SEATTLE, AUG. 6 -- The U.S. ice hockey team failed to perform another miracle on ice, but the women's basketball team performed a little music on the last day of competition at the Goodwill Games.
The U.S. hockey team, beaten 10-1 by the Soviet Union earlier in the week, were 21 seconds away from upsetting the Soviets for the gold medal on Sunday, but lost after overtime in a shootout.
On the basketball court the American women celebrated their 82-70 gold-medal win over the Soviet Union by singing a rap music tune they called "Go For Gold" at center court.
In boxing, the Soviets collected four gold medals on Sunday to bring their gold medal total to five -- one more than the Americans. Three of the six Sunday finals matched U.S. and Soviet fighters, with the Soviets taking two of them.
The hockey team's shot at victory over the Soviets fell just short. With the United States leading by 3-2 and 21 seconds left in regulation, Soviet Valeri Kamensky completed a hat trick to send the game into overtime. After a 10-minute, scoreless sudden-death period, the Americans found themselves facing a soccer-style shootout for the second day in a row.
Unlike Saturday, when they beat Canada, 5-4, in a shootout to advance, the Americans came up short and the Soviets -- Olympic and world champions -- claimed a 4-3 victory. Sweden earned the bronze medal with a 6-1 victory over Canada.
The U.S. team last beat the Soviets in hockey at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games.
The U.S. women's basketball team, who last month retained their world championship, ran up a 43-33 halftime lead and held off the Soviets in the second half to extend their six-year international winning streak to 41 games.
East German Jan Hempel beat 1988 Olympic silver medalist Ni Xiong of China to win the men's 10-meter platform diving competition -- the final medal event of the games. American Matt Scoggin was third.