Latvia victory
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London Olympics | Men’s beach volleyball

Latvia victory
Jacob Gibb of the United States looks away as he and teammate Sean Rosenthal fall to Martins Plavins, center, and Janis Smediins of Latvia in the men’s beach volleyball quarterfinals, 2-1. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. men lose
Jacob Gibb, foreground, and Sean Rosenthal of the United States hang their heads after they lost to Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins of Latvia in the men’s beach volleyball quarterfinals. (Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)
Volleyball dig
Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal of the United States dig for the ball. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Net return
Jacob Gibb, right, of the United States and Janis Smedins of Latvia vie for the ball. Latvia defeated the United States, 2-1. (Geoff Caddick / EPA)
Jacob Gibb
Jacob Gibb can’t reach the ball in match with Latvia.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Not a day at the beach
Spectators seek shelter from the rain during the men’s beach volleyball quarterfinal between the United States and Latvia.  (Daniel Garcia / AFP / Getty Images)
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