The Latest: Russian Klishina begins long jump competition




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

9:35 p.m.

In a leap of greater magnitude than mere meters, the lone Russian track and field athlete at the Olympics has begun competition in the women's long jump.

Darya Klishina was only cleared on appeal early Monday to take her place in the qualifying competition on Tuesday night. She measured 6.64 meters on her first attempt, jumping 12th of 19 athletes in Group A.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Klishina is eligible to compete in Rio because she has been based outside of Russia for the last three years and has been subjected to regular drug testing.

She was the only one of 68 Russians cleared to participate in Rio by the IAAF, track and field's governing body, which later tried to ban her from the Olympics after receiving what it said was new information from World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren.

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9:35 p.m.

Two days in a row, Thiago Braz da Silva was cheered as a Brazilian national hero. As many times, Renaud Lavillenie of France was booed at the Olympic Stadium.

The 22-year-old Brazilian pole vaulter Braz upset the defending champion Lavillenie late Monday, and thousands of fans booed Lavillenie during the duel.

Lavillenie ripped into the behavior of the crowd, saying nothing like it had been seen since the treatment of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. He immediately apologized and retracted his statement, but maintained that Brazil had shown bad sportsmanship and a lack of Olympic spirit.

Lavillenie again paid for it Tuesday. Braz raised his arms to calm the fans and applauded the silver medal of Lavillenie.

The only drawback for Brazil was that Braz's pole vault teammate Fabiana Murer failed to make it past her opening height in qualifying early Tuesday while the nation already was dreaming of an unlikely double.

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9:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: China is keeping pace at the Rio Games to repeat its London sweep of table tennis.

The Chinese women's team defeated Germany on Tuesday for gold. The three-member Chinese team, which lost only a single game, consists of the gold and silver medalists from Rio and the No. 1 player in the world.

The Japanese women took team bronze over Singapore earlier Tuesday.

China's men's team plays Japan on Wednesday for gold.

A win would see China again taking all the table tennis gold, in singles for men and women and in both team competitions.

The men's bronze medal team match Wednesday has Germany playing South Korea.

China's Ma Long has already taken gold over fellow countryman Zhang Jike in men's singles, and Ding Ning beat China's Li Xiaoxia in the women's finals.

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9:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT-WORLD RECORD: Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia has set a new world record in the over-105 kilogram weightlifting division with 473 total kilos to win the gold medal in a surprising upset over the heavily favored Behdad Salimi of Iran.

The 22-year-old Talakhadze lifted 215 kilos on the snatch and 258 on the clean and jerk to set the new mark.

Salimi set the world record for the snatch with 216 kilos. But he could not complete any of his three attempts on the clean and jerk. Salimi appeared to disagree with the judges' ruling on his first two tries and didn't have the energy to complete the third.

Gor Minasyan of Armenia won silver and Georgia's Irakli Turmanidze took home the bronze.

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8:50 p.m.

The medal race at the Rio Games will likely remain close going into the final weekend. For second place, that is.

The U.S. — which has left the last five Summer Games with more medals than any other country — is about to make it six in a row. With a handful of events left Tuesday night, the U.S. had 83 medals, 33 more than Britain and 34 more than China.

Take away the games that dealt with boycotts in 1980 and 1984, and the Americans are on pace for the biggest medal-count romp since outdistancing host Sweden by 40 medals at the London Games in 1948.

There's no shortage of reasons why.

Russia's Olympic team surely is missing some medal contenders because of the sanctions and fallout that came after a state-sponsored doping program was brought to light. China won 100 medals in Beijing eight years ago and 89 more at London 2012, though has struggled — by its recent standards, anyway — in Rio.

(This item has been corrected to reflect that the 1948 games were in London, not Stockholm.)

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8:50 p.m.

The U.S. women's basketball team showed off its speed, size and depth in a 110-64 victory over Japan and advanced to the semifinals with another convincing win.

Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi each scored 19 points as the U.S. routed Japan for its 47th straight win. The U.S. did it without Sue Bird for most the game as the point guard went down in the second quarter with a knee injury.

The Americans, who will play the winner of France-Canada in the semifinals Thursday, apparently even impressed Japan.

