Muhammad and her US team win bronze in fencing

Ibtihaj Muhammad, right, celebrates with fans after United States women fencing team defeating Italy during the women's team sabre fencing competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

6 p.m.

U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that sports is a place where Muslim-American women can excel.

Muhammad will return to New Jersey with proof that she was right.

Muhammad, who became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab during competition, won a bronze medal Saturday along with her teammates in the women’s team sabre event.

The U.S. beat Italy 45-30 to clinch third place and the first women’s medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio.


6 p.m.

China is 1-2 in women’s 3-meter springboard diving after the semifinals.

Shi Tingmao totaled 385.00 points to lead the way Saturday. Her teammate, He Zi, is second at 364.50.

Jennifer Abel of Canada is third at 343.45. American Abby Johnston also made Sunday’s final in fifth at 324.75.

American Kassidy Cook, a first-time Olympian, failed to advance. She missed the 12th and last qualifying spot by four points.


6 p.m.

MEDAL WATCH: Elis Ligtlee of the Netherlands held off charging Becky James and Anna Meares to win the women’s keirin at the Olympic velodrome.

Ligtlee led the six-rider sprint entering the last lap. James was last at that point but charged hard on the outside, passing most of the field along the back stretch as the crowd roared.

The extra distance caused by her route just a bit too much for her to overcome, and she was unable to overcome Ligtlee. Meares was flanked by both of them as she finished in third.


5:35 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Britain beat the world champion United States in the finals of the women’s team pursuit at the Rio Olympics, the exact same result from four years ago at the London Games.

The team of Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand finishing in 4 minutes, 10.236 seconds, breaking its own world record of 4:12.152 set in the previous round.

The U.S. team of Sarah Hammer, Kelly Catlin, Chloe Dygert and Sarah Hammer finished in 4:12.454.

Britain also defeated the U.S. in the finals at the London Games.

Canada beat New Zealand to win the bronze medal.


5:35 p.m.

Facundo Campazzo made two 3-pointers to open the second overtime and three free throws in the final minute, leading Argentina to a thrilling 111-107 win against rival Brazil in men’s basketball before a raucous crowd that sang, danced and chanted the entire game.

The matchup between the South American neighbors on Saturdaydidn’t disappoint as the teams went back and forth, trading leads, baskets and big moments.

The 5-foot-11 Campazzo was all over the floor, finishing with 33 points and 11 assists. Andres Nocioni finished with 37 points for Argentina, 3-1 in the brutal Group B.

Nene scored 24 for Brazil, which fell to 1-3 and may not get out of the preliminary round.

Nocioni, who played five NBA seasons with Chicago, forced the first OT with a 3-pointer from the corner that bounced three times on the rim and off the backboard before dropping in with 3.8 seconds left.


5:35 p.m.

Russian long jumper Darya Klishina says she has proven she’s a clean athlete many times and feels betrayed after a decision by track and field’s governing body to ban her from the Rio Games.

She’s appealing the decision by the IAAF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which expects a ruling before the Olympic long jump competition starts Tuesday.

The federation didn’t say why Klishina was banned but Klishina acknowledged that it’s related to Russia’s widespread doping scandal. Klishina was previously the only Russian allowed to compete in track and field.

Klishina says she’s “been almost exclusively tested outside of the anti-doping system in question,” adding a reference to the Russian anti-doping agency, which remains suspended over doping cover-ups.

She says she’s a victim of people who are using the sport for political purposes. She says she feels betrayed by a system “that is not focused on keeping the sport clean and supporting rank-and-file athletes, but rather seeking victories outside sport arenas.”


5:20 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal ended with a thrill-a-minute semifinal loss to Juan Martin del Potro.

Del Potro, who earned a bronze for Argentina four years ago, will add a silver or gold to that after advancing to the Rio Games final by coming back to stun the third-seeded Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Saturday.

Using the same ferocious forehands that carried him past No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round a week ago, del Potro now will try to pull off a third surprise on Sunday, when he meets defending champion Andy Murray in the final.

The No. 2-seeded Murray earned a gold in singles and a silver in mixed doubles for Britain at London in 2012.


4:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus has won the Olympic gold medal in the men’s trampoline, topping defending Olympic champion Dong Dong of China during an entertaining final.

Hancharou posted a score of 61.745 during his final set on Saturday, the 20-year-old pumping his fist in triumph before finishing his dismount.

Reigning world champion Gao Lei of China topped qualifying but went slightly off line during his series of 10 jumps, flips and twists that send the gymnasts three stories into the air. Gao shook his head on his dismount and was forced to settle for bronze.

American Logan Dooley came in 11th, the highest ever finish in the Olympics for a U.S. male trampoline gymnast.


4:30 p.m.

Practice for the open water swimming competition at Fort Copacabana has been canceled after the starting platform sank.

The platform was wrecked on Saturday because of weather conditions, two days before the 10-kilometer women’s race. According to Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016, it broke into three pieces .

Officials are working to recover the structure on Copacabana beach, where it was found.

There was no immediate word if the starting point for the race would be changed.


4:30 p.m.

Justin Rose of Britain is one round away from winning golf’s first gold medal in 112 years.

Rose made two eagles in the opening five holes and shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to build a one-shot lead over British Open champion Henrik Stenson, who had a 68.

For all the talk about the number of top players who chose not to play in golf’s return to the Olympics, the sport couldn’t have asked for a better final round. Stenson is the highest-ranked player (No. 5) at Olympic Golf Course. Rose is a former U.S. Open champion at No. 12 in the world.

Rose was at 12-under 201.

Marcus Fraser of Australia, who led after the opening two rounds, shot 72 and was three shots out of the lead. Bubba Watson got back into the mix with a 67, including a bizarre moment when a piece of mud fell off the bottom of his putter. He tried to stop his stroke and couldn’t, hitting the 30-foot putt about 6 feet. He was six shots behind.

George Lyon of Canada won the last gold medal in 1904.


4:30 p.m.

Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova have won the Olympic bronze medal in women’s doubles.

A last-minute pairing before the Rio Games, they beat fellow Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-1 on Saturday.

Safarova was supposed to play with Karolina Pliskova at the Olympics, but when Pliskova withdrew from the tournament, Strycova was the late replacement. Strycova and Safarova were 0-1 as a team before coming to Rio de Janeiro, then they went out and stunned three-time Olympic doubles gold medalists Venus and Serena Williams in the first round.

The sixth-seeded Hlavackova and Hradecka won silver in 2012, losing to the Williams sisters in the final.

Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky and Martina Hingis face Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina for gold Sunday.


4:10 p.m.

The president of cycling’s world governing body is defending the nature of the road course at the Rio Olympics, calling it a fair test and suggesting those who crashed pushed past their limits.

Brian Cookson addressed a number of issues during a wide-ranging news conference on Saturday in the midst of the cycling programming, including doping, the track cycling program and several road racing issues.

But perhaps the biggest hot-button issue through a week of competition was a road course that some had labeled too dangerous after a series of crashes involving some of the sport’s top riders.

Cookson said he visited Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, who had the most serious wreck, in the hospital “and in her case, it was an error in judgment there” of going too fast on a descent.


4:10 p.m.

Italy’s Gabriel Rossetti has earned skeet gold. The Mustache won over the crowd to go with the bronze.

Rossetti hit all 16 targets in the gold medal match and earned his first gold medal after Sweden’s Marcus Svensson missed his final shot.

Kuwait’s Abdullah Al-Rashidi, competing for the independent team, was the fan favorite on his way to bronze.

The capacity crowd, many of them Brazilian, cheered wildly for the mustachioed Al-Rashidi during introductions and with every target he hit.

Al-Rashidi raised his arms in the air after defeating Ukraine’s Mikola Milchev in the bronze medal match, then dropped to his knees and kissed the ground.

Al-Rashidi rose and threw his hat in the air as the crowd chanted “Ole, ole, ole, mustache!” in Portuguese.


4:10 p.m.

Paris Henken of Coronado, California, and Helena Scutt of Kirkland, Washington, have become the first sailors from the United States to win a race at the Rio Games sailing regatta.

Sailing their 49erFX skiff, the duo led the entire way to win Race 5 of the series. They jumped into 11th place overall.

Henken and Scutt had capsized earlier but were OK.

The United States failed to win a sailing medal at the London Olympics, the first time that happened since 1936.

The 49erFX is making its Olympic debut at Rio.


3:40 p.m.

Rio Games officials say they will drain the green-tinged water from one of the Olympic pools and refill it in time for the start of synchronized swimming on Sunday.

The director of venue management, Gustavo Nascimento, said Saturday that clean water from a nearby practice pool will be transferred to the main pool, which has been used for water polo and will be used for synchronized swimming when it begins on Sunday.

Nascimento says the move is necessary to ensure clear water for both judges and competitors during synchronized swimming, which requires the competitors to spend much of their time underwater.

The water in the adjacent diving well turned a dark shade of green on Tuesday, and the main pool began to turn the same color the following day.

The diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center will remain in use.

Officials say there’s no health risk for the athletes, and some divers have said it actually helps them during competition by giving them a contrast with the blue sky when they’re spinning through the air.


3:20 p.m.

The IAAF says it has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and that she is appealing the ruling.

IAAF spokesman Yannis Nikolaou tells The Associated Press that the governing body revoked eligibility for long jumper Darya Klishina based on new information it received last week. Nikolaou would not specify what the new information was.

Klishina, a former European indoor champion, was previously the only one of 68 Russians allowed to compete in the sport amid a massive doping scandal. The IAAF had accepted her application because she is based in the United States. The rest of the Russian team was banned over allegations of a widespread, state-sponsored doping program.

Nikolaou says Klishina has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and a decision is expected either Sunday or Monday, before the long jump competition begins Tuesday.


3:10 p.m.

The International Olympic Committee says it is disappointed that United States goalkeeper Hope Solo called the victorious Sweden team “a bunch of cowards” after their quarterfinal in the women’s soccer.

