LONDON (AP) - Destinee Hooker scored 19 points and the U.S. women's volleyball team clinched the top spot in its pool with a preliminary-round victory over Serbia in straight sets on Friday at the Olympics.
LONDON (AP) - Kobe Bryant was at Wimbledon on Friday, taking in the epic semifinal match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro and signing autographs between games. His day off was unscheduled, but there was really no need for the U.S. basketball team to practice when that's about all they did the night before against Nigeria.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - These were supposed to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women's football team. Or the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far to the old reliable, Abby Wambach, who has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals.
LONDON (AP) - Defending beach volleyball gold medalist Phil Dalhausser saw the Italian points pile up on the scoreboard and knew his hopes for a repeat were over when Todd Rogers' final Olympic touch fell short of the net.
LONDON (AP) - Rebecca Soni pumped her fist and beamed, a rare display of emotion from the breaststroke queen. Tyler Clary giddily splashed the water, having made up for all the close calls in his career.
- Kayla Harrison became the first American judo champion in the Olympics, winning the gold medal in the under-78-kilogram division by beating Britain's Gemma Gibbons 2-0. Harrison was sexually abused as a child by a judo coach who later was sentenced to 10 years in prison and expelled for life from the sport.