Mexico Olympic Team
Aug. 12

1876 — Madeleine wins two straight heats over Canada’s Countess of Dufferin to defend the America’s Cup.
Aug. 16

1920 — Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in the head with a pitch by New York’s Carl Mays. Chapman suffers a fractured skull and dies the next day.
Pitcher Danielle O’Toole won the inaugural Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition, capping a comeback in which she went from nearly worst to first.
It hasn’t always been that easy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As long as Joe Johnson can play basketball in some form or fashion, he figures there’s no need to contemplate the end of his career.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Joe Johnson answered USA Basketball’s call again.

A year removed from his last playing experience with the national team, the 40-year-old Johnson was among 12 players announced Tuesday as the roster for a pair of Basketball World Cup qualifying games later this month.
BEIJING (AP) — Donovan Carrillo of Mexico advanced to the free skate portion of the figure skating competition at the Beijing Games on Tuesday, a first for the country, which hadn’t had an Olympic skater in three decades.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina marked the one-year anniversary of the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona with ceremonies, tributes, graffiti murals and emotional messages on social media.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is putting on the red, white and blue again.

Thomas was announced Friday as an injury replacement for USA Basketball’s team that will open World Cup qualifying play this month in Mexico.
Garbiñe Muguruza has defeated Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to win the WTA Finals for the first time. She became the first Spaniard to win the WTA’s season-ending championships.
Albert Korir of Kenya won the New York City Marathon men’s race, two years after coming in second. Korir overtook Morocco’s Mohamed El Aaraby and Italy’s Eyob Faniel around the 18th mile and quickly took the drama out of the race’s 50th running.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup.
Aug. 24

1904 — Holcombe Ward wins the men’s singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title.
Aug. 24

1904 — Holcombe Ward wins the men’s singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title.
Aug. 17

1933 — Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees plays his 1,308th straight game to break Everett Scott’s record of 1,307.

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. has won its fourth straight Olympic men’s basketball gold medal, holding off France 87-82.
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games:


SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sebastian Córdova opened the scoring and added two assists to lead Mexico to a 3-1 victory over host Japan in the bronze medal match in Olympic men’s soccer on Friday.
Aug. 10

1900 — The first Davis Cup is held with the United States beating Britain, 3-0.

1949 — Ezzard Charles knocks out Gus Lesnovich in the eighth round at Yankee Stadium in his first world heavyweight title defense.
TOKYO (AP) — Concerns from the Canadian and Swedish soccer teams about Tokyo’s intense morning heat have resulted in the rescheduling and relocation of the women’s Olympic final.
For most nights in Tokyo, NBC’s prime time Olympics coverage is drawing about half the audience than the Games in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Brazil will face Spain for the Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer on Saturday.
TOKYO (AP) — Before his final bounce off the board, Xie Siyi felt like he was in a movie.

The scenes of his life flashed before him.
TOKYO (AP) — Jake Gibb lingered on the sand at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball court to say goodbye after his fourth trip to the Olympics came to an end.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Israel had just routed Mexico for its first Olympic baseball victory, riding a loud three-run homer by Danny Valencia that helped it jump to a six-run lead, and Nick Rickles wanted to check the reaction.
TOKYO (AP) — Some of the unusual aspects around Olympic men’s soccer are clearer when you consider Neymar’s absence.
Katie Ledecky made more history for the U.S. in the pool. Same for Caeleb Dressel. Elaine Thompson-Herah made her history on the track.
Xander Schauffele is 18 holes away from a gold medal and the podium still feels a long way off. Schauffele couldn’t find the fairways.