April 2, 2012 |
The financially beleaguered Assn. of Volleyball Professionals has been sold to a 37-year-old Irvine native and former executive at a multinational computer technology company, the league announced Monday. Donald Sun, a former executive at the Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Kingston Technology Co., said recently in an interview that he paid $2 million for the pro beach volleyball league, which was previously owned by Nick Lewin, a managing member of DFA PVA II Partners, LLC. Lewin gained control of the AVP in December 2010 when his firm used $3.8 million of debt to buy the tour that in August of that year had shut down and canceled its five remaining events when it had run out of money.
July 7, 1985 |
When you're on your favorite beach this summer, glistening with lotions and checking out the latest in swimsuit fashion, saunter over to the nearby volleyball net for the real action. Nobody's kicking sand in these faces. Beach volleyball, with two players trying to cover the same area six-member teams defend indoors, may soon be the hottest item on American beaches. The National Outdoor Volleyball Assn. (NOVA), under new director Phil Bush, is attempting a big push.
August 8, 1993
MEN The following are the top money leaders in the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals. Through Monday PLAYER, (WINS) AMOUNT 1. Karch Kiraly (13) 216,937 Kent Steffes (13) 216,937 3. Brian Lewis (1) 72,876 Randy Stoklos (2) 72,876 5. Mike Whitmarsh 67,710 6. Mike Dodd (1) 67,063 7. Adam Johnson (1) 63,822 8. Ricci Luyties 59,666 9. Bruk Vandeweghe (1) 57,510 10. Brent Frohoff 55,291 11. Sinjin Smith (1) 52,028 12. Tim Hovland (1) 51,051 13. Jose Loiola 39,706 14. Eduardo Anginho 39,331 15.
September 20, 2012 |
Call it one part homecoming, one part post-Olympic tour. This weekend's Jose Cuervo National Championships at Huntington Beach will serve a dual purpose for recently minted Olympic silver medalists April Ross and Jen Kessy. The Orange County residents lost in an all-American beach volleyball final at the London Olympics to the iconic duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings. This will be their first appearance in 2012 on the Cuervo tour, having played on it all last year.
August 26, 2012 |
At the Manhattan Beach Open this year, an adage proved true: different year, same result. Sean Scott and John Hyden repeated as the men's champions of the professional beach volleyball event Sunday, and Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlik did the same on the women's side. Both teams won the event, which is part of the Jose Cuervo Professional Beach Volleyball Series, for the first time last year. Because of those wins, their names were engraved on a plaque that was put on the Manhattan Beach Pier's Volleyball Walk of Fame during a ceremony Friday.
June 23, 1996 |
Volleyball is a game that's as old as basketball, older than pro football, as American as the banjo, as balletic as a Bolshoi. Every sports honk knows who Dr. James Naismith is. He invented basketball, right? Put a peach basket up and away he went. But how many have heard of William G. Morgan? He invented volleyball at about the same time and in almost the same place, Holyoke, Mass. Both of the inventions were in YMCA gyms. They each wanted a sport that didn't involve contact or brute strength.
January 13, 2000
The Beach Volleyball America women's professional beach volleyball tour announced its inaugural schedule for the 2000 season Wednesday. It will consist of seven tournaments, all in California, starting in mid-May and running through late August. Teams will compete for a total of $525,000 in prize money. Holly McPeak, Misty May, Gabrielle Reece, Annett Davis, Jenny Johnson-Jordan, Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs are among the players expected to compete.