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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):2:40 p. Nigel Hayes Jersey .m.MEDAL ALERT: Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine picked up his second medal in mens gymnastics, taking gold in the parallel bars final on Tuesday.Verniaievs score of 16.041 was just a touch better than the 15.9 put up by American Danell Leyva. David Belyavskiy of Russia earned the bronze.Verniaiev finished a close second to Japans Kohei Uchimura in the all-around final last week.The silver by Leyva was the first Olympic medal by an American on parallel bars since 1996. A bronze medalist in the all-around four years ago, Leyva was originally an alternate on the 2016 team before stepping in after John Orozco was injured during training in the weeks leading up to the games.---2:30 p.m.MEDAL ALERT: Tom Burton of Australia has won the gold medal in the mens Laser class at the Rio Olympics sailing regatta.Its the first sailing gold in the Rio Games for the Australians, who won three classes in the London Games in 2012.Burton finished third in Tuesdays medal race to finish two points ahead of Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia, who came in already having been assured of at least the silver. He finished ninth in the medal race. His silver is the first Olympic sailing medal for Croatia.Sam Meech of New Zealand won the bronze.Robert Scheidt fell just short in his attempt to become the first sailor and first Brazilian to win six Olympic medals. Although he won the medal race, he finished fourth overall, four points behind Meech.---2:25 p.m.Kenyan sprinter Carvin Nkanata took a chance and jumped on a plane in Florida on Monday night, landed in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday morning, ran at the Olympics a couple of hours later.Heat 8 of the 200 meters at the Olympic Stadium was the second race of the day for the U.S.-born Nkanata. The first was getting from the airport to the stadium, getting his accreditation, getting registered and getting a lane.No surprise that Nkanata, who says he was only cleared to run for Kenya by the Court of Arbitration for Sport early Tuesday morning, didnt run his best. He finished last in his heat in 21.43 seconds.He says: I just got on a plane last night. I just prayed. I just thought Ive got to get here.---2:20 p.m.Serbia shocked Australia, eliminating the three-time womens basketball silver medalists 73-71 Tuesday and leaving the stunned Aussies standing on the court with their hands on their heads, crying in disbelief.Ana Dabovic hit a free throw with 10.2 seconds left to give Serbia a two-point lead and the Aussies had one last chance to force overtime or win it. But Australia guard Leilani Mitchells heave from near the three-point line was short and Marianna Tolos desperation put-back didnt hit the rim -- sending the jubilant Serbs racing to midcourt to celebrate.Penny Taylor, who is retiring at the end of the WNBA season, stood with her hands on her head when the horn sounded. And emotional Liz Cambage, who has carried the Aussies in Rio and had 29 points and 11 rebounds, broke down in tears. Australias streak of medaling in every Olympics since 1996 came to an abrupt end.---2:05 p.m.China swept all five Olympic badminton golds in London, but its attempt to repeat was over even before Rios gold medal rounds were even set to begin.In mixed doubles, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying of Malaysia knocked out London silver medalists Xu Chen and Ma Jin of China. The Malaysians will play Wednesday for gold against Indonesias Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, who beat Chinese Olympic champions Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.And in a womens doubles semifinal, Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark defeated Chinas Tang Yuanting and Yu Yang.But China still has hopes for medals.Chinas Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan will play for gold Friday against Malaysias Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V. Shem.In mens singles, many are watching world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, of Malaysia, who has lost the last two Olympic finals to two-time champion Lin Dan, of China. If both continue winning, the rivals will play in the semifinals.In womens singles, the favorites are Spanish world No. 1 Carolina Marin and Li Xuerui, the Chinese defending Olympic champion.---1:55 p.m.World road race champion Peter Sagan says he is pursuing a dream by competing on the mountain bike at the Rio Games.Its a big change for Sagan, who won three stages in this years Tour de France and clinched the best sprinters green jersey for the fifth consecutive year.Now hes training on the mountain bike. The fan favorite won a small race in Wyoming a couple weeks ago as a tuneup.Sagan said Tuesday that the competition will be much tougher in Rio, but he wants to give it a try. Hes says hes excited to be in Rio after his hopes to compete on the mountain bike in 2012 in London were dashed.---1:50 p.m.MEDAL ALERT: Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands has won the gold medal in the womens Laser Radial class in the Rio Olympics sailing regatta.Bouwmeester, who won the silver in London four years ago, was seventh in 
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