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Devin Sloane (right) arrives at federal court in Boston on Tuesday for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Sloane admitted to paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo player. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Proof the sport used to be pretty weird: a game of water polo, circa 1880. Although the barrels and mallets of the sport's early versions look quite unlike what's played today, note that even then there was one thing missing: actual horses. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. women's water polo team practices in Los Alamitos, Calif. The 2012 team took home the gold medal in the London Olympics. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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In Women's Water Polo, Americans Aim For A Repeat

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