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RIO DE JANEIRO -- On their left was the United States, the birthplace of beach volleyball and the most successful country in its Olympic history. http:///...blue-136046-064.html .To their right was one of two Brazilian womens teams to reach the medal round on their home sand at Copacabana beach, the sports spiritual home.But there on the top step of the medal podium were Germanys Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst, claiming the second straight Olympic gold medal for their homeland and establishing it as a power in the beach volleyball world.Im speechless, Ludwig said after the 21-18, 21-14 victory over Brazils reigning world champions Wednesday night.Four years after the German men claimed the countrys first Olympic beach volleyball title, Ludwig and Walkenhorst beat the reigning world champions from Brazil to give the country its first womens beach volleyball medal.My feeling was, If they can do it, we can do it, said Ludwig, who finished fifth in 2012 and was in the stands for the mens final in London. Its a pity because never in a big tournament have we (German women) had this success. But also, happy because we are the first.Agatha and Barbara took silver just hours after Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross beat Brazils other womens team. Larissa and Talita lost in the semifinals to the Germans, spoiling the hosts hopes for an all-Brazilian final.We would have liked a final with the Brazilians. It would have been very beautiful, Agatha said. But the Germans deserved the final, and they deserved the medal.With top-seeded Alison and Bruno in the mens final against Italy on Thursday, the hosts have clinched no worse than a silver, with a chance for their first gold since 2004.Of course, we wanted to win the match. But we are very proud about the medal. I think all Brazilians are proud about this medal, Agatha said. We have one medal, and we must be happy with the silver. We have one more chance with the men.The Americans in the crowd seemed to all stick around for the medal ceremony that started after 1 a.m. local time. And the Germans waving their tricolor flag were just as loud when their women were presented with the gold.But many Brazilians began heading for the exits during the final points in the championship match -- it was late, and it was a disappointing night for the host nation with two losses in as many matches.The German women had never won a medal in beach volleyball. The countrys men hadnt reached the Olympic podium since a bronze on Bondi Beach in Sydney in 2000 until Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann took gold in London, beating Brazil in the final.But Ludwig and Walkenhorst pulled away midway through the first set and played better in a wind that picked up during the night.We said, Well take the storm and make our own storm, Ludwig said. http:///...en-black-684593.html . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. http:///...hoes-black-blue.html .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. http:///...grey-136046-001.html . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. Walner and driver Tim Tetrick were overpowering in capturing the $600,000 Breeders Crown juvenile colt and gelding trot at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. The colt from the first crop of Chapter Seven scored in 1:53, setting a new Breeders Crown mark as well as a Meadowlands track record.Tetrick and Walner coasted out of the gate as Moonshiner Hanover and What The Hill left alertly outside of them and Giveitgasandgo pushed away hard from the rail. Moonshiner Hanover gained control and when Giveitgasandgo made a break before the quarter, Walner held third through the 28 second opening fraction.Walner made a methodical advance to clear before the half in 57 seconds, and with little on the outside pushing the pace, Tetrick was able to slow the third quarter to 1:26. From there, it was smooth sailing for the Linda Toscano-trained colt as Tetrick urged him ever so slightly, and Walner responded, drawing clear of Moonshiner Hanover with Sortie getting up for third during the 27 second final split.It was win number six in seven career starts for Walner, owned by Keenneth Jacobs. http:///...es-triple-black.html. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Walner returned $2.40 to win.Hes very special, said Tetrick, finally taking the clamps off any reservations hes had about the exceptional colt. Hes a great horse.For trainer Linda Toscano, who campaigned Walners sire Chapter Seven, it was sweet success.I expect big things from this colt, Toscano said, suggesting why she was a little nervous heading into the race. There are similarities between him and Chapter Seven. He has a great attitude.Owner Ken Jacobs said the the Kindergarten final would be the next and last start for Walner during his freshman campaign. Jacobs asked if he had Hambo dreams.We already had them, Jacobs said. Now we just have to keep him sound.Walner has now earned $388,750 as a freshman and likely locked up divisional honors with the victory. Walner eclipsed the 1:53 2/5 Breeders Crown juvenile colt record of Pinkman in 2014 and Manofmanymissions in 2010. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '