BEIJING (AP) The U.S. men's volleyball team has won the Olympic
gold medal, completing a perfect run in the tournament by beating
defending champion Brazil.
The Americans captured their third gold medal in the sport. They
won Sunday's final by scores of 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23.
Brazil, the top-ranked team and two-time gold medalists, settled
for the silver.
The U.S. run came after coach Hugh McCutcheon's father-in-law
was fatally stabbed in Beijing the day before competition started.
McCutcheon missed the team's first three games to be with his