Coming up today
• Amy LePeilbet (Crystal Lake) and the U.S. women's soccer team go for the gold against Japan. TV: 1:30-4 p.m., live, NBC Sports Network.
• Melissa Seidemann (Hoffman Estates) and the U.S. women's water polo team face Spain for Olympic gold. TV: 2-3 p.m. live, NBC.
• The U.S. women's basketball team takes on Australia in a semifinal match. Watch for Tamika Catchings (Stevenson), Candace Parker (Naperville Central), and Chicago Sky players Swin Cash and Sylvia Fowles. TV: 11 a.m. live, NBC Sports Network.
• The U.S. men's volleyball team (Sean Rooney, Wheaton) is out of the Olympics after a stunning 3-0 quarterfinal loss to Italy. Team USA won the gold in Beijing in 2008.
• Glen Ellyn's Carolena Carstens Salceda, 16, competing for Panama in taekwondo (49 kg), fell to Brigitte Yague Enrique of Spain, 7-2, in a preliminary round. Yague Enrique went on to win the silver medal.