s first Olympic boxer since Jack Willie in 2008.

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