United States' Brittney Griner (15) drives to the basket past France's Olivia Epoupa, left, and Gaelle Skrela, right, during a semifinal round basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Charli
Charlie Neibergall
August 21, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

6:10 a.m.

The fierce hopes of 200 million Brazilians are resting on squarely on the shoulders of favorite son Neymar.

The 24-year-old striker leads Brazil against Germany in the Olympic gold medal soccer match Saturday. Brazilians are hungering for redemption after a different German squad crushed Brazil 7-1 at a 2014 World Cup semifinal that Brazil was hosting. That loss has reverberated in the nation's psyche.

As Brazil routed Honduras in the semifinals, the hometown crowd chanted that Germany's ''turn is coming up.'' A victory would give Brazil the only trophy it hasn't won in soccer.

Honduras plays Nigeria for the bronze.

In the women's division, Germany beat Sweden 2-1 Friday to capture Olympic gold.


5:50 a.m.

The Australian athletes detained by police in Rio de Janeiro after a flap over credentials at an Olympic basketball game have been released and a team official says they will pay a fine.

Australian Olympic Committee secretary-general Fiona de Jong spoke briefly to media as the athletes left a courthouse near the Olympic venues before dawn Saturday. She says the athletes apologized to a Brazilian judge and prosecutor after accessing a venue without the right credentials. De Jong did not say how much the fine will be.

The Australia Associated Press had reported that 10 athletes were detained for allegedly altering their credentials to improve their seats Friday at the Australian men's semifinal basketball game against Serbia.

Australia lost to Serbia 87-61 and will face Spain for the bronze.


5:20 a.m.

Seven track and field golds are up for grabs on Day 15 of the Rio Olympics.

Britain's Mo Farah is looking to produce a rare double-double - his fourth career gold - when the men's 5,000 meters kicks off Saturday. Farah won the 10,000 meters last week in Rio despite tumbling to the ground after being tripped, and won both those long-distance races at the 2012 London Olympics.

South Africa's Caster Semenya is the favorite in the women's 800 meters.

Both sexes battle for gold in the 4x400 relays. The American women made it look easy in their heat Friday night, winning by more than 3 seconds over second-place Ukraine, while Jamaica, the U.S. and Belgium had the top qualifying times on the men's side.

Other medals are being awarded in the men's javelin and the 1,500 meters and the women's high jump.


4:35 a.m.

What are the Summer Olympics going to be like without Usain Bolt in the blocks?

No one is eager to find out.

The Jamaican superstar has won gold in every Olympic final he ran in, with the latest, No. 9, coming Friday night in the men's 4x100 relay in Rio de Janeiro. He has brought talent, joy, humor and unmatched showmanship to a sport struggling with the black cloud of doping.

Bolt's teammate, Asafa Powell, says ''Usain has done so much ... He's just a great athlete. He's a legend.''

U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay says ''nine gold medals, words can't even describe what he's done for the sport.''

But Bolt, who turns 30 on Sunday, is adamant, saying ''this is the last one, guys'' after his team's victory.


3:45 a.m.

The Australian Associated Press says 10 Australian athletes have been detained in Rio de Janeiro for allegedly altering their Olympic credentials to improve their seats at the Australian men's semifinal basketball game against Serbia.

The athletes were taken to a police station near the Olympic venues and then next door to a small courthouse early Saturday morning. The APP quotes Australian Olympic Committee secretary-general Fiona de Jong as saying none of the athletes has been arrested.

The AAP said the athletes were allowed inside the venue but were not sitting in the right section.

Australian Olympic spokesman Mike Tancred tells NBC that the International Olympic Committee should handle the matter, not Brazilian police. NBC reports he did not say what the athletes did to alter their credentials, which are needed to access Olympic venues in Rio.

Australia lost to Serbia 87-61 on Friday. They will face Spain for the bronze.


AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap

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