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U.S. rests top players, still wins v-ball group

London, England (Sports Network) - The United States chose to rest some of its best players Monday night at the London Games, but still had enough firepower win Pool B with a victory over Tunisia.

The defending Olympic champions sat Clayton Stanley, David Lee and William Priddy, but clinched first place in their group by defeating Tunisia 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19.

In addition to the U.S., 2008 silver medalists Brazil also qualified for the quarterfinals in Pool B, along with Russia and Germany.

Bulgaria won Pool A by defeating Italy 32-30, 25-20 and 25-19. The Bulgarians finished first with a 4-1 record, while Poland, Argentina and the Italians qualified for the quarterfinals with 3-2 records.

08/06 19:26:29 ET


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