Basketball
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2008 Beijing Games Day 4

Basketball
Team USA forward Kobe Bryant goes for a dunk as Angola players Armando Costa (5), Vladimir Jeronimo (9) and Carlos Morais (6) look on during their preliminary basketball game in Beijing. The U.S. won, 97-76. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Basketball
From left, Angola’s Felizardo Ambrosio, American Carlos Boozer and Angola’s Joaquim Gomes compete for the ball. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Huddle
U.S. players celebrate during their victory at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium. (Kerim Okten / EPA)
Wrestle
Russia’s Islam-Beka Albiev, in red, tangles with Azerbaijan’s Vitaliy Rahimov in the 60kg men’s Greco-Roman wrestling final. Albiev won the gold medal. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Wrestle
Eusebiu Iancu Diaconu of Romania, in blue, flips China’s Jiang Sheng during a match in the 60kg men’s Greco-Roman wrestling competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Flip
Russia’s Islam-Beka Albiev flips in the air after defeating Vitaliy Rahimov and winning the gold medal in the 60kg men’s Greco-Roman wrestling competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Phelps
Midway through the second lap of the men’s 200-meter freestyle, Michael Phelps swims alone on his way to a world record 1:42.96 at the Water Cube. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Swim
U.S. swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Matt Grevers celebrate a one-two finish in the men’s 100-meter backstroke. Piersol set a world record with a time of 52.54. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Medals
U.S. swimmers Natalie Coughlin, left, and Margaret Hoelzer share a laugh during the medals ceremony for the women’s 100-meter backstroke, as Coughlin fought hard to keep from crying during the national anthem. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dive
Australia’s Melissa Wu, foreground, and Briony Cole spin into a dive during the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform final. They won silver with 335.16 points. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dive
Haley Ishimatsu, foreground, and teammate Marybeth Dunnichay attempt one of five dives during the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Water Cube. They finished in fifth place. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dive
Mexico’s Tatiana Ortiz pulls into a twisting dive with teammate Paola Espinoza in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final. They won the bronze medal with a score of 330.06. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Dive
Roulin Chen, right, and Xin Wang spin into one of five dives that earned them 363.54 points and a gold medal in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving event. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Horton
U.S. gymnast Jonathan Horton competes on the horizontal bar in the men’s team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Horton win
Jonathan Horton, center, celebrates with teammates after his performance on the horizontal bar. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Bhavsar
Raj Bhavsar competes for the U.S. on the parallel bars in the team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Tan
American Kai Wen Tan holds his form on the rings. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Pool
U.S. field hockey forward Angela Loy dives to pass the ball as Japan’s Chie Kimura pursues her during pool play at the Olympic Green Hockey Stadium. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Tie
U.S. field hockey players Keli Smith, left, Kate Barber and Tiffany Snow celebrate a tying goal against Japan. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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