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US Men's Team Loses to Spain in Beach Volleyball, Eliminated From Tournament

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    Spain's Pablo Herrera Allepuz celebrates after defeating United States during a men's beach volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 10, 2016.

    The American beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson has been eliminated from the Olympics on a tiebreaker.

    It's the first U.S men's team to fail to advance out of pool play since the 2004 Games in Athens.

    The pair would have advanced if they had given up seven fewer points — just one point per set over three matches at the Copacabana venue.

    The U.S. pair lost to Spain on Wednesday morning to fall to 1-2. When Qatar beat Austria later in the day, the Americans fell into a last-place tie in their pool.