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RIO DE JANEIRO -- A three-minute momentum shift triggered one of the biggest Olympic wins in United States womens field hockey. Blue Neymar Jersey .Agustina Albertarrio appeared to break a scoreless tie two minutes into the third period, but the Argentines goal was nullified. A few minutes later, Katie Reinprecht slipped one under the goalkeeper to give the Americans the lead. The United States went on to defeat No. 2 Argentina 2-1 Saturday in its opening match.United States coach Craig Parnham said his team handled the swing well.Those can sort of flip a game on its head, but there still was a lot of hockey to be played after that, and I thought we did a nice job of continuing to play, he said. It was important for us to keep the pressure on Argentina, and I thought we did that for the second part of the game.Reinprechts shot didnt generate much power.That first goal we scored, if you saw it coming, youre thinking, `Thats probably not going to go in, United States goalkeeper Jackie Briggs said. But you just never know. Youve got to shoot it.Michelle Kasold scored on a penalty corner with 10:26 to play to put the United States up 2-0. Delfina Merino got Argentina on the board with 3:27 remaining, but the Americans held on.The United States dominated much of the second half after a rough start.I think the first period, we started a little slow, maybe a little bit tentative, Parnham said. Weve got some players that have not played on this stage before. It may be better attributed to that.Argentina is among the sports greatest powers. The Argentines won the Champions Trophy final over No. 1-ranked Netherlands in June and entered this tournament with confidence.The United States has had success in some of their biggest matchups with the Argentines. The Americans beat them during the 2012 London Games before Argentina eventually recovered and earned silver. The United States also beat Argentina last year in the gold medal match at the Pan American Games.The Americans havent medaled since 1984, when they claimed bronze in Los Angeles. The United States gained momentum this year by placing third in the Champions Trophy in June, and its No. 5 world ranking is its highest ever.The Americans spent most of the first period defending their side of the field, but they never broke, and the match was scoreless after the first 15 minutes, despite Argentinas 6-0 shot advantage.The United States controlled the action through much of the second period, with six shots to Argentinas two. The Americans couldnt break through, and the match remained scoreless at halftime.We didnt play our best hockey and we came out 0-0, and thats always a good thing, to be able to not play your best and still not get scored on, Briggs said.Argentina manufactured 13 shots in the match, but Briggs was up for the challenge.Jackies done a nice job in there tonight for us, and for the rest of this week and the next two weeks of this tournament, were going to need her to be on song, Parnham said. She weathered the early storm and did well for us and kept us in the game.The United States will play No. 3 Australia on Monday.If we play our game and stick to our game plan, we can beat anybody, Briggs said.---Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: (at)CliffBruntAP Cheap Neymar Jersey . 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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher says Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson shouldnt expect the franchise to give him special privileges after the former running back publicly criticized the team.Fisher reiterated Tuesday that Dickerson is welcome to be around the Rams (4-7).But Fisher also expanded on his version of a phone conversation with Dickerson that led the former Rams star to vow he wont attend another game while Fisher is the head coach.Fisher says he explained to Dickerson earlier this month that players were uncomfortable with him being on the sideline after he disparaged them on his weekly radio show. The Rams have lost six of their last seven games in their homecoming season, and would have to finish 4-1 for Fisher to avoid his fifth consecutive losing season in charge.Hes totally entitled to his opinion, Fisher said. He has every right to be critical, but as I told him in the conversation, you cant have it both ways. You cant be critical and then come back and ask for this and ask for that. Thats just common sense.Dickerson had asked for several sideline passes to the Rams game against Miami on Nov. 20.His angry disclosure of his conversation with Fisher on Monday created a public relations problem for the Rams, who had been warmly received by local alumni -- including Dickerson -- in their return to LA from a 21-year sojourn in St. Louis.Even after this public spat, Fisher insisted Dickerson is still welcome at the Rams training complex, inviting him to attend practice orr sit in on team meetings. Authentic Neymar Jersey. Hes welcome, Fisher said. Hes always been welcome. It was documented, and I want him to be around. I want him to be a part of this. I dont know where (the criticism) came from, but were moving on.The coach said Dickerson hasnt taken him up on the offer to attend practice, but other players did, including Rams Hall of Famers Jack Youngblood and Jackie Slater. So did running back Eddie George, who played for Fisher in Tennessee.I opened everything to Eric, Fisher said. I wanted people to know that we would provide anything for him.Dickerson spent parts of five seasons (1983-87) with the Los Angeles Rams when they played in Anaheim. He set the NFL rookie rushing record with 1,808 yards and followed it up with an NFL-record 2,105 yards in 1984, but had several contract disputes with the Rams before they traded him to Indianapolis during the 1987 season.The Rams moved to St. Louis after the 1994 season. They havent had a winning season since 2003 or made the playoffs since 2004.Los Angeles has a knack for attracting this type of weird sports controversy: Hall of Fame guard Magic Johnson routinely trashed the Lakers in recent years, directing particular venom at former coach Mike DAntoni. 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