7 to Watch: Rio 2016 Olympics Day 5 Highlights


NBC 7 looks over the massive schedule of events from the 2016 Rio Olympics for Wednesday, August 10 and brings you seven moments to watch:

Men's Basketball: Team USA Finally Work up a Sweat Against Australia

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team survived its first big test at the Rio Olympics, a stout Australia squad, behind Carmelo Anthony’s 31 points, which made him the U.S. men's Olympic career scoring leader. 

The powerhouse U.S women’s team was up first against Serbia after two previous dominating wins.

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DeMarcus Cousins of USA in action during the group phase basketball match between USA and China on day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Michael Phelps Heads Back to the Pool

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte ensured they would contest their rivalry one last time, qualifying 1-2 for the final of the 200-meter individual medley on Wednesday night and setting up a showdown for the gold medal. Later, the American women continued their dominance in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay by taking a fifth gold medal — losing only in Beijing — on the strength of another great Katie Ledecky performance.

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Michael Phelps of competes in the second Semifinal of the Men's 200m Butterfly of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 8, 2016.

Men's Beach Volleyball: Cancer Survivor Jake Gibb and His Quest for Gold

Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb lost to Spain 1-2 and were eliminated from the tournament.

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Jacob Gibb of United States reacts to a call during the Men's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool F match against Robin Seidl and Alexander Huber of Austria on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Women's Beach Volleyball: Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross Battle Switzerland

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross lost their first set of these Olympics, but won the decisive third set Wednesday to beat Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland.

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USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball qualifying match between the USA and Australia at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 7, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

San Diego Sailor Slated to Begin Competition

In Olympic Sailing, 470 Men and Women will begin racing Wednesday. The list of competitors has not been released yet but it's likely Point Loma HS alum Briana Provancha will see some action in the bay today. Provancha talked with NBCOlympics about how she got her start in sailing. See that interview here.

Briana Provancha and Caleb Paine, both of whom grew up in Mission Bay, visited junior sailors at the Southwestern Yacht Club before shipping out to Rio. NBC 7’s Steven Luke has more.

Family Affair in Field Hockey

Katie and Julia Reinprecht, along with the rest of Team USA, square off against Japan in Pool B of the women's field hockey tournament. The sisters joined the national team in 2010 and, in their first major international competition, helped the U.S. take home gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Now they want Rio gold.

How to Watch: Catch the Reinprecht sisters live online at 1 p.m. PT.

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The USA's Julia Reinprecht hits the ball past Argentina's Maria Granatto during the women's field hockey Argentina vs USA match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 6 2016.

Olympic Cyclist Taylor Phinney Ready to Medal Just Like Mom and Dad

Team USA’s Taylor Phinney says there is “something a little bit wrong with us” when describing endurance cyclists who push the limits of what their bodies can do on two wheels.

In the London Games, Phinney took to the pavement to compete in the road race and time trial where he finished fourth in both events. A horrific crash derailed his career in 2014, but Olympics is in the blood for Phinney. His father won bronze and his mother gold in cycling events during the 1984 Olympics.

Switzerland's Fabian won gold in the men's time trial, and U.S. cyclist Taylor Phinney finished in 22nd place.

American Kristen Armstrong won her third straight Olympic time trial, calling it "probably the hardest journey I've been through."

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Taylor Phinney of the United States rides during the Men's Road Race on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Fort Copacabana on Aug. 6, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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