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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Latest on the Olympics being held in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

The three-time defending champion U.S. women's national team will miss the Olympic final for the first time after being ousted by Sweden on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinals on Friday.
    
Tied after three rounds in the shootout, Sweden captain Caroline Seger beat Hope Solo and Christen Press' attempt against Hedvig Lindhal went over the net. With the next kick, Lisa Dahlkvist beat an outstretched Solo for the win.
    
As Sweden celebrated, U.S. captain Carli Lloyd crouched on the field at Mane Garrincha Stadium. It was the first time that an Olympic women's match had gone to penalties.
    
It was the earliest the United States had ever been eliminated from the Olympics since women's soccer became a sport in 1996.
    
After a scoreless first half, Stina Blackstenius scored in the 61st minute to give Sweden a 1-0 lead.
    
Alex Morgan scored the equalizer in the 78th and the match went to extra time. Lloyd had a header called back for offside in the 115th minute, and Lotta Schelin was offside on her attempt against Solo a minute later - although replays appeared to show otherwise.
    
The reigning World Cup champions, who are also four-time Olympic champions, had not dropped a match this year. But it Sweden that will play either Australia or host Brazil in the semifinals.
    
Blackstenius, who came in as a substitute in the first half, broke away and shook off defender Julie Johnston to beat Solo and give Sweden the lead. It was just her second international goal.
    
Sweden's coach, Pia Sundhage, high-fived her assistants on the bench. Sundhage coached the U.S. team for five years and led the squad to gold medals in both Beijing and London.
    
The United States got the equalizer with Morgan's shot that bounced off a Sweden defender. It was Morgan's team-leading 13th goal of the year. Lloyd nearly put the United States ahead in the 85th but her kick to the far corner went just wide.
    
The Americans won their first two matches in Brazil before a surprising 2-2 draw in Manaus against Colombia, which had already been eliminated.
    
Johnston returned to the starting lineup after missing the last two games with a groin injury and coach Jill Ellis played all her regular starters after rotating and resting many against Colombia in the heat and humidity of the Amazon. Megan Rapinoe, who started against Colombia after missing more than eight months after right knee surgery, was on the bench but came on as a substitute in the second half.
    
Press replaced Rapinoe in the extra period.
    
Sweden had won only five matches against the United States. The two teams played to a scoreless draw at last year's World Cup. The last time the two teams met in the Olympics was at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Sundhage was a player on the Sweden team that fell 2-1 to the Americans.
    
Ranked sixth in the world, Sweden had struggled in its Olympic group with a 5-1 loss to host Brazil and finished 1-1-1.
    
Lloyd buried her head in her hands early in the second half after her free kick was off the mark. Just moments later, she had another that was off-target, too. The United States struggled to finish throughout the match.
    
The crowd at Mane Garrincha Stadium in was sparse at the start of the match and never extended much past the lower bowl of the massive 72,000-seat stadium that was reconstructed and expanded for the men's 2014 World Cup.
    
The fans that were there continued to jeer Solo with shouts of "Zika!" everytime she touched the ball. The fans have taunted her since the opening match in Brazil because of her posts on social media about the virus.

4 p.m.
    
MEDAL ALERT: Diana Bacosi has captured gold in women's skeet. American Kim Rhode has made history.
    
Bacosi hit 15 of 16 targets to defeat fellow Italian and 2008 gold medalist Chiara Cainero in the final match for her first gold medal.
    
Rhode defeated China's Mei Wang in a shoot-off to claim bronze. She and Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler are now the only athletes to earn a medal in six straight Olympics, with Rhode being the first woman to accomplish the feat.
    
She has six medals, including three golds, to become the most decorated female shooter in Olympic history.
    
Rhode also ties the record for most years between medals after winning double trap gold as a 17-year-old at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
    
American Morgan Craft finished fifth.
    
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4 p.m.
    
