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March 18, 2016
Sport born on California's beaches changing
 SYDNEY (AP) -- In an Olympic tournament of magic moments for beach volleyball, one of the most enduring was a match that had nothing to do with medals or glory.
 An injury forfeit by the Mexican men's team left a sellout crowd at Bondi Beach stadium grumbling about the hour-long wait for the next game.
Sept. 27: Full story

Americans beat Brazil for gold medal
 SYDNEY (AP) -- Two Olympics, two men's beach volleyball gold medals for the United States.
 Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana upset third-seeded Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos of Brazil 12-11, 12-9 on Tuesday to make it a sweep of the men's gold both times beach volleyball has been played at the games.
Sept. 26: Full story
Sept. 26: Silver is bittersweet for Brazilians

Germany wins beach volleyball men's bronze
 SYDNEY (AP) -- Germany's Jorg Ahmann and Axel Hager completed an unlikely run to an Olympic medal, defeating Luis Maia and Joao Brenha of Portugal 12-9, 12-6 to win the bronze in men's beach volleyball.
 The U.S. team of Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana faced Brazil's third-seeded Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos later Tuesday for the gold.
Sept. 26: Full story

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