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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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What to watch at the Rio games on Wednesday

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Day 12 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): TRACK AND FIELD Expect a good showdown between Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Tori Bowie of the U.S. in the 200 meters at 10:30 p.m. following semifinals Tuesday night. Bowie is coming off a silver in the 100. There’s no worry about Allyson Felix, the reigning Olympic champ, because she didn’t qualify…

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