MEN'S BASKETBALL

• Andrei Kirilenko scored a team-high 18 points to lead four players in double figures, but Russia (1-1) dropped its first Group A basketball Tuesday to undefeated Croatia (2-0), 85-78. Kirilenko's stats included two 3-pointers, a team-best six rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal. Russia next faces Australia (0-2) on Thursday.

• Raul Lopez started for Spain (2-0) in its 85-75 overtime victory over host China (0-2), playing five minutes and grabbing two defensive rebounds.

• Deron Williams scored seven points and dished out four assists and Carlos Boozer added two points and as many rebounds as the United States (2-0) overwhelmed winless Angola (0-2).

• Andrew Bogut managed just 7 points on 3-of-10 FG shooting as Australia (0-2) fell to Argentina (1-1) 85-68.

MEN'S BEACH VOLLEYBALL

• Seeded ninth overall in the competition and second in their four-duo group, Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal upset Group F favorite and sixth-seeded Julius Brink and Christophe Dieckmann of Germany, 21-15, 21-13 in pool play. With one pool match remaining and all other Group F opponents having at least one loss, the win all but assures the U.S. duo of a spot in the medal-round quarterfinals.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

• Middle blocker Ryan Millar collected seven kills, three blocks and two assists and U.S. teammate Rich Lambourne tied for team-high honors with 10 digs as the United States (2-0) rallied from a first-set loss to down Italy (1-1) in four sets, 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-21. Up next for the U.S. — No. 3 in the latest world rankings — is No. 4 Bulgaria.

• Despite taking a 2-1 lead after three sets, Joel Silva's Venezuela team couldn't manage its first Olympics victory and lost to host China (1-1), 25-21, 21-25, 15-25, 25-21, 16-14. Silva played all five sets at libero for Venezuela (0-2).

UP NEXT ON WEDNESDAY FOR UTAH OLYMPIANS

MEN'S BASEBALL

• Former Salt Lake minor leaguers Ryan Radmanovich and Steve Green begin play with Canada in the Olympic opener against China.

• Current Bees players Keith Jepsen and Matt Brown are part of the U.S. roster as the Americans open against Korea.

MEN'S CYCLING

• David Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer are the only two U.S. representatives in the men's time trials event, which is two 24-kilometer laps around the Juyongguan and Badaling entrances to the Great Wall.

MEN'S SOCCER

• Chris Seitz, who has yet to see Olympic action through two matches, and his U.S. team meet Nigeria in a battle of their pool's top two teams with identical 1-1-0 records in their preliminary finale. However, with its two draws, the Netherlands (0-0-2) could beat winless Japan and win the group.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

• Logan Tom and the U.S. team (1-1) look to rebound from their loss to Cuba by taking on winless Venezuela (0-2).


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