Former Weber State star Damian Lillard and the USA basketball crew beat Spain to advance to the Olympic semifinals, rallying after being tied at halftime.
Lillard had 11 factors, 4 rebounds and 4 assists on 4-of-10 capturing. Kevin Durant led the US with 29 factors, 4 assists, two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Jayson Tatum had 13 factors, Jrue Vacation had 12 factors and Zach LaVine had 10, making it 5 People that scored in double figures.
Former Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio has been one of many high scorers within the Tokyo Olympics, and he confirmed up in a giant means on Tuesday, scoring 38 factors.
Rubio additionally had 4 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot. He shot 65% from the ground.
Spain was up 39-29 with three minutes remaining within the first half earlier than a 14-4 run by the US tied the sport at 43 at halftime. second-half displaying for the USA helped it keep away from an early exit, as the US outscored Spain 52-38 after halftime.
The USA will face the winner of Tuesday morning’s quarterfinal sport between Argentina and Australia, that includes Jazz guard Joe Ingles, within the semifinals on Wednesday evening.
Utah native Rhyan White earns silver medal after USA swimming finishes second in girls’s relay
After two fourth-place particular person finishes within the Tokyo Olympics, Utah native Rhyan White has earned a medal.
White will obtain a sliver medal after the USA girls’s swim crew completed second within the girls’s 4×100 medley relay. White didn’t swim within the last race, however nonetheless will get a medal as a result of she was part of the 4×100 medley relay the place the USA certified for the ultimate, inserting second within the warmth. White swam first within the warmth, which included Lily King.
Regan Smith, Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske, and Abbey Weitzeil swam within the last for the USA. Australia claimed first with a time of three:51.60. The USA was simply 0.13 seconds behind with a time of three:51.73. Canada gained the bronze with a time of three:52.60.
Jake Gibb retires as USA seaside volleyball exit in spherical of 16
Utah native Jake Gibb — enjoying with out his regular companion, Trevor Crabb, who’s out as a result of COVID, — and substitute companion Tri Bourne misplaced within the spherical of 16 to Germany.
Germany’s Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler beat Gibb and Bourne 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-11) to finish Gibb’s Olympic run.
Gibb had 19 factors — 16 got here on the assault, with two on a block and one on a serve.
Following the match, the 45-year-old Gibb introduced his retirement from Olympic play.
“I used to be simply having fun with the second, and I used to be simply having fun with that stadium, the power — simply sort of taking it in a single final time,” Gibb stated, per the Associated Press. “I used to be simply, I suppose, letting it go, in a means.”
Taylor Sander, USA volleyball eradicated in group play
Former BYU volleyball participant Taylor Sander and the USA males’s volleyball crew was eradicated earlier than the knockout stage for the primary time for the reason that 2000 Olympics.
Argentina beat the US 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-23) within the last sport of the group stage.
Sander had seven factors — six on the assault and one on a block.
The USA completed fifth of six groups in Pool B with a 2-3 file. Solely the highest 4 groups transfer to the knockout spherical.
Leilani Mitchell, Australia girls’s basketball advance to quarterfinals
Former Utah girls’s basketball participant Leilani Mitchell and Australia beat Puerto Rico 96-69 to safe its spot within the quarterfinals.
Australia’s victory within the last group stage sport positioned it seventh out of 12 general groups. The highest eight groups advance to the quarterfinals.
Mitchell scored 12 factors for Australia and had six assists, two steals and a rebound.
Australia will tackle the US within the quarterfinals tonight at 10:40 p.m.
Former Ute Kim (Smith) Gaucher and Canada simply missed out on a quarterfinal berth, ending ninth within the general standings.
Eddy Alvarez, USA baseball knocked to repechage spherical after quarterfinals loss to Japan
Former Salt Lake Neighborhood Faculty baseball participant Eddy Alvarez and the US misplaced 7-6 in additional innings to Japan, knocking them to the repechage spherical (losers’ bracket).
Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a single within the loss.
The USA was up 6-5 heading into the underside of the ninth inning within the battle between the 2 undefeated groups, however a Yuki Yanagita groundout scored Seiya Suzuki from third to tie the sport.
Within the tenth inning, as every crew began with males on first and second base per Olympic guidelines. the US went down 1-2-3 with out scoring a runner. Japan’s Ryoya Kurihara hit a sacrifice bunt to advance the runner, then Takuya Kai hit the game-winning single.
The USA will now need to win two consecutive video games within the repechage bracket to advance to the gold medal sport. In the event that they lose both of these contests, they are going to play within the gold medal sport.
The USA will play the winner of the Dominican Republic vs. Israel tonight at 9 p.m. MDT.
8/3, 2 a.m. MDT: Nathaniel Coleman (Workforce USA, Utah native), males’s climbing velocity qualification
8/3, 2:20 a.m. MDT: Rudy Gobert (Workforce France, Utah Jazz participant), males’s basketball vs. Italy, quarterfinals
8/3, 3 a.m. MDT: Nathaniel Coleman (Workforce USA, Utah native), males’s climbing bouldering qualification
8/3, 6 a.m. MDT: Joe Ingles (Workforce Australia, Utah Jazz participant), males’s basketball vs. Argentina, quarterfinals
8/3, 9:10 a.m. MDT: Nathaniel Coleman (Workforce USA, Utah native), males’s climbing lead qualification
8/3, 9 p.m.. MDT: Eddy Alvarez (Workforce USA, former Salt Lake Neighborhood Faculty baseball participant), baseball vs. TBD, repechage spherical
8/3, 10:40 p.m. MDT: Leilani Mitchell (Workforce Australia, former Utah girls’s basketball participant), girls’s basketball vs. United States, quarterfinals