Rio Olympics Action
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps has made up for one of the few losses in his Olympic career. Phelps avenged his defeat at the 2012 London Games by winning the 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday night, holding off Japan's Masato Sakai by a mere four-hundredths of a second. Phelps won his 21st career gold medal as part of the winning four-by-200 relay team.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) —Katie Ledecky of the United States has captured her second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, winning the 200-meter freestyle. Ledecky earlier had won the 400-meter freestyle event.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — With time running out, Catalina Usme beat Hope Solo with a free kick from a tight angle to give Colombia a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Olympics. Teenager Mallory Pugh became the youngest player to score for the United States in an Olympics with her goal in the 59th minute.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There was a shocker on the tennis courts at the Summer Games where defending champion Serena Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 6-3 in the third round. That ends the No. 1-seeded American's bid to become the first tennis player to collect a pair of singles golds.
Adrian advances in 100 freestyle
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian barely advanced in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics.
He wasn't taking any chances in the semifinals Tuesday night.
Competing in lane eight, Adrian posted the fastest time out of 16 swimmers, sending him to Wednesday's final with a much more customary position in the center of the pool.
The biggest cheers at the Olympic Aquatic Center were for Brazil's Marcelo Chierighini, who advanced to the final with the eighth-best time.
Tokashiki leads Japan with 13 vs. Turkey in Rio
RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Former North Carolina star Laura Sanders scored 36 points to help Turkey knock off previously undefeated Japan 76-62 in women's basketball Tuesday.
Sanders turned in the best scoring performance yet in group play. Japan's loss leaves only Australia undefeated at 3-0 in Group A, while the United States and Canada are 2-0 in Group B.
Sanders, known as LaToya Pringle when she played in college, scored 10 of Turkey's first 20 points in taking control. Turkey led 38-13 on a layup by Sanders with 3:04 left in the second quarter before Japan started whittling away and trailed 38-23 at halftime. Japan (2-1) got within eight on a Yuka Mamiya's layup with 4:20 left. Sanders answered with back-to-back jumpers.
Nevriye Yilmaz added 15, and Isil Alben had 14 for Turkey.
Ramu Tokashiki, who plays for the WNBA's Seattle Storm, led Japan with 13.