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49ERS IN BEIJING:


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BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Misty May (third Olympic Games, 2004 Gold Medalist)
NBC OLYMPIC BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAGE

August 9: Reigning Olympic champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh opened Olympic competition Sunday morning by defeating Japan’s Mika Saiki and Kusuhara Chiaki 21-12, 21-15 at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground in Beijing.  The duo has now won 63 straight international matches, including 22 straight this season.

August 11: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh eased to another victory Tuesday to keep their beach volleyball winning streak alive. The defending Olympic gold medalists have now won 103 straight matches. The last time they lost was Aug. 19, 2007. The Americans eased past Cuba's Dalixia Fernandez and Tamara Larrea 21-15, 21-16 in just 36 minutes in pool-play action. The Cubans hung with the Americans in the second set, trailing 11-10 at one point before May-Treanor and Walsh pulled away.


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INDOOR VOLLEYBALL (w): Danielle Scott (fourth Olympic Games), Tayyiba Haneef
NBC OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL PAGE

August 9: Playing with heavy hearts in a difficult situation, the U.S. Olympic Women’s Indoor Volleyball Team defeated Japan 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21 in its opening match of the 2008 Olympic Games at Beijing’s Capital Indoor Stadium Saturday night. Danielle Scott-Arruda, playing in her fourth Olympic Games, led Team USA with 22 points. She scored 16 kills on 23 swings to go with a match-high six blocks. Tayyiba Haneef-Park added 14 kills, four blocks and an ace for 19 points.

August 11: The U.S. Olympic Women’s Indoor Volleyball Team lost to Cuba 25-15, 26-24, 25-17 on the second day of pool-play matches of the 2008 Olympic Games at Beijing’s Capital Indoor Stadium Saturday night in Beijing. Tayyiba Haneef-Park (Laguna Hills, Calif.) tallied a team-high 13 points with 12 kills on 24 swings, while Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, Utah) added eight points. Heather Bown (Yorba Linda, Calif.) chipped in six points and Danielle Scott-Arruda (Baton Rouge, La.) charted five points.


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INDOOR VOLLEYBALL (m): Tom Hoff (third Olympic Games), Scott Touzinsky, David Lee
NBC OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL PAGE

August 10: The U.S. Olympic Men’s Indoor Team defeated Venezuela, 25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 15-10, Sunday afternoon to open its 2008 Olympic Games campaign at Capital Indoor Stadium, less than 24 hours after learning the father-in-law of its head coach was tragically killed while sightseeing in Beijing. David Lee contributed 14 points via eight kills, match-high five blocks and an ace. Captain Tom Hoff substituted into the match in the second, third and fifth sets, while Scott Touzinsky came off the bench in all but the first set.


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WATER POLO (w): Guy Baker (head coach), Kyle Kopp (assistant coach)
NBC OLYMPIC WATER POLO PAGE

August 11: The Women's Water Polo Team were given all they could handle in their opening game against China as they battled back for a 12-11 win in their first game of Group A play at the Ying Tung Natatorium. Natalie Golda (Fullerton, CA) led the team on offense with four goals while Kami Craig (Santa Barbara, CA) tossed in three.


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SOFTBALL: Tairia Flowers (49er assistant coach, UCLA graduate)
NBC OLYMPIC SOFTBALL PAGE

Team Begins Play August 12


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