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It wasn’t easy, but the Americans punched their ticket to the men’s hoops gold-medal game. USA! USA! USA!

Making Headlines

NBA: Julius Randle, who won the 2020-21 NBA Most Improved Player Award, agreed to a four-year, $117 million contract extension with the Knicks, according to ESPN. Randle averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in leading New York to its first postseason since 2013.

Olympics: Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored two goals to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Australia to win bronze. Also: American Katie Nageotte captured gold in the women’s pole vault; David Taylor won the freestyle wrestling 86-kilogram class; and the United States baseball team advanced to the gold medal game against Japan with a 7-2 victory over South Korea.

Updated Medal Count:

  1. USA 🇺🇸: 91 (29 gold, 35 silver, 27 bronze)
  2. China 🇨🇳: 74 (34 gold, 24 silver, 16 bronze)
  3. ROC: 58 (16 gold, 22 silver, 20 bronze)
  4. GBR 🇬🇧: 51 (16 gold, 18 silver, 17 bronze) 

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