Hasan Sarbakhshian, Associated Press
Heber City's Cael Sanderson, top, wrestles Majid Khodaei of Iran in a preliminary bout.
Utah connection

Heber City's Cael Sanderson advanced to today's medal round with 3 victories Friday and will meet Cuba's Yoel Romero in the semifinals. (Story on A1.)

Jazz signee Carlos Boozer had 8 points and 9 boards in the U.S. men's basketball loss to Argentina.

Former BYU athlete Ryan Millar had 4 points and a block in the U.S. volleyball's loss to Brazil. (Story on D4.)

BYU assistant track coach Leonard Myles-Mills and Ghana's 4x100 relay team failed to advance beyond Friday's first round

Former Utah Starzz player Elena Baranova scored 10 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in Russia's 66-62 loss to the U.S. women.

Another former Starzz player, Michaela Pavlickova, had 13 points and 6 rebounds in the Czechs' 5th place victory over Spain. Elisa Aguilar of Spain played just 6 minutes in the contest, scoring 2 points and grabbing a rebound.

A medal for Crow

Shrugging off critics who said she had no place at the Olympics, Tammy Crow helped the United States to a synchronized swimming bronze. She will report to jail Oct. 25 after pleading no contest to vehicular manslaughter in a crash that killed her boyfriend and a 12-year-old.

Taking a dive

American divers didn't get any medals in Athens, their first Olympic shutout in 92 years. Caesar Garcia and Kyle Prandi sealed that fate by failing to advance out of the 10-meter platform preliminaries.

The International Gymnastics Federation denied a protest over American Mary Sanders' low technical score in the first day of rhythmic qualifying.

On the doping front: Russian 400-meter runner Anton Galkin was expelled from the games after testing positive for steroids after his Aug. 21 race in the 400 semifinals.

A record-setting Hungarian weightlifter was in danger of losing his silver medal over a failed drug test. Ferenc Gyurkovics won his medal Tuesday in the 231-pound (105 kg) class.


It was hot and mostly sunny at Olympic stadium, where the mercury reached 98 degrees. Saturday's forecast called for clear skies and much cooler with a high of 84.

Local TV

KSL-TV (Ch. 5) will provide Olympic coverage during these times: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 7-11 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. and 1-5 a.m.

Looking ahead

Ch. 5 will provide coverage of the men's marathon Sunday morning and closing ceremonies during Sunday's prime time.

Quote of the day

I just love our game and love our sport, and when I see . . . the passion these teams have and the love for our sport, it makes me proud to be part of it . . . I think we did the best we could. — Larry Brown, coach of U.S. men's basketball team