Today is Monday, July 30. It is Day 11 of the 17-day Goodwill Games. The Games enter the final week of competition with action beginning in modern pentathlon, sychronized swimming and men's volleyball.
NEWLN: Today's Birthday
Modern pentathlete Lori Norwood celebrates her 26th birthday on the first of two days of competition in her sport. She'll shoot a .22-caliber target pistol and compete in 30 fencing bouts.NEWLN: Quote of the Day
'We weren't told until three minutes before the award ceremonies that the rules had been changed. This is a real political situation. We didn't know the rules because they changed them midstream.' -- American wrestler Bill Scheer, who was denied a bronze medal in the 82-kilogram category.NEWLN: Overcoming adversity
Jermey Williams has overcome dyslexia to win 43 straight boxing bouts. Williams, a 17-year-old from Fort Dodge, Iowa, is the second-youngest boxer in the Goodwill Games tournament.NEWLN: Let freedom ring
Cuban national baseball team coach Sergio Borges has hinted his players may be available for major-league service. Though Borges said the athletes are free to leave (a player 'can ask for a visa'), none immediately announced an intention to come to play in America.NEWLN: Well, there's always gymnastics
The Soviet baseball team was held to just one hit in losing 14-0 to Japan in baseball. Through three games, the Soviet Union has been beaten 40-1.NEWLN: Planning is everything
The hockey competition has been stuck out in southern Washington. It also conflicts with the silver anniversary of the biggest annual sports event on the Tri-Cities calender -- hydroplane races.NEWLN: Add quote of the day
'I do like violence in a controlled atmosphere.' Robocop, who dropped the ceremonial first puck at the hockey competition.