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U.S. beats Brazil in women's volleyball showdown

The United States defeated Brazil in women's volleyball Monday at the London Games, posting a four-set victory in a rematch of the gold medal contest from four years ago in Beijing.

The Americans posted a 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21 win over the Brazilians to improve to 2-0 in Pool B. Destinee Hooker had a game-high 23 points for the U.S.

Brazil, which needed five sets to beat Turkey in its first match of the 2012 Olympics, fell to 1-1. Also in Pool B, China beat Turkey and South Korea topped Serbia.

In Pool A action at Earls Court, Russia defeated the Dominican Republic, 25-23, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22 and Italy also downed Japan in four sets. The Russians and Italians are both 2-0 in the tournament so far.

The final match of the night featured Great Britain beating Tunisia in five sets.