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By Compiled by Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 24, 2000

On track for 5

Marion Jones had to win one gold medal to win five, had to capture her first to pursue her second. One down. She exploded out of the 100-meter starting blocks and punctuated her victory with a Walter Payton-like high step 10.75 seconds later. "I hope her body holds up and it doesn't break down like it did (at last year's world championships, when Jones collapsed with back spasms)," said Maurice Greene, who won the men's 100.

Bad blood

Already stripped of their perfect record, the Cuban baseball team went in with their emotions revved and their spikes high, sending the previously unbeaten United States a message: It still is the team to beat. Cuba shut down the United States 6-1 in a game that included shouting and cussing. There could be a rematch this week in the medal round.

Pleasant memories

The U.S. swimming teams completed their dominant efforts with world records in both 400-meter medley relays. It marked Jenny Thompson's eighth gold medal, all in relays. The Netherlands' Inge de Bruijn won her third gold of the Games, in the 50 freestyle. After accepting their golds, the U.S. men acknowledged the swimming-savvy crowd, unfurling a banner that read: "Sydney 2000. In our hearts forever. Thanks Australia."

Movin' on

In what should go down as one of the biggest victories for an American men's soccer team in the past 50 years, the United States squeezed past Japan on a 5-4 penalty kick shootout. "It was unbelievable," American Chris Albright said. "Euphoria that you can't describe." The U.S. team advances to the semifinals to meet Spain on Tuesday.

What time is it?

Sydney is 15 hours ahead of Tampa Bay, so as most people read their morning paper, today's events are wrapping up in Australia. We have converted schedules and other references to Tampa Bay time. For the latest results, check the Times Web site at

While you were sleeping

Some of the events completed after deadline for today's paper: The U.S. women's soccer semifinal match; individual apparatus gymnastics finals; several track and field events, including Cathy Freeman and Michael Johnson in 400-meter semifinals; and the women's platform diving final.

Aussie speak

"Ankle biter" -- Young child.

Medals leaders

(Country, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Total)

United States -- 20 -- 12 -- 19 -- 51

China -- 17 -- 11 -- 11 -- 39

Australia -- 10 -- 18 -- 11 -- 39

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