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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Faces buried in hands and tears falling, the Brazilian womens volleyball team lost to China in a five-set quarterfinal match Tuesday. Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys .It was another heartbreaking defeat for the home country, only hours after the Brazilian womens soccer team fell in a penalty shootout to Sweden?at the Maracana Stadium. China rallied after losing the first set to stun the two-time defending champion Brazilians 15-13 in the decisive fifth.As China celebrated the biggest upset yet and quieted a stunned crowd, Brazil captain Fabiana pulled her team together in a huddle. Although Fabianas kill saved one match point to make it 14-13 in the third, Brazil had a pair of costly service errors late.Brazil had been the heavy favorite to face the United States in a potential gold-medal match after beating the Americans in the championship match in each of the past two Olympics. Meanwhile, a young China team that had been far from steady at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics played its best, most consistent match yet.Karch Kiralys top-ranked Americans moved one step closer to their goal of capturing the programs first volleyball gold by defeating familiar opponent Japan in straight sets to reach the semifinals.?For an American team that knows Japan so well, patience was an absolute must. Against the best defensive team in the world, balls are going to come back across the net.Before we go into any match with Japan, we have to know we need to have a lot of patience, outside hitter Kim Hill said.The unbeaten U.S. (6-0) won 25-16, 25-23, 25-22 and has dropped just five sets all tournament. The Americans will face Serbia, a straight-sets winner over Russia, in Thursdays semifinals at Maracanazinho Arena.Our approach is the same every time, so that didnt even really feel like an Olympic quarterfinal match, Kiraly said. Thats good. Were just playing volleyball against Japan.The U.S. has faced Japan more than any other team since 1983. The Americans have won the past three meetings on the Olympic stage against Japan, including opening the 2008 Beijing Games with a four-set victory and sweeping Japan in a match at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.They have a lot of fight in them, so it took a lot of patience on our end and regrouping and resetting, middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo said. I was proud of the team. We were able to get it out in three sets.China will face the upstart Netherlands women, who beat South Korea in four sets. The Dutch are in their first Olympics in 20 years and went 4-1 in group play behind the Americans.Japan, one of the top defensive teams in the world, had a 7-0 run in the third set before the Americans closed it out. Now, the U.S. is two wins from gold.I dont have any expectations. Others may have them, but I dont, said Kiraly, who is the only person to win gold as a player in beach and indoor volleyball and who is now looking to become the first to win gold as a coach and player.Serbia lost in four sets to the U.S. during pool play but pulled off a surprising, five-set victory at last years World Cup in Japan, and that forced the Americans to qualify for Rio in January in Lincoln, Nebraska.The most important thing is to keep smiling on the court and stay relaxed, and anybody can be beaten, Serbias Jovana Stevanovic said. Cheap Jerseys From China .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Wholesale Stitched Jerseys .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. http://www.cheapjerseysfinish.com/ . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. A look at whats happening all around the majors today:---HOME COOKINGBostons Rick Porcello (9-2) looks to remain unbeaten this season at Fenway Park when Boston hosts Texas. Porcello is 6-0 in seven home starts.YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSJulio Urias (1-2), the Los Angeles Dodgers 19-year-old left-hander, makes his eight big league start Monday against Baltimore, his first interleague outing. Urias is 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his last five starts, striking out 34 in 25 1/3 innings.LOSS LEADERRight-hander Matt Harvey (4-10) starts Monday afternoon for the New York Mets against the Miami Marlins. Harveys 10 losses are a career high, top the NL and are the second-most among major league pitchers behind the Rays Chris Archer (11).BEEN A LONG TIMETampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore (4-5) faces the Los Angeles Angels for the first time since September 2013, wwhen the Rays begin a four-game series Monday. Cheap Authentic Jerseys. Moore is 3-0 with 1.52 ERA in four starts against the Angels.MOVING ONNeither the Atlanta Braves nor the Miami Marlins were complaining about a quick turnaround to 4:05 p.m. EDT games Monday. The Braves and Marlins played Sunday night at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a sprawling U.S. Army post home to 55,000 service members, in an Independence Day-related thank-you to the troops. Atlanta plays at Philadelphia on Monday while the Marlins visit the New York Mets. Miami OF Christian Yelich -- whose younger brother is in the Marines -- called playing before the troops a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is going to be something that we remember for a long time. 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