Women's beach volleyball

FILE - In this July 28, 2009, file photo, Jesse Smith, of the United States, reacts during a waterpolo quarterfinal match against Germany at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is through virtual speaking engagements with water polo clubs and teams all over the country, passing along what he has learned during a couple decades in the water. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 03, 2020 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When Jesse Smith looks out at his Zoom audience, he knows exactly what the crowd is going through. The captain of the U.S. men’s water polo team is adjusting his training, too. He also misses playing alongside his friends. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 27, 2020 - 3:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ There won’t be any sun or sand for beach volleyball pros amid the coronavirus pandemic. The AVP tour has created a public service announcement to urge its fans to stay home to help fight the spread of the disease...
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A countdown display for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is photographed in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed "100%" to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 24, 2020 - 10:37 pm
Would-be Olympians and their coaches have gone from days and weeks of mulling one sort of uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic — Are the Tokyo Games going to be held as scheduled? — to a whole other set of questions now that an indefinite postponement is official. To begin with: When,...
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September 23, 2019 - 10:17 am
Tommie Smith and John Carlos are part of the 2019 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame class that will be inducted later this year. The sprinters were sent home from the 1968 Mexico City Games after staging a protest by raising their gloved fists on the medals stand. They were long left on the...
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Gymnast Luna Fernandez from Argentina jumps during a practice session in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Pan American Games begin July 26 and run through Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
July 24, 2019 - 10:21 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Preliminary competition in the Pan American Games kicked off Wednesday in what has been branded as the largest sporting event in Peru's history. Nearly 7,000 athletes from 41 countries will compete in the games, which formally get under way with the opening ceremony on Friday. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. And the three-time Olympic gold medalist absolutely plans to go out with another gold around her neck from the 2020 Games after she and partner April Ross wound up with bronze at Rio in 2016, a heartbreaking disappointment that still stings for Walsh Jennings yet fuels her at the same time. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:43 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Kerri Walsh Jennings will call it a career in beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. She has big plans before her days on the sand are done, and for improving the long-term health and growth of the sport well into the future by creating new playing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who he invited to play golf, at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is promoting youth sports and wants such activities to be more accessible to economically disadvantaged children. The White House is hosting a field day May 30, 2018 on the South Lawn. Trump is expected to join athletes at stations that will include flag football, baseball, volleyball, golf, soccer and track and field.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 30, 2018 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promoting youth sports and wants such activities to be more accessible to economically disadvantaged children. The White House is hosting a field day Wednesday afternoon on the South Lawn. Trump is expected to join athletes at stations that will include...
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February 05, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Nearly 100 professional beach volleyball players from around the world have formed a union they hope will give them a greater voice in how the sport is run. The International Beach Volleyball Players Association roster includes many of the sport's top names, including gold medalists from each of...
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December 14, 2017 - 9:25 am
Amazon is going shopping for TV content, and it's putting some beach volleyball in its cart. The internet retail giant has an agreement with the AVP tour to livestream almost every match from every tournament for the next three summers. The domestic beach circuit joins NFL Thursday night games and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, driver Steven Holcomb with Frank Delduca, Carlo Valdes and brakeman Samuel McGuffie, compete in the four-man bobsled World Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y. Holcomb, the longtime U.S. bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was 37. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
May 07, 2017 - 7:56 pm
The cause of U.S. Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb's death will remain unclear until more tests are completed. An autopsy performed at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, New York, showed that the 37-year-old Holcomb died with fluid in his lungs, Essex County coroner Francis Whitelaw said...
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