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Beach Volleyball Legend Phil Dalhausser Reveals What His Job Is Actually Like

For the last decade, Phil Dalhausser has towered over the sport of beach volleyball. He's won at least one FIVB (international volleyball federation) title in each of the last 11 years. He's been named USA Volleyball's Male Athlete of the Year four times. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The 6-foot-9 Dalhausser is a major presence on the court in...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross win in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross rebounded from a third-place finish in the Olympics to win the Long Beach Grand Slam on Sunday. The top-seeded Americans beat Spain's Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo 21-16, 21-16 in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball's regular-season finale. Brazil's Evandro Goncalves and Pedro Solberg won the men's title...
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August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Ross: Kerri Walsh Jennings 'a role model for all athletes'

Fresh off her beach volleyball bronze medal, April Ross discusses the disappointment of not getting gold, playing in a hostile environment and what her partner Kerri Walsh Jennings means to her.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Walsh Jennings, Ross beat Brazil for bronze

USA's Kerri Walsh Jenning and April Ross topped Brazils Larissa and Talita 17-21, 21-17, 15-9 to take bronze in the womens beach volleyball tournament. The top-seeded Brazilian women took the lead in the first set and stayed just out of reach of the U.S. women. Walsh Jennings and Ross struggled to close the gap before the Larissa and Talita took the first set 21-17. Brazil took the...
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August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dalhausser, Lucena fall to top-seeded Brazilians in beach quarterfinals

In a matchup anticipated to come no sooner than the Gold Medal Match, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena were bested by top-seeded Brazilians Alison and Bruno Schmidt 21-14, 12-21, 15-9. The Brazilian men took an 8-5 lead in the first set, gaining momentum as the U.S. men trailed close behind. Alison/Bruno Schmidt took the first set 21-14. The U.S. men rallied back in the second set...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Walsh Jennings, Ross knock out Italians en route to quarterfinals

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross extended their winning streak to 4-0 in a Round of 16 victory over Italys Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini. Walsh Jennings and Ross made quick work of the Italians, winning 21-10, 21-16 in just thirty minutes. The U.S. women finished at the top of Pool C after capturing a three set victory over Switzerlands Forrer/Verge-Depre on Wednesday. But...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross advance to the Round of 16

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross beat Switzerland's Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre 21-13, 22-24, 15-12 to win their pool and advance to the Round of 16. The U.S. women appeared dominant in the first set but the Swiss rallied back in the second. The teams tied at 4-4. Switzerland took the lead at 5-4 after a successful block against April Ross. The point lead switched again...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Walsh Jennings, Ross sweep Australia in first match at Rio Games

Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross bested Australias Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird 21-14, 21-13 to win their first match of the Rio Olympic beach volleyball tournament. The duo took to the sands a half-hour past midnight, Rio time, and managed to build an early 4-point lead which only grew as the first set progressed. By the first timeout, the U.S. women led 14-7. Walsh...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. beach volleyball duo Gibb/Patterson win first preliminary match

U.S. beach volleyball veteran Jake Gibb returned for his third Olympic Games, winning 21-16, 21-16 in his first preliminary match on Saturday. By his side was his new partner and Olympic rookie Casey Patterson. Patterson made his professional beach volleyball debut in 2003, playing in the summer while competing professionally on indoor volleyball teams in Puerto Rico and Sweden....
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August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Who is... Jake Gibb

Jake Gibb is making his third Olympic appearance in Rio, his first alongside new partner Casey Patterson. The duo began playing in 2013 and enter the Olympic tournament as the fifth seed. Sport Beginnings Jake Gibb got his start in volleyball as a senior in high school, though admittedly he thought it was a girls sport. He began playing regularly when he was 21 years old and made...
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July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Walsh Jennings, Ross win FIVB Cincinnati Open

MASON, Ohio (AP) Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the FIVB Cincinnati Open on Saturday, beating China's Chen Xue and Xinyi Xia 20-22, 21-14 and 18-16. ''They served lights-out and we gave up too many points, so we fought back,'' Walsh Jenning said. ''We got some mojo at the end of the first set and carried that into set 2. April served like the first 10 points it felt like...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brazil's Talita and Larissax win FIVB World Tour Finals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Brazil's Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst 21-17, 21-18 to extend their international winning streak to 27 matches. ''We try to take everything point by point,'' Franca said. ''When we scored that last point, we could feel the energy of the crowd. We worked so...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

