Former big league outfielder Hyun Soo Kim hit a two-run homer off Pittsburgh front office assistant Jeremy Bleich and scored the game-ending run in South Korea's 11-1 victory over Israel on Monday at the Olympics. Bleich retired in 2019 and prepares advance scouting reports for the Pirates.
The US shot-putter defies a ban on podium gestures after taking silver at the Tokyo Games.
Coach Karch Kiraly knew there would be challenges and adversity if the U.S. women's volleyball team could finally break through and win a first Olympic gold medal in the sport. Two key starters have gone down with ankle injuries, an assistant coach spent two weeks in quarantine as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and the Americans dealt with a straight set loss to the team known as the Russia Olympic Committee. “We have had our share and our team handled it superbly,” Kiraly said about the adversity.