MEDAL ALERT: Wang Zhen of China has won the men's 20-kilometer racewalking gold medal at the Rio Games, with Chinese teammate Cai Zelin taking the silver.
    
Wang's winning time was 1 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds. He beat Cai by 12 seconds, and Australia's Dane Bird-Smith was another 11 seconds back to take the bronze medal.
    
The race came just one day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the appeal of Italian racewalker Alex Schwazer - the 2008 Olympic champion in the 50-kilometer racewalk - and imposed an eight-year ban for steroid usage. Schwazer also missed the 2012 London Games following a ban for another doping offense.
    
Wang was the bronze medalist in the same event at the London Games four years ago. It's the second straight gold for China in the event, after Chen Ding won in London.
    
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4 p.m.
    
The United States blew away the field in the women's swimming 4x100-meter medley relay heats at the Rio Games.
    
Olivia Smoliga, Katie Meili, Kelci Worrell and Abbey Weitzeil qualified fastest in 3 minutes, 54.67 seconds Friday for the relay featuring all four strokes. They were 2.13 seconds ahead of Canada.
    
The Canadians were timed in 3:56.80, followed by Denmark in 3:56.98.
    
In the nighttime final, 100 free champion Simone Manuel figures to swim the anchor leg for the U.S.
    
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4 p.m.
    
Another day, another Olympic record for Marcus Fraser of Australia.
    
Of course, with golf back in the Olympics for the first time in more than a century, new marks will be set after each of the four rounds.
    
Marcus followed his opening-round 63 with a 2-under 69 on Friday for a one-shot lead over Thomas Pieters of Belgium at the halfway point. He was at 10-under 132.
    
Henrik Stenson was two shots behind, and his second round did not lack of excitement. The British Open champion was caught in the worst of the rain early in his round, but he escaped the bad conditions by making a 108-foot par putt. Stenson calls it the longest putt of his career.
    
He wound up with 68.
    
The Americans showed signs of life, except for Rickie Fowler. He shot a 71 and was 14 shots out of the lead. That means Fowler likely will go home with plenty of selfies, just no medal.
    
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3:45 p.m.
    
UPSET ALERT: The United States women's soccer team has been eliminated by Sweden in the quarterfinal at the Rio Games. The Friday match was a stunning loss for the U.S. team, which has played in the final every year since women's soccer became an Olympic sport 1996, winning gold four times.
    
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3:35 p.m.
    
The U.S. women's Olympic quarterfinal against Sweden has gone to penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw.
    
It is the first Olympic women's match to go to penalties.
    
After a scoreless first half, Stina Blackstenius scored in the 61st minute to give Sweden a 1-0 lead that for a time threatened to send the Americans home early from Brazil. The United States has played in the final every year since women's soccer became an Olympic sport 1996, winning gold four times.
    
Alex Morgan scored the equalizer in the 78th minute and the match went to overtime. Carli Lloyd was called offside on a header in the 115th minute and a minute later Lotta Schelin was offside on her attempt against Solo - although replay appeared to show otherwise.
    
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3:35 p.m.
    
American Kim Rhode has captured bronze in women's skeet, becoming the first woman to earn a medal in six straight Olympics.
    
Rhode and China's Wei Mang both hit 15 of 16 shots in the bronze medal match, forcing a shoot-off.
    
Rhode hit seven targets to Wei's six, joining Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler as the only athletes to earn a medal in six straight Olympics
    
Rhode has three gold medals and six overall in a career that started with her winning double trap gold as a 17-year-old at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
    
Italians Chiara Cainero and Italian Diana Bacosi met in the gold medal match.
    
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3:20 p.m.
    
On the day after winning an Olympic gold, Simone Manuel of the United States was back in the pool for the 50-meter freestyle.
    
Manuel was all business as she advanced out of the preliminaries Friday with the 11th-fastest time of 24.71 seconds.
    
Pernille Blume of Denmark was the top qualifier in 24.23. Also advancing were sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell of Australia, defending Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands, American Abbey Weitzeil, and 39-year-old Therese Alshammar of Sweden.
    
