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Olympic roundup: U.S. stuns Argentina in field hockey — again

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 12:09 a.m. MDT

EQUESTRIAN: Zara Phillips gave the royal family plenty to cheer about, helping team Britain to a second-place equestrian finish behind Germany. Princes William and Harry and William's wife, Kate, were in the stands to watch their cousin as she competed in the show jumping final portion of Olympic eventing.

Phillips' mother, Princess Anne, watched as well — then presented her daughter and the rest of the winners with their medals at the ceremony before horses and riders took a thunderous group victory lap around the Greenwich Park stadium.

TENNIS: Andy Roddick spent less than an hour on the court during an emphatic loss to Novak Djokovic. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga needed a much longer run to advance against Milos Raonic.

Roddick lost 6-2, 6-1 to Djokovic in 54 minutes, leaving the 29-year-old American to fend off more questions about retirement.

Tsonga of France moved on by winning the longest set in Olympic history. He beat Raonic of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 25-23. The final set lasted three hours and 257 points.

Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis and Kei Nishikori also won on the men's side. Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams were among the winners in the women's tournament.

VOLLEYBALL: Clay Stanley scored 16 points and the U.S. men's team improved to 2-0 in preliminary pool play with a three-set victory over Germany.

Matt Anderson added 15 points in the 25-23, 25-16, 25-20 win for the defending Olympic champions. The Germans were led by Georg Grozer with 12.

Serbia, Bulgaria and Italy each won in four sets.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser rallied for a 19-21, 21-16, 15-13 victory against Spain and remain unbeaten in the preliminary round of the beach volleyball tournament.

Defending world champions and top-seeded Emanuel and Alison of Brazil also won, beating Switzerland.

On the women's side, Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy needed three sets to beat the Netherlands 21-15, 21-12, 15-8.

WATER POLO: Ryan Bailey and Peter Varellas scored three goals apiece and the United States recovered from a slow start to beat Romania 10-8 in the men's tournament.

The U.S., which took silver four years ago in Beijing, and gold medal-favorite Serbia are tied for the Group B lead with four points apiece after two matches. Serbia beat host Britain 21-7.

SOCCER: The United States clinched first place in its group in women's soccer with a 1-0 win over North Korea.

Abby Wambach scored in the 25th minute for her 141st international goal and third of the tournament. Wambach and Co. then celebrated by coercing goaltender Hope Solo to get on the ground and do "the worm."

Nearly 30,000 attended the first women's soccer game played in 23 years at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United.

SHOOTING: Vincent Hancock is putting together quite the Olympic resume. The 23-year-old U.S. Army sergeant is a two-time champion in men's skeet shooting after he successfully defended his crown with a score of 148 in London.

BOXING: Carlos Suarez was upset with the scoring after he dropped a 16-6 decision to Turkey's Ferhat Pehlivan.

Five ringside judges decided the awkward Pehlivan — who probably slipped and fell to the canvas more than a dozen times during the bout — landed more scoring punches.

SAILING: Ben Ainslie is still chasing Denmark's Jonas Hoegh-Christensen in the Finn class.

Hoegh-Christensen finished first and second in a pair of races for a 10-point lead over Ainslie after six races. Britain's Ainslie had finishes of 4-3 as the 24-boat fleet sailed in winds that reached 17 knots.

Ainslie is trying to win his fourth straight gold medal and fifth games medal overall.

DIVING: Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao led China to its third diving gold in London, this one off the big tower in women's 10-meter synchronized diving. China won going away with 368.40 points, and the country is nearly halfway to its goal of sweeping the eight diving events.

ROWING: Alan Campbell of Britain qualified fastest for the semifinals of the men's single sculls, providing another boost for the host nation at the Olympic regatta.

Campbell crossed in 6 minutes, 52.10 seconds in the first quarterfinal to beat the times of fellow winners Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand, Lassi Karonen of Sweden and Ondrej Synek, the pre-regatta favorite from the Czech Republic.

HANDBALL: Defending Olympic champion France moved to the top of Group A in men's handball after a 32-20 win over Argentina.

TABLE TENNIS: Favorites Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia each won to set up an all-Chinese final in women's table tennis.

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