Associated Press
Alaska's Corey Cogdell

Trap shooting

Corey Cogdell of Alaska won a four-way shoot-off for bronze in women's trap shooting. Finland's Satu Makela-Nummela hit an Olympic-record 21 targets to take the gold. The 21-year-old Cogdell was the youngest shooter in the finals. She finished 50th at last year's world championships. What foes didn't realize is that she's honed her aim by having grown up hunting for dinner as a kid in rugged wilderness.

"There are similarities between shooting in the wild and at competitions," she said. "Dove hunting definitely helps here because the target presentations are similar."


Defending Olympic champions Yang Wei and Zhang Jiewen of China lost to an unseeded Japanese duo in women's doubles. The winners, Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna, bowed deeply in the center of the court as though they were praying. American Raju Rai was ousted in singles. Defending champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia also was ousted.

Beach volleyball

Americans Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs beat Germans Stephanie Pohl and Okka Rau 21-17, 21-16.


Two days before the tournament begins, the Americans won a tuneup game against China 7-3. Nate Schierholtz homered and doubled after the team received an on-field and dugout visit from President Bush, who stayed for about two innings. Fans and media weren't allowed in until after Bush left.

Women's hoops

A day after the U.S. men routed China, the women won by an even more lopsided score.

Tina Thompson powered a 23-0 run in the first quarter that sent the Americans well on their way to a 108-63 victory. By the time Kobe Bryant and the rest of the men's team settled into their seats at the end of the first quarter the U.S. was up 33-11.

"We were really locked in and focused," U.S. co-captain Katie Smith said.

In other games, Russia edged South Korea 77-72; Belarus topped Latvia 80-57; and Spain defeated New Zealand 85-62.

Water polo

The U.S. women's team, with 10 first-time Olympians, overcame a shaky start to beat host China 12-11 in preliminary play. "I can guarantee it won't be like that the rest of the tournament," Natalie Golda said. In other preliminary action, Hungary beat the Netherlands 11-9, defending gold medalist Italy defeated reigning European champion Russia 9-8.


It sounds like the opening round of a major: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and the Williams sister all advanced.

Nadal won his Olympic singles debut, beating Italy's Potito Starace 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, and Federer beat Russia's Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-2, then received congratulations from one of the spectators — LeBron James.

Venus Williams, playing her first match since winning Wimbledon, beat Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-2 and showed no sign of the knee injury that sidelined her in recent weeks. Serena Williams finished out her weather-suspended match against Belarus' Olga Govortsova.

Olympic Utahns

Women's volleyball

Logan Tom and the U.S. women's squad fell in straight sets to Cuba in the match-up of their preliminary pool's top two teams — with Cuba ranked No. 3 in the latest FIVB world standings and the U.S. No. 4. The Americans fall to 1-1, with Venezuela up next on Wednesday.

Men's basketball

Andrei Kirilenko and Russia face Croatia in a Group A pairing of teams who won their openers Sunday.

• Reserve guard Raul Lopez and Spain host China in a Group B battle. Spain downed Greece in their Sunday opener, while China fell to the United States in their heralded opener.

Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams and the rest of the star-studded U.S. team follow Sunday's rousing victory over China with an evening contest against Africa champion Angola, which was trounced by Germany in its opener.

Andrew Bogut and Australia look to rebound from their disappointing first-game loss to Croatia as the Aussies taken on defending Olympic champion Argentina, led by Manu Ginobili.

Beach volleyball

Jake Gibb and doubles partner Sean Rosenthal look to build upon Sunday's opening victory with another late-night match, this time against Germany's Brink-Dieckmann duo.

Men's volleyball

• Hoping to have head coach Hugh McCutcheon return to the sidelines, the United States team — including Ryan Millar and Rich Lambourne — following Sunday's five-set victory against upset-minded Venezuela with Tuesday's matchup against Italy.

• Not quite able to knock off the U.S. in Sunday's loss, Venezuela and Joel Silva take on host China in the second pool outing for each.

Olympic TV



Tennis; Beach Volleyball; Badminton Round of 16 Competition; Men's Handball — Spain vs. Poland


3 A.M.-3 P.M.

Women's Soccer: Nigeria vs. Brazil; Men's Greco Roman Wrestling 55kg/60kg Competition & Finals; Men's Volleyball — Serbia vs. Brazil; Tennis; Badminton Round of 16 Competition; Men's Weightlifting 69kg Competition; Men's Water Polo — Serbia vs. Croatia


10 A.M.-1 P.M.

Beach Volleyball (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Swimming; Men's Water Polo — USA vs. Italy; Canoeing Whitewater Gold Medal Finals


3 P.M.-6 P.M.

Boxing: 51kg/54kg-plus Competitions


7 P.M.-11 P.M.

Women's Gymnastics: Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Swimming: Finals: Men's 200-meter Butterfly, Men's 4x200-meter Relay; Women's 200-meter Freestyle, Women's 200-meter Individual Medley and Men's 100-meter Freestyle Semifinal (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Women's Diving - Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final; Rowing


7 P.M.-9 P.M.

Equestrian - Eventing Gold Medal Finals


10 P.M.-3 A.M.

Softball: USA vs. Australia (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Boxing: 48kg/91kg-plus Competitions


11:30 P.M.-1 A.M.

Women's Volleyball: USA vs. Venezuela; Swimming - Semifinals: Women's 200-meter Butterfly, Men's 200-meter Breaststroke

(Early Wednesday coverage)



Rowing Semifinals, 12:50 a.m. (LIVE)

Men's Soccer: USA vs. Nigeria, 3 a.m. (LIVE)

Men's Soccer: China vs. Brazil, 5:45 a.m. (LIVE)