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USA crush Serbia 96-66 in Rio Olympic Final

The United States won a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in Men's Basketball as they beat Serbia 96-66 in the final of the Rio Olympics.

This was the last gold medal on offer at the 2016 Rio Games on Sunday and the 25th Olympic victory of the US, which also had perfect 8-0 records in 2008 Beijing Olympics and in London in 2012.


Women's Basketball: USA rout Spain 101-72 in Rio Olympics Gold medal match

The powerhouse United States women's basketball team was nearly as dominant in the final as it was in every other contest at the Rio Games, winning its sixth straight Olympic gold with a 101-72 victory over Spain on Saturday.

Spain, which secured its first every medal in this competition with a convincing 68-54 win over Serbia in Thursday semi-finals, was competitive with the Americans in the early going and only trailed 21-17 after the first quarter.


Women's Basketball: USA thrash Japan to enter Rio Olympics semifinals

The ambitious Japanese women's basketball team failed to make history at the Olympics as they lost 110-64 to the powerhouse United States in a quarter-final match in Rio.

The Asian champions, aiming for a medal finish, battled in every corner of the court in the first half on Tuesday before they were beaten by the Americans.


Rio Olympics Men's Basketball: USA edge past France to remain perfect at 5-0

The US won a second consecutive game by a slim margin, beating France 100-97 for a perfect 5-0 record in the preliminary round of the men's basketball tournament at the Rio Olympics.

Despite being without Tony Parker, France clawed back from 15-point deficit to close up to three points on a beat-the-buzzer three-pointer from Antoine Diot on Sunday. Trailing 80-65 with 1:25 to go in the third quarter, Michael Gelabale capped a 14-3 run for France with a fast-break four minutes into the fourth to make it 83-79.


Rio Olympics: Australia beat Belarus 74-66 in Women's Basketball

It was Elizabeth Cambage again who kept Australia's perfect record in the Olympic women's basketball tournament pool play as the 2.03-meter center had 17 points and nine rebounds to boost a 74-66 win over Belarus in Rio.

Cambage had seven points and five rebounds in the fourth quarter, in which Australia won 22-7, to turn a 13-point deficit to a 65-62 lead with a "2+1", a field goal and a follow-up free-throw, with 4:11 left of the game on Saturday, reports Xinhua.


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