China's Xue Chen, left, and teammate Zhang Xi prevented an all-American beach volleyball final by knocking off the U.S.'s No. 2 team of Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh.
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U.S. No. 2 team knocked out
Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China have knocked Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh out of the Olympic beach volleyball quarterfinals, improving to 5-0 against the U.S. pair and eliminating the chances of an all-American final.
Xue, at 19 the youngest player in the men's or women's fields, and Zhan won 21-17, 21-13 to earn a spot in tomorrow's semifinal against the top-seeded Chinese team of Tian Jia and Wang Jie.
» Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser are in the beach volleyball final four after beating Germany 21-13, 25-23.
The reigning world champions and gold medal favorites beat Eric Koreng and David Klemperer today. The Americans will play the winner of Georgia and the Netherlands on Wednesday for a spot in the gold medal game.
The other U.S. team, Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal, plays Brazil later today.
U.S. finishes pool play unbeaten
Another game, another rout.
Tina Thompson scored 10 points during a 21-0 run in the second quarter and the U.S. women's basketball team beat New Zealand 96-60 last night.
The U.S. closed out pool play in the same fashion as all its other games in the Olympics - with a blowout. The Americans won the five games by an average of 43 points. With the exception of a rough first half against Spain and the first 3 minutes against the Czech Republic, the U.S. looked unbeatable.
Guo’s gold medal makes China 5-for-5
Guo Jingjing has won a gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the Beijing Olympics, becoming the most decorated female diver with her sixth career medal.
Guo totaled 415.35 points yesterday to defend her title from four years ago in Athens and make China 5-for-5 in diving at these Games. Guo and partner Wu Minxia teamed to win the women's 3-meter synchronized title last weekend.
U.S. crushes China, extends streak to 21
This isn't an Olympic softball tournament, it's a clinic. And the instructors are the same from four years ago.
Crushing the softball and the spirits of their hostesses with a nine-run first inning, the powerhouse U.S. team moved within two wins of another gold medal today with a 9-0 victory over China.
The United States (7-0) pushed its Olympic winning streak to 21. The U.S. tied an Olympic record - one of the few the Americans didn't already own - with a nine-run outburst in the first.
Former UH swimmer wins bronze
Former Hawaii swimmer Melanie Schlanger won her first career Olympic medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay, taking home the bronze, as the Australian relay team finished behind the Netherlands and the United States Saturday.
The 21-year-old Schlanger, swimming the third leg of the relay, posted a 100-meter time of 53.85 seconds, catapulting Australia from seventh into third after three swimmers. Lisbeth Trickett swam the final leg for the Australians, holding on to the bronze medal.
The Netherlands set an Olympic record in the race with a time of 3 minutes. 33.76 seconds. The Australians' time (3:35.05) was also under the old Olympic record.
Schlanger, who swam for UH in 2006, also swam in the 4x200 freestyle relay, but the Australians didn't advance out of the preliminary rounds.