Rafael Nadal becomes No. 1 in the world today. He'll also wake up an Olympic champion.

Nadal overcame two set points in the second set and held every service game to beat Chile's Fernando Gonzalez 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

The Williams sisters (above) won the women's doubles title by romping past Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2, 6-0. They also won in Sydney.

"I'm so excited, I can't even speak," said Venus, who has already won seven doubles Grand Slams and a gold medal in Sydney alongside her sister. But, winning as a family never grows old. "To share this kind of moment with your sister," she said, gives her "chill bumps.

Track and field

China's Liu Xiang, the reigning Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion, is as popular in China as Yao Ming. But he has been battling hamstring and foot problems, and he limped into the starting block for his first heat Monday morning. He burst out at the gun, then pulled up lame after a few steps.


After blowing gold by shooting at the wrong target four years ago, American Matt Emmons was back in the lead on the last shot of the same event. He was determined not to make the same mistake again. He didn't — he made a different one.

Emmons' gun fired before he was ready. Instead of the measly 6.7 he needed, he got an atrocious 4.4, dropping him to the cruelest spot of all, fourth. At least last time he got silver.

Beach volleyball

There won't be an all-American women's finals.

Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh were ousted with a loss to a Chinese team. Earlier Sunday, Americans Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor advanced to the final four with a straight-sets victory over Brazilians Ana Paula and Larissa.


Women's track and field

• Running for Slovakia, Salt Lake resident Zuzana Tomas finished 67th in the women's marathon, posting a time of two hours, 49 minutes and 39 seconds.

Women's volleyball

With team highs of 18 kills and six blocks, Logan Tom proved to be the top scorer for the United States (4-1) in its 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13 victory over Poland (1-4). Preliminary pool play is over, and the U.S. advances to Tuesday's quarterfinals as Group A's No. 2 seed.

Men's baseball

• After Sunday's off day, Kevin Jepsen, Matt Brown (right) and the United States (2-2) resume play by meeting China (1-3).

Ryan Radmanovich, Steve Green and Canada (1-3) meet Japan (2-2) in the fifth of seven days of preliminary tournament play.

Men's basketball

Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer and the United States (4-0) have clinched the top spot in Group B and one of the two top seeds in Wednesday's quarterfinals, but don't expect the Americans to let up against soon-to-return-home Germany (1-3).

• Both Australia (2-2) and Lithuania (4-0) already are bound for Wednesday's quarterfinals, but this game's outcome can help determine medal-round seeding.

Raul Lopez and Spain (3-1) are set as the No. 2 team from Group B, no matter the results against Angola (0-4).

• After winning the 2007 European Championships title, Andrei Kirilenko and Russia (1-3) will end their disappointing Beijing Games run with Monday's pool finale against defending Olympics champion Argentina (3-1).

Men's beach volleyball

Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal advance to quarterfinal play, facing Brazil's Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego, the defending Olympic champions and former four-time world tour top-ranked side.

Men's volleyball

Ryan Millar, Rich Lambourne and the rest of the U.S. squad (4-0) look to close out pool action undefeated in taking on winless Japan (0-4). The quarterfinals begin Wednesday.

Joel Silva and Venezuela (1-3) need to beat Bulgaria (2-2) in their pool finale to keep alive their slim hopes of making the medal-round quarterfinals.



12 A.M.-2 P.M.

Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Germany (LIVE)

Canoeing (LIVE)

Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. Britain (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Men's Table Tennis - Team Gold Medal Final & Bronze Medal Final; Women's Table Tennis Singles Competition


3 A.M.-3 P.M.

Men's Basketball: Argentina vs. Russia (LIVE)

Women's Soccer Semifinals (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Baseball - USA vs. China; Cycling - Track Gold Medal Finals; Men's Handball - Germany vs. Denmark; Men's Weightlifting 105kg Competition; Men's Beach Volleyball


10 A.M.-1 P.M.

Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Japan (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Track & Field; Men's Diving - Springboard Competition; Men's Beach Volleyball


3 P.M.-6 P.M.

Boxing: 54kg/57kg/91kg-plus Competition


7 P.M.-11 P.M.

Women's Beach Volleyball Semifinal (LIVE)

(Other coverage)

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals: Men's Rings, Men's Vault and Women's Uneven Bars; Track & Field Gold Medal Finals: Men's Steeplechase, Men's 400-meter Hurdles, Men's Long Jump; Women's 800, Women's Discus Throw, Women's Pole Vault; Women's Gymnastics - Trampoline Gold Medal Final


10 P.M.-12 A.M.

Freestyle Wrestling: 55kg/60kg Competition (LIVE)

Table Tennis: Singles, First Round Competition (LIVE)


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

Men's Diving Springboard Semifinal; Men's Triathlon