US men's basketball's 25-game Olympic win streak ends
TOKYO (AP) — For the first time since 2004, the U.S. men’s basketball team has lost in the Olympics. And the Americans’ quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in serious trouble.
France — the team that knocked the Americans out of contention in the Basketball World Cup two years ago — dealt the U.S. a major blow once again. Evan Fournier’s 3-pointer with just under a minute left put France ahead to stay in what became a 83-76 win over the Americans on Sunday in the opening game for both teams at the Tokyo Olympics.
The U.S. had won 25 consecutive Olympic games, last losing at the Athens Games 17 years ago and settling for a bronze medal there. Read more:
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Russians top Biles, Americans in gymnastics qualifying
Russia pulled off a stunner in Olympics gymnastics qualifying, posting a top score of 171.629, more than a full point ahead of the U.S. total 170.562.
While reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles topped the all-around and teammate Sunisa Lee came in second, the Americans found themselves looking up at another name on the scoreboard in the team standings for the first time since the 2010 world championships.
SUNDAY TV SCHEDULE
All times Eastern
11 p.m., USA — men/women prelims
4:55 a.m. (Monday), NBCSN — men/women prelims
2:30 a.m. (Monday), CNBC — men's team archery
12:30 a.m. (Monday), CNBC — Argentina vs. Slovenia
BEACH VOLLEYBALL (MEN'S)
8 p.m., USA — U.S. vs. Latvia
BEACH VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN'S)
11 p.m., USA — Canada vs. Germany
4 a.m. (Monday), USA — men's canoeing (whitewater slalom final)
2:10 a.m. (Monday), USA — men's diving (synchronized platform)