Manuel became the first African-American woman to capture a gold medal with a victory in the 100 freestyle. She shared the title with 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak, who was not entered in the 50 free.
    
China's Chen Xinyi withdrew after testing positive for a banned substance.
    
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3:15 p.m.
    
Andy Murray has rallied from down a break in the final set for the second straight day to keep alive his chances of becoming the first tennis player to win back-to-back Olympic singles gold medals.
    
The heavy favorite after top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost in the first round, Murray beat 22nd-ranked American Steve Johnson 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (2) in the quarterfinals Friday. It was eerily similar to his match Thursday against second-seeded Fabio Fognini, who dominated the first set only to drop the second and go down a break in the third.
    
Johnson was two games from victory, serving at 4-3 in the final set, but Murray broke back then saved a break point in the next game. He jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third-set tiebreaker on the way to clinching a spot in the medal rounds.
    
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2:50 p.m.
    
Australian center Andrew Bogut is not playing in a preliminary round game against China.
    
Bogut, who recently returned to action after injuring his left knee in the NBA Finals, was not on the bench as the Aussies took on a team they were expected to easily handle.
    
There was no immediate word from the Australian team on Bogut, who sat on the bench and cheered on his teammates. The 31-year-old's presence has been a big reason why the Aussies are in contention to win their first medal in men's Olympic basketball.
    
Australia gave the U.S. all it could handle in its previous game, losing 98-88 to the Americans.
    
Bogut signed as a free agent with Dallas this summer after four seasons with Golden State. He was selected by Milwaukee with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft.
    
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2:50 p.m.
    
After a delay of nearly two hours due to lack of wind, boats are heading out onto Guanabara Bay for the sailing regatta.
    
There was wind in the morning when it was raining, but the breeze faded at midday. Races were supposed to start at 1:15 p.m., but most classes stayed ashore due to lack of wind.
    
Race officials made the decision to launch the men's and women's windsurfers from the Marina da Gloria rather than the Flamengo Beach ramp because pre-games research indicated that when it rains, the runoff can sometimes impact the water quality near the launch area. Also, some coaches had expressed concern about the size of the waves near the Flamengo Beach ramp.
    
The wild 49er class is scheduled to begin Friday, as well as the new women's 49erFX.
    
The big showdown in the 49er is going to be between defending gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia, and defending silver medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand.
    
2:50 p.m.
    
Australian center Andrew Bogut is not playing in a preliminary round game against China.
    
Bogut, who recently returned to action after injuring his left knee in the NBA Finals, was not on the bench as the Aussies took on a team they were expected to easily handle.
    
There was no immediate word from the Australian team on Bogut, who sat on the bench and cheered on his teammates. The 31-year-old's presence has been a big reason why the Aussies are in contention to win their first medal in men's Olympic basketball.
    
Australia gave the U.S. all it could handle in its previous game, losing 98-88 to the Americans.
    
Bogut signed as a free agent with Dallas this summer after four seasons with Golden State. He was selected by Milwaukee with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft.
    
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2:50 p.m.
    
After a delay of nearly two hours due to lack of wind, boats are heading out onto Guanabara Bay for the sailing regatta.
    
There was wind in the morning when it was raining, but the breeze faded at midday. Races were supposed to start at 1:15 p.m., but most classes stayed ashore due to lack of wind.
    
Race officials made the decision to launch the men's and women's windsurfers from the Marina da Gloria rather than the Flamengo Beach ramp because pre-games research indicated that when it rains, the runoff can sometimes impact the water quality near the launch area. Also, some coaches had expressed concern about the size of the waves near the Flamengo Beach ramp.
    
The wild 49er class is scheduled to begin Friday, as well as the new women's 49erFX.
    
The big showdown in the 49er is going to be between defending gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia, and defending silver medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand.
    
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2:50 p.m.
    
