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Olympic results in brief

From Wire Reports

Basketball

Candace Parker had 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the United States to a 90-38 rout against Angola. The Americans (2-0) have won their last 35 games in the Olympics and four consecutive gold medals while Angola is looking for its first victory. … France had the most surprising win of the day, edging Australia 74-70 in overtime.

Soccer

A Colombian soccer player was suspended for two games after U.S. forward Abby Wambach said she was “sucker-punched” in the right eye by Lady Andrade during the 3-0 win by the U.S. on Saturday. Andrade called it “an accident.” FIFA says its disciplinary committee suspended Andrade for a group match today against France and for the quarterfinals if Colombia advances.

Volleyball

• Indoor: The U.S. women’s team beat Brazil in an early rematch of the Beijing Games final. Destinee Hooker had 23 points for the top-ranked Americans, who won 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21 to improve to 2-0 in pool play at Earls Court.

Beach: Two-time gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings earned their 16th consecutive Olympic victory, beating the Czech Republic in straight sets. … Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal lost to Poland in pool play, the first setback for the American men or women in beach volleyball at the games.

Water polo

Maggie Steffens scored seven goals to lead the U.S. women’s team to a 14-13 victory over Hungary. Despite a team full of veterans, it was Steffens, 19, who led the way with sharp shooting from outside for the Americans, who are looking to win their first gold in the event.

Diving

China’s Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan totaled 486.78 points in the men’s 10-meter synchronized platform, giving the country its second gold medal in the sport at the games. German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia of Mexico had the highest degree of difficulty in the competition and it paid off with the silver. Nick McCrory and David Boudia of the U.S. took the bronze with 463.47.

Rowing

Australia set one of two Olympic-best times on a sunny final day of heat racing. Britain, which has won this event at the last three games and is also the world champion, won the second heat and United States took the third heat.

Other action

Fencing: Fencer Yana Shemyakina of Ukraine beat defending champion Britta Heidemann of Germany 9-8 to win the Olympic gold medal in women’s individual epee. Top-seeded Sun Yujie of China won bronze. … Judo: Kaori Matsumoto of Japan won the gold in the women’s judo 57-kilogram division, and Mansur Isaev of Russia took the top spot in the men’s 73-kilogram category. The women’s 57K bronze medals were won by American Marti Malloy and Automne Pavia of France. … Shooting: Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania won the 10-meter air rifle gold medal and tied the Olympic qualifying record. … Weightlifting: Kim Un Guk won North Korea’s second weightlifting gold medal at the London Games, setting a world record total of 327 kilograms in the men’s 62-kilogram division, and Li Xueying grabbed China’s second weightlifting gold in the women’s 58-kilogram category.

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