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Today's events

Track and field: Since there is no Dan (O'Brien), the decathlon should be all Dave (Johnson). But keep an eye on Canadian bTC Michael Smith and Czechoslovak Robert Zemlik. Sergei Bubka has broken the pole vault world record 30 times. He'll try to make it 31. Mike Powell apparently is nursing a sore hamstring, putting his classic long jump duel with Carl Lewis and hopes for a world record 30-foot jump in doubt. And Morgan State's Rochelle Stevens will run in the finals of the women's 400.

Basketball: The undefeated U.S. women's basketball team meets the Unified Team, and Cuba plays China in the semifinals tonight, with the final scheduled for Friday.

Volleyball: The U.S. men's team, finally looking like the gold-medalist group it is expected to be in a convincing win over world champion Italy on Monday, opens medal-round play against the Unified Team.

Water polo: The United States, unbeaten in three games and favored to win the gold because powerful Yugoslavia is not allowed to compete, plays the Unified Team today and Germany on Friday to conclude its preliminary round.


Baseball: The long-shot Americans stayed with the unbeaten Cubans for five innings, only to be overwhelmed once again by their might, 6-1. Taiwan beat Japan in the other semifinal and will face Cuba for the gold medal today while the U.S. plays Japan for the bronze.

Track: Add a gold for Morocco. Khalid Skah of Morocco once again was declared the winner of the men's 10,000 meters, after being stripped of the medal the day before.

Diving: For the first time since 1976, the U.S. men lost an Olympic diving event. Scott Donie took silver in the platform event, while Matt Scoggin, still with a chance for a medal, cartwheeled through the air and landed on his back.

Boxing: U.S. boxers continue to take it on the chin. Three of four -- Montell Griffin, Larry Donald, Raul Marquez -- lost their quarterfinals, leaving only three Americans in the semifinals. Tim Austin, however, won, securing at least a bronze medal. Meanwhile, 11 of the 12 Cubans have advanced.

Sailing: A penalty at the start cost the U.S. soling team, which includes Jim Brady of Annapolis, the gold medal.

Medal table

Nation ... ... G... S... B... Tot

Unified Team ..33...28...20... 81

United States .20...26...22... 68

Germany... ... 16...13...22... 51

China ... ... .15...19...14... 48

France ... ... .7... 4...13... 24

Australia ... ..6... 8... 9... 23

South Korea ... 9... 4... 8... 21

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