Americans ousted by Canada in Olympic beach volleyball

TOKYO (AP) — The scoreboard at the Shiokaze Park beach volleyball venue said: “Challenge successful. Ball out.” That didn’t make any sense. And the Americans’ survival was riding on it.

“The referee just said, ’Wait, wait, wait. We’re sorting it out,” Canada’s Heather Bansley said on Sunday after winning a twice-reversed challenge to oust Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes 22-24, 21-18, 15-13.

“I think they’re just sort of working out some kinks,” said Bansley, a two-time Olympian who is paired with . . .

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