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    导出博客文章RIO DE JANEIRO -- Think of Olympic beach volleyball like the dance floor of a Rio nightclub: When the samba stops, its time to start looking for a new partner. Cheap 76ers Jerseys .Kerri Walsh Jennings is going for a fourth straight gold medal, but it would be her first with April Ross. Fellow American Phil Dalhausser, who won gold with Todd Rogers in Beijing, is playing with Nick Lucena now (after an unsuccessful dalliance with Sean Rosenthal).A beach volleyball partnership is often compared to a marriage, and teams all around the world use the years between Olympics to reassess their couplehood.Some stick together -- Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor were the gold standard for three Olympiads -- but, sometimes, their eyes can wander.Its like high school dating, Dalhausser said after beating Tunisia 21-7, 21-13 on Sunday. The middle of the pack on the AVP tour, theyre always trying to move up. (There are) a lot of guys finding out from other guys they got dumped.Walsh Jennings plucked Ross off of the No. 2 U.S. womens pair right there on the sand after the gold medal match in London. (May-Treanor had said she would retire; Rosss partner, Jen Kessy, would be pushing 39 by Rio).Rogers is now 42, and didnt feel like he had another Olympic run in him. But Dalhausser, who is 36, wanted to give it another try.After our last match in London, he was like, `Well, it was nice playing with you. And I was like, `Yeah, we had a good run, Dalhausser said on Sunday. So there were no hard feelings there.Dalhausser formed what was expected to be a superteam with Rosenthal, himself a two-time Olympian, but it never really clicked. After being knocked out of two straight seasons with injuries, Dalhausser turned to Lucena, a longtime friend he left in 2006 to join up with Rogers.That was tough, Dalhausser said.Those arent the only partner-swappers on the Copacabana sand.Jake Gibb was with Rosenthal in Beijing and London but is playing in Rio with Casey Patterson. All four Brazilian teams -- including the mens and womens world champions, and all of them among the top seeds in Rio -- have formed since 2012.In extreme cases, teams are formed by federations or circumstances: When Viktoria Orsi Toth was bounced from the Rio Games last week after failing a drug test, Marta Menegatti needed a new partner with an Italian passport who met the qualifying requirements.She had never played with Laura Giombini before the Olympics began.Some of the other countries, that have a large pool, you see them switching often, said Canadian Heather Bansley, who joined up with indoor volleyball player Sarah Pavan after they each failed to qualify for London.In Canada, there arent a lot of options, she said. But I think theres a lot of value in sticking together.Part of that value is learning each others tendencies on the court, and how to best communicate and do it under pressure. But the partners also spend so much time together on the world tour that they need to get along off the court, too.True, there are tales of partners who cant stand each other but stick together for the good of the team. More often, though, the players use a sort of dating period to see how well they match up both on and off the court.Polands Monika Brzostek and Kinga Kolosinska have been together since 2009, one of the longest-running partnerships in the tournament.We do not have any serious problems. We enjoy each others company, Brzostek said. As far as I know, we do not want to change anything.Then she looked over to her partner for confirmation.They both smiled.Not for me, either, Kolosinska said.---Jimmy Golen covers Olympic beach volleyball for The Associated Press. Follow him at: . Wholesale 76ers Jerseys . PAUL, Minn. Womens 76ers Jerseys . "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. The Texas Rangers could be getting a boost as outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who has been sidelined since mid-August with a fractured left forearm, appears ready to rejoin the team for the playoffs.Choo, who had surgery Aug. 16, has been facing live pitching in Arizona instructional league games and has five hits in 10 at-bats over two games. The Rangers are hoping he will be able to play the final series of the regular season against the Tampa Bay Rays.Weve got a decision to make if hes able to make it through and whether or not we feel like hes up to speed and ready to go, Rangers manager Jeff Banister told reporters Tuesday. We want him to be because hes a quality player.The Rangers (93-65) have the best record in the American League through Tuesdays games.TThe Rangers signed?Carlos Gomez?after Choo went down and have put him in the leadoff spot, along with Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields. Cyber Monday 76ers Jerseys. Choo remains the Rangers best leadoff option with a .362 OBP when batting at the top of the order.I think we all know that Choo, when it comes to seeing the baseball, swinging the bat, he seems to make progress fairly quickly, Banister said. Im pleased. 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