Defending U.S. team ousted
LONDON -- Defending beach volleyball gold medalist Phil Dalhausser saw the Italian points pile up on the scoreboard and knew his hopes for a repeat were over when Todd Rogers' final Olympic touch fell short of the net.
"It's a little bit different when you win: It takes about a month for it to sink in," Dalhausser said Friday after the Americans lost to Italy in the round of 16 at Horse Guards Parade. "When you lose, it smacks you right in the face the second the ball hits the sand."
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