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  • Nigeria's Richard Oruche, who attended Fenton High School in Bensenville, drives for a shot against France Monday.

      Nigeria's Richard Oruche, who attended Fenton High School in Bensenville, drives for a shot against France Monday.
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  • Associated PressTeam USA's Matthew Anderson passes the ball as teammate Sean Rooney, a Wheaton native, watches Saturday during a men's preliminary volleyball match against Russia at the London Olympics.

      Associated PressTeam USA's Matthew Anderson passes the ball as teammate Sean Rooney, a Wheaton native, watches Saturday during a men's preliminary volleyball match against Russia at the London Olympics.

  • Chinese guard Zhao Shuang vies for the ball with Naperville native Candace Parker of Team USA during their preliminary round basketball game Sunday at the London Olympic.

      Chinese guard Zhao Shuang vies for the ball with Naperville native Candace Parker of Team USA during their preliminary round basketball game Sunday at the London Olympic.

 

Coming up today

• Melissa Seidemann (Hoffman Estates) and the U.S. women's water polo team take on Australia in the semifinal round. TV: 10:30 a.m. live, NBC.

• The U.S. women's basketball team plays Canada in a quarterfinal game; watch for Tamika Catchings (Stevenson), Candace Parker (Naperville Central) and Chicago Sky players Swin Cash and Sylvia Fowles. TV: 8-9:45 a.m. live, NBC.

Results from Monday

• Amy LePeilbet, Crystal Lake, and the U.S. women's soccer team played their way into the finals by beating Canada 4-3. The U.S. plays Japan for the gold on Thursday.

• Sean Rooney, Wheaton, scored 12 points as the U.S. men's volleyball team beat Tunisia in its final preliminary round match. Next up: Quarterfinal match on Wednesday.

• The Nigeria basketball team (Richard Oruche, Bensenville) lost its final preliminary round game to France, 79-73.

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