Updates from around the world this weekend

It was an exciting weekend in the volleyball world.   In Long Beach, CA, the USA Men’s indoor national team competed against Russia for FIVB World League. Friday night, USA beat Russia in a close 5-set match, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-27, 15-12. They came back the next night in front of 5,000 fans and won…

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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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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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Tuesdays with Avatar: Brittany Hochevar and Lane Carico

Hello again, Internet. It is your old pal Avatar, here to entertain you while you are supposed to be working or studying or being a productive member of society. Our first installment of “Tuesdays with Avatar” was such a huge hit (over FOURTEEN people read it) that I debated going out on top and retiring…

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2014 FIVB World Tour debuts with Fuzhou Open

Pre-season training is complete, several partnerships have been switched and others are re-confirmed, as the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball launches the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour this week in Fuzhou, China. The season-opening, double-gender, US$150,000 FIVB Fuzhou Open will see the men’s competition running Tuesday through Saturday, and women’s competition running Wednesday through Sunday….

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AVP recognizes top performers as tour announces 2013 year-end award winners

Jake Gibb and April Ross win most valuable player awards; Gibb and Casey Patterson named men’s team of the year, while Ross and Jen Kessy take women’s honor.

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