BEIJING — The United States men’s water polo team extended its unlikely string of victories Friday by defeating Serbia, 10-5, in the semifinals, sending the team to the gold medal match for the first time in 20 years.
BEIJING — The USA men’s basketball team has been so good at thrashing opponents throughout the Olympics that a nine-point halftime lead over Argentina in the semifinals Friday looked like a crisis.
BEIJING — The poorest performance by a U.S. boxing team since the sport’s Olympic debut in 1896 came to an end Friday when heavyweight Deontay Wilder dropped a 7-1 decision to Italy’s Clemente Russo.
BEIJING — The Brazilian men’s volleyball team defeated Italy 3-1 and will face the United States for the Olympic gold medal on Sunday.
BEIJING — Steve Hooker of Australia has won the gold medal in the men’s pole vault, Australia’s first in track and field at the Beijing Olympics.
BEIJING — Bryan Clay has won the decathlon at the Beijing Games, the first American man to win the 10-discipline event at the Olympics since 1996.
BEIJING — Usain Bolt helped Jamaica win the 400-meter relay final in 37.10 seconds Friday night for his third gold medal and third world record of the Olympics.
BEIJING — Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won the 5,000 meters to complete an unprecedented women’s Olympic distance double.
BEIJING — The Cuban baseball team will go for gold again, having beaten the United States 10-2 to reach the Olympic championship game.
BEIJING — With silver medals swinging from their necks, their eyes filled with tears, five members of the U.S. Olympic softball team walked to home plate and placed their cleats in the dirt.