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2012 Olympics Recap: All American Beach Volleyball Final On the Docket

April Ross and Jen Kessy may be the sweet first time story for the women's beach volleyball event, but unfortunately for them they will have to go through one of the best pairs of beach volleyball players for the gold medal.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings also won their match to keep their hopes of winning the gold medal in their final Olympics together. The duo are the most decorated team in the history of the event. No pair of men or women have ever won two beach volleyball golds before May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings did in Beijing. They are guaranteed to add to that legacy, as the worst they can do is a silver - and no pair have ever won three medals of any kind.

Candace Parker played a very efficient 13 minutes in a 91-48 crushing of Canada. Parker scored 13 points off of 6-8 shooting, gathered seven rebounds, and had three assists. Although the women started off a bit slow, the defense kept them in the game before the reality of the disparity in skill level set in. The women's basketball team will face Australia in the semifinals on Thursday.

Kami Craig scored a crucial breathing room goal in overtime as the women's water polo team overcame head coach Adam Krikorian's Olympic sized mistake to play Spain for the final. Krikorian called a timeout with one second left when the U.S. didn't have possession - an automatic penalty, and Australia made him pay, tying the game and sending into overtime. However, Craig and the rest of the team relieved the coach of what would be crushing guilt and bailed him out.

Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter will face off against each other in the 200-meter final. Duane Solomon qualified for the final in the men's 800-meter. Dawn Harper (of UCLA) took home the silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles.

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