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June 14, 1991 | By Jack E. Ewing, Special to The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 21, 1989 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
July 28, 1997 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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!"
SPORTS
August 9, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
June 26, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 9, 1996 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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?
SPORTS
September 22, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | By Joe Daly, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
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)
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NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Whether tankini or thong, the two-piece bathing suit has ruled for So. Very. Long. But thanks to retro beachwear, barely there looks on the sands have come down a peg. So this summer, it's all about full coverage - with a little leg. The trendlet The one-piece thigh-high sizzles in solid hues, color-blocked patterns, and slinky cutouts. There are even some long-sleeve options. Flashdance, anyone? Where's it come from? We started wearing bathing suits in the early 1900s, but there was no such thing as a tank-top-style onesie until the 1930s.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 8, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ATLANTIC CITY - To spruce up this town's vacant areas that sit outside its towering casinos and spur activity along the Boardwalk, beach vollyball 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.
SPORTS
August 14, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
The numbers have been much ballyhooed, that the United States won the most medals at the 2012 Summer Games - 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze, for a grand total of 104 hunks of shiny hardware. But every member of each victorious team sported a personal gleaming medallion, which raises the question: Was each one counted among the oft-reported tally? Nope, that 46 golds is the number of events won. The actual medal handout was much higher: 147 gold, 63 silver and 46 bronze, for a total of 256, according to a Team USA list at nbcolympics.com ( http://ow.ly/cVyEi )
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | Associated Press
Manteo Mitchell felt the pop in his leg and knew it wasn't good. "It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half," he said. The American sprinter had half a lap to go in the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay preliminaries Thursday and a choice to make: keep running or stop and lose the race. To him, it was never much of a choice. He finished the lap and limped to the side to watch teammates easily qualify for the final. A few hours later, doctors confirmed what he suspected: He had run the last 200 meters with a broken left fibula.
SPORTS
August 9, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
August 9, 2012 | By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press
LONDON - Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings and a third gold medal. Playing in the Summer Games together for the last time, the twice-defending champions extended their unbeaten streak to 21 - through Athens, Beijing, and now London - by defeating Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, 21-16, 21-16, in an all-American women's beach-volleyball final Wednesday night. The match started with nearby Big Ben pealing the hour and ended with the "Star-Spangled Banner" rising from the iconic venue in the Prime Minister's backyard, just down the Mall from the royal residence at Buckingham Palace.
SPORTS
August 7, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Katie Taylor stepped through the ropes and into the madness, beaming at thousands of flag-waving, face-painted Irish fans raucously celebrating her Olympic boxing victory. The pound-for-pound world champion clenched her fists and roared right back at them. The debut women's tournament stopped being just historic and started getting passionate in the quarterfinals Monday. Twelve fighters made sure they're heading home with medals, but everybody still wants to upgrade.
SPORTS
August 4, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Maggie Steffens scored three goals and the U.S. women's water polo team beat China, 7-6, in its final preliminary-stage game to remain undefeated at the London Olympics. The U.S. finished the preliminary round even with Spain at the top of Group A with five points. But Spain earned the top spot because of the tiebreaker, making the Americans the group's second-seeded team for the knockout stage. The U.S. will play 2012 European champion Italy in Sunday's quarterfinals.
SPORTS
August 4, 2012
Yes, yes, Michael Phelps won the 200 individual medley for the third Olympics in a row, and Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around individual gymnast title, and one could argue these things are historic, but lots more important and interesting things happened in London on Thursday. LeBron James tweeted a photo of himself at Pilates. Gold medal swimmer Allison Schmitt posted a photo of her new sparkly pink fingernails. And an NBC announcer during archery explained about bow strings: "Notice how they place the string on their nose," he told the viewing audience.
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