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U.S. women's volleyball tops Japan after father of ex-player slain

Updated: August 9, 2008, 4:05 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- A U.S. women's volleyball team struck by tragedy just hours earlier beat Japan in an emotional Olympic opener marred by the fatal stabbing of an ex-player's father.

The team took the court Saturday after learning of the stabbing death of Todd Bachman, father of former Olympian Elisabeth Bachman McCutcheon. He was attacked by a knife-wielding man at a popular tourist site in Beijing.

Her mother was seriously injured by the attacker, who jumped to his death from a balcony ...

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