Tennis player Monica Puig is one victory away from Puerto Rico's first gold medal in Olympic history.
    
Puig continued her surprising run at the Rio Games by reaching the women's singles final, eliminating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 on Friday.
    
Puig is ranked 34th and unseeded, but her win over No. 11 seed Kvitova follows victories against No. 3 Garbine Mguruza and No. 14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
    
Puig is guaranteed to leave Brazil with no worse than a silver. She faces Angelique Kerber of Germany or Madison Keys of the U.S. in Saturday's final.
    
Puerto Rico has won two silvers and six bronzes at past Olympics.
    
Kvitova will meet the loser of Kerber vs. Keys to decide the bronze.
    
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2:40 p.m.
    
This was supposed to be the big heptathlon battle between British defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and her closest rival Brianne Theisen-Eaton. After two of seven events they are just battling to get to the top.
    
Instead of the two athletes who dominated last year's world championships, it is Ennis-Hill's compatriot Katarina Johnson-Thompson leading, just ahead of Belgian Nafissatou Thiam. Both scaled 1.98 meters in the high jump, bettering by 1 centimeter the best-ever mark in a heptathlon competition.
    
First-event leader Ennis-Hill got stuck at 1.89, again off her top mark of 1.95. Theisen-Eaton had 1.86.
    
Johnson-Thompson leads with 2,264 points, edging Thiam by 12points. Ennis-Hill has 2242 for third place and Theisen-Eaton is currently fifth with 2151.
    
The shot put and 200 are set for later Friday.
    
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2:30 p.m.
    
Step one is done for Brazil in women's handball.
    
With standout player Ana Paula Rodrigues top-scoring for the third time in four games, Brazil secured a place in the playoffs with one game of the group stage remaining Friday.
    
Rodrigues scored seven goals in Friday's 28-24 win over Angola, while eight other Brazilians contributed goals in a strong team performance.
    
That leaves Brazil, which has benefited from passionate home support, with six points in Group A and assured of a place in Tuesday's quarterfinals.
    
Brazil has also beaten reigning Olympic champion Norway and Romania, but lost a chance for a perfect record with Wednesday's 29-24 loss to Spain.
    
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2:20 p.m.
    
Four-time Olympian Ana Paula thinks she understands why the crowds have been so supportive at the Copacabana volleyball venue during the Olympics: It's because Brazilians care more about volleyball now than even soccer.
    
Whoa.
    
That's like an American saying he prefers field hockey to football.
    
Ana Paula, who is working the Rio Games as part of the venue entertainment crew, played volleyball at four Olympics, two indoor and two beach. She won a bronze medal with the Brazilian indoor team in Atlanta.
    
She says: "Some people hammer me for this statement, but I don't think Brazil is a soccer country anymore."
    
Brazil has turned out for beach volleyball in Rio, and the teams have responded. All four Brazilian teams made it into the knockout stage, and top women's team Agatha and Barbara beat China on Friday to reach the quarterfinals.
    
In the other morning match, the Russian men beat Qatar.
    
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2 p.m.
    
The United States and Sweden were scoreless at the half in an Olympic women's soccer quarterfinal match on Friday in Brasilia. The Americans had several chances but couldn't get past goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.
    
U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo punched a corner kick away in the 43rd minute.
    
The crowd at Mane Garrincha Stadium in was sparse at the start of the match and never extended much past the lower bowl of the massive 72,000-seat stadium that was expanded for the men's 2014 World Cup.
    
The fans that were there continued to jeer Solo with shouts of "Zika!" every time she touched the ball. She's been taunted since the opening match in Brazil because of her posts on social media about the virus.
    
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1:55 p.m.
    
Olympic organizers say a taxi carrying two members of the German delegation was involved in a serious accident in Rio de Janeiro and one of them was hospitalized.
    
Rio games spokesman Mario Andrada says the two people, including a canoe slalom coach, were coming back to the athletes' village when the taxi was involved in an accident.
    
Andrada added that "preliminary reports say there was a serious accident" with one of the passengers taken to hospital.
    
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1:55 p.m.
    
British gold medalists Helen Glover and Heather Stanning praised their rowing coach Robin Williams for his commitment to their quest for an Olympic double in the women's pair despite his battle with cancer.
    
Glover says Williams "had a really bad illness in this Olympiad and you wouldn't know it." She says he was up cycling and coaching when he should have been in bed.
    
Williams, a former competitive rower, started coaching Glover and Stanning in 2010. Besides gold in London and Rio, the pair won world championship titles in 2014 and 2015.
    
Stanning says the team wouldn't be who they are without Williams.
    
Glover dubs him the "third member of the pair."
    
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1:45 p.m.
    
An official says practice at the Olympic diving pool was canceled in order to keep the water still so the now-green pool would return to its blue color.
    
But Simon Langford, media venue manager at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, says training has resumed and preliminaries of women's 3-meter springboard will go on as scheduled later Friday.
    
The pool remained green early Friday afternoon.
    
Langford says the decision to cancel practice was supported by FINA, the sport's world governing body.
    
Some divers have complained they were not given advance notice of the pool's closure.
    
The diving pool's water turned a murky green earlier in the week midway through the synchronized events. The unusual color later spread to the water polo pool next to the diving pool, although it wasn't as pronounced.
    
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1:20 p.m.
    
The Olympic diving pool has reopened for practice after it was closed for cleaning.
    
Some divers say they arrived Friday morning only to find out the pool with murky green water was closed.
    
Now divers are plunging off the boards ahead of the women's 3-meter springboard, which begins later in the day.
    
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1:20 p.m.
    
Russia will face France in Friday night's men's team foil finals after rallying to beat the U.S. 45-41.
    
The Americans went into the final match of the nine-bout semifinals ahead 40-39 and with top-ranked Alexander Massialas set up as the closer.
    
But Massialas was routed by Alexey Cheremisinov, who scored six quick touches to send the Russians through.
    
The U.S. will face Italy in the bronze medal match in search of its fourth Olympic medal in men's team foil.
    
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1:20 p.m.
    
This is the end of wild, shirt-ripping celebrations in the men's discus?
    
Defending Olympic and triple world champion Robert Harting missed out on Saturday's final when he finished only 15th in qualifying with a throw of 62.21 meters, 47 centimeters shy of a place in the final.
    
The outspoken German known for his anti-doping views is best remembered across the world for his antics when he wins. If he doesn't roar and rip his shirt off, he might be celebrating by jumping the hurdles with a national flag aloft.
    
He missed last year through injury and has found it tough to come back this season.
    
Piotr Malachowski of Poland was the top qualifier with 65.89.
    
Harting's younger brother Christoph went through as third.
    
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1:15 p.m.
    
In a bittersweet victory that came down to a measurement in the final round, American Brady Ellison knocked off fellow countryman Zach Garrett 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals in the men's individual archery at the Rio Games on Friday.
    
Ellison went into the final round with a narrow 5-3 lead and the pair tied 29-29 to give the No. 2 seed the victory. The two were forced to wait anxiously as judges measured how close to center they were.
    
Ellison will face Japan's Takaharu Furukawa in the quarterfinal round. The No. 7 seed defeated Spain's Liebana Rodriguez 7-3 to advance.
    
Australia's Taylor Worth will face Korean Ku Bonchan in the quarterfinal round. Worth advanced with a 7-3 win over Spaniard Antonio Fernandez and Ku defeated Germany's Florian Floto 6-4.
    
Italian Mauro Nespoli cruised past Indonesia's Riau Ega Agatha 6-0 to face Frenchman JC Valladont, who swept Thailand's Witthaya Thamwong 6-0.
    
Korea's Lee Seungyun will take on the Netherland's Sjef van den Berg after defeating India's Atanu Das 6-4. Van den Berg squeaked Chile's Ricardo Soto 6-5.
    
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1:15 p.m.
    
The Polish Weightlifting Federation says that it has received information from the Commission Against Doping in Sport that Adrian Zielinski, who won a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012, has tested positive for a performance-enhancement substance, nandrolone.
    
The federation said on its website on Friday that the sample was taken from Zielinski on July 1 during a competition in Poland.
    
Polish media are reporting that Zielinski will not be allowed to compete at Rio and that he is preparing to return to Poland.
    
He is quoted as denying having taken banned substances and said he has no idea how the substance could have been found in his body.
    
The Polish Weightlifting Federation says he has a legal right to a B sample.
    
Earlier in the week Zielinski's brother Tomasz, also a weightlifter, was also sent home from Rio after testing positive for nandrolone, a steroid.
    
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12:35 p.m.
    
The IAAF has suspended the Kenyan Olympic track team's manager over allegations that he sought bribes from undercover reporters to protect athletes from doping tests.
    
The IAAF says Friday that Michael Rotich, who was sent home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last weekend, is suspended for 180 days while the track governing body investigates.
    
He is the fourth athletics federation official in Kenya to be put under investigation for attempting to cover up doping.
    
Also Friday, the athlete caught up in a second Kenyan doping scandal at the Olympics says he has "explained everything."
    
Ferguson Rotich, who ran on the opening day of track and field in Rio, is being investigated after a coach was found with his accreditation and pretended to be the runner at a doping test.
    
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12:15 p.m.
    
France's Teddy Riner - the most successful judoka of all time - is through to the semifinals of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
    
The heavyweight Riner, who has not lost a match since 2010, defeated Brazilian hopeful Rafael Silva in the quarterfinals on Friday, with a single throw that was ultimately enough to win; Silva did not score.
    
Top-ranked Riner holds a record-holding eight world championships and also took the Olympic title at the London Olympics. He will face Israel's fifth-ranked Or Sasson in the semifinal on Friday afternoon.
    
Sasson defeated Egyptian fighter Isalm El Shehaby in the first round; El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson's hand in a breach of judo etiquette and was called back to the mat by the referee, where he gave a perfunctory bow of his head. El Shehaby was loudly booed on exiting the arena.
    
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11:45 a.m.
    
MEDAL ALERT : Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia set a world record in the 10,000 meters with a stunning solo run to win the first gold medal of the athletics program. Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya took silver.
    
Ayana finished in 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds. The old record of 29: 31.78 of China's Wang Junxia stood since 1993.
    
At 24, Ayana is now poised to become the next dominating long-distance runner and is also going for gold in the 5,000 meters next Friday. She is unbeaten this season.
    
Tirunesh Dibaba took bronze, missing out on the chance to become the first woman to win three individual gold medals in a row.
    
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11:40 a.m.
    
Britain's rowing team has clinched a second consecutive gold in Rio by winning the men's four ahead of Australia.
    
It was the country's fifth consecutive Olympic title in an event that's become as British as afternoon tea.
    
Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis were in a tight race with Australia's four with only two-tenths of a second separating the crews at the half-way mark.
    
But the Australians fell back in the latter half of the race as the Brits won by nearly two seconds. Italy got the bronze.
    
Britain has won a total of nine gold medals in the men's four. The only country that has more Olympic titles in a rowing event is the United States, which has 12 in the men's eight.
    
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11:35 a.m.
    
Germany's Henri Junghaenel has captured gold in men's 50-meter prone rifle after an impressive shooting display.
    
Junghaenel, a four-time All-American at the University of Kentucky, hit a near-perfect 10.8 four times in his first Olympics to outlast South Korea's Jonghyun Kim. Junghaenel briefly lost the lead to Kim late in the finals, but closed out gold with a 10.7 and 10.4 on his final two shots to finish 1.3 points ahead of Kim.
    
