Highlights

BOXING

Antonio Tarver, the U.S. light-heavyweight gold-medal favorite, turns the boos into roaring cheers with a first-round victory.

BASEBALL

Mark Kotsay says the U.S. team is a long way from Cal State Fullerton, but the slugging outfielder remains a big offensive performer.

BASKETBALL

Brazilian star Oscar Schmidt made history by scoring the 1,000th point of his 16-year Olympic career in a 127-97 victory over South Korea.

WATER POLO

Manuel Estiarte, a five-time Olympian, scored three goals to lead Spain to a 7-5 victory over Croatia and its first gold medal in the sport.

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