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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Katie Ledecky is going for a sweep of the longer freestyle races at the Olympics, a feat unmatched since another American teenager achieved it 48 years ago.Before she tries to equal Debbie Meyers golden triple, Ledecky could join the U.S. 4x100-meter freestyle relay team when the eight-day swimming competition begins Saturday.If she wins her three individual events and a relay, the 19-year-old Ledecky would take four gold medals back to her Maryland home, equaling the record for a U.S. female swimmer shared by Amy Van Dyken and Missy Franklin.She knows it, but its not whats driving her, said Bruce Gemmell, Ledeckys coach. I dont think it matters to her today. Maybe it will matter to her 20 years from now when she has kids or family to talk to about it.Michael Phelps, who knows something about golden hauls, gets started with his fifth and final Olympics on Sunday. The 18-time gold medalist is expected to be part of the mens 4x100 free relay, with the Americans challenging defending champion France.The womens 4x100 relay shapes up as the U.S. versus Australia, which won gold four years ago in London and in 2004. The Americans havent stood on the top podium spot since 1996 in Atlanta.We definitely want to get it started off right, said Amanda Weir, who is likely to be part of the relay. We always come here to win no matter what our record has been in the past.Ledecky could help them do that, likely as a swimmer in the preliminaries, which will be held in the afternoon instead of the morning. If the U.S. wins the late-night final, she would get a medal, too.Cate Campbell, the 100 free world record holder, leads the Aussie relay, having helped her team win gold in London.Over the years weve had a really healthy rivalry, she said about the United States. Weve pushed them and theyve pushed us. I dont think America would be where they are today without Australia, and America has pushed us to be the great swimming nation that we are as well.Campbell will be joined by her sister Bronte, the 100 free world champion, on the relay.Sun Yang of China goes for gold in the mens 400 free on Saturday. He has been an enigma since failing to show for the 1,500 free final at last years world championships in Russia. The womens 400 individual medley is among the four finals on the first night.The United States and Australia figure to pile up the most medals at the pool.The Americans won 31 medals, including 16 gold, in London, while Australia won 10 and just one gold. The Aussies have come on strong since then, earning 16 medals with seven golds at last years worlds. The Americans werent as dominant in Kazan, winning 23 medals and eight golds.We really are happy to see our rivals do well, especially on the womens side, Weir said. I think the men get a little more fiery.The memories made in Rio will outlast the swimming venue, a 15,443-seat temporary facility featuring 15,000 tiny holes drilled into the structure to give the arena constant air flow. Its covered in 66 panels designed by a Brazilian artist. Columns in the arenas four corners will obstruct the views of some fans. Kendall Fuller Super Bowl Jersey . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Chris Jones Super Bowl Jersey . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/Yout ... fs-jersey/ . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Dorian ODaniel Super Bowl Jersey . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Darwin Thompson Super Bowl Jersey . -- The boos poured down on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the end of a horrible first half. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Turning to the leading scorer and overall driving force on a team is always a smart move when struggling, and Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff did just that.Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points and No. 9 Ohio State went on a 22-0 run in the third quarter in an 80-38 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.The 5-foot-8 guard helped spark the run with the Buckeyes (6-3) trailing 28-27 with 3 minutes left in the first half. She finished 7 for 11, with four baskets from 3-point range.Early on, Ohio State appeared sluggish, and struggled to make shots.We just didnt have a lot of energy, McGuff said. We looked like we were a little tight coming off of two loses. Just had to get our mojo back and get our confidence back going.Shanice Johnson led the Bearcats (6-2) with 10 points and 17 rebounds, and Ana Owens added nine points.Cincinnati held Ohio State to 9-of-34 shooting in the first half, while the Buckeyes missed their first seven shots. The Bearcats led by as many as 11 in the first half.Ohio State ended the first half on a 10-0 run to bring the game to within one at the midway point, and continued the streak for 11 more points to earn a 38-28 lead. The biggest downfall for the Bearcats in the second half was on the inside, as Cincinnati picked up just two points in the paint after halftime.Ohio State outscored the Bearcats 36 to 12 in the paint and held them to 14 of 72 shooting (19.4 percent) overall. The Bearcats went 4 of 32 (12.5 percent) from 3-point range. Alexa Hart picked up 10 points, and pulled down 12 total rebounds, and played 26 minutes in the absence of Stephanie Mavunga.(Mavungas absence) just gives us an opportunity to go out there and work hard and be effectivve on the court, she said.ddddddddddddCincinnati failed to make a single field goal in the fourth quarter. Overall, the Bearcats were outscored 53-10 in the second half.Ohio State combined for 42 defensive rebounds, and did not allow second chance opportunities for the Bearcats.BIG PICTUREOhio State: Ohio State was able to attack the hoop and outrebound Cincinnati with the larger lineup, and looked to be unstoppable with Mitchell hitting her marks.The Buckeyes benefited from another hot night from the guard, and scored more points in the second half than the Bearcats scored all game. The Buckeyes are now 4-2 at home, with nine players registering a score.Cincinnati: The first ranked team to meet the Bearcats this season proved to be too much. Cincinnati was outscored 53 to 10 in the second half and 29 to 1 in the fourth quarter after holding a lead at halftime. Johnson fell hard with under six minutes left and was removed from the game when two Ohio State players fell on her upper body and head. She is the teams leading scorer and did not return.MCGUFF MAKES BIG ADJUSTMENTSI thought we just settled for too many threes early in the game, McGuff said. In the second half, we started to get a little more balanced. We attacked the zone in the middle, and we were able to get the ball in the basket.The move from outside to under the rim allowed big point totals for Ohio State, and eventually opened up the long ball from Mitchell, who ended the game 4 of 6 from deep.UP NEXTOhio State: Host Southern University on Wednesday nightCincinnati: Host Xavier on Dec. 11. ' ' '

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