Olympics: Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby, the first U.S. swimmer from Alaska, won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke. Also: The U.S. women’s basketball team defeated Nigeria 81-72 to run its Olympic winning streak to 50; Japan topped the U.S. 2-0 to capture the women’s softball gold medal; and Osaka fell to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova in the third round.
Updated Medal Count:
- USA 🇺🇸: 25 (9 gold, 8 silver, 8 bronze)
- China 🇨🇳: 21 (9 gold, 5 silver, 7 bronze)
- Japan 🇯🇵: 18 (10 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze)
- ROC: 18 (7 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze)
NHL: The Capitals signed captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million contract extension with an AVV of $9.5 million. The 35-year-old winger ranks sixth all-time with 730 career goals. Also: The Golden Knights traded reigning Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury to the Blackhawks. Vegas cleared $7 million in salary-cap space.