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By Associated Press


Team USA roars into the medal round

LONDON (AP) — After squeaking out a five-point victory over Lithuania last time out, Team USA regained its shooting touch in 126-97 victory over Argentina that puts the Americans in the medal round in men's basketball. Team USA next plays Australia in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

Kevin Durant scored 28 points -- 17 during a long-range shooting display in the third quarter in a game that included taunting, finger-pointing and technical fouls.

The 5-0 Americans led by only one point at halftime before outscoring Argentina 42-17 in the third to take control. Durant made five 3s in the period, one from 28 feet. The period ended with U.S. forward Carmelo Anthony making a 3 and getting knocked down by Argentina's Facundo Campazzo, enraging the U.S. bench.

LeBron James scored 18 points but spent most of the second half on the bench with four fouls.

Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) scored 16 for Argentina, which will play Brazil in the first game of single-elimination play.


U.S. stuns Canada

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alex Morgan headed in the game winner in injury time of extra time to give the United States a thrilling 4-3 win over Canada in women's soccer semifinals.

Christine Sinclair had the hat trick to give Canada three separate leads, but the U.S. came back behind a pair of goals Megan Repinoe. Abby Wambach forced the overtime by scoring on a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

The victory secures a spot for the two-time defending Olympic champs in the gold medal game where the Americans will take on Japan Thursday.


American Suhr vault to gold

LONDON (AP) — Jenn Suhr has won the gold medal in the women's pole vault, ending Russian Yelena Isinbayeva's bid for a third straight Olympic title.

Suhr won after clearing 15 feet, 7 inches at her second attempt.

Cuba's Yarisley Silva took silver who cleared the same height but finished second on a tiebreaker.

Isinbayeva cleared 15-5 to wind up with bronze. She had been aiming to be the first woman in track and field to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics.


U.S. gets silver in hurdles

LONDON (AP) — American Michael Tinsley had to settle for the silver medal, finishing second to the Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez in the 400-meter hurdles. Sanchez reclaimed the Olympic title he won eight years ago in Athens.

The 35-year old pulled away down the stretch to finish in 47.63 seconds. Tinsley finished 28-hundredths of a second back. The bronze medal was won by Javier Culson of Puerto Rico.


Ross leads U.S. charge

LONDON (AP) — Sanya Richards-Ross led the qualifying in the opening round of the 200 meter heats. The 400-meter gold medalist turned in a time of 22.48 seconds. Fellow American teammates Carmelita Jeter (JEH'-tur) and Allyson Felix also advanced.

Two-time defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica barely advanced out of the opening round finishing third in her heat in 22.75 seconds


Mustafina wins, Douglas doesn't medal

LONDON (AP) — Russian's Aliya Mustafina won the title on uneven bars, just 18 months after blowing out her knee and putting her chances for London in doubt.

All-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas finished last among the eight competitors.

She'll get another shot at adding to her personal medal count in the individual balance beam on Tuesday.


American clinch medals

LONDON (AP) — Flyweight Marlen Esparza and middleweight Claressa Shields secured at least bronze medals for the United States in the debut of women's boxing at the Olympics. Esparza outboxed Venezuela's Karlha Magliocco, and the 17-year-old Shields closed furiously in an 18-14 win over Swedish veteran Anna Laurell.


U.S. wins bronze

LONDON (AP) — The United States added to its medal count when Matthew Emmons claimed the bronze in the 50-meter rifle three positions at the Olympics. He was in line for the silver medal but was overtaken in the last of the final's 10 shooting rounds.


U.S. team goes down

LONDON (AP) — The United States men's volleyballers are going home without a medal.

Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal were knocked out of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament by Latvia. The Americans won the first set 21-19, then dropped two straight to Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins, 21-18, 15-11.

The other American men's team, Beijing gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, had already been eliminated.


U.S. swamped by Hungary

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Hungary rolled to a dominating 11-6 win over the United States in the last preliminary-stage game for the Americans at the London Olympics. The Americans finished play in Group B with two losses to end up even with Hungary with six points.

The U.S. has already qualified to advance in the tournament.


Must have been something he ate

LONDON (AP) — American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo has been expelled from the Olympics for doping, saying he unintentionally ate something before the games that had been baked with marijuana.

The IOC says Delpopolo tested positive for metabolites of cannabis after competing on July 30, the day he competed.

Delpopolo has been disqualified him from the 73-kilogram class, where he placed seventh.


Italian walker tests positive

LONDON (AP) — Defending Olympic 50K race walk champion Alex Schwazer has been caught doping and will miss the London Games. The Italian Olympic Committee says Schwazer has tested positive and has been removed from the team.

The 28-year-old Schwazer was due to defend his 2008 Olympic title in the 50-kilometer walk on Sunday.


Keep it all

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama supports a measure that would exempt U.S. Olympians from taxes on their prizes. Press secretary Jay Carney says Obama would sign into law legislation introduced by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Rubio wants Americans who win medals to keep all of the prizes the U.S. Olympic Committee awards to them.

Olympians who earn gold medals receive a $25,000 price, silver winners get $15,000 and bronze winners pick up $10,000.


Remembering terrorist victim from Munich Games

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister and top Olympic officials gathered to mark the 40th anniversary of the deaths of 11 Israeli team members in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

The Black September Palestinian militant group penetrated the Olympic village and took Israeli team members hostage. Eleven died at the village or in a botched rescue attempt.


China leads U.S. in close race

LONDON (AP) — China is atop the medals table with 31 golds and 64 total medals. The United States is second with 29 golds and 63 medals overall. Russia has moved into third place in total medals with 42 -- seven of them gold. Britain has 18 golds and 40 total medals.



League disputes settlement report

UNDATED (AP) — The NFL calls a report it has offered a settlement and reduced suspension to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma "completely inaccurate."

Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints bounty program, which he adamantly has claimed did not exist. Citing anonymous sources, reported the league offered Vilma an eight-game suspension if he would drop his defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL').

In other NFL news:

— Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has met with league officials at the NFL offices after being charged with driving under the influence.

— Jacksonville first-round pick Justin Blackmon has agreed to terms ending his holdout. The contract will be worth about $18.5 million for four years, which is the maximum for a fifth pick under the NFL's rookie wage system. Blackmon missed the first 11 days of training camp.


Longoria set to return...Horton shut down

UNDATED (AP) — Three-time All Star Evan Longoria is set to return to Tampa Bay's lineup Tuesday after being sidelined more three months with a partially torn left hamstring. He was batting .329 with four homers and 19 RBIs in 23 games before being injured on April 30.

In other baseball news:

— Todd Helton's worst season of his career is over. The Colorado Rockies say their first baseman and clubhouse leader will undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. A career .320 hitter, Helton batted just .238 this season.


Kings extend Smart

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Keith Smart is getting the closest thing he's ever had to a long-term deal as an NBA coach. The Sacramento Kings extended Smart's contract through the 2013-14 season.


Trustee plans appeal of NCAA sanctions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State trustee says he plans to file an appeal with the NCAA over the strict sanctions imposed on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Trustee Ryan McCombie in a letter to fellow trustees sent Monday wrote he's taking action in the interest of due process and sought an NCAA hearing.

A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press.

Among the penalties is a four-year post-season ban.

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