Americans start slow, coast to easy victory
The U.S. men's basketball team got off to a slow start against Tunisia, then took off when coach Mike Krzyzewski went to his reserves.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love scored 16 points apiece to lead Team USA to a 110-63 victory. Kevin Durant added 13 and Anthony Davis had 12 for the Americans, who will face Nigeria on Thursday night.
Anthony, Love, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala opened the third quarter with a 21-3 run, turning a surprisingly close 13-point lead into a 67-36 bulge before any of the more celebrated starters finally got to play in the second half.
Zara Phillips gave the royal family plenty to cheer about, helping team Britain to a second-place equestrian finish behind Germany. Princes William and Harry and William's wife, Kate, were in the stands to watch their cousin as she competed in the show jumping final portion of Olympic eventing.
Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser rallied for a 19-21, 21-16, 15-13 victory against Spain and remain unbeaten in the preliminary round of the beach volleyball tournament.
Defending world champions and top-seeded Emanuel and Alison of Brazil also won, beating Switzerland.
On the women's side, Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy needed three sets to beat the Netherlands 21-15, 21-12, 15-8.
The United States clinched first place in its group in women's soccer with a 1-0 win over North Korea.
Abby Wambach scored in the 25th minute for her 141st international goal and third of the tournament.
Host Britain also is perfect through three matches, blanking Brazil 1-0 to delight an electric crowd of 70,584 at Wembley Stadium. Kelly Smith had the only goal.
New Zealand beat Cameroon 3-1, and France topped Colombia 1-0. Japan played a scoreless draw against South Africa, and Sweden and Canada tied 2-2.
Andy Roddick spent less than an hour on the court during an emphatic loss to Novak Djokovic. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed a much longer run to advance against Milos Raonic.
Roddick lost 6-2, 6-1 to Djokovic in 54 minutes, leaving the 29-year-old American to fend off more questions about retirement.
Tsonga of France moved on by winning the longest set in Olympic history. He beat Raonic of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 25-23. The final set lasted three hours and 257 points.
Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis and Kei Nishikori also won on the men's side. Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were among the winners in the women's tournament.
Clay Stanley scored 16 points and the U.S. men's team improved to 2-0 in preliminary pool play with a three-set victory over Germany.
Matt Anderson added 15 points in the 25-23, 25-16, 25-20 win for the defending Olympic champions. The Germans were led by Georg Grozer with 12.
Serbia, Bulgaria and Italy each won in four sets.
Ryan Bailey and Peter Varellas scored three goals apiece and the United States recovered from a slow start to beat Romania 10-8 in the men's tournament.
Shannon Taylor scored late in the first half and the U.S. upset Argentina 1-0 in women's field hockey.
The U.S. got into the Olympics by stunning Argentina 4-2 in last year's final at the Pan American Games.
Netherlands, New Zealand, Britain and Australia also won. China and Belgium played to a scoreless tie.
Vincent Hancock is putting together quite the Olympic resume. The 23-year-old U.S. Army sergeant is a two-time champion in men's skeet shooting after he successfully defended his crown with a score of 148 in London.
Hancock's win gave the U.S. a skeet sweep after Kimberly Rhode won the women's competition earlier this week.
Carlos Suarez was upset with the scoring after he dropped a 16-6 decision to Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan.
Five ringside judges decided the awkward Pehlivan — who probably slipped and fell to the canvas more than a dozen times during the bout — landed more scoring punches.
Light flyweight Mark Barriga easily handled Italy's Manuel Cappai in the opening bout for the only Filipino boxer in London, earning a 17-7 victory.
Ben Ainslie is still chasing Denmark's Jonas Hoegh-Christensen in the Finn class.
Hoegh-Christensen finished first and second in a pair of races for a 10-point lead over Ainslie after six races. Britain's Ainslie had finishes of 4-3 as the 24-boat fleet sailed in winds that reached 17 knots.
Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao led China to its third diving gold in London, this one off the big tower in women's 10-meter synchronized diving. China won going away with 368.40 points, and the country is nearly halfway to its goal of sweeping the eight diving events.
Alan Campbell of Britain qualified fastest for the semifinals of the men's single sculls, providing another boost for the host nation at the Olympic regatta.
Defending Olympic champion France moved to the top of Group A in men's handball after a 32-20 win over Argentina.
Left back Nikola Karabatic scored seven times for France, which has 76 goals in two matches, more than any other team in the tournament.
Favorites Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia each won to set up an all-Chinese final in women's table tennis.
Defending world champion Ding, who enters today's final as the one to beat, defeated Feng Tianwei of Singapore 4-2. Li will be a decided underdog after defeating Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan 4-1.
In two late men's matches, Chuang Chih-yuan of Taiwan and Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany reached the semifinals.