Kim tied Russian's Kirill Grigoryan in the bronze medal round and hit a perfect 10.9 to win a win shoot-off to take silver.
    
The 24-year-old Grigoryan hit 9.7 on his final shot to earn bronze.
    
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11:30 a.m.
    
Usain Bolt's parents are confident he will defend his titles in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the Rio Olympics.
    
Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt visited their son Thursday night in the Athletes Village and asked him if he was healthy and prepared for his final Olympics. Bolt pulled out of his national championships last month with a sore hamstring, but has insisted he's fine to compete in Brazil.
    
Jennifer Bolt said when she asked her son if he was ready to go Sunday, he said: "Mom, if I wasn't ready, I wouldn't be here because I'm not into the losing thing. I'm ready."
    
Bolt is trying to win the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay - which he has in the last two Olympics - to close his career with nine gold medals.
    
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11:25 a.m.
    
British rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have successfully defended their Olympic gold in the women's pair.
    
The Brits, world champions in the event, came out of the blocks the quickest and never lost their lead on the 2-kilometer course.
    
New Zealand's Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown were in last place after 500 meters but fought back to grab the silver ahead of Denmark's Hedvig Rasmussen and Anne Andersen.
    
The United States remains without rowing medals in Rio after Felice Mueller and Grace Luczak dropped to fourth place after a strong start.
    
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11:10 a.m.
    
Pierre Houin and Jeremie Azou won France's first rowing gold medal at the Rio Olympics, beating Ireland and Norway to the finish line in the lightweight men's double sculls.
    
The French world champions led the race from start to finish but the Irish and Norwegian crews came dangerously close in the final 50 meters.
    
Just 69 hundreds of a second separated the winners from bronze medalists Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli of Norway.
    
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    CLE ELUM, Wash. - UPDATE: Washington State Department of Transportation says I-90 at Ellensburg is back open following a major crash Saturday morning. Westbound lanes were closed for several hours Saturday. Washington State Patrol urges drivers to use caution as conditions can change quickly.

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    CLE ELUM, Wash. - UPDATE: Washington State Department of Transportation says I-90 at Ellensburg is back open following a major crash Saturday morning. Westbound lanes were closed for several hours Saturday. Washington State Patrol urges drivers to use caution as conditions can change quickly.

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  • Spokane woman recovering from broken pelvis after purse snatching

    Spokane woman recovering from broken pelvis after purse snatching

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:51 AM EST2018-02-20 06:51:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is speaking out after she was dragged about 20 feet by a car, and nearly run over, after purse snatching. Kathy Kohlieber broke her pelvis and had to be sent to Multicare Valley Hospital. She’s been there since the incident Saturday evening around 5 p.m. Kathy says she went to Walmart, “to get a bag of Cosmos caramel corn, which is so good.”

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman is speaking out after she was dragged about 20 feet by a car, and nearly run over, after purse snatching. Kathy Kohlieber broke her pelvis and had to be sent to Multicare Valley Hospital. She’s been there since the incident Saturday evening around 5 p.m. Kathy says she went to Walmart, “to get a bag of Cosmos caramel corn, which is so good.”

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  • Pullman businesses hold Dine Out for #3 event for suicide prevention

    Pullman businesses hold Dine Out for #3 event for suicide prevention

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:16 AM EST2018-02-20 06:16:05 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Following the loss of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, business in the Pullman area are coming together for a good cause.  Several Pullman restaurants, bars and coffee shops are participating in the Dine Out for #3 event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in an effort to start a conversation about suicide prevention, raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, including depression.

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    PULLMAN, Wash. - Following the loss of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, business in the Pullman area are coming together for a good cause.  Several Pullman restaurants, bars and coffee shops are participating in the Dine Out for #3 event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in an effort to start a conversation about suicide prevention, raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, including depression.

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  • Mad Minute stories from Monday, February 19th

    Mad Minute stories from Monday, February 19th

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-20 05:45:16 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, February 19th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Monday, February 19th.

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