Bolt beats Gatlin in 100...Biles vaults to gold...Merritt third in 400...Murray takes tennis title

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt is the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, doing it with a time of 9.81 seconds to beat American Justin Gatlin by eight-hundredths of a second. It's the seventh overall Olympic gold medal for Bolt, who came to Rio not having run a 100 since June 30 due to a bad left hamstring. Bolt started pulling away from Gatlin with about 30 meters left.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles will head back from Rio de Janeiro with a least three golds after easily winning the women's vault final. She averaged 15.966 during her two vaults, well clear of silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russia. Biles will have a chance at more gold later this week when she competes in the event finals on balance beam and floor exercise.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk has won the Olympic 400-meter title in a world-record 43.03 seconds, lowering the mark set by Michael Johnson in 1999. Van Niekerk started from the outside lane and stormed out of the blocks before holding off 2012 Olympic champion Kirani James and 2008 winner LaShawn Merritt of the United States. World champion Allyson Felix ran a season-best 49.67 seconds to lead the qualifiers into the women's 400-meter final.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic tennis champ is Britain's Andy Murray, who was a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 winners against Juan Martin Del Potro (wahn mahr-TEEN' dehl POH'-troh) of Argentina. Murray is the first period to win two Olympic singles titles. Venus Williams was denied her record fifth tennis gold medal when she and partner Rajeev Ram (rah-HEEV' rahm) lost to fellow Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock 10-7 in a tiebreak.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justin Rose of Great Britain won the gold medal in men's golf, the first one awarded since 1904 in St. Louis. Rose closed with a 3-foot birdie on 18 for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson. Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) of the U.S. won the bronze with a final-round 63.

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