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Locals watch: Sam Dommer and U.S. men’s rowing eights finish fourth in Rio

The United States’ team of Sam Dommer, Hans Struzyna, Alexander Karwoski, Glenn Ochal, Stephen Kasprzyk, Michael Di Santo, Robert Munn, Austin Hack and Samuel Ojserkis competes in the men’s rowing eight final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.
The United States’ team of Sam Dommer, Hans Struzyna, Alexander Karwoski, Glenn Ochal, Stephen Kasprzyk, Michael Di Santo, Robert Munn, Austin Hack and Samuel Ojserkis competes in the men’s rowing eight final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The Associated Press

What athletes with Sacramento-area connections are up to at the Summer Olympics:

DeMarcus Cousins, Kings, basketball: The U.S. men’s team finishes group play Sunday against France (10:45 a.m., NBCSN). The quarterfinals are Wednesday, semifinals Friday, gold medal game Aug. 21.

Alex Obert, Loomis, water polo: The U.S. men play Italy Sunday (11:30 a.m.) on the final day of group play. Friday’s 8-5 loss to Montenegro eliminated the team from medal contention.

Sam Dommer, Folsom, rowing: Dommer and the men’s eights finished fourth in 5:35.23. Britain won the gold in 5:29.63, followed by Germany (5:30.96) and Netherlands (5:31.59).

Cale Simmons, Rocklin, pole vault: Simmons finished 28th and was eliminated in qualifying Saturday.

Bee Sports staff

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