5 to Watch: Stanford's Ledecky Goes for Gold, Men's Basketball Looks to Rebound

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Stanford's Katie Ledecky goes for much medals connected Tuesday successful the 200m freestyle and the 1500m freestyle, and the men's hoops squad looks to bounce backmost from its opening nonaccomplishment to France. Here's what's connected pat to ticker for:

Katie Ledecky, Team USA aquatics for much Olympic medals

Wednesday nighttime volition springiness Team USA much chances to basal atop the Olympic podium astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

5 to Watch

Stanford's Katie Ledecky has a accidental to travel distant with 2 much Olympic medals aft earning metallic successful the women’s 400m freestyle. On Tuesday, she volition beryllium racing successful the women’s 200m freestyle and women’s 1500m freestyle with 2 hours successful betwixt races. She had the apical times successful qualifying for some events, adjacent mounting an Olympic record successful the inaugural 1500m heats.

Joseph Bentz volition beryllium successful the premix for a medal successful the men’s 200m butterfly final. In the women’s 200m butterfly, Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh could instrumentality location a brace of medals for Team USA.

Tuesday’s slate concludes with the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay final, an lawsuit wherever Team USA has won 4 consecutive golden medals.

The night’s action, which begins astatine 6:30 p.m., besides includes semifinal races successful the men’s 100m freestyle, women’s 200m butterfly and men’s 200m breaststroke.

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U.S. men’s hoops tries to get connected way vs. Iran

Team USA was stunned by France successful the 4th fourth of their Group B opener connected Sunday. France ended the crippled connected a 16-2 run, handing the Americans’ their archetypal Olympic nonaccomplishment since 2004 successful Athens.

Now, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard and Co. crook their attraction to Iran, which mislaid its archetypal crippled successful Tokyo to the Czech Republic. Beyond momentum, the crippled carries value for Team USA successful the standings since lone the apical 2 teams successful each radical beforehand to the quarterfinals.

If the squad wants to marque a superior tally astatine its 4th consecutive Olympic gold, it volition request to commencement against Iran with tipoff astatine 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.

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JaVale McGee #11 of the USA Men's National Team warms up   anterior  to the crippled  against the Spain Men's National Team connected  July 18, 2021, astatine  Michelob ULTRA Arena successful  Las Vegas, Nevada.

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JaVale McGee #11 of the USA Men's National Team warms up anterior to the crippled against the Spain Men's National Team connected July 18, 2021, astatine Michelob ULTRA Arena successful Las Vegas, Nevada.

Team USA tips disconnected semifinals with eyes connected 3x3 hoops gold

Team USA volition play successful the semifinals of the archetypal ever Olympic women’s 3x3 hoops tourney connected Wednesday.

Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray and Jackie Young posted a 6-1 grounds successful excavation play.

If the U.S. wins successful the semifinals, it volition play successful the golden medal crippled astatine 5:55 a.m. If the squad loses, it volition play successful the bronze medal crippled astatine 3:45 a.m. against the loser of the different semifinal.

Watch the enactment connected USA Network. Stream the semifinals live and the medal contests.

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Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, Stefanie Dolson and Jacquelyn Young of Team United States observe triumph successful the 3x3 Basketball contention connected time 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Aomi Urban Sports Park connected July 26, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan.

U.S. women’s h2o polo squad takes connected Hungary

Team USA has looked similar a squad determined to triumph its 3rd consecutive Olympic golden medal successful women’s h2o polo.

The squad started disconnected the tourney with a historic, 21-goal triumph of big federation Japan connected Saturday. The borderline of triumph was the astir ever successful a women’s Olympic h2o polo crippled … until Spain broke the grounds against South Africa conscionable a fewer hours later. The Americans followed that outing up with a 17-12 triumph implicit China.

Now, the U.S. faces Hungary astatine 10 p.m. Tuesday. Hungary tied the Russian Olympic Committee successful its lone crippled of Group B play truthful far.

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Kaleigh Gilchrist of Team USA

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Kaleigh Gilchrist of Team USA attempts to walk nether unit from Yuki Niizawa of Team Japan during the Women's Preliminary Round Group B match, July 24, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan. The US dominated their opponents, winning 25-4 against Japan.

U.S. men’s volleyball look to bounce back

The U.S. men’s volleyball squad volition beryllium backmost successful enactment connected Tuesday against Tunisia astatine 7:05 p.m.

Team USA started disconnected excavation play beardown with a 3-0 expanse implicit France but took a measurement backmost successful a 3-1 nonaccomplishment to ROC.

Entering Tuesday tied for 3rd spot with France successful Pool B, the U.S. present tries to get backmost connected way against a Tunisia squad that’s 0-2 and is yet to triumph a azygous set.

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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 26: Dmitry Volkov #7 of Team ROC attacks astatine the nett against Team United States during the Men's Preliminary Round - Pool B volleyball connected time 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Ariake Arena connected July 26, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

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