Michigan Olympians Update

By: AP
By: AP

Friday, Aug. 22:
-- Sheila Taormina of Livonia finished 19th in the women's modern pentathlon. The 39-year-old is the first woman in Olympic history to compete in three sports, winning gold in swimming in Atlanta in 1996 and competing in the triathlon in Sydney in 2000.
-- Mike Hessman played third base and pitcher Blaine Neal gave up three runs in the eighth inning as the U.S. baseball team fell 10-2 to Cuba in the semifinals. The Americans will face Japan Saturday in the bronze-medal game. Hessman and Neal both play for the Detroit Tigers' Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens.
-- Tayshaun Prince of the Detroit Pistons played for Team USA as the men's basketball team defeated Argentina 101-81 in the semifinals and advanced to Sunday's gold-medal game against Spain.

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