smart USA Becomes the Official Automotive Partner of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for 2014 season

Deal includes title sponsorship of two marquee events – the “smart AVP Manhattan Beach Open” and the “smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach”

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Walsh / Ross and Keenan / Mayer Win AVP St Pete

  The women’s final was between Kerri Walsh Jennings / April Ross and Lauren Fendrick / Brooke Sweat. A grueling match, but Walsh and Ross ended up on top winning 19-21, 21-15, 15-11.   The men’s final followed right after. Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson and Brad Keenan / John Mayer went 3 sets in…

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GoPro: AVP Practice Sessions: Carico/Hochevar vs Day/Ross

An AVP Practice Session with Lane Carico and Brittany Hochevar versus Emily Day and Summer Ross. Shot 100% on GoPro HD Hero 3+. Music by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi “Two Against One (feat. Jack White)”

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AVP St Petersburg Open Day 3

It’s the last and final day at the St Petersburg Open. Teams have been fighting in the grueling heat to make it to today, and it all comes down to this. Who will take home the title??   Live streaming and live scoring will be available at AVP.com up until the finals. Finals will be…

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AVP St Petersburg Open Main Draw Day 2

WATCH LIVE   A full day of matches begins today starting at 9am EST. Once a round of winner’s bracket matches finishes, the contender’s bracket will begin as teams fight their way back to the semis.   Starting at 10am EST, AVP.com will be LIVE STREAMING all matches. There will be a produced show commentating…

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Here comes the Sun: Donald Sun saves AVP, infuses life into volleyball

In August 2013, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) prepared for the opener of its first full season under new ownership and needed drinks and snacks for the players hospitality tent in Salt Lake City. “Usually, they would send an intern to do something like that,” Phil Dalhausser, an Olympic champion and one of the…

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Behind the scenes with AVP and Olympic volleyball players Walsh Jennings and Ross

AVP and Olympic beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross talk about preparing for the new season and balancing being a professional athlete and family. Video produced by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY   http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/video/behind-the-scenes-with-olympic-volleyball-players-walsh-jennings-and-ross/3594205462001

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AVP Tour Preview: Talking with the Top Two Seeds in Beach Volleyball

Just a year ago, 21-year-old Summer Ross and her 26-year-old partner Emily Day never expected to be the number one seed headed into the early action of the AVP Tour opener in St. Petersburg on Friday. “I would have been like ‘What? We won’t even qualify!’ I wouldn’t have believed it,” Ross says, laughing at…

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St. Petersburg Open Winner’s Round #1 Results

Friday saw Round 1 of the Winner’s Bracket begin here in St. Petersburg. Here’s an update of what’s been going on in both the men’s and women’s sides: Men’s The number one seeded Gibb/Patterson team took down Camacho/Radde, a qualifying team. Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson (1) def. Dana Camacho / Kyle Radde (16, Q26) 21-12, 21-19   Belov/Carambula managed to knock off…

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AVP St Petersburg Open Main Draw

The stage is set!   After a long, hot, and grueling qualifier on Thursday, the final 4 men’s and women’s teams have been seeded into the main draw. Only one match by all teams will be played today (win or lose). Play will begin at 10am EST. An afternoon clinic for younger players will be…

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Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser Talks Fitness, Nutrition and Roller Coasters

Before Phil Dalhausser became an Olympic gold medalist and four-time USA Volleyball Beach Male Athlete of the Year, he spent his days playing Daytona Beach tourists for $20 a game. “Because Daytona is a big tourist town, a lot of guys there think they can play,” Dalhausser says. “We’d play them, win an easy 20…

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What to Watch for This AVP 2014 Season

The beginning of the AVP season is right around the corner. The AVP enters the second season of a seven city tour format with its first top this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. While there will be plenty of action to take in this summer, here are a few things to stay on the lookout…

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