Bolt gets ninth gold...Americans win women's 4x100..Pole vault silver for Morris


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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jamaica's Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt turned a close 4x100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a runaway as Jamaica crossed the line in 37.27 to win gold at the Rio Games. That leaves Bolt with an unprecedented nine golds in nine career Olympic races, including victories in the 200 and 100 this week. Bolt has said the relay would be the final event of his Olympic career.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The U.S. women have retained the Olympic 4x100-meter relay title, just a day after they needed a solo rerun to qualify. The Americans won the final in 41.01 seconds, giving Allyson Felix her record fifth Olympic gold medal in women's track and field. The team got a chance to compete only after it was granted the rerun following a protest. The Americans dropped the baton in the preliminaries but proved that they were bumped on the handoff.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Connor Fields is the first American to win Olympic gold in BMX cycling after finishing first in 34.622 seconds. Fellow American Nic Long just missed out on winning the bronze. Alise Post took silver in the women's BMX, finishing behind Colombia's Mariana Pajon.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sandy Morris of the U.S. picked up silver in the women's pole vault at the Rio Olympics, ending up just behind Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece. American Jenn Suhr dropped out of medal contention when she failed to clear 4.70 meters. Her husband and coach said Suhr had been sick and was coughing up blood before the final.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ashleigh Johnson made nine saves and Kiley Neushul scored three goals on four shots to lead the U.S. women's water polo team to a 12-5 rout of Italy and its second straight Olympic gold medal. Makenzie Fischer and Rachel Fattal each had two goals for the Americans, who stretched their win streak to 22 games and outscored their opponents 73-32 at Rio.

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