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Beach volleyball: Fendrick/Sweat swept by Larissa and Talita, fall to 0-2

Beach Volleyball - Olympics: Day 2

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil react during the Women’s Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool A match against Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova of Russia on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick couldn’t achieve the improbable, and that’s amplified their problems in Rio.

Larissa Franco and Talita Antunes showed why they’re the No. 1 seed in the tournament, as the Brazilian duo bashed Team USA’s No. 2 pairing 21-16, 21-13.

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The loss drops Fendrick and Sweat to 0-2, and means they’ll need a win against Russia’s Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova on Thursday just to finish third in their group.

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