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NVL opens Thursday in Hermosa Beach

The NVL arrives Thursday n Hermosa Beach, one of the meccas of beach volleyball, with main-draw action commencing Friday. As you might expect, this...

Gibb/Patterson eliminated, Walsh Jennings/Ross advance, big matches ahead Thursday

Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, the sixth seed, are out of Olympic-medal contention after losing Wednesday. Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross had to really...

Americans split in Olympics beach on a day with big upsets

The Americans had mixed results Tuesday in Olympic beach volleyball, as Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat fell to 0-2 but Phil Dalhausser and Nick...

Upsets rule in men’s Olympic beach

There was something in the air in Rio on Monday and it smelled like upsets on the men's side of the beach Olympic volleyball....

Claes/Hughes keep rolling, win NORCECA gold

By USC sports information BOQUERON, Puerto Rico – Top-seeded USC beach seniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes won their second NORCECA (North, Central America and...

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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