Each day of the Tokyo Games, NBC Olympics will provide a roundup of news from a variety of sports. Catch up here on all the storylines and must-see highlights you may have missed while you were sleeping.

As we get close to the halfway point of the Olympics, we've hit the point at which U.S. teams will sink or swim.

In the women's water polo team's case, the answer is an emphatic "swim."

Maggie Steffens completed her climb toward the Olympic record for career scoring and the team shook off its first loss in 13 years — a 10-9 loss to Hungary in which Steffens suffered a broken nose — with an 18-5 win over the ROC. (STORY)

The women's basketball team once again started slowly but showed its class in winning its 51st straight game in Olympic competition, beating Japan 86-69 behind double-doubles from Breanna Stewart and A'ja Wilson. (STORY)

In rugby, the U.S. women won Group B, finishing with a 14-12 win over Australia, but the team was overwhelmed in a 21-12 quarterfinal loss to Great Britain, the same country that knocked out the men at the same stage of competition. (STORY)

Elsewhere, the news wasn't quite as good, with the U.S. men's volleyball team falling to 2-2 with a loss to Brazil. (STORY)

On the water, the unthinkable happened, as neither the men's nor the women's rowing eights won a medal. The women had won three gold medals in a row. For the first time in history, the U.S. won no medals whatsoever in rowing. (STORY)

The U.S. men's baseball team opened with an 8-1 win over Israel, setting up a duel for the group win against South Korea. (STORY)

In the last and perhaps most thrilling matchup of the evening, the U.S. women's soccer team advanced past the Netherlands on a penalty shootout after a 2-2 tie. (STORY)


No one had gone faster than 50 seconds in the men's 100m butterfly at the Olympics until Caeleb Dressel did it in a Friday semifinal. No one has gone faster in any competition than 49.50, which Dressel did at the 2019 World Championships Until the final? We'll see. (STORY

One world record fell in Friday's finals. South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker, who took silver behind surprise gold medalist Lydia Jacoby in the women's 100m breaststoke, broke the eight-year-old mark of 2:19.11 with a time of 2:18.95. U.S. swimmers Lilly King and Annie Lazor took silver and bronze. (STORY)  

Ryan Murphy had the other U.S. medal in the pool, taking silver in the men's 200m backstroke behind the ROC's Evgeny Rylov.

Australia's Emma McKeon set an Olympic record of 51.96 seconds to win the 100m freestyle, with Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey winning her second medal of the Games. Australian veteran Cate Campbell took bronze 13 years after her last medal in an individual race.

China's Wang Shun won the men's 200m individual medley, which Michael Phelps had long ruled.

Track and field

Already? Time flies when you're staying up all night.

The first medals on the track have been awarded, with Ethiopia's Selemon Barega winning the 10,000 meters in 27:43.22. U.S. runner Grant Fisher stuck with the leaders most of the way and finished fifth.

Most U.S. athletes successfully navigated their first rounds of competition, including the fleet women's 800m trio of Ajee WilsonAthling Mu and Raevyn Rogers. (NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS)

But the baton-passing bug struck the 4x400m mixed relay team, which means Allyson Felix will not get a shot at adding to her medal total in the final. (STORY)


Around the Games

Tennis: The Golden Slam will not happen. Novak Djokovic lost in the semifinals to Germany's Alexander Zverev. (STORY) Also, the U.S. will not win a medal for the first time since the sport was re-introduced to the Games in 1988, as Austin Krajicek and Tennys Sandgren lost to New Zealand's Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus in the bronze medal match. (STORY)

BMX: Crashes marred the semifinals and finals of BMX racing, with U.S. favorite Alise Willoughby eliminated in a semifinal crash and defending champion Connor Fields taken away in an ambulance in another incident. (STORY)

GolfXander Schauffele moved into the lead at 11-under before a threat of lightning forced the second round to be suspended (STORY, SCORES)


Badminton, mixed doubles: Gold - Wang/Huang (CHN), Silver - Zheng/Huang (CHN), Bronze - Watanabe/Higashino (JPN)

Canoe/kayak, men's kayak slalom: Gold - Jiri Prskavec (CZE), Silver - Jakub Grigar (SVK), Bronze - Hannes Aigner (GER)

Cycling, men's BMX race: Gold - Niek Kimmann (NED), Silver - Kye Whyte (GBR), Bronze - Carlos Ramirez (COL)

Cycling, women's BMX race: Gold - Bethany Shriever (GBR), Silver - Mariana Pajon (COL), Bronze - Merel Smulders (NED)

Fencing, men's team epee: Gold - Japan, Silver - ROC, Bronze - South Korea

Judo, women's heavyweight: Gold - Lukas Krpalek (CZE), Silver - Guram Tushishvili (GEO), Bronze - Tamerlan Bashaev (ROC), Bronze - Teddy Riner (FRA)

Judo, men's heavyweight: Gold - Sone Akira (JPN), Silver - Idalys Ortiz (CUB), Bronze - Romane Dicko (FRA), Bronze - Irina Kindzerska (AZE)

Rowing, women's single sculls: Gold - Emma Twigg (NZL), Silver - Hanna Prakatsen (ROC), Bronze - Magdalena Lobnig (AUT) 

Rowing, men's single sculls: Gold - Stefanos Ntouskos (GRE), Silver - Kjetil Borch (NOR), Bronze - Damir Martin (CRO)

Rowing, women's eights: Gold - Canada, Silver - New Zealand, Bronze - China 

Rowing, men's eights: Gold - New Zealand, Silver - Germany, Bronze - Great Britain

Shooting, women's sport pistol: Gold - Vitalina Batsarashkina (ROC), Silver - Kim Min-Jung (KOR), Bronze - Xiao Jiaruixuan (CHN) 

Swimming, women's 200m breaststroke: Gold - Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), Silver - Lilly King (USA), Bronze - Annie Lazor (USA) 

Swimming, men's 200m backstroke: Gold - Evgeny Rylov (ROC), Silver - Ryan Murphy (USA), Bronze - Luke Greenbank (GBR)   

Swimming, women's 100m freestyle: Gold - Emma McKeon (AUS), Silver - Siobhan Haughey (HKG), Bronze - Cate Campbell (AUS)

Swimming, men's 200m individual medley: Gold - Wang Shun (CHN), Silver - Duncan Scott (GBR), Bronze - Jeremy Desplanches (SUI) 

Table tennis, men's singles: Gold - Ma Long (CHN), Silver - Fan Zhendong (CHN), Bronze - Dmitry Ovtcharov (GER)

Tennis, men's doubles: Gold - Mektic/Pavic (CRO), Silver - Cilic/Dodig (CRO), Bronze - Daniell/Venus (NZL)

Track and field, men's 10,000m: Gold - Selemon Barega (ETH), Silver - Joshua Cheptegei (UGA), Bronze - Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)

Trampoline, women's event: Gold - Zhu Xueying (CHN), Silver - Liu Lingling (CHN), Bronze - Bryony Page (GBR)


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