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How to watch USA in first round of beach volleyball bracket at Tokyo Olympics

USA Volleyball had two teams that went 3-0 in pool play lose in the Sweet 16. Two more will try and extend their stay in Tokyo tonight.

April Ross of United States of America competing on Women’s Preliminary - Pool B during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Shiokaze Park on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan Photo by Ronald Hoogendoorn/BSR Agency/Getty Images

There are plenty of questions to be asked about USA Volleyball, but disastrous Olympics for USA Volleyball so far, with the men’s indoor team not failing to get out of group play, and two beach teams already heading home before the quarterfinals.

But there are still two USA beach teams with a shot at gold, and they each begin their four-match journey to the top of the podium in the Round of 16 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

April Ross has been here before and won a medal, and her new Olympic partner Alix Klineman are 3-0 so far in Tokyo. That helps put them towards the top of the bracket, with a favorable draw to get home while starting against a Cuban team of Lidy and Leila.

On the men’s side, Tri Bourne is only in Tokyo because Taylor Crabb tested positive for COVID-19. His new 45-year-old partner Jake Gibb is in his last Olympics, and they finished 2-1 in pool play and will face the German team of Julius Thole and Clemens Wicker.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 beach volleyball Round of 16, Monday, August 2

Women: USA (April Ross, Alix Klineman) vs. Cuba

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET (Sunday, August 1st in USA)
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com at this link
Moneyline: USA -900, Cuba +500

Men: USA (Jake Gibb, Tri Bourne) vs. Germany

Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBA
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com at this link
Moneyline: N/A

While there are no odds on the USA vs. Italy match due to the status of Jordan Thompson’s ankle, the Americans are listed as the favorite for gold at +170 at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Italy the second choice at +250. You might see these two play again for gold at the end of this week.

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