DIVING

U.S. duo wins bronze

Entering these Olympics, the U.S. hadn't won a medal in diving since the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

That has changed dramatically. The U.S. won its second diving medal in two days, as David Boudia and Nick McCrory earned a bronze in men's 10-meter synchronized diving.

Boudia and McCrory held off Great Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield for third place. The British pair led the competition early but never could recover from flubbing a dive and finished fourth.

China's Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang won gold by a comfortable margin -- China's 29th gold in the last 42 Olympic diving competitions. Mexico's German Sanchez Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro were second.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Women win, men fall

Two-time gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings earned their 16th consecutive Olympic victory, beating the Czech Republic in straight sets to improve to 2-0 in beach volleyball pool play.

The Americans, who have never lost a set in three Olympics, fell behind 18-15 in the second before tying it 18-all. The Czechs again took the lead but May-Treanor hit one off the heel of her palm into the far corner, then Marketa Slukova left two short of the net.

Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal lost to Poland in pool play earlier, the first loss for the American men or women in beach volleyball at the London Games.

VOLLEYBALL

U.S. tops Brazil

The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated Brazil, 3-1, in an early-round rematch of the Beijing Games final won by the Brazilians. Destinee Hooker had 23 points and Jordan Larson added 18 for the top-ranked Americans, who won, 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, to improve to 2-0 in pool play at Earls Court.

WATER POLO

Steffens scores seven

Maggie Steffens scored seven goals in her Olympic debut and the United States beat Hungary, 14-13. Despite a team full of veterans, it was the 19-year-old Steffens who led the way with sharp shooting from outside for the Americans, who are looking to win their first gold in the event.

SKEET SHOOTING

Rhode moves closer

Kimberly Rhode set an Olympic record by missing only one of 75 targets in the qualifying round of women's skeet shooting, easily getting herself into the medal round -- where she will aim to become the first American to win an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.

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