Today in Rio Aug 9

Aug. 09, 2016, 11:10 a.m. (ET)

TODAY IN RIO

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Nick Lucena/Phil Dalhausser vs. Mexico, 10a ET     
Nick and Phil will battle Mexico’s Lombardo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen, Mexico’s first beach pair since 2000. In Ontiveros/Virgen’s first match on Aug. 7, they beat Lupo and Nicolai of Italy in three. Phil and Nick handily beat Tunisia in their first match 2-0. The pair are playing for their 90th win as a team.

Watch on TV: NBC, 10a ET
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U.S. Men vs. Italy, 2p ET
The U.S. Men are 0-1 after suffering a surprising loss to Canada on Sunday (25-23, 25-17, 25-23). Italy took a surprisingly easy victory over France (25-20, 25-20, 25-15). The U.S. Men are 4-2 against Italy since 2012, which includes a 3-1 loss to Italy in the World League Final Round on July 14. The Italians are led by opposite Ivan Zaytsev and outside hitter Osmany Juantorena, a Cuban national with Italian citizenship.

Watch on TV: NBC, 2p ET
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Lauren Fendrick/Brook Sweat vs. Brazil, 3:30p ET
Lauren and Brooke lost their opening match to Kinga Kolosinska/Monika Bzostek after taking the first set. Today in Rio, they play the top-ranked team in these Games, Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes, both three-time Olympians, who won their first match, 2-0, over Russia’s Evgenia Ukolova/Ekaterina Birlova.

Watch on TV: NBC, 3:30p ET
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STORIES FROM THE GAMES
* VIDEO: Murphy Troy: I’m Representing the Country – USAVolleyball.org
* U.S. Women weather storm vs Netherlands, win in 5 — USA Volleyball
* Gibb and Patterson split going into final day of pool play — USA Volleyball
* Family first in Rio — USA Volleyball
* Walsh Jennings, Ross dominant in straight set beach volleyball victory — NBC Sports
* U.S. Women hold off scrappy Netherlands Volleyball Team in five set — Team USA ; NBC Olympics ; SB Nation
* U.S. duo drops match to Austria in Men’s Beach Volleyball — NBC 4 New YorkThe Daily Herald ; The Salt Lake Tribune
* Copacabana’s natural sand  is just right for Olympic beach volleyball — The New York Times ; Yahoo Sports
* Harmatto Dietzen, U.S. Women’s Volleyball rally past Netherlands in five sets — The Times