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Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 men's tennis player in the world, was defeated in the Olympic semi-finals on Friday by Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Why it matters: The 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 upset ends the Serbian's chances of attaining a "Golden Slam" β€” or winning all four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Sverev is set to play Russia's Karen Khachanov in the finals.

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Team USA's players celebrate their victory in their women's gold medal volleyball match against Brazil during the Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on Sunday. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

πŸ₯‡: U.S. clinches top Olympic gold spot after women's indoor volleyball team win

πŸ€: U.S. women's basketball scores 7th straight Olympic gold medal

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ: American Jennifer Valente wins final women's cycling gold of Tokyo Games

πŸ€ΈπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ: Biden lauds Biles for mental health "courage," praises Team USA in virtual meeting β€” Poll: Americans care about Olympians' mental health

🐎: Germany's modern pentathlon coach disqualified from Games for punching horse

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U.S. women's basketball team scores 7th straight Olympic gold medal

Team USA's Brittney Griner at the basket during their game against Japan on Sunday. Photo: Ina Fried

The U.S. women's basketball team won its seventh straight gold medal at the Olympic games on Sunday, defeating Japan by 90-75.

Why it matters: The U.S. women's basketball team has raked in a total of seven gold medals and hasn't lost an Olympic game since 1992.

Texas abortion law remains in effect after appeals court ruling

Pro- and anti-abortion protesters outside the Supreme Court as arguments begin about the Texas abortion law on Capitol Hill in November. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A U.S. appeals court transferred a challenge to Texas' law banning most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy to the state supreme court in a 2-1 vote on Monday evening.

Why it matters: The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision means the country's most restrictive abortion law can remain in place for the time being.