U.S., after silver in Beijing, takes 8th

Updated: August 12, 2012, 12:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LONDON -- The U.S. men's water polo team ended its dismal Olympic campaign with a thud.

The Americans, who entered the Games with hopes of improving on their silver medal four years ago in Beijing, closed play in London on Sunday with their fifth straight loss, falling to Australia 10-9 to drop to eighth place.

"Not a very good way to finish, for sure," coach Terry Schroeder said.

As it had much of the tournament, the United States fell behind from the get-go against Australia, ...

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