Results and highlights from Day 13 of the Summer Olympic games in London.

FULL COVERAGE: 2012 Summer Olympics




SOCCER
U.S. beats Japan
WATER POLO
U.S. gets the gold LONDON (AP) — The United States women's water polo team won the gold medal today. The Americans beat Spain 8-5 for their first ever Olympic gold medal. The U.S. got five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to the win. The Americans overpowered a young Spanish team on both ends of the pool to lead 5-2 by halftime, and they never looked back.
TRACK AND FIELD
Gold for Eaton...Bolt bolts to another gold...Taylor gets gold in triple jump
BOXING
An Olympic first and gold for an American
BASKETBALL
U.S. women reach final LONDON (AP) — Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi (tohr-AH'-see) scored 14 points apiece and the U.S. women's basketball team cranked up its defense in the second half to beat Australia 86-73. The win secures a spot in a fifth straight gold medal game for the U.S. women. The Americans, who had cruised through their first six Olympic games, were challenged by the Australians and 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage. After scoring 19 first-half points, the U.S. defense shut her down in the second half, holding her scoreless. The Americans have won 40 consecutive Olympic contests dating back to the bronze medal game in 1992. They will face France, which beat Russia 81-64, in the gold medal game Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL
U.S. women to face Brazil's for gold LONDON (AP) — The unbeaten U.S. women's volleyball advanced to the Olympic final with a straight-set victory over South Korea and will play for the title Saturday against defending Olympic champion Brazil. The American team lost to Brazil 3-1 in the final at the 2008 Beijing Games. Brazil advanced with a straight-set win over Japan.
CYCLING
Hamilton accepts inevitable LONDON (AP) — The IOC is set to formally strip American cyclist Tyler Hamilton of his gold from the 2004 Athens Games after his admission of doping. That's what an Olympic official familiar with the case tells the AP. The official says the IOC executive board will meet Friday to readjust the standings from the road race time trial and award the gold to retired Russian rider Viatcheslav Ekimov (vee-AH'-cheh-slahv EHK'-ih-mawf). American Bobby Julich (JOO'-lihk) will be moved up from bronze to silver After years of denials, Hamilton told CBS's "60 Minutes" last year that he had repeatedly used performance-enhancing drugs.  


 


 

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