October 16, 1996 |
Dominic Menaldi had had enough. So he picked up the phone. His friend Hank is a great story, he said. He's been in magazines--on the covers. He's famous in other countries, but nobody here pays attention to him. You put Tiger Woods on the sports pages all the time, and he only plays golf. Golf, Menaldi repeats, as if to rid his mouth of the taste. Hank Hill is a world champion. He's got the title of strongest man in the world. Fade out, fade in, and it's Norm's restaurant in Huntington Beach.
July 22, 2007 |
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are focused on something other than the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour right now, so it would have been easy for them to have a letdown at the Long Beach Open. No such luck for the rest of the AVP teams as May-Treanor and Walsh, making their first U.S. appearance in a month and their last one for another month, dominated at Marina Green Park and thumped Tyra Turner and Rachel Wacholder, 21-10, 21-14, Saturday in the final.
August 20, 2005 |
The top two women's teams in beach volleyball arrived at the Manhattan Beach Open in different frames of mind Friday, but left the courts near the Manhattan Beach Pier undefeated after opening day, on course for an anticipated final clash. Top-seeded Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh breezed through three matches, giving up 15 or fewer points in each game as they tried to shake off last week's 21-16, 21-15 loss -- the most lopsided defeat of their four-year tenure as teammates.
April 6, 2005 |
Karch Kiraly, beach volleyball's career leader in victories, said Tuesday that he would continue playing despite aggravating his surgically repaired shoulder during the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Nissan Series opener Saturday at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Kiraly, 44, took an awkward swing during a third-round match and said he felt a "bone-on-bone grind" in his right shoulder, on which he had surgery for the third time in September. Kiraly, who has 147 career victories, feared the worst.
May 20, 2005 |
There were plenty of skeptics when the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals put a fence around the courts at West Beach in Santa Barbara and, for the first time on a Southern California beach, charged admission for its Nissan Series event last October. But the fans showed up -- the tournament was sold out -- and the tour is back again this weekend, starting with qualifying today.
May 19, 2007 |
Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser will try to extend their dominance of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour when they step onto the sand for the Hermosa Beach Open today at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The duo has won three of the four tournaments this season and five of its last six, dating to last season. Although it's not the level of dominance that Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have achieved on the women's side, it's equally as impressive because of the depth of competition in the men's bracket.
June 16, 1996 |
Despite 17 kills by outside hitter Tara Cross-Battle, the U.S. women's volleyball team lost to Brazil, 15-10, 15-11, 16-14, in the semifinals of the BCV Volley Cup in Montreux, Switzerland. Brazil will meet Cuba, a 3-2 winner over China, in today's final. * Mike Lambert had 23 kills to lead the U.S. men's volleyball team to a 15-10, 13-15, 15-12, 15-11 victory over France in Fort Wayne, Ind. The United States (16-5) swept the three-match series. * Marie Peitit-Michel of Silver Springs, Md.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2000
When will someone talk about the media's ridiculous obsession with the undecided voters? Every single news network and newspaper is guilty of this. How can the media be polling these people on "the issues"? If they were voting based on the issues, they wouldn't be undecided, would they? Your obsession with the "undecideds" implies that the millions of decided voters who vote their convictions are being held hostage by this uninformed, uncommitted minority of voters who will most likely jump on the bandwagon of the first candidate who gains a sustained advantage in the polls.
June 10, 2001
The Gingrich-Lott tyranny over the American electorate is finally over, and we can start Fourth of July celebrations early ("Senate's Under New Management," June 6). Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott epitomized worst-case democracy with their culture of corruption, hate, bigotry and betrayal. We owe the final act of recovery to one man who stood up to their threats to our rights to be free and individual. Sen. James Jeffords epitomizes the very strengths of democracy with his efforts to restore a culture of integrity, morals, honor and ethics to all politicians in both parties.
May 20, 2007 |
The second-place finishes are beginning to pile up for Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal, a stack of runner-up trophies that's both a blessing and a curse at the same time. After all, there are plenty of teams that would like to have four consecutive finals appearances in AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tournaments. Still there are few that want the dubious record of 0-4 in those matches.