Biles makes history, wins third gold in Rio; updates on other Olympic events

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - American Simone Biles added a third gold medal to her haul in Rio by easily winning the women's vault final. The 19-year-old averaged 15.966 during her two vaults, well clear of silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russia.

Biles is the first American woman to win Olympic gold on vault. Her three gold medals in Rio also are the most by an American female gymnast in one Olympics. Biles will have a chance at more gold later this week when she competes in the event finals on balance beam and floor exercise.

In the uneven bars American Madison Kocian won the silver while in the men's pommel horse Alexander Naddour of the U.S. won bronze.

Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock have won the Olympic tennis title in mixed doubles. They teamed up to beat Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram 6-7, 6-1, 10-7. By winning the silver Williams tied the mark for most career tennis medals.

In the men's singles final Britain's Andy Murray, who is trying to become the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles gold medals, is facing Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. In the bronze medal match Kei Nishikori defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-7, 6-3.

On the golf course, Britain's Justin Rose and Sweden's Henrick Stenson dueled for the gold with Rose coming out on top. They were tied for first at 15-under after 17 holes and Stenson, the winner of the 2013 U.S. Open, birdied the hole while Stenson had a bogey. American Matt Kuchar finished third to win the bronze.

The women's basketball team has completed group play unbeaten in five games. They beat China 105-62 as Tina Charles scored 12 of her 18 points in the first quarter. The Americans won their five group games by an average of 40.8 points, eclipsing the 100-point mark in four of them. Up next are the quarterfinals on Tuesday with a game against Japan. Three more victories would give the Americans a sixth consecutive gold medal.

The U.S. men's basketball team has won its game as well, beating France 100-97. The U.S. men have now had three straight close games, topping Australia 98-88 and squeaking by Serbia 94-91 before beating France. In the win over France Klay Thompson had 30 points.

Swimmer Ryan Lochte and three other members of the U.S. Swim Team were robbed by armed men overnight in Rio. The U.S. Olympic Committee says the group was in a cab headed back to the athletes' village when the vehicle was stopped by men dressed like police officers. Lochte said on NBC that a gun was put to his forehead and that he was robbed of his wallet and money.

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky says Lochte and the others had been at the French Olympic team's hospitality house until early Sunday morning.

He says the robbers demanded the athletes' money and other personal belongings. Sandusky says the four swimmers are "safe and cooperating with authorities."

Olympic organizers say security forces have detonated what they called a suspicious package outside the Rio Olympics sailing venue. A loud bang could be heard from the marina. The avenue outside the marina was part of the course for the women's marathon earlier Sunday.

A Russian official has called U.S. swimmer Lilly King a "little girl" for her comments regarding Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova. King was sharply critical of Efimova's 16-month ban for a positive test in 2013 before beating her to gold in the 100-meter breaststroke Monday. Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov called King "a 19-year-old little girl who hasn't achieved anything yet." He added that "when she grows up, she'll understand she behaved wrongly."

Zhukov is a senior member of Russia's ruling party.

The green water has been replaced with more appropriate blue H2O in one of Rio's pools. Officials worked through the night to replace the murky green water and the synchronized swimmers were greeted with clear, blue water when they arrived this morning. Organizers have insisted there were no health risks posed by the discolored water that was seen in the pool during water polo competition and in a different diving pool.

A check of the medal count shows the U.S. on top with 66. Broken down Team USA has 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. China is second with 44 medals and Britain is third with 37.