=== The latest news from the USOC - August 21 ===
 
                (Courtesy of United States Olympic Committee)
 
 
 SHOOTING FOR FIRST
 
 (Sports Network) - The U.S. men's team of Jake Kaminski (Edgewater, Fla.), Alan
 Eagleton (Redwood City, Calif.) and Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) placed first
 at the World Archery Field Championships on Aug. 18 in Val d'Isere, France. In
 the individual competitions, Jesse Broadwater (Cumberland, Md.) took first;
 Eagleton, Kaminski and Paige Pearce (Red Bluff, Calif.) each earned second-
 place finishes; and Cousins grabbed a third-place finish. Meanwhile, the U.S.
 junior women's team finished third.
 
 A FIRST FOR TEAM USA
 
 The U.S. Men's National Team clinched a 1-0 victory over Mexico in an
 international friendly match on Aug. 15 in Mexico City. Michael Orozco Fiscal
 (Orange, Calif.) scored the lone goal in the 80th minute to give the Team USA
 its first win over Mexico on home soil.
 
 BASKETBALL
 
 The U.S. Women's U18 National Team took first at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18
 Championship on Aug. 19 after defeating Brazil, 71-47, in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.
 The U.S. women rolled past Canada, 95-46, Colombia, 87-36, and Argentina,
 68-28, en route to the championship game.
 
 The U.S. Women's U17 National Team remains undefeated at the 2012 FIBA U17
 World Championships after defeating Italy, 83-43, on Aug. 18 in Amsterdam,
 Netherlands. Earlier in the week, the U.S. defeated Canada, 86-47, and South
 Korea, 131-89.
 
 CYCLING
 
 Omnium track cyclists Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo.) and Zachary Kovalcik
 (Portland, Ore.) were crowned national champions on Aug. 18 in Rock Hill, S.C.
 
 ROWING
 
 The U.S. junior women's team collected four second-place finishes at the 2012
 World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships, which ran from Aug. 18-19 in
 Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The pair, the quadruple sculls and the four finished second
 on Aug. 18, while the eight took its podium finish on Aug. 19. Individually,
 Andrew Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) took third in the lightweight senior men's
 single sculls.
 
 SOCCER
 
 The U20 Women's National Team began world cup play with a 4-0 victory against
 Ghana on Aug. 20 in Hiroshima, Japan.
 
 TENNIS
 
 James Blake (New Haven, Conn.) defeated Albert Ramos of Spain, 6-4, 6-3, in the
 first round of the Winston-Salem Open on Aug. 19 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
 
 Venus Williams (Saginaw, Mich.) lost to China's Li Na, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1, in the
 semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 18 in Mason, Ohio. On Aug.
 17, Serena Williams (Saginaw, Mich.) had her 19-match streak snapped with a
 loss to Germany's Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 6-4.
 
 TRACK & FIELD
 
 Team USA picked up its seventh DecaNation team championship on Aug. 15 in Albi,
 France, finishing first in the women's 100-meter, 400, 800, 1,500, 100 hurdles,
 3,000 steeplechase, shot put, long jump, high jump and hammer throw, and first
 in the men's 100, 400, 800, 110 hurdles and shot put.
 
 Seven U.S. athletes claimed victories at the Diamond League in Stockholm,
 Sweden, on Aug. 17. Among the winners were Sanya Richards-Ross (Fort
 Lauderdale, Fla.), Christian Taylor (Tyrone, Ga.), Reese Hoffa (Evans, Ga.),
 Michael Tinsley (Round Rock, Texas), Ryan Bailey (Salem, Ore.), Dawn Harper
 (East St. Louis, Ill.) and Charonda Williams (Richmond, Calif.).
 
 TRIATHLON
 
 Sonja Kent (West Boylston, Mass.) and Patrick Parish (Bloomington, Minn.) were
 crowned sprint national champions in Burlington, Vt., on Aug. 19. Meanwhile,
 Haley Chura (Atlanta, Ga.) and Brian Duffy (West Chester, Pa.) claimed Olympic-
 distance national titles.
 
 VOLLEYBALL
 
 Beach volleyball players Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Sean Rosenthal
 (Redondo Beach, Calif.) won the 2012 FIVB SWATCH World Tour after finishing the
 2012 season with 5,280 points. The team earned two first-place finishes, two
 second-place finishes and one third-place finish on the tour.
 
 In beach volleyball, Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Todd Rogers
 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) took third at the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam in Stare
 Jablonki, Poland, on Aug.19.
 
 WATER POLO
 
 The junior women's team took gold at the 2012 UANA Junior Pan American
 Championships, defeating Canada, 7-6, on Aug. 19 in Montreal. Earlier in the
 week, the U.S. defeated Puerto Rico, 21-6, and Venezuela, 19-4. Meanwhile, the
 junior men's team earned silver at the tournament with a 10-7 loss to Brazil on
 Aug. 19. The U.S. defeated Canada, 10-6, Trinidad, 17-0, and Puerto Rico, 7-3,
 en route to the championship game.
 
 UPCOMING EVENTS - August
 
 23 - Canoe/Kayak, Seattle, Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships
 
 24-26 - Archery, Chula Vista, Calif, SoCal Showdown USAT Qualifier Series Event
 
 24-26 - Volleyball - Beach, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 2012 Jose Cuervo Pro Beach
 Volleyball Series
 
 25-26 - Archery, Lansing, Mich., National Traditional Championships
 
 25-26 - Judo, Winston-Salem, N.C., 2012 Nito Judo Cup
 
 25 - Table Tennis, Davidson, Mich., August Open
 
 25 - Weightlifting, Frederick, Md., 2012 Frederick Open
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 08/21 09:46:35 ET

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