June 14, 1991 |
Feel like going to the beach this weekend? If so, you may want to stop by Pier 42 North's artificial beach, at Delaware and Frankford Avenues, where the $65,000 Miller Lite Open professional two-man beach volleyball championships will be held tomorrow and Sunday. Spectators will be able to view many of the world's best professional beach volleyball players in action. The tournament is the 14th on the 1991 Association of Volleyball Professional/Miller Lite tour and features last year's leading money winners, Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos, who will be competing for first-place prize money of $13,650.
September 9, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - To spruce up this town's vacant areas that sit outside its towering casinos and spur activity along the Boardwalk, beach volleyball courts have now been added to the mix. The new courts sit between Showboat and Revel on the northern end of the Boardwalk, on land owned by the Atlantic City Housing Authority and leased by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and nonprofit Atlantic City Alliance. They represent another initiative under the new master plan - the blueprint for the state-run tourism district here - that's being implemented by the CRDA in partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance.
August 21, 1989 |
The toughest part of beach volleyball is the distractions. Just ask Robb Cann, a director of the Jose Cuervo volleyball tour, which visited this seaside city yesterday. "The sun, the surf, the sand, pretty girls, great-looking guys," Cann explained, looking out over the sandy courts from the protective shade of a beach tent. A woman stopped by to chat, casually patting him on the shoulder. "Distractions," he said, shaking his head as she walked away. Cann, 27, is used to this grueling lifestyle.
July 28, 1997 |
By 9 o'clock on a sunny Saturday morning at the boardwalk, sunbathers already outnumbered the squawking seagulls. On the beach in front of Johnson's Candy Apples, Jason Fitzgerald was scurrying around like a sand crab. Fitzgerald, a bleached-blond Californian who looks like he was either born on a beach or stranded there, is the associate tournament director for the Cuervo Gold Beach Volleyball Tour. "Is that a cool title or what?" he asked. "Ahhhhhhhh-ssociate DI-rector. Cool!"
August 9, 2012 |
LONDON - There is only one way for the story to end, and it wasn't like this. In the final match of their golden partnership, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor couldn't possibly find themselves playing for a bronze medal in beach volleyball. It just wouldn't have been right. But here they were, getting steamrolled in the first set of their Olympic semifinal against China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi. It was 13-7 in favor of Xue and Zhang, a team that had dominated the last year and had beaten the U.S. golden girls on several occasions.
June 26, 2012 |
In seven weeks, Misty May-Treanor will move. She will move past her 13 years as a pro volleyball player, past the injuries to her knee and abs and Achilles tendon, past the weekend tournaments in Brooklyn and Brazil and Beijing. She will move away from the cameras, both the ones that captured her on talk-show couches and the ones that snapped eyebrow-arching photos of her with George W. Bush. In seven weeks, she will move beyond the two (and counting?) gold medals. After the London Olympics this August, May-Treanor will retire from international competition, she said in a phone interview Tuesday.
June 9, 1996 |
For those who missed the last few episodes of Beach Volleyball, Olympic Invader, here's a recap: Randy and Beef had been together all year, but that was before Adam stole Randy away. And Dain and Canyon were really getting along, but then Canyon had that toe thing, so Dain called Beef, who was on the rebound, and Canyon ended up with Lee. The women? Don't ask. Nancy and Holly have to be together, but they broke up for a while anyway. Karolyn was with Nancy during the breakup, and that turned out to be a big mistake for her. But what did she expect?
September 22, 2000 |
The pensioner, wearing only Italian swim briefs and sunglasses, carrying a beach towel and sneakers, stood at the southern end of Bondi Beach and pointed up toward the Olympic beach volleyball stadium built on the beach. "Can you imagine them putting that up on the French or Italian Riviera?" he asked. As they watched the stadium go up, locals took to calling it "The Beast. " They cheered when a front-end loader flipped over in the sand. The pensioner said he knows beach volleyball is a great success.
August 12, 1991 |
The purists call it 2-man. The commoners know it as beach volleyball. Whatever the name, a more compatible combination of summer's elements - hot sun, soft sand and bathing suits galore - would be hard to find. And yet, if it weren't for a couple of guys complaining over beers one day, the sport might not be nearly as popular as it is today on the Jersey Shore. It began - no surprise here - on the West Coast, where a handful of the game's most serious devotees dubbed themselves pros one afternoon and went out on tour.
July 28, 2012
SATURDAY NBC Swimming - Qualifying heats; Men's cycling - Road race (LIVE); Beach volleyball - Qualifying round (LIVE); Women's volleyball - U.S. vs. South Korea (LIVE); Women's basketball - U.S. Game (LIVE); Rowing - Qualifying heats, 5 a.m. Swimming - Gold medal finals: Men's and women's 400M individual medley, men's 400M freestyle and women's 4x100M freestyle relay; men's gymnastics - Team competition; Beach volleyball - U.S. qualifying round, 8 p.m. Women's weightlifting - Gold medal final; Table tennis - Qualifying round, 12:30 a.m. NBC SPORTS NETWORK Women's soccer - U.S. vs. Columbia (LIVE)