Olympics Latest: Gold medal soccer moved to Friday night
Stano took the gold medal in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 5 seconds in Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Russians will play the winner of the France-Argentina semifinal on Saturday for the gold medal. ___MEDAL ALERTPedro Pichardo of Portugal has won the men’s triple jump gold medal at the Olympics. ___MEDAL ALERTHansle Parchment of Jamaica has won gold in the 110-meter hurdles at the Olympics by overtaking American Grant Holloway right near the end. Parchment flew past him to add an Olympic gold to the bronze medal he won at the 2012 London Games.wftv.com
Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer
Tokyo Olympics Soccer Canada's Jessie Fleming, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during a women's semifinal soccer match against United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Kashima, Japan. The United States has been knocked out of gold medal contention, but still has a chance to win a bronze. Canada had not won against the United States since 2001. Canadian star Christine Sinclair scored three goals, but the United States won it 4-3 on Alex Morgan's header in the 123rd minute. A short time later, Labbe stopped Julie Ertz's head off a corner from Rapinoe as the United States increased the pressure.wftv.com
Canada knocks out US with 1-0 win in women's soccer
Canada had not won against the United States since 2001. Overall the United States is 51-4-7 against Canada. Canadian star Christine Sinclair scored three goals, but the United States won it 4-3 on Alex Morgan's header in the 123rd minute. The United States already advanced further in Japan than in the Rio Games, when the team was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sweden. A short time later, Labbe stopped Julie Ertz's head off a corner from Rapinoe as the United States increased the pressure.wftv.com
Women's soccer in England returns with optimism
After a pandemic-induced end to last season, women's soccer in England seems reborn with the arrival of World Cup-winning Americans, a slew of Australians and robust enthusiasm about the league's potential. Women's teams could only watch as the Premier League restarted and finished its season following a coronavirus stoppage. Their six-month wait is nearly over, and optimism abounds in the Womens Super League. The Football Association, which runs the WSL, says the twin bill is designed to boost visibility of the womens game. Before the pandemic, attendance was rising, likely boosted by England reaching back-to-back Womens World Cup semifinals.