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AVP New York: Dalhausser-Lucena, Hughes-Ross take gold

NEW YORK -- On a drizzly, overcast, heavy Sunday, conditions favored the bigger jumping and more physical teams, and it was the top seeds...
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AVP New York: Top seeds emerge for Sunday’s men’s, women’s semifinals

NEW YORK -- This year has seen a maelstrom of partner changes on the AVP Tour. Only six of 32 teams remained intact from...
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AVP New York: 12 of Friday’s 32 winners-bracket matches go three

NEW YORK -- Twelve of the 32 winners-bracket matches Friday went to three at AVP New York. Of the eight teams that were eliminated, the...
Aurora Davis

AVP New York: Top-ranked Canadians knocked out in qualifier

NEW YORK -- The top seeds largely prevailed at the AVP's first gold series qualifier of the year, but late entry Sarah Pavan and...
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SANDCAST: Taylor Crabb just keeps playing and just keeps winning

There stood Taylor Crabb, arms raised, trophy in hand, smiling for cameras. A familiar pose that’s becoming quite regular for Crabb. It doesn’t matter...
Jessica Sykora-AVP New York

AVP New York: A capped qualifier in another dynamite field

It was mid-May and somewhere around 2 p.m. in Austin, Texas, which is another way of saying that it was hot. Really hot. The type...
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Laguna Beach Open: High-caliber tourney, higher-caliber atmosphere

LAGUNA BEACH -- The up ref called it out. The down ref called it out. Avery Drost put his finger in the air, signaling...

Kelly Claes on the fun of playing sitting and her partnership with Brittany Hochevar

Kelly Claes is having a blast and you'll see why in this video chat. She's barely a year out of USC where she and former...
Laguna Open preview

This weekend’s 64th Laguna Open, the must-play non-AVP stop of the year

The 64th annual men's Laguna Open is Saturday and Sunday at the main beach in Laguna. It's the world's longest running, continuously held beach tournament....
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SANDCAST: After tremendous career, Patty Dodd thrives as beach coach

Patricia Orozco knew Mike Dodd was serious the day he picked her up at UCLA in 1985. She knew he was serious because, after taking...

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