Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 4:21pm
US men's basketball team wins Olympic opener; more results
The U.S. men's basketball team has won its opening game of the Olympics. Behind 22 points from Kevin Durant, the Americans beat France 98-71.
Also Sunday, Dana Vollmer of the United States set a world record in winning the 100-meter butterfly. Her winning time of 55.98 seconds shaved 0.08 off the previous mark. She missed qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Games.
Kimberly Rhode (ROH'-dee) if the U.S. won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting. That makes her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics. Rhode won a gold medal in double trap at Atlanta as a teenager in 1996, took bronze in that event four years later at Sydney, re-claimed the gold at Athens in 2004 and won the silver in skeet at Beijing in 2008.
The defending champion U.S. men's volleyball team opened up Olympic play with a three-set win over Serbia. The scores of the match were 25-17, 25-22, 25-21.
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