Rio Roundup: Day One, Part Three

Kerri Walsh-Jennings begins quest for record fourth volleyball gold medal

Just in case some of you were mystified by the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech by Brett Favre in Canton, Ohio…

It took all of 35 minutes for the top female AVP team in beach volleyball to hammer Australia into submission.  Even though Tom Brokaw’s taped piece of the history of the Amazon River was interrupted due to China’s first round pool play match ending in controversy against the Swiss, it wasn’t even close.

The final scores were 21-14, 21-13 as Kerri Walsh-Jennings and 2012 London silver medalist April Ross defeated Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird.

Also as expected, the men’s basketball team romped again–this time beating China to the tune of a 119-62 victory at Carioca Arena 1.  Kevin Durant (soon to join the Golden State Warriors after spending his first nine seasons as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder) paced Team USA with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and one steal.  All of this while KD shot 10 of 14 from the field.

There was one upset of note on Saturday, as Australia pounded France.  Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs was mostly a non-factor.

More rugby, volleyball, and women’s basketball will highlight the first Sunday of action.

Please have a good night, and I will try my best to recap the key moments sometime in the afternoon.  Hope to see you then.

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