SHANGHAI, China — Natasha Kai headed in an extra time goal, giving the defending champion United States a spot in the Olympic women’s soccer semifinal with a 2-1 victory over Canada.
BEIJING — After three straight blowouts, it took a half for the U.S. women’s basketball team to get going and beat Spain.
BEIJING — James Blake deserved some kind of medal for the back-to-the-net, between-the-legs forehand he hit Friday.
BEIJING — Tyson Gay advanced to the semifinals of the men’s 100-meter Olympic dash Friday night (Friday a.m. EDT).
BEIJING — Lu Yong won China’s eight weightlifting gold medal, tying the world record set moments earlier by the silver medalist but grabbing the title because of a lower body weight.
BEIJING — The baseball rivalry between Cuba and the United States is not dead, not even close. Their intense game Friday afternoon, tied after 10 innings, yielded the first Olympic case of a quirky new tiebreaker system that, indirectly, left a United States player in the hospital, both managers sniping at each other and Cuba a 5-4 winner in 11 innings.
BEIJING — Roger Federer has salvaged his bid for an Olympic medal, winning his doubles quarterfinal with fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka against Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi of India.
BEIJING — As the contenders for the Olympic gold medal in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around moved to their final event — the floor exercise — the crowd Friday began competing cheers of “Go China!” and “U-S-A!”
BEIJING — Did you stay up and watch Texan Nastia Liukin win gold in the all-around Thursday?
BEIJING — Six gold medals down, two left for Michael Phelps.