**The Tokyo Olympic Games**

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Naomi Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony



Tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games on Friday, ending the flame's long journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. Sadaharu Oh, Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui were among the baseball greats who took part in bringing the flame into the stadium. They passed it to a doctor and nurse, Hiroko Oohash and Junko Kitagawa, who ran a couple hundred yards with it.

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Tokyo Olympics: U.S. collapses late, loses first Olympic game since 2004
It also snapped a 25-game Olympic winning streak for the U.S. It's the United States' second straight loss to France in international play, as the French also prevailed in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Jrue Holiday, fresh off helping propel the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA championship, led Team USA with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the loss. Bam Adebayo also added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the U.S.

Russians top Team USA in women's gymnastics in Olympics qualifying round
While reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles topped the all-around and teammate Sunisa Lee came in second, the Americans found themselves looking up at another name on the scoreboard in the team standings for the first time since the 2010 world championships.
 

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Kevin Durant powers Team USA's rout of Czech Republic on record night at Tokyo Olympics
On a night when he became the all-time leading American scorer in the Olympics, Durant added another tremendous performance to his Team USA résumé in a 119-84 victory over the Czech Republic. Durant finished with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting,

Americans Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes ousted from Olympics beach volleyball tournament by Canada
Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson beat the U.S. pair 22-24, 21-18, 15-13 at the Shiokaze Park venue. Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are set to meet Qatar in the afternoon session.
 

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U.S. women win silver in 4x100 relay; Sifan Hassan denied track triple with bronze in 1,500 meters
Jamaica won in a national-record 41.02 seconds, adding the relay title to its Tokyo Olympic collection after sweeping the podium in the 100-meter final. It was the second-fastest time in history.

Allyson Felix claims 10th Olympic medal as Shaunae Miller-Uibo defends 400-meter title
The 35-year-old Felix, a stalwart of American track and field, started in the outside lane and outraced Stephenie Ann McPherson of Jamaica to take third place by 0.15 seconds.
 
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