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U.S. women to defend Olympic crown

Updated: January 28, 2012, 10:43 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- So much was on the line for the U.S. women's soccer team that maybe some jitters were understandable. When a 30-yard shot hit the frame of goal post, leaving the ball sitting in front of an empty net, the hearts really started pounding.

"That," defender Rachel Buehler said, "was a very intense moment in the game."

Buehler motored in to save the day, knocking an opposing striker off the ball. The Americans had survived another dicey moment. It took a ...

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