Solo was angered by Sweden’s defensive style as the United States was held 1-1 through extra time before being ousted in a penalty shootout on Friday.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams described Solo’s outburst as “disappointing.”

However, at an IOC briefing in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday Adams stressed that “people are free to say those things. We wouldn’t stop their right to express themselves, within boundaries, obviously.”


3 p.m.

Matthias Ginter scored a second-half goal and Germany went on to defeat Portugal 4-0 to advance to the Olympic semifinals.

Ginter was the youngest player on the German team that won the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. Davie Selke and substitute Philipp Max also added second-half goals on Saturday for the Germans.

Germany led 1-0 after Portugal Bruna Varela couldn’t reach goalkeeper Serge Gnabry’s shot into the far corner in stoppage time following the opening half. It was his sixth goal of the Olympics.

The Germans will play the winner of the late match between hosts Brazil and Colombia on Wednesday.


3 p.m.

Rio Games organizers say a theft of a “significant sum of money” has taken place at the Olympic athletes village.

Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said Saturday that “the money has been returned to its rightful owner.”

He did not disclose the name of the victim or the perpetrator or the amount of money stolen.

Andrada says security has been “upgraded” and urges “athletes and staff to be vigilant” in a compound that has the capacity to house 18,000 staff and athletes during the games.


2:40 p.m.

The captains for Brazil and Argentina are asking fans to behave when the two South American nations take to the court in Olympic basketball.

Moments before player introductions on Saturday, Brazilian guard Marcelinho Huertes and Luis Scola walked to mid-court to address the sellout crowd in Carioca Arena. Brazil and Argentina are longtime rivals.

Huertas, a two-time Olympian who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, said: “We’re Latin-American brothers and we are counting on you to have a celebration within the Olympic spirit.”

He then handed the microphone to Scola, who was greeted with some jeers from Brazil’s fans.

Huertas waved his hand to quiet the crowd so Scola could speak.

Scola, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets this summer, said: “On behalf of my team, I want to ask you to cheer for your team, to have fun in a civilized manner and with a lot of respect.”

Olympic officials planned to have extra security on hand to curb any clashes between the fans.


2:40 p.m.

The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russia whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova’s account for the database which tracks athletes for drug testing has been hacked.

The agency says Stepanova’s password was “illegally obtained which allowed a perpetrator to access her account on ADAMS” — the name for the database.

In a statement, WADA said “immediately locked Ms. Stepanova’s account to prevent further access” and “no other athlete accounts on ADAMS have been accessed.”

Stepanova, an 800-meter runner, and her husband provided evidence of widespread doping in Russian track and field.


2:20 p.m.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has won the Olympic bronze medal in women’s tennis.

Kvitova beat American Madison Keys 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday, running away with the third set after dropping the last four games of the second.

Since winning her second Wimbledon title in 2014, the Czech lefty hasn’t been beyond the quarterfinals at a major. In the first three of this year, she didn’t even make it past the third round, her ranking falling to 14th.

Keys is a career-best No. 9 in the world, but for the second straight match, the 21-year-old couldn’t capitalize on her opportunities against a more experienced opponent. She failed to convert two set points in the first.

Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber, who beat Keys in the semis, plays Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig for gold later Saturday.


2 p.m.

They’re going to drain what’s been dubbed “the swamp” at the Rio Olympics.

The water at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been green-tinged and murky for five days. Officials blame the green water on algae, poor maintenance, heat and more swimmers than expected using the facility. Organizers have insisted the water is safe though some athletes have complained about their eyes being itchy.

On Friday, a planned diving practice session had to be called off to give officials more time to clean the water. It reopened in the early afternoon.

Rio Games spokesman Mario Andrada said on Saturday that “some radical measures are taking place and one of those radical measures is to replace a big part of the water” in the main pool at the venue.

Andrada says the pool water will be drained and refilled beginning Saturday evening.


2 p.m.

Evidently the Olympic velodrome isn’t finished even halfway through the track cycling program.

The building was nearly empty during a break between morning and evening sessions Saturday when workers in the upper deck and began pounding, grinding, sawing and drilling in several sections.

They appeared to be making sure seats and railings were secured.

The $56 million velodrome was delayed numerous times during the run-up to the Rio Games, forcing the cancellation of a test event. Even early this week, there was still sawdust on the ground, toilets that didn’t flush and signage waiting to be hung.

The track program began Thursday. It concludes Tuesday.


1:30 p.m.

Andy Murray is closing in on becoming the first tennis player with consecutive Olympic singles gold medals.

Murray moved into the Rio Games final by easily beating Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday, stretching his winning streak to a career-high-tying 17 matches.

The No. 2-seeded Murray earned a gold in singles and a silver in mixed doubles for Britain at London in 2012, and now is guaranteed to leave Brazil with no worse than a silver.

He will face either Rafael Nadal of Spain or Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Sunday’s final.

No tennis player has won two Olympic singles golds, let alone two in a row.

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