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Beach: Walsh Jennings/Ross, Gibb/Patterson back Monday

The USA beach volleyball teams of Kerri Walsh Jennings/April Ross and Jake Gibb/Casey Patterson cruised through their first-round matches on Saturday, but will face...

Women’s beach comes down to three teams

The women's Olympic beach volleyball competition is a three-team race. Brazil's Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes, the USA's Kerri Walsh Jennings/April Ross, and Germans Laura Ludwig/Kira...

Depth, fierce competition in men’s beach tournament

The men's Olympic beach field in Rio is the most stacked in history. This year alone, 13 different teams won gold medals on the...

Ross: “We’re feeling really unstoppable right now”

If you don't know who Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross are, well, you're probably not a sports fan and you've probably never watched...

Fendrick/Sweat hoping to peak at right time

Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat's team nickname is "The Dog and Pony show.” It was coined by their coach, Fendrick's husband Andrew Fuller, himself a...
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Price of announcing just right for Mark Schuermann

When Mark Schuermann was 6, he became mad at his mother. Very mad. That’s because she had just signed him up for the morning kindergarten...

Dalhausser/Lucena: ” … They can win it all.”

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena finished third in Olympics beach volleyball qualification. To the casual observer in America's win-or-it-doesn't-count mindset, that might not mean...

Jake Gibb, Casey Patterson seeking podium finish in Rio

USA Olympic beach partners Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson are hungry. Medal hungry. The 40-year-old Gibb, a two-time cancer survivor, is making his third trip to...

April Ross’ Five tips for serving effectively

April Ross is the most feared beach-volleyball server in the world. The 2012 Olympic silver medalist was named FIVB Best Server in 2011, 2012, and...

Canadians Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter win the last-chance Olympic berth

Canadian Josh Binstock was in trouble. Binstock and partner Sam Schachter were down 11-8 in the deciding third set to countrymen Sam Pedlow and...

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