April Ross teams with 3rd partner for record win

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) April Ross became the first female player in AVP tour history to win titles with three partners in the same season, teaming with Lauren Fendrick to take the Kingston AVP Championships at Huntington Beach. Ross and Fendrick beat Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp 21-19, 23-21 in the final. Ross won the season-opening New Orleans Open with three-time Olympic...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brazil's Antunes, Franca win in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Brazil's Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won their fourth FIVB World Tour event of the season Sunday, beating Americans April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings 21-18, 21-16 in the World Series of Beach Volleyball. Antunes and Franca also won the 2014 title. Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt completed the Brazilian sweep, beating Americans Phil Dalhausser...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ross, Fopma win AVP Kingston Seattle Open

SEATTLE (AP) Top-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Fopma won the AVP Kingston Seattle Open on Sunday, beating third-seeded Summer Ross and Lane Carico 21-18, 15-21, 15-13. Ross won for the ninth time in the last 10 AVP tournaments. She won the first eight with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is sidelined by a shoulder injury. Misty May-Treanor, who won three...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Beach volleyball Olympians Dalhausser, Rosenthal split

Two of the United States' best hopes for a medal in men's beach volleyball are shuffling partners less than a year before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Beijing gold medalist Phil Dalhausser has split with his partner, two-time Olympian Sean Rosenthal. The team has won six times on the FIVB international tour, but Dalhausser has fought an injury this year. Dalhausser returns to his...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gibb, Patterson win St. Pete Grand Slam title

ST. PETERBSURG, Fla. (AP) Americans Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won the $800,000 St. Pete Grand Slam on Saturday, rallying for a 16-21, 23-21, 15-13 victory over Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst of the Netherlands in the final of the international qualifying tournament for the 2016 Rio Games. Gibb and Patterson won each of their seven matches on the way to their first...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Walsh Jennings, Ross run AVP Tour winning streak to 8

KENNER, La. (AP) Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and silver medalist April Ross won the season-opening New Orleans Open on Sunday to extend their AVP Tour winning streak to eight events. The top-seeded Walsh Jennings and Ross beat No. 3 Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day 21-16, 22-20 in the final. Walsh Jennings and Ross swept all five of their matches and have won 42...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Walsh Jennings, Ross ready with start of Olympic qualifying

NEW YORK (AP) As Olympic medalists in beach volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross brought plenty of ability to their new partnership. That led to plenty of winning in their first year and a half together, even if their timing wasn't always perfect. ''We at first approached it like, `OK, we know how to do these plays,''' Ross said recently. ''But I don't think it was until...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Walsh teams with Ross for Olympics

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings needs a new teammate for her attempt at a fourth Summer Games. She's asked London silver medalist April Ross to be her partner for 2016. Walsh Jennings was teamed with Misty May-Treanor for the past three Olympics. But May-Treanor has retired. Walsh Jennings says she's not done. She had her third child - and first daughter ...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2 US teams to play for beach gold

It's an all-American final in the Olympic women's beach volleyball tournament. Shortly after Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor reached their third consecutive gold medal game, the other U.S. women's team of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy reached the final by beating top-seeded and reigning world champion Brazil. Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor beat China 22-20, 22-20. Ross...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Other American duo making medal run

When April Ross was growing up in Newport Beach, Calif., she dreaded each time her high-school coach would send the volleyball team a few blocks down to the beach to play on the sand. She couldn't stand "getting all sandy and gross and sweaty." When Ross starred at USC, her teammates would go down to the beach on weekends and play, but she would stay at home. "I was like, 'No,...
Via FOX Sports
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Dalhausser, Rogers upset with exit

The gold medalists' shoulders slumped as the shadow of Big Ben drew longer in the evening sun. Their body movements between points became sluggish, frustrated, staring at the sand as if somewhere down there hid the key to pulling off a miraculous comeback. Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, the American beach volleyball duo who'd come home from Beijing with gold, were crumbling in...
Via FOX Sports
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

USA's Rogers, Dalhausser eliminated

Defending beach volleyball gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser of the United States were knocked out of the Olympics on Friday by Italy.
Via FOXSports.com
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

USA's Rogers, Dalhausser eliminated

Defending beach volleyball gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser of the United States were knocked out of the Olympics on Friday by Italy. The Americans were among the favorites to win another gold medal. Rogers and Dalhausser lost the first set 21-17 and fell behind Paolo Nicolai and Danielle Lupo 12-7 in the second. The Americans tied it 19-19 but lost the final two...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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