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Alix Klineman Olympics 7/8/2021-Alix KlinemanFIVB Gstaad July 12-Alix Klineman

The Olympic learning curve of Alix Klineman

It seems fast, to an outsider, a normal human being observing the ascent of Alix Klineman. And, to be sure, it is. But there is a...
AVP Sun Dhandihania 7/14/2021-Donald Sun

AVP-Bally’s transaction: “Our plan is to make the sport much bigger than what it...

The beach volleyball world got some stunning news early Tuesday morning when Bally's, the casino-entertainment company, announced that it bought the AVP. "It's definitely bittersweet,"...
SANDCAST Derek Olson 7/14/2021-Derek Olson

SANDCAST: Derek Olson, Morocco’s ‘Disney story’ into the Tokyo Olympics

It is a precarious move, to bring your phone on any hike in any National Park. Cellular impediments abound, be it water, precipitous drops,...
AVP Porsche Cup 8/2/2020-April Ross-Alix Klineman

Bally’s casino-entertainment company buys AVP with an eye on betting, fan interaction

Bally's, the casino-entertainment company, has bought AVP pro beach volleyball from Donald Sun. The announcement was emailed early Tuesday morning. Bally's includes online sports betting and iGaming offerings...

No Olympics for beach icon Jen Kessy, but a new life on Maine trout...

The trout know she's coming.  It's dinner time and the water begins to bubble as Jen Kessy tosses bunches of fish food into pool after...
FIVB Gstaad 7/11/2021-Agatha Bednarczuk-Eduarda Duda Lisboa

Agatha Bednarczuk-Eduarda Lisboa win Gstaad gold in all-Brazilian final

Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk and Eduarda Lisboa won Gstaad gold in an all-Brazilian final Sunday in the FIVB four-star beach volleyball event in Switzerland, defeating...
FIVB Gstaad 7/10/2021-Stefan Boermans-Yorick de Groot

Surprise FIVB Gstaad gold for the Netherlands’ Boermans and de Groot

The Netherlands' Stefan Boermans and Yorick de Groot defeated Qataris Cherif Samba and Ahmed Tijan 23-21, 19-21, 15-10 to surprise the field and win...
FIVB Gstaad 7/9/2021-Sarah Sponcil

Claes-Sponcil 9th at FIVB Gstaad, good day for Brazilian women, Russian men

The last two USA teams were eliminated Friday in the four-star FIVB Gstaad pro beach volleyball tournament, the last international competition before the Tokyo...
FIVB Gstaad 7/8/2021-Sarah Sponcil

Claes-Sponcil, Kolinske-Stockman only Americans to advance to Gstaad playoffs

Only two American teams remain entering Friday's FIVB Gstaad as Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil -- who finally lost after winning their previous 13...

Tough day in Gstaad for USA as Claes-Sponcil, Bourne-Crabb only American winners

It was a rough day for Americans at Wednesday's first round of pool play in the four-star FIVB  Gstaad pro beach volleyball tournament, the...