BEIJING Shocking news from the pool: someone other than Michael Phelps won a gold medal.
France's Alain Bernard moved back atop the 100-meter freestyle list, Liu Zige broke the 200-meter butterfly mark in winning China's first swimming medal of these games and Stephanie Rice and Australia smashed the standard by nearly 6 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle relay.
Japan's Kosuke Kitajima set an Olympics record in winning the 200-meter breaststroke, but he also got into the record books by becoming the first swimmer to sweep the two breaststroke events at consecutive Olympics. -->
American Jason Lezak, the anchor-leg star of Phelps' dramatic 400 free relay gold, added a bronze to his collection in the 100 free. Katie Hoff, Natalie Coughlin and their U.S. teammates took bronze in the 800 free relay.
Zou Shiming became a national hero for winning China's first boxing medal with a bronze in Athens in 2004. The Chinese light flyweight began his effort for China's first boxing gold medal in style with an 11-2 victory over Eduard Bermudez of Venezuela.
Roger Federer, who wept after losing to Thomas Berdych of the Czech Republic four years ago in Athens, avenged the loss with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory to reach the quarterfinals.
It was Federer's biggest victory since he lost to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last month, and the two could meet in the Olympics final Sunday after Nadal beat Igor Andreev of Russia, 6-4, 6-2.
Federer will next face No. 8 James Blake, who advanced by beating No. 10 Gilles Simon of France 6-4, 6-2. Blake, the lone American to survive the first round of men's singles, is 0-8 against Federer and has won only one of their 22 sets.
The U.S. baseball team lost to Korea, 8-7, in the opening game for both teams.
The Americans scored three times in the ninth to go up 7-6, but Korea scored twice in the bottom half.
The Chinese made it 4-for-4 when Wang Feng and Qin Kai won the 3-meter springboard.
Kristin Armstrong became the second American female cyclist to win an Olympic gold, beating Britain's Emma Pooley in the road time trial. Armstrong joined only Connie Carpenter-Phinney, who won the road race at Los Angeles 24 years ago, as U.S. women's cycling gold medalists.
Cat Osterman pitched a no-hitter as the U.S. team extended its Olympic winning streak to 16 straight with a 3-0 win over Australia. Osterman outdueled Australia's Tanya Harding, who has handed the U.S. program two of its four losses in the games since 1996. She struck out 13, walked just two and dominated the Aussies in a rematch of the gold-medal game from 2004 in Athens.
Rowing finalists were decided in five categories Wednesday.
Ben Ainslie of Britain gained a 6-point overall lead on American challenger Zach Railey in the Finn class.
Eighteen-year-old Jake Deitchler, the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestler in 32 years, dropped his opening-round match, then lost again in the repechage round of the Greco-Roman 66-kilogram competition to exit the Olympics with an 0-2 record.
The United States, last year's world Greco champion, hasn't gotten a medal yet in two days in Beijing with three wrestlers to go Thursday.
Ronda Rousey won the bronze in women's 70-kilogram judo, the first medal for the U.S. since the event made the official Olympic roster in 1992. U.S. women won silver and bronze when judo was a demonstration sport in 1988.
Lisa Leslie set a U.S. Olympic record going 7-for-7 from the field as the women's team continued its unblemished run through the Beijing Games with a 97-41 victory against Mali. The Americans won their 28th straight Olympic contest; the last loss was against the Unified Team in the semifinals of the 1992 Barcelona Games.
The Chinese dominated the openings of Olympic team table tennis matches, as the women's squad beat Croatia 3-0 in the best-of-five format made up of four singles and a doubles.
The Chinese men trailed several times before finally beating Greece in front of an excited crowd.
Lee Chang-hwan of South Korea set an Olympic record in his second-round archery win, scoring 117 of a possible 120 points to beat Yusuf Goktug Ergin of Turkey and advance to the third round.
Liu Chunhong broke three world records in the women's 69-kilogram division, defending her Olympic title to win China's sixth gold medal in the weightlifting competition.
Sa Jae-hyouk of South Korea won the men's 77-kg division, finally stopping China, which had won all six of the previous weight categories in which it had participated.
Americans Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers advanced to the beach volleyball medal round with a straight-sets victory over Argentina.
In men's canoe double, brothers Peter and Pavol Hochschorner of Slovakia had the best combined time after two heats.
Ramona Maier scored 11 goals to lead Romania to a 34-26 victory over France in a matchup of unbeaten squads in women's handball.
Heike Kemmer scored 72.250 percent on Bonaparte to give Germany a commanding lead in grand prix dressage, while the Dutch and American teams appeared locked in a battle for the silver. The last time Germany failed to win team gold in dressage was in 1980, when the country joined the Moscow Olympics boycott.