Walsh, May-Treanor reach beach volleyball final

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LONDON (AP) -- With or without gold, Misty May-Treanor plans to walk away from beach volleyball for good after the Olympics. A third straight championship would make the farewell perfect.

May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings will go for one last title Wednesday night after winning all but one set during their three Olympics as a pair.

The Americans are wrapping up this special tournament at Horse Guards Parade following a two-week London Games run in which they were determined to enjoy themselves at their last Olympics as a tandem. The 35-year-old May-Treanor will retire, while Walsh Jennings plans to keep playing internationally.

They beat China 22-20, 22-20 Tuesday but had to wait until later to find out if it would be an all-American final. The No. 2 U.S. team of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy were set to face reigning world champions Juliana and Larissa of Brazil later in the night semifinal.