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U.S. volleyballers beat Serbia

Updated: July 29, 2012, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The defending champion U.S. men's volleyball team opened Olympic play Sunday by sweeping Serbia behind Matt Anderson's 18 points.

Captain Clay Stanley added 13 points in the 25-17, 25-22, 25-21 victory at Earls Court.

The Americans are not considered a favorite in London despite a silver-medal finish in the recent FIVB World League tournament. But they were formidable against Serbia, which won the Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000 and finished fifth in Beijing in 2008.

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