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August 13, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It started back in Brian Lewis' high school days, when he and his buddies watched in awe as Randy Stoklos and partner Sinjin Smith collected the first-place prize money at local beach volleyball tournaments. Lewis and his Corona del Mar High buddies were regulars each summer at the Laguna Beach Open. And Lewis always went home raving about how good Stoklos was. "I've always liked the way Randy played," Lewis said.
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June 2, 1994
Capistrano Beach's Adam Johnson and Randy Stoklos of Pacific Palisades have been fined $7,500 each and Johnson has been suspended for one tournament by officials of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour. Johnson and Stoklos violated tour rules by using a conflicting sponsor's equipment. Stoklos will be eligible to play this weekend in Grand Haven, Mich., but Johnson must sit out because he used the conflicting sponsor's water bottles and towels on several occasions.
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February 2, 1992
Randy Stoklos became the first volleyball player to surpass the $1-million mark in prize money when he and Sinjin Smith defeated Adam Johnson and Kent Steffes, 6-5, Saturday in a playoff to win the $75,000 Miller Lite Open at Honolulu. Stoklos, 31, who has won $1,007,142 in 11 years as a pro, and Smith beat Johnson and Steffes in the morning, 13-7.
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August 28, 1993 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea of Randy Stoklos playing beach volleyball without Sinjin Smith still seems strange, even though they haven't competed as a team in the last 13 tournaments. The sport's winningest duo played together for more than a decade and 184 opens before Stoklos initiated the breakup earlier this season. "It was the hardest thing I've ever done," said Stoklos, who has come back strong from shoulder surgery. "This is the guy I played with from the time I was 21 years old till the time I was 32.
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June 2, 1994
Capistrano Beach's Adam Johnson and Randy Stoklos of Pacific Palisades have been fined $7,500 each and Johnson has been suspended for one tournament by officials of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour. Johnson and Stoklos violated tour rules by using a conflicting sponsor's equipment. Stoklos will be eligible to play this weekend in Grand Haven, Mich., but Johnson must sit out because he used the conflicting sponsor's water bottles and towels on several occasions.
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August 20, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos have been fined $35,000 each and suspended for one tournament because they skipped last weekend's $100,000 Seal Beach Open pro beach volleyball tournament. The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' board of directors voted late Tuesday night to fine Smith and Stoklos the tour-record amount and ban them from playing in Santa Cruz this weekend.
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August 28, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos will sit out the $250,000 Miller Lite U.S. pro beach volleyball championships this weekend unless the tour's board of directors rescinds a $70,000 fine against them. Smith and Stoklos, both of Pacific Palisades, met the Tuesday entry deadline for the three-day tournament, which starts today at the Hermosa Beach Pier. They are seeded second in the 48-team field behind Kent Steffes of Pacific Palisades and Karch Kiraly of San Clemente.
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August 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos have entered the $750,000 Miller Lite U.S. pro beach volleyball championships at Hermosa Beach this weekend while threatening a lawsuit against the tour's board of directors. Smith and Stoklos were fined $70,000 and suspended by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals board members last week for skipping the $100,000 Seal Beach Open to play in a tournament in Spain, a breach of the tour's players agreement.
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May 7, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
Randy Stoklos must know what Lou Gehrig felt like--or Eddie Mathews, or the guy who played third base in the Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance infield. A lineman in front of the Four Horsemen. Lincoln's vice president. Randy Stoklos could tell you all about it. He is one of the great volleyball players of all time. He has won more money than anyone who has played the game. Last year, he became the first million-dollar earner in the sport's history. He is second in tournaments won.
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August 12, 1991 | MIKE PENNER
It's not easy being king, especially when your castle is made of sand, the enemy comes to kill and every weekend brings with it another coup attempt. Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos, the Lewis and Clark of professional beach volleyball, are also the sport's Louis and Ali. Bronze bombers. Heavyweight champions of the world. The greatest of all time.
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August 27, 1993 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's as if something is missing watching Randy Stoklos play beach volleyball. The ability to block a shot or dive for a save is apparent, as always. After a few minutes, you realize it's not Stoklos. His partner for more than a decade, Sinjin Smith, is gone. In May, Stoklos and Smith--the most successful team on the pro beach tour--split up. They stayed together for more than a decade and 184 tournaments before Stoklos initiated the breakup.
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August 13, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It started back in Brian Lewis' high school days, when he and his buddies watched in awe as Randy Stoklos and partner Sinjin Smith collected the first-place prize money at local beach volleyball tournaments. Lewis and his Corona del Mar High buddies were regulars each summer at the Laguna Beach Open. And Lewis always went home raving about how good Stoklos was. "I've always liked the way Randy played," Lewis said.
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August 28, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos will sit out the $250,000 Miller Lite U.S. pro beach volleyball championships this weekend unless the tour's board of directors rescinds a $70,000 fine against them. Smith and Stoklos, both of Pacific Palisades, met the Tuesday entry deadline for the three-day tournament, which starts today at the Hermosa Beach Pier. They are seeded second in the 48-team field behind Kent Steffes of Pacific Palisades and Karch Kiraly of San Clemente.
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August 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos have entered the $750,000 Miller Lite U.S. pro beach volleyball championships at Hermosa Beach this weekend while threatening a lawsuit against the tour's board of directors. Smith and Stoklos were fined $70,000 and suspended by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals board members last week for skipping the $100,000 Seal Beach Open to play in a tournament in Spain, a breach of the tour's players agreement.
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August 22, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Does the fine always fit the crime? In November, 1990, the National Football League fined the New England Patriots $72,500 for the sexual harassment of Boston Herald sportswriter Lisa Olson. The Patriots were fined $50,000, along with players Zeke Mowatt ($12,500) and Robert Perryman and Michael Timpson ($5,000 each). In August, 1992, the Assn.
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August 20, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos, pro beach volleyball's "Kings of the Beach," have been fined $70,000 and suspended one tournament for skipping last weekend's $100,000 Seal Beach Open. The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' board of directors voted late Tuesday night to fine Smith and Stoklos a tour-record $35,000 each and suspend them for the $225,000 Jose Cuervo Gold Crