PLAYING WITH PINKEYE
Two-time defending gold medalist beach volleyball pair Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor of the United States wrap up pool play Wednesday against Austrian sisters Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger - and Walsh insists she won't be slowed by a case of pinkeye in her left eye.
"It's super minor,'' she said. "It just looks worse than it is.''
Walsh Jennings' left eye was red and watery as she squinted through it, dabbing it repeatedly with a tissue to wipe away the gunk and teardrops. Her husband, fellow beach volleyball pro Casey Jennings, has it much worse.
"It looks like his eyeballs got their butts kicked,'' she said.
Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor have opened the London Games with victories in their first two matches in pool play - a 16-game winning streak that stretches back to Athens. They are virtually assured of a spot in the knockout round regardless of what happens in Wednesday night's match.
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