The Japanese players posed for a team picture with the U.S. after the rout — the second straight opponent to get a memento with the Americans. China took a photo with the Americans in pool play. It's reminiscent of how opponents reacted to the Dream Team at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

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8:50 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Britain have won the women's 470 gold medal with the medal race to spare in the Rio Olympics sailing regatta.

The British team, who took silver four years ago at London 2012, had solid scores of 3-2-3 Tuesday to carry an unassailable 20-point lead into Wednesday's medal race. The only thing that stands in the Brits' way is if they receive a technical two-point penalty for failing to follow pre-medal race procedures.

Their rivals, defending Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie of New Zealand, have sailed an incredible comeback series after two costly disqualifications earlier in the regatta. The Kiwis' scores of 1-1-4 Tuesday have lifted them back to the silver medal position. There are six teams in contention for silver and bronze, including the United States.

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8:05 p.m.

Sue Bird left the game in the first half and hasn't returned, watching the U.S. women's basketball team extend its lead in the second half over Japan from the bench.

The 35-year-old point guard went down with 6:33 left in the second quarter when Elena Delle Donne was fouled. She went to the bench where a trainer looked at her, and Bird didn't return.

Bird tested herself during halftime warmups, shooting a couple of layups and jogging around appearing. Though the Americans were only up 56-46, Bird — the team captain and floor general, remained on the bench.

Bird stretched her leg at times, but as the U.S. increased its lead she was jumping up and clapping at every opportunity. The U.S. had a comfortable 81-59 lead after three quarters without Bird.

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8 p.m.

Anna Cruz's runner beat the buzzer, and Spain advanced to the semifinals of women's basketball by eliminating Turkey 64-62 Tuesday with an exciting rally.

Officials immediately ruled the basket good, though the play was reviewed. Spain coach Lucas Mondelo watched as the referee announced the basket counted, then turned to celebrate with his players.

Spain scored 12 of the final 14 points with Cruz scoring three of the final four baskets. Cruz finished with 14 points as leading scorer Alba Torrens who was held to six — well below her average of 18.6 points in Rio.

Turkey appeared in control, leading 60-52 with 3:44 left.

Instead, Spain will play Serbia, a surprise 73-71 winner over Australia, Thursday for a spot in the gold medal game.

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7:45 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Robson Conceicao has won Brazil's first Olympic boxing gold medal.

Conceicao dazzled in front of the roaring, dancing, chanting fans that about packed the 9,000-seat arena and gave the boxing tournament its first true big-fight feel. Conceicao was never in trouble and defeated Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha by unanimous decision in the lightweight bout.

The Brazilian fans counted down the final seconds and waved their flags in celebration when it was over.

When Conceicao had his hand raised, he dropped to his knees as the crowd absolutely erupted and shook the bleachers.

Conceicao stood on the ropes of two corners, pumped his fists and saluted the fans. He swept the scorecards 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.

Mongolian fighter Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu and Cuban fighter Lazaro Alvarez won bronze.

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7:40 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: China is atop the podium in diving again, with Cao Yuan winning men's 3-meter springboard for his country's fifth gold on the boards.

Cao led throughout the six-round final on Tuesday night, totaling 547.60 points. It was his second medal at the Rio Games, having earned bronze in men's synchronized 3-meter.

Jack Laugher of Britain took silver at 523.85, the nation's first Olympic medal in the event. He gave the country its first diving gold when he and Chris Mears won synchronized springboard in Rio. That's the only event so far that has eluded the Chinese.

Patrick Hausding of Germany earned bronze at 498.50.

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7:35 p.m.

The IOC has stripped Russia of its gold medal in the women's 4x100-meter relay from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after one of the runners tested positive in a reanalysis of her doping samples.

The International Olympic Committee says Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for two steroids — stanozolol and turinabol — and has been retroactively disqualified. She and the rest of the relay team were ordered to return the gold medals.

Chermoshanskaya also was disqualified from the 200 meters, in which she finished eighth.

The IOC asked the IAAF to modify the results and take any further action against the athlete.

Belgium stands to be upgraded to gold, with Nigeria moving up to silver and Brazil to bronze.

The IOC retested doping samples from the Beijing and 2012 London Games with improved techniques. A total of 98 positives were recorded.

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7:15 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Jason Kenny capped another dynamic cycling performance for Britain at the Summer Olympics with the gold medal in the keirin, his third in Rio de Janeiro and the sixth for his powerhouse program.

Dutch rider Matthijs Buchli took silver and Malaysia's Azizulhasni Awang took bronze.

Kenny nearly was disqualified when he joined Awang in sprinting too early along the backstretch. The race was halted as jurors reviewed film and ultimately decided on a full-field restart.

The race was halted again on the second try when Germany's Joachim Eilers sprinted early.

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7:10 p.m.

A raucous Copacabana crowd cheered Brazil's men into the gold medal match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament — but the support may have made things more difficult for Alison and Bruno.

Bruno acknowledged after beating the Netherlands in a tiebreaking third set that playing in front of a capacity stadium is not easy. The crowd danced, screamed, sang with every point and was on its feet waving Brazilian flags during the double-match point.

Alison said the crowd puts pressure on the duo to "get the gold medal for Brazil."

He celebrated the victory by falling face-first into the sand and lying motionless for a long moment. Then Alison made a victory lap of sorts in front of the crowd of 12,000.

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7 p.m.

Police investigating reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi so far have found no evidence supporting the account, and say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews.

A police official with knowledge of the investigation tells The Associated Press that police cannot find the swimmers' taxi driver or witnesses. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Lochte's attorney, Jeff Ostrow, says there is no question the robbery happened and that Lochte had 24-hour security hired after the incident. He hasn't been leaving his hotel room since.

According to Lochte and the United States Olympic Committee, the swimmers were returning to the athletes' village by taxi after a night out at the French Olympic team's hospitality house in the upscale south zone of the city. The outing was several hours after Olympic swimming ended Saturday night at the Rio Games.

(Associated Press writers Mauricio Savarese and Beth Harris contributed to this report.)

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6:40 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Top-ranked Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia easily won the gold medal at 98 kilograms in Greco-Roman wrestling Tuesday.

Aleksanyan beat Cuban Yasmany Lugo Cabrera 3-0, halting Cuba's attempt to win an Olympic title in each day of the Greco-Roman portion of the tournament.

Aleksanyan scored early with a two-point turn and deftly defended himself in the second period to clinch his third straight world title.

Bronze medals went to Turkey's Celk Ildem — who did a backflip to celebrate his win — and Iran's Ghasem Rezaei.

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6:35 p.m.

A new Olympic field hockey champion will be crowned after Belgium reached the men's final for the first time by beating its Netherlands neighbor 3-1.

Earlier, Argentina also reached its first men's final when it dumped defending two-time champion Germany 5-2.

Emotions ran deep at the Olympic Hockey Centre after the second semifinal.

Belgium beat the Netherlands for the first time in major competition, ending an 80-year winless run.

The Dutch, who blew away top-ranked Australia in the quarterfinals, took over the mantle as gold-medal favorites.

Preceding the final Thursday, Germany and the Netherlands, who played in the final in London, meet for bronze.

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6:25 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Kristina Vogel of Germany swept past Becky James of Britain to win the gold medal in the individual sprint at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Katy Marchant added a bronze for Britain when she swept Elis Ligtlee of the Netherlands.

The world bronze medalist in the event, Vogel knocked off Marchant in the semifinal round to set up her match with James. She won both races in the best-of-three event from the lead, even losing her saddle as she crossed the finish line to win the gold medal.

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6:10 p.m.

Brazil's men reached the gold medal match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament, beating the Netherlands in three sets to clinch no worse than a silver medal.

After a loss by the top-seeded Brazilian women quieted the Copacabana crowd in the early Tuesday semifinal, Alison and Bruno brought it back to life. The fans in the 12,000-seat stadium rose to their feet for Brazil's double-match point in the second set, but the Dutch came back to force a tiebreaking third set.

The Brazilians beat Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen 21-17, 21-23, 16-14. The 6-foot-8 Alison, known as "Mammoth" collapsed face-first on the sand, while Bruno slapped alternately at a television camera and his own chest in celebration.

Alison and Bruno will play the winner of the night semifinal between Russia and Italy.

Earlier Tuesday, top-seeded Brazilian women Talita and Larissa lost to Germany and will play in the bronze medal match.

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6:05 p.m.

Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz each scored to send Germany to its first-ever Olympic gold-medal match with a 2-0 semifinal win over Canada on Tuesday.

Germany, which has won three Olympic bronze medals, will face Sweden in the final Friday at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

The Swedes advanced 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw in front of a nearly full house at Maracana earlier on Tuesday.

German's semifinal was played some 275 miles to the north at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. The Olympic soccer tournament has been played in cities across the country.

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5:50 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Laura Trott continued Britain's golden Olympics in the velodrome by defending her title in the women's omnium, adding to the gold medal she won in the team pursuit competition.

Sarah Hammer of the United States took silver ahead of Belgium's Jolien D'Hoore.

Trott had three victories and two second-place finishes in the first five races of the six-discipline omnium, then merely padded her lead in the points race to easily secure victory.

The British team has won five of the eight gold medals available in the track program. Jason Kenny in the keirin and Becky James in the individual sprint can add to that total.

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5:35 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Wrestler Davor Stefanek is the first Serbian man to win an Olympic gold medal, taking the title at 66 kilograms in the Greco-Roman discipline.

Stefanek, who upset top-seeded German Frank Staebler in the quarterfinals, beat Armenia's Migran Arutyunyan 1-1 on Tuesday on criteria. Stefanek scored the final point to clinch the match.

Georgia's Shmagi Bolkvadze and Rasul Chunayev of Azerbaijan won bronze.

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5:35 p.m.

The leader of Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics rejects the label of "underdog" in the race says the three other candidates "should be afraid of us."

The Hungarian capital is competing against Paris, Rome and Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympics and has been viewed as the outsider in the race.

Bid chairman Balazs Furjes took exception to that perception at a news conference Tuesday to promote the candidacy.

He says Budapest "is not an underdog in this competition."

Furjes adds that Budapest "is an equal participant and has all the chances just like the others to finish No. 1."

He says "as much as we are kind of afraid of them, they should be afraid of us in the spirit of Olympic values and friendship."

The IOC will select the 2024 host city in September 2017.

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5:35 p.m.

The public address system broke down at the Olympic Hockey Centre, so the Netherlands then Belgium teams belted out their national anthems before their men's field hockey semifinal.

As the teams sang on Tuesday, their fans joined and echoed the players.

There were cheers and clapping for everyone, and the match started on time.

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5:35 p.m.

One of the best spectator sports at the Olympics is pin trading. But collection buffs say the Rio Games have been a disappointment much like Sochi was two years ago.

They say fears of Zika, filthy water and street crime kept crowds down and pin collectors away.

Sid Hopkins of Atlanta is doing less-than-brisk business inside the Coca Cola pin trading tent. He estimates pin trading is off 40 percent from London in 2012.

Hopkins says Rio is the worst he's seen in his nine Olympics.

Hopkins said "People were afraid of Zika and crime. That's too bad because I haven't seen any mosquitoes and with all the police and soldiers here, we feel very safe."

Russian collector Irina Dzidziguri suggest another factor in the drop-off is that some of the thousands of Brazilian volunteers are not eager to give up the pins they've been given by media outlets, athletes and others.

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4:50 p.m.

Germany quieted the Copacabana crowd has eliminated Brazil's top-seeded beach volleyball team, beating hometown and tournament favorites Larissa and Talita 21-18, 21-12.

By winning the semifinals, Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst clinched Germany's first-ever Olympic medal in women's beach volleyball. The German men won the gold medal in London.

The Germans will play the winner of the night semifinal between the Americans, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, and the No. 2-seeded Brazilian team of Agatha and Barbara.

Ludwig dropped to the sand after the winning point on Tuesday.

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4:50 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Cancer survivor and six-time Olympian Santiago Lange of Argentina won the gold medal in the Nacra 17 mixed catamaran on Tuesday with crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli in the Rio Games sailing regatta.

It's been an extraordinary games for the 54-year-old Lange. He is the oldest competitor in sailing at Rio and his sons, Yago and Klaus, are sailing for Argentina in the 49er skiff class.

Lange lost part of a lung to cancer last year.

He and Saroli won the gold by one point over Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin of Australia. Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank of Austria won the bronze.

He and crewmate Carlos Espinola won bronze medals in the discontinued Tornado class at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

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