Croatia's Andrej Gacina and Ruiwu Tan (in blue) compete against Singapore's Xiao Li Cai and Zi Yang in a table tennis preliminary match.
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Alain Bernard of France won gold in the 100m freestyle final, beating out world record-holder Eamon Sullivan of Australia. Bernard touched in 47.21 seconds, with Sullivan taking the silver and American Jason Lezak and Cesar Cielo of Brazil tying for the bronze.
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Kobe Bryant hit 7 of 14 from the field and finished with 18 points as the U.S. defeated Greece 92-69.
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Team USA southpaw hurler Monica Abbott pitches to a Canadian batter in the softball competition.
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Yang Wei of China celebrates after winning gold in the men's individual all-around competition at Beijing's National Indoor Stadium.
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Australia's Bronte Barratt (center) hugs Stephanie Rice (left) and Kylie Palmer after winning gold and setting a new world record in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay with a time of 7:44.31.
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Michael Phelps seemed pretty relaxed at the 200m individual medley semifinals.
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Michael Phelps' quest to win eight gold medals has drawn a lot of attention from photographers.
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Yang Wei of China won the gold in the individual all-around final after failing in Sydney and Athens.
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Alexander Artemev of the U.S. competes in the individual all-around final, in which he finished 12th.
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Natalie Coughlin of the United States starts in Lane 5 during the women's 100m freestyle semifinals.
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Natalia Partyka of Poland competes in the women's team preliminaries of the table tennis event.
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Kerri Walsh of the United States gets up during the preliminaries of the women's beach volleyball competition.
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America's Misty May-Treanor communicates with teammate Kerri Walsh during the women's beach volleyball preliminaries.
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Japan's Kosuke Kitajima finished the men's 200m breaststroke final in 2:07.64, winning gold while establishing a new Olympic record.
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Merrill Moses of the United States scans the pool against Serbia in a men's water polo preliminary match.
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Leisel Jones of Australia (yellow cap) starts a semifinal heat in the women's 200m breaststroke.
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Wang Zhizhi of China runs into resistance from Vladimir Jeronimo of Angola in the host country's 85-68 victory.
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Japan goalie Ikuko Akamura had plenty of defensive help in the from of (from left) Toshie Tsukui, Rika Komazawa and Akemi Kato, but still lost 2-1 to Argentina.
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Jonathan Horton of the U.S. finished ninth in the all-round competition.
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Sarah Young of Australia loses her footing in a 3-0 win over South Africa.
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Dwyane Wade had five assists, six steals and 17 points in the 92-69 win over Greece.
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In the women's team sabre final, Olga Kharlan helped Ukraine win the gold over Bao Yingying and China.
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