More than 80 elite beach volleyballers have begun an international face off at Mount Maunganui's main beach.
The New Zealand Beach Volleyball Open will be held this weekend, hosting New Zealand's finest plus some from Vanuatu.
The top teams will earn the right to represent New Zealand on the Asian Beach Volleyball Tour.
Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the male and female teams that will represent Canada at the FIVB U21 World Championships held in Larnaka, Cyprus, July 22-27, 2014.
The men's team will consist of 19-year-old Sergey Grabovsky (Aurora, ON) and Chris Towe (Caledon, ON), who is 18. They won the final match of the U21 Selection Tournament - 21-12, 21-16 - over Liam Kopp (St. Catharines, ON) and Sven Trodel (Sudbury, ON).
Teenager Phoebe Bell has made the most of a late call-up from Taliqua Clancy to win the women's title in the second leg of the Australian beach volleyball series on the Gold Coast.
The pair combined to beat fellow Queenslanders Jordan and Justine Mowen - sisters of most-recent Wallabies captain and Brumbies backrower Ben - in a three-set final at Surfers Paradise on Monday.
By Alex Baker
The AVP’s own Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, and Phil Dalhausser were among the sporting luminaries in attendance on Saturday night for the first ever game of ice hockey to be played at Dodger Stadium.
The temperature was a balmy 61 degrees as the LA Kings took to the ice against the Anaheim Ducks in a game that ended 3-0 in favor of the visiting Ducks.
A monetary dispute between international technical officials (ITOs) and the Lusofonia Games organizing committee has brought the in-demand finals under a cloud.