RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Team USA won the third consecutive Olympic gold medal when the Americans beat Serbia 96-66 in the men's basketball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

This was the last gold medal of the 2016 Rio and the 25th Olympic victory of Team USA, which also had perfect 8-0 records in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London.

The U.S. beat Serbia 94-91 in the preliminary round, but proved it is a different story when the gold medal is on stake.

An organized Serbian team produced enough trouble for the U.S., as they did in the previous encounter, when the lead was exchanged five times and the game was tied four times in the first quarter.

But solid defence of the Americans shattered the confidence of the Europeans, who were hammered on one-on-one situation. The U.S. used a 24-7 run, initiated by Kevin Durant who scored 18 points in the second quarter, to take a comfortable lead on 43-22.

Serbia, which missed the 2008 and 2012 Games, never found their rythem of typical team work as the game was more like an NBA one.

This was the first Olympic medal for Serbia since 1996 Atlanta Games, when the then Yugoslavia won the silver medal after losing to the U.S..

The U.S. led 52-29 after two quarters, 79-43 after three before they won another one-sided game. The Americans averaged a 22.5-point winning margin in the tournament.

Durant had the game-high 30 points while DeMarcus Cousins had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the U.S..

The U.S. beat Serbia on the board by 54-33 and led as many as 41 points.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Following is the result of tennis women's singles semifinal at the Rio Olympic Games here on Friday:

Madison Keys, United States, bt Angelique Kerber, Germany, 6-3, 7-5

PARIS Homme Nike Air Max 270 Noir Verte Pas Cher , Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, has killed eight people and wounded 23 on French overseas Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Thursday.

Speaking on radio France Info Homme Nike Air Max 270 Blanche Pas Cher , Collomb said the death toll "could rise" after Irma, with maximum sustained wind speed of 360 km per hour, demolished the Caribbean islands through its path.

Saint Martin, an island shared by the French and Dutch administrations Homme Nike Air Max 270 Triple Noir Pas Cher , was hit most badly by the hurricane with 95 percent of its territory destroyed.

"We have not yet time to assess the situation of all coasts. The reconnaissance will really start at daybreak," the French minister said.

"All public facilities were destroyed. Electricity and water were cut off," he said, noting that unlike the Dutch airport located south of the island Homme Nike Air Max DLX 2019 Noir Pas Cher , the French airport on Saint Martin operates, facilitating rescue and aid operations of neighboring zones that were less affected by the storm.

The French government has sent rescue teams including firefighters and medical staff to the storm-hit areas, according to local media.

In a statement, the Elysee Palace said President Emmanuel Macron will fly to the destroyed French islands "as soon as possible."

Highlights of China-Arab States Expo in Yinchuan

Rural children take free lunch in SW China's Guizhou

UN conference on desertification opens in Inner Mongolia

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