Ledecky, Dressel star in the United States

TOKYO (AP) – Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel made more history for the United States in the pool.

And Japan won again when baseball returned to the Olympics.

Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle, ending her grueling Olympic program with a third straight victory in a race she hasn’t lost since 2010. Dressel won her third gold at the Tokyo Games with a world in the 100-meter butterfly.

Ledecky, 24, became the first swimmer to win six individual gold medals in her career. She won two gold and two silver medals in Tokyo.

Dressel still has work to do.

The world’s tallest swimmer qualified for the men’s freestyle semi-finals with the fastest final time of 21.42 seconds. But Dressel lost another medal opportunity when he had to rally the United States in fifth place from the anchoring stage of the new 4 × 100-meter mixed medley.

The Australians added another gold when Kaylee McKeown completed a backstroke sweep with a victory in the 200. The British team of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin took the gold. in the new mixed relay with a world record of 3: 37.58.

The Japanese baseball team beat Mexico 7-4 on Saturday to win Group A in the sport’s first appearance at the Olympics since 2008.

Former Central League MVP Tetsuto Yamada led the way with a three-run homerun in Yokohama, and Hayato Sakamoto moved away from former big-league pitcher Manny Bañuelos. Yamada finished with four RBIs.

Joey Meneses, a 29-year-old Double-A player with Boston and 2018 International League MVP, had three RBIs for Mexico, including a two-run homer in the eighth against Kaima Taira.

EMPTY-HANDED

Novak Djokovic leaves the Tokyo Olympics without any medals.

Premier Djokovic lost his temper and abused his racket on several occasions in a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 loss to Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta in the match for the tennis tournament bronze medal.

It was Djokovic’s third loss in two days and it came less than 24 hours after being beaten by Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the semifinals. This ended his bid for a Golden Slam, which won all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same year.

Djokovic, who also lost to Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic in the mixed doubles semi-final on Friday, played a total of 16 sets in seven matches in four days.

He was due to return to the pitch later on Saturday for a final match in Tokyo. He and Stojanovic were set to face Australian duo Ash Barty and John Peers for the bronze in mixed doubles. But Djokovic withdrew from that game citing a left shoulder injury – handing the bronze medal to Australia.

OH SO CLOSE

Xander Sc Chaudele is 18 holes away from a gold medal and the podium still seems far away.

ScHotele, a 27-year-old American golfer whose mother grew up in Japan, didn’t do much until he finished on a good note, shooting a 9 iron within 3 feet for a birdie and a 68 to keep his lead at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Hideki Matsuyama is just behind ScHotele after the Japanese star finished with a score of 7 under 64 in the rain-delayed second round, then posted a 67. Paul Casey, who joined them in the final group, shot a 66 in his attempt to retain the Olympics. gold medal in golf with Great Britain.

Justin Rose won gold in Rio de Janeiro, marking golf’s return to the Olympic program after a 112-year absence. It happened to Rose and Henrik Stenson in Rio. This time, eight players were separated by three shots.

SCARY SITUATION

BMX rider Connor Fields was transferred from the intensive care unit of a Tokyo hospital to a high-level care wing a day after a horrific crash in the Olympic race semifinals him left motionless on the asphalt.

The 28-year-old from Las Vegas suffered a brain hemorrhage in the crash, and the Olympic neurosurgeon was on standby in case surgery was needed to relieve the pressure on his brain. But the most recent CT scan showed no additional brain damage, USA Cycling said in a statement, and doctors are confident Fields won’t need surgery.

Gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, Fields also suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs in the accident.

INFORM

China had another dominant day in the diving pool, taking the top two places in the women’s 3-meter springboard semi-final.

In a repeat of the preliminaries, reigning Olympic champion Shi Tingmao had the highest score on five dives and his teammate Wang Han placed second. The duo have already teamed up to win the 3-meter synchronized event.

Shi led the way with 371.45 points. Wang (346.85) and Canada’s Jennifer Abel (341.40) were the only ones to come close to the leader, making China a big favorite to win their fourth diving gold in five events at those games.

Americans Krysta Palmer and Hailey Hernandez also finished in the top 12 to advance to Sunday’s final, where scores will be cleared and the final standings settled with five more dives.

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