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RIO DE JANEIRO -- After rallying from a first-set loss and surviving three match points in the second, Larissa took the microphone at the Copacabana beach volleyball venue to deliver a message that even the Swiss supporters could understand.Muito obrigado, she told the screaming fans after teaming with Talita to beat Switzerland 21-23, 27-25, 15-13 on Sunday.The 1-hour, 10-minute match was the longest of the Olympics so far, and it included 27 ties and 11 lead changes. There were 15 ties and five lead changes alone in the epic 29-minute second set, keeping the fans in the 12,000-seat beachside arena on their feet long after the sun set over the Rio de Janeiro mountains.The crowd was the third player, Larissa said. Only the athletes who have played at an Olympic Games know how it is like. What matters today is that we stayed together, between us and the crowd with us, cheering at every point and still cheering now.Switzerlands Joana Heidrich sat on the bench long afterward, her head covered with a towel while her body shook with sobbing. Talking to reporters with reddened eyes, she said: Now its really bad, but I think in a few hours Ill be really happy with our results and our performances.Teammate Nadine Zumkehr also said it would take her a while to appreciate what the experience.But shes going to try.It was the best game I ever had the chance to play, she said. The audience was crazy. I really want to keep that deep in my heart for the rest of my life, because its unforgettable.The victory put the top-seeded hosts one win away from a medal. The Brazilians will face Germany, which advanced with a less-suspenseful victory over Canada earlier in the session.The night matches include American duo Kerri Walsh Jennings, a three-time gold medalist, and April Ross against Australia. Brazils other womens team of Agatha and Barbara -- the defending world champions -- will play Russia.Larissa and Talita are each three-time Olympians, but theyre teamed up at the Rio Games for the first time. Larissa won bronze in London -- losing to Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the semifinals -- but Talita has yet to reach an Olympic podium.They kept their chances alive after losing the first set and falling behind 19-17 in the second -- putting the Swiss two points from a spot in the semifinals. Switzerland could have won it at 20-19, 21-20 and 22-21, but Brazil took the lead at 24-23.After the Swiss saved a set point of their own, Talita delivered a block finish off the set. It was 9-9 in the first-to-15 third set when Brazil scored three points in a row and then held on for the win.Too bad they showed their very best at the right moments, Zumkehr said. They deserved to win, but we gave them a really, really hard win.Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst beat Canada 21-14, 21-14 earlier in their quest for Germanys first Olympic medal in womens beach volleyball. The German men won gold in London.The boys did it last time. I was in the stadium, said Ludwig, who is at the Olympics for the third time, finishing ninth and fifth with Sara Niedrig. If they can do it, I want to work hard for that as well.Canada sent the maximum of four beach volleyball teams to Rio -- one of just four countries to hit the quota. But Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan were their last hope for a medal.A lot of athletes strive to represent their country in the Olympic Games. We got that opportunity, Pavan said. 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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have put first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left wrist.The National League East leaders recalled outfielder Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Syracuse before Saturday nights game against the San Francisco Giants.The move with Zimmerman was retroactive to Aug. 1, a day after he was hit in the wrist by a pitch from Giants closer Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning of a game in San Francisco.Zimmerman has been struggling wwith injuries this season.dddddddddddd He is hitting .222 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs in 80 games.Its really frustrating, Zimmerman said. Well be fine, and it shouldnt be too long. I enjoy playing baseball and not being able to do it is tough.The 25-year-old Goodwin is set for his major league debut. He hit .284 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs at Triple-A Syracuse. ' ' '

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