Sports News Review starts with the Olympic Games, and Usain Bolt completed a perfect performance at the Olympics, after having today won a total of ninth Olympic gold medal, this time in the 4×100 meters relay. Bolt thus after the gold in the 100 and 200 meters won the third gold in Rio de Janeiro. The fastest man in the world is now equalized with the legendary American Carl Lewis, who also won nine medals at the Olympics. Bolt ran the last, when he took over the baton Jamaica was equated with the USA, but the world record holder at 100 and 200 meters once again confirmed the dominance and Jamaica without problems won the first place. Sensation was hosted Relay of Japan that in a time of 37,60 won silver and finished ahead of the United States which ran 37,62.
In the English Premier League today on the program were the matches of the second round, and Manchester City was convincing away against Stoke and triumphed with a 4:1. Burnley at home prepared a big surprise and beat Liverpool with a 2:0. Hull on away beat Swansea by 2:0, while Tottenham in front of their fans with a lot of effort managed to beat Crystal Palace with 1:0. Chelsea managed to reverse the result and on away beat Watford with 2:1, just like Everton, which with identical score beat WBA away. In the derby match, the current champion Leicester in front of their fans has failed to materialize a large number of chances against Arsenal and the match ended in a tie, 0:0.
Today started the new season in the Italian Serie A, and within the first round AS Roma at home outclassed Udinese with 4:0, while defending champion Juventus in front of their fans beat Fiorentina with 2:1.
During day have been played three matches of the first round of the Spanish Primera, and the current champion Barcelona on home ground humiliated Betis and triumphed with 6:2. Home side Granada drew with Villarreal score 1:1, while Sevilla achieved a high scoring victory against Espanyol, 6-4 at home.
Six matches of the second round of the French Ligue 1 were played, and the following results were achieved: Monaco defeated Nantes away with 1: 0; Nice on the visiting ground beat Angers with 1:0; Lille at home beat Dijon with 1:0; Bastia on away against the team of Lorient take advantage of one player more and won with 3:0; a Toulouse in front of their supporters convincingly defeated Bordeaux with 4:1.
The previous night was played the second semi-final match of the Olympic Basketball Tournament and Serbia overran helpless Australia with 87:61. The troop of Aleksandar Djordjevic against Australia from beginning to end controlled the match, completely shut off all access to the basket and played the best match on the tournament. A brilliant match played Milos Teodosic, who toyed with the defense of the powerless Boomers, and the match has finished with 22 points and 5 assists.
Today was played the final of the Olympic Basketball Tournament for women, and the gold medal as expected won the selection of the USA, which is tonight in the final convincingly beat Spain with 101:72. In the match for the third place, Serbia was better than France with 70:63 and deservedly won the bronze.
At the Olympic tournament in volleyball was played the second semi-final match, and the rival of Italy in the final will be Brazil, which was better than Russia with 3:0 in sets.
USA volleyball players won the bronze medal in the Olympic tournament in volleyball for women, after they have today overcome Netherlands with 3:1. Final match between Serbia and China is scheduled during the night.
At the Olympic water polo tournament, Serbia won the gold after defeating the great rival Croatia with 11: 7. In the battle for bronze, Italy previously was better than Montenegro and triumphed with 12:10.
The previous night was played the second semi-final match of the Olympic tournament in handball, and the place in the final won Denmark, who beat Poland in overtime with 29:28.
Russia has lost one more Olympic athletics medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. The International Olympic Committee took away from Russia silver medal from the women’s 4×400 meters relay, because the competitor in the 100 meters Anastasiya Kapachinskaya tested positive for a steroid. This is the second athletic medal this week seized from Russia, after having been previously confiscated gold from the 4×100 relay.
During the night Andy Murray won a place in the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Cincinnati after he defeated Bernard Tomic with 2:0 in sets.
Simona Halep during the night in the quarterfinals eliminated Agnieszka Radwanska with 2:0 on the WTA tournament in Cincinnati, and today were played both semi-finals and in the final will be found Karolina Pliskova, which for just an hour beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco with 2:0 and Angleique Kerber, who in two sets was better than Halep.