Gibb, Rosenthal of US advance in beach volleyball

Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal play as many as five matches a day on the professional beach volleyball tour, so they don't have much time to celebrate their wins or stew over losses. At the Olympics, the games come every other day. ''It's hard to sit on it for two days,'' Rosenthal said Wednesday after the Americans bounced back from their only loss of the preliminary round to beat...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

USA's Rogers, Dalhausser beat Spain

To be honest, Todd Rogers said, he thought his hit that helped put the Americans one point away from victory was illegal, too. Rogers took a spike off the chest and then popped it up into the air for teammate Phil Dalhausser, who passed it back for Rogers to clear out. Whether that should count as three hits or four - one too many - depends on whom you ask, but in the referee's...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Americans Gibb, Rosenthal lose

Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal lost to Poland in pool play Monday night, the first loss for the American men or women in beach volleyball at the London Olympics. Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel, the No. 7 team in the Olympic rankings, beat the Americans 21-17, 21-18. The U.S. team is 1-1 in pool play with one remaining match on Wednesday; they might not need to win,...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh: We’re not the favorites to win the gold medal, yet

Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor have teamed to win the gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. LBS spoke with Walsh recently, who is working with P&G on their “Thank you, Mom” campaign (like their Facebook page and they will donate $1 to the P&G|Team USA Youth Sports Fund), about her chances at winning a third straight gold medal. I asked her...
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April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Volleyball players given bikini reprieve

In order to respect and accommodate the cultural beliefs of various countries, women volleyball players will be given more of a choice in clothing at the London Olympics this summer. Instead of having to wear bikinis, the International Volleyball Federation has announced that women will be allowed to wear shorts and tops with sleeves. The new rule permits “shorts of a maximum length...
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March 27, 2012  |  6 Comments
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