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Brazilians pick on Kerri Walsh Jennings to advance in beach volleyball

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It was painful to watch. You do not wish to see legends go out on a downer. Kerri Walsh Jennings is certainly a legend in beach volleyball. The loss she and her partner suffered at the hands of Brazilians Agatha and Barbara was in many ways self-inflicted. That is not to take anything away from the Brazilians, who swept both sets 22-20 and 21-18. They played spectacularly, advancing to tonight’s gold medal match against Germany. Walsh Jennings was not herself…

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Two Floridians in the hunt for Olympic volleyball medals

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Dozens of Floridians are on their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. A significant portion of those men and women are swimmers, divers and track and field athletes representing multiple countries. One Florida State graduate has a chance to take home a medal in a different sport. Nick Lucena will compete in beach volleyball along with partner Phil Dalhausser, a graduate of Central Florida, for a gold medal in a sport where American…

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