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2021 Olympics Medal Count: Updated Standings, Highlights After Day 15 | Bleacher Report

Bronze medalist Allyson Felix, of the United States, poses during the medal ceremony for the women's 400-meter run at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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The gold medal in men’s basketball once again resides with Team USA after the 87-82 victory over France Saturday.

The Kevin Durant-led squad had a tougher road to gold than in years past but shook off early inconsistencies to prove themselves the very best in international competition once again.

Their was just one highlight in a day that saw Allyson Felix become the most decorated American track and field athlete in Olympic history. Host country Japan also won gold in baseball, its most beloved sport.

    

Medal Count

  1. China: 38 gold, 87 overall
  2. United States: 36 gold, 108 overall
  3. Japan: 27 gold, 56 overall
  4. ROC: 20 gold, 69 overall
  5. Great Britain: 20 gold, 63 overall
  6. Australia: 17 gold, 46 overall
  7. Germany: 10 gold, 37 overall
  8. Netherlands: 10 gold, 33 overall
  9. Italy: 10 gold, 39 overall
  10. France: 9 gold, 32 overall

Full list at Olympics.com.

     

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USWNT kneels along with other teams to protest racism on first day of Olympics

The USWNT was one of several soccer teams to take the knee on the field ahead of their matches on the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Just before their 90-minute contest on Wednesday morning, the British women’s soccer team knelt in protest alongside their Chilean opponents. The decision was followed by the other teams that played later that day, including the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

“Taking the knee was something we spoke about as a group. We feel so strongly, and we want to show we’re united,” said Great British team captain Steph Houghton, after her team bested Chile 2-0.

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“As a squad, it’s been a subject that we’ve spoken about for a few weeks now,” Houghton continued. “We want to fight all forms of discrimination, and as a group of women, we wanted to

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ESPN Father’s Day feature to spotlight relationship between Spokane’s Steve Gleason, son Rivers

A Father’s Day special from ESPN’s “SportsCenter Featured” program should be appointment viewing for graduates of Washington State and Gonzaga Prep, and residents of Spokane and the greater Inland Northwest.

At 5 a.m. Sunday, ESPN2 will air the segment “A Father’s Resilience,” highlighting the relationship between former G-Prep, WSU and New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason and his family.

Gleason and his wife Michel Rae Varisco learned they were pregnant with their first child, Rivers, just six weeks after the Spokane native was diagnosed with ALS. According to a tweet from ESPN, Gleason will be getting “a special Father’s Day surprise from his son” in the nationally televised feature.

“Dad, I think you’re a great leader and you teach us to be resilient in hard times,” Rivers is quoted as saying in 47-second trailer posted on Twitter.

From the day his son was conceived, Gleason habitually kept video journals

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Adia Barnes to make Mother’s Day appearance on ‘SportsCenter,’ join radio roundtable | Arizona Wildcats basketball

“To be a mom means the world to me,” Barnes said in a promo for the segment, “but it doesn’t mean I don’t follow my dream.”

Additions to the squad

Over the past month, Arizona has added guard Taylor Chavez and forwards Koi Love and Ariyah Copeland to the roster. Barnes said she hopes to land one more transfer — a point guard.

What goes into bringing in a transfer?

Barnes said she first looks at how the player can make her team better. She examines their flaws, too.

“When I’m thinking about ways to make us a little better and fill in the gaps, and I look at the areas that we weren’t great in the tournament,” Barnes said. “We had a tough time inside. When Stanford made a conscious effort to pound the ball inside (in the national championship game), we had problems.

“Then my thing is

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