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Beach's in-depth coverage of FIVB, AVP, and Junior's beach volleyball

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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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USC’s Bustamante, Graudina top All-American beach team

USC’s Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina went 31-2 this season in NCAA beach volleyball and as a result are the 2018 Socks Pair...
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AVP partner swap: Eric Zaun will play with Tim Bomgren in AVP N.Y.

The AVP –- and FIVB –- partner dance continues. When Jake Gibb broke his toe before the Austin Open, it forced Taylor Crabb to pick...
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SANDCAST: Limited practice? Sprained ankle? Nothing’s stopping Bomgren

One day. That’s it. That’s all Tim Bomgren and Taylor Crabb had for practice prior to AVP Austin. Crabb needed an emergency fill-in after Jake...
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ESPN and NCAA volleyball: “We’ve really embraced it and it’s done well for us”

This is a good time to be a TV-watching American volleyball fan. ESPN went all in on NCAA volleyball in 2017-18, picking up beach volleyball...

Mewhirter: “I’ve never felt so happy, so alive, to be in so much pain”

In September of 2009, a man named Simon Sinek stood on a stage in Puget Sound, Washington, in front of a small crowd of...

AVP Austin: Top seeds Klineman-Ross, Dalhausser-Lucena take titles

Alix Klineman is quick to point out that although she is still new to beach volleyball, the four-time Stanford All-American, a 6-foot-5 former national-team...

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