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July 23, 2010 | By Laura Myers
Beach volleyball partnerships can often seem like business deals, a way for each party to benefit from the other. Friendship is not always an outcome — but it was for Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal. "We go out together, we golf together," Gibb said. "We spend our time outside the volleyball arena together and it becomes somewhat of a marriage. I see the kid more than I see my wife sometimes." As in any relationship, the two are having some problems. They will try to work those issues out in a familiar location beginning Saturday at the AVP Long Beach Open.
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October 20, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Kerri Walsh Jennings has three Olympic gold medals and three children. She's 35 years old and has won 112 beach volleyball tournaments, tied for most in the history of the sport with her now-retired former partner Misty May-Treanor. And still a loss makes Walsh Jennings angry enough to kick some sand and speak of her severe disappointment at dropping a semifinal match Sunday at the AVP Championship beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach. "I'm not happy," Walsh Jennings said.
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September 9, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
SANTA BARBARA -- Championship point: a capacity crowd on its feet, clapping inflatable thunder sticks and hands in sync, with music pounding, chants thundering, sunshine warming and an ocean breeze cooling. Moments later, soaked in champagne from a finals win, Sean Rosenthal said, "It was like the AVP was never gone. " The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals shut down in 2010 when it ran out of money, but the pro beach volleyball tour returned this year with two events, the last of which — the AVP championships — was held here over the weekend.
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October 20, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, the top-seeded women's team at the AVP Championships beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach, lost a set Saturday but not a match. Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, the top-seeded men's duo that is on a four-tournament winning streak, had to work much harder. Gibb and Patterson, who wears a mohawk, same as his two young sons, lost their first match Saturday but came back to win two more and advance to Sunday's semifinals. After losing to eighth-seeded Brad Keenan and John Mayer, 21-19, 12-21, 15-13, in their first match Saturday, Gibb and Patterson recovered to first beat 12th-seeded Pedro Brazao and Steve Grotkowski, 21-19, 21-16, and then seventh-seeded Ryan Doherty and 2008 Olympics gold medalist Todd Rogers, 21-16, 21-17, to advance to Sunday's semifinals.
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September 24, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
It was an afternoon of goodbyes on the sand. Of course, they weren't long goodbyes on Sunday in Huntington Beach because beach volleyball remains a wonderfully efficient sport. If you blink, you might miss a turning point. In short, one team finished the domestic beach volleyball season with another victory, capping off a nearly flawless run on the Jose Cuervo tour. Two men put an indelible stamp of ownership on Southern California beachfront, a hat trick of wins this summer: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and now Huntington Beach.
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August 6, 2012 | By David Wharton
LONDON - As night descended on center court at Horse Guards Parade, a gentle rain began to fall. In that moment, you could see it and feel it, the gloom that had settled over the American men in beach volleyball. Fourth-seeded Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal fell in three sets to 17th-seeded Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins of Latvia on Monday evening, marking the second time in four days that a U.S. pair had been upset. That means no American men will stand on the podium in this sport at the 2012 London Olympics.
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September 20, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
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.
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June 5, 2010 | By Peter Yoon
Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser are refreshed, and that could mean that the rest of the men's teams on the AVP Nivea Tour are in for a long season. Coming off what they consider a down year last season, the tour's dominant men's team had a restful off-season and appears to be heading back to the level they reached in winning 15 tournaments — including the Beijing Olympics — in 2008. On Saturday, Rogers and Dalhausser, the top seeded-team, advanced to the final four of the Huntington Beach Open by winning two matches, which shouldn't be a surprise because they haven't lost a match on the AVP Tour this season.
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May 17, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Jake Gibb figured he probably was destined to become a volleyball player. After all, his middle name is Spiker. But while growing up in Bountiful, Utah, Gibb paid little attention to the sport. "I thought volleyball was a girls' sport," he said. That's because in Utah, there are no boys' high school teams. So Gibb never played. His college, Utah, also did not have a men's volleyball team.
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June 6, 2008 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The pain in Mike Lambert's knee is starting to go away, but the pain in his heart might linger for a little while longer. Lambert is making his season debut today at the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour's Hermosa Beach Open. He has missed the first six tournaments while recovering from a pair of off-season knee surgeries. He returns "not quite 100%" he said, and with a new partner and a new set of goals after grudgingly throwing in the towel on the idea of qualifying for the Olympics.
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July 26, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
Defense doesn't always win championships in beach volleyball, but it might for Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal at the FIVB Grand Slam in Long Beach. Tied 11-11 in the first set of their semifinal match against Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, Dalhausser denied Gibb at the net once, then Patterson, and then Patterson again to win the point. Two plays later, Rosenthal pulled off a flailing, chicken-wing dig on Patterson and finished with a cross-court spike to make it 14-11 and seize control of the match.
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September 24, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
It was an afternoon of goodbyes on the sand. Of course, they weren't long goodbyes on Sunday in Huntington Beach because beach volleyball remains a wonderfully efficient sport. If you blink, you might miss a turning point. In short, one team finished the domestic beach volleyball season with another victory, capping off a nearly flawless run on the Jose Cuervo tour. Two men put an indelible stamp of ownership on Southern California beachfront, a hat trick of wins this summer: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and now Huntington Beach.
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September 20, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
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.
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September 9, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
SANTA BARBARA -- Championship point: a capacity crowd on its feet, clapping inflatable thunder sticks and hands in sync, with music pounding, chants thundering, sunshine warming and an ocean breeze cooling. Moments later, soaked in champagne from a finals win, Sean Rosenthal said, "It was like the AVP was never gone. " The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals shut down in 2010 when it ran out of money, but the pro beach volleyball tour returned this year with two events, the last of which — the AVP championships — was held here over the weekend.
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August 26, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
There were 32 men's and 32 women's teams that competed in the main-draw competition at the Manhattan Beach Open on Saturday. But heading into Sunday's final day of play at the professional beach volleyball event, only eight teams from each side remain - and the top-seeded teams are among them. The U.S. Olympian pair of Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb, the No. 1-seeded men's team that finished fifth in London, will face Adrian Carambula and Steve Grotowski, the seventh-seeded team, in the quarterfinals.
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August 25, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The American duo is back beneath Southern California sunshine, playing more than 5,000 miles from London and the shocking Olympics loss they suffered this month. But the sting of Jake Gibb's and Sean Rosenthal's early upset at the Olympics in men's beach volleyball did not stay across the pond. It still lingers, even as they start in the main draw competition Saturday at the Manhattan Beach Open, in which the duo is the top-seeded of 32 men's teams. "London was hard and I'm still digesting it," Gibb said of his and Rosenthal's loss as the fourth-seeded team to a 17th-seeded Latvian team.
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August 13, 2012 | By David Wharton
LONDON - Moments after running the fastest 5,000 meters of her life, Kim Conley stepped off the track at Olympic Stadium with a weary smile and a hint of a wave. "That was hard," she said, still catching her breath. "I didn't expect it to be as fast from the beginning. " For a woman who had barely made the U.S. team this summer, competing in the 2012 London Olympics was almost too much to comprehend. Crouching at the starting line with some of the best runners in the world.
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August 21, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Fans lined the edges of the beach volleyball courts, lounging just inches away from players, easy distance for playful banter. "So," one fan began, "are those shorts pink, or salmon?" "Umm … salmon," joked a player, a long thought later. The 50th anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Open, considered the crown jewel of beach volleyball events, was certainly intimate Saturday. It was also old school. No fences, no seating, no international or Assn. of Volleyball Professional rules.
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August 13, 2012 | By David Wharton
LONDON - Moments after running the fastest 5,000 meters of her life, Kim Conley stepped off the track at Olympic Stadium with a weary smile and a hint of a wave. "That was hard," she said, still catching her breath. "I didn't expect it to be as fast from the beginning. " For a woman who had barely made the U.S. team this summer, competing in the 2012 London Olympics was almost too much to comprehend. Crouching at the starting line with some of the best runners in the world.
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August 6, 2012 | By David Wharton
LONDON - As night descended on center court at Horse Guards Parade, a gentle rain began to fall. In that moment, you could see it and feel it, the gloom that had settled over the American men in beach volleyball. Fourth-seeded Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal fell in three sets to 17th-seeded Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins of Latvia on Monday evening, marking the second time in four days that a U.S. pair had been upset. That means no American men will stand on the podium in this sport at the 2012 London Olympics.
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