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Olympic Roundup & Standings: Sunday 08.17

Time for the daily roundup. Don’t forget to read a great post by Shawn, “Spiking the Competition” posted yesterday.

BASEBALL: The US Team is off today and is preparing for a match up with China early tomorrow morning. Standings remain the Same. See below.

BASKETBALL: The US WOMEN took it to New Zealand this morning 96-60. The win keeps TEAM USA undefeated heading into the knockout rounds.

FINAL STANDINGS

Team Pld W L PF PA Avg Pts
Flag of the United States USA 5 5 0 491 276 2 10
Flag of the People's Republic of China China 5 4 1 358 346 0.986 9
Flag of Spain Spain 5 3 2 350 354 1.009 8
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 5 2 3 353 326 1.174 7
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 5 1 4 320 423 0.795 6
Flag of Mali Mali 5 0 5 255 402 0.644 5

Beating out the Chinese Team sets up a date with Korea on Tuesday.

KNOCKOUT BRACKET

Quarterfinals
(200808-19)
Semifinals
(200808-21)
Gold medal game
(200808-23)
A2 Flag of Russia Russia
B3 Flag of Spain Spain
B1 Flag of the United States USA
A4 Flag of South Korea Korea
B2 Flag of the People's Republic of China China
A3 Flag of Belarus Belarus
Bronze medal game
A1 Flag of Australia Australia
B4 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Men will conclude their round robin play with Germany tomorrow at 5:00am.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: One women’s team is eliminated in the Quest for Sandy Gold in Beijing. The duo of Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs fell in straight sets to the Chinese in their quarterfinal matchup. Misty May and Kerri Walsh had no problems with one Brazilian team and now will face the other team in the Semi-Finals.

UPDATED BRACKET:

Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold Medal Game
1 China Tian JiaWang (CHN) 21 21
14 Austria SchwaigerSchwaiger (AUT) 12 12
1 China Tian JiaWang (CHN)
4 China XueZhang Xi (CHN)
5 United States BranaghYoungs (USA) 17 13
4 China XueZhang Xi (CHN) 21 21
10 Australia BarnettCook (AUS) 22 14
6 Brazil TalitaRenata (BRA) 24 21
6 Brazil TalitaRenata (BRA)
2 United States WalshMay-Treanor (USA) Bronze Medal Game
3 Brazil LarissaAna Paula (BRA) 18 15
2 United States WalshMay-Treanor (USA) 21 21

The Men’s Quarterfinal matches are set for Tonight and Tomorrow Morning.

FOOTBALL: The Women’s Semifinal Matchup with Japan is on deck tomorrow at 5:00am.

FIELD HOCKEY: We’re still waiting to see what happens against Great Britain tomorrow as the US Women fight to keep their medal round hopes alive. That game coming up tomorrow at 3:00am.

SOFTBALL: TEAM USA in yet Another Mercy Rule win. They beat up on the Netherlands 8-0 (5 inn.) They will wrap up their Round Robin play against China tonight at 9:00pm. PST. TEAM USA has already clinched their spot in the Elimination Round . The USA has wOn the Gold Medal every year since Softball has been played at the Olympics.

Team W L RS RA WIN% GB Tiebreaker
Flag of the United States United States 6 0 44 1 1.000
Flag of Japan Japan 5 1 17 13 .833 1
Flag of Australia Australia 4 2 21 9 .667 2
Flag of Canada Canada 3 3 17 17 .500 3
Flag of the People's Republic of China China 2 4 19 12 .333 4
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 2 4 8 19 .333 4
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 2 4 13 26 .333 4
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 0 6 4 46 .000 6

GYM VOLLEYBALL: TEAM USA has already played Poland in Women’s Volleyball but I won’t spoil it, since it hasn’t aired on NBC yet. The Men’s team will take on Japan tomorrow morning.

-Dan.

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August 17, 2008 - Posted by | Baseball, Basketball, danharris, Olympic Games, Softball, Sports, thesilverbullet, volleyball

1 Comment »

  1. There are no words to decrbsie how bodacious this is.

    Comment by Mimosa | July 30, 2011 | Reply


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