🏀 NBA free agency continued, and old feuds turn into new friendships. Andre Drummond signed a one-year pact with the 76ers. New teammate Joel Embiid once said, “I own a lot of real estate in Drummond’s head and I’m on my way to build more.”
In their 19th year in the NBA, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are teaming up in LA. Melo signed a $2.6 million deal with the Lakers, who also signed Kendrick Nunn, Trevor Ariza, and Kent Bazemore.
DeMar DeRozan went to the Bulls on a sign-and-trade to team up with LaVine, Lonzo, and Caruso.
19-year-old Atling Mu won the 800m hurdles, becoming the youngest American woman to win an individual track medal since 1964.
Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record to win the 400m hurdles. Another American, Dalilah Muhammad, took silver and also broke the old record.
🏀 The USA Men’s basketball team qualified for the semifinals after downing Spain 95-81. Next up? Australia, who beat the US earlier this year.
🤸♀️ In her first event since the team competition, Simone Biles won the bronze medal in beam. It’s her 7th Olympic medal. Afterward, she went into detail on the process she went through to compete.
“Every day I had to be medically evaluated by the doctors, and then I had two sessions with a sports psychologist which helped keep me more level-headed. I was cleared to do beam, which I honestly didn't think I'd be cleared to do last night.”
🏃♀️ Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah won the 200m sprint. She joins Usain Bolt as the only athletes to win the 100m and 200m races in back-to-back Olympics.