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8:00 p.m. ET, NBC: Men's volleyball takes on Bulgaria in a battle of the undefeateds. The U.S. needs to win to make sure their spot in the quarterfinals in secure. This team is playing without coach Hugh McCutcheon, who took a leave of absence afte his father-in-law was murdered and mother-in-law attacked after the Opening Ceremonies.

9:00 p.m. ET, NBC: Beach volleyball begins elimination matches, live.*

10:00 p.m. ET, NBC: Swimming and gymnastics feature marquee events, as swimmer Ryan Lochte tries to medal twice in a 45-minute span -- facing Michael Phelps and Aaron Peirsol along the way -- and gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin go for individual all-around gold. These events will all be aired live.*

The Fourth-Place Medal crew will live blog gymnastics and swimming. Join us starting at 10 p.m. ET!

*To NBC, live only means live if you live in the Eastern or Central times zones. If you live in the Pacific or Mountain time zones and want to tell NBC what you think of this policy, email nbcolympicsfeedback@nbcuni.com.

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