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Wednesday, August 6
Updated: August 7, 4:06 AM ET
Wednesday: Heymans wins gold in 10M diving

Associated Press

No medal for the American men, who lost for the second time this week to Puerto Rico, 76-70. The Puerto Ricans collected the bronze medal. The United States has not won Pan Ams men's basketball since 1983, when Michael Jordan was on the team.

Brazil won the gold 89-62 over over the Dominican Republic.

The U.S. women routed the Dominican Republic 109-54 to finish the preliminary round with a 4-1 record. They have won four straight games in the tournament since losing their opener to Cuba, and will play Brazil in the semifinals Friday. The Americans beat Brazil in the round-robin portion of the tournament.

Laurie Koehn of Kansas State scored 23 points for the Americans, while Vanderbilt's Jennifer Benningfield had 21. Every American player scored in the game and played at least 10 minutes.

Americans Michelle Morse and Liz Pagano defeated Laura Fernanda Herrera and Alejandra Porteiro, Uruguay, 21-14, 21-18.

Morse (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Pagano (San Diego) jumped to a quick 5-0 lead in the opening set and held on. In the second set, Herrera and Porteiro led 12-9 and it was close until the Americans scored five of the last seven points.

Olympic champion Laura Wilkinson did not medal in 10-meter platform diving, finishing fifth. Canadian Emilie Heymans, who won the world championship in Barcelona two weeks ago, placed first with 568.44 points. Juliana Veloso of Brazil won silver and Canadian Blythe Hartley earned the bronze.

The American brother team of Justin and Troy Dumais of Ventura, Calif., won bronze in men's 3-meter synchronized diving.

The U.S. men's epee team of Eric Hansen (San Bruno, Calif.), Seth Kelsey (Brush Prairie, Wash.) and Soren Thompson (San Diego) missed winning the bronze medal, losing to Puerto Rico, 45-40. Cuba won the gold over Venezuela.

Needing to win by 28 goals to advance to the semifinals, the U.S. men's team beat the Dominican Republic 23-0.

Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.) led the way with eight goals.

The U.S. women's team defeated Mexico 23-18 to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals. Brittane Martin (Marietta, Ga.) scored six goals to lead the Americans. The women's squad faces Uruguay on Thursday, with the winner facing Argentina in the semis on Saturday. The loser will play Brazil.

The U.S. men and women remained undefeated in pool play after the second day of competition. Laura Fenton (Overland Park, Kansas) defeated Claudine Garcia of the Dominican Republic 15-8, 15-13. Fenton then beat Chile's Angela Grisar 15-13, 15-6. Fenton will clinch her pool and be guaranteed the No. 3 seed in the medals rounds just by showing up for her match Thursday.

Lanee Butler (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) topped the scoreboard for the third straight day in the women's Mistral class by finishing first and fifth in her two races. She was allowed to discard her fifth-place finish because the sailors have reached the halfway point of the 12-race event.

In the J/24 class, Tim Healy (Newport, R.I.) with crew Nick Judson (Nantucket, Mass.), Gordon Borges (Newport, R.I.) and Davenport Crocker (Cohasset, Mass.) trailed only leader Brazil.

Peter Wells (Newport Beach, Calif.), held his fifth-place spot in the Mistral men's class. Laser Radial sailor Sally Barkow (Pine Lake, Wis.) also maintained a fifth-place position Wednesday.

Hobie 16 sailors Paul and Mary Ann Hess (Napa, Calif) solidified their fifth-place position, while Ben Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.) also stood fifth in men's Laser.

Snipe sailors Henry Filter (Stevensville, Md).and Lisa Griffith (San Diego) were the only Americans to drop a position, from fifth to sixth. Sunfish sailor Jeff Linton (Tampa, Fla.) stood seventh overall.

More gold for the United States as Jeff Holguin and Bill Keever went 1-2 in men's double trap, giving the Americans another berth in the 2004 Olympics. Holguin, of Yorba Linda, Calif., had 180 points, while Keever (Rutherfordton, N.C.) had 176.

Sarah Blakeslee of Vancouver, Wash., was second to Cuba's Eglis Cruz in women's 50-meter 3-position rifle. Cruz had won the first gold medal of the games on Saturday.

Hattie Johnson of Athol, Ind., was third.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Leah O'Brien-Amico (Chino Hills, Calif.) homered to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning and Jennie Finch of La Mirada, Calif., threw a one-hitter and fanned 10 as the U.S. women edged Canada 1-0.

Alex Bogomolov of Miami beat Colombia's Pablo Gonzalez 7-6 (5), 6-4, while wearing a borrowed pair of shoes. Bogomolov, who forgot his size 11s, used those of press officer Randy Walker. Bogomolov also teamed with Jeff Morrison of Huntington, W. Va., to win in doubles, 6-2, 6-2 against Diego Camacho and Jose Sotto Corno of Bolivia. Morrison also won his singles match, 6-3, 7-6 (5) over Chile's Adrian Garcia.

Americans swept the 100-meter dashes for the first time since 1987. Lauryn Williams of Pittsburgh won the women's race in a personal-best 11.12 seconds, beating teammate Angela Williams of Ontario, Calif. Mickey Grimes (Los Angeles) was victorious in the men's 100 only minutes later.

Stephen Moore of Plainview, Texas, made up more than 68 points by winning the 1,500 meters in the final event of the decathlon, beating Luiggy Llanos of Puerto Rico 7,809 points to 7,704. The United States has won the event in three straight Pan Am Games. Moore sustained a deep bruise in his right heel during the hurdles and also dealt with a troublesome lower back.

Joanna Hayes of Riverside, Calif., took the women's 400 hurdles in 54.77.

Dominican hero Felix Sanchez thrilled a raucous crowd by setting a games mark of 48.19 in the 400 hurdles. World champion Sanchez then circled the track draped in a Dominican flag.

Olympic champion Ivan Pedroso of Cuba edged teammate Luis Meliz by one inch to take the long jump. Another Cuban, Emeterio Gonzalez, won the men's javelin at 268 feet, 1 inch. Breaux Greer of Athens, Ga., won the bronze.

Achraf Tadili became the first Canadian in 40 years to win the men's 800 at the Pan Ams. He was in last place for the first lap, but closed well in the final stretch.

Mexicans Victoria Palacios and Rosario Sanchez took the top two spots in the women's 20 kilometer walk. Palacios won in 1 hour, 35 minutes, 16 seconds, beating her countrywoman by five seconds. Joanne Dow of Bedford, N.H., won the bronze in 1:35:48.

The world champion U.S. women routed Cuba 13-1 for their third straight victory. Brenda Villa and Margie Dingeldein, both of Stanford, each scored three goals. Next up is undefeated Canada, which beat Puerto Rico 15-0.

Tony Azevedo of Long Beach, Calif., had five goals as the American men defeated Canada 11-5. The U.S. squad is 5-0.

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