Hoop, there it is: The U.S. men's basketball team captured the gold medal with a tight 87-82 victory over France, avenging an earlier loss in the tournament. Kevin Durant (who, hours before the game, had agreed to a new $198-million contract with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets) led the United States with 29 points, ESPN.com noted.
The U.S. women's team will vie for the gold on Aug. 7 against Japan; France beat Serbia 91-76 earlier for the bronze medal.
All hail Allyson: Track-and-field athlete Allyson Felix finished third in the 400 meters to win her 10th career medal (her first bronze) and become the most-decorated woman in the history of Olympic track. (Shaunae Miller-Uibo, of the Bahamas, won the race.) Felix's 10th Olympic medal broke a tie with Jamaican runner Merlene Ottey, and Felix is now tied with Carl Lewis.
Team LGBTQ: As of Aug. 6, the LGBTQ athletes at the Tokyo Olympics had won 26 medalsplacing Team LGBTQ 10th if it were a country, Outsports noted. That total consists of eight gold, 11 silver and seven bronze medals. There are at least 180 publicly out LGBTQ athletes at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Medalists include British diver Tom Daley, U.S. 3x3 basketball player Stefanie Dolson, U.S. BMX freestyle rider Hannah Roberts, Brazilian swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha and Italian archer Lucilla Boari, among others.
Golds in golf: U.S. golfer Nelly Korda gave the U.S. contingent a sweep of gold medals in golf, as Xander Schauffele won the men's competition. Nelly is the first player, man or woman, to win a major and the Olympic gold medal in the same year, according to ESPN.com .