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In a CNN interview, beach volleyball champion Kerri Walsh-Jennings says she was warned she might lose her sponsorships when she discovered she was six weeks pregnant with her first child at the London Olympics. “Certain brands stepped up when others leave. That’s just the cycle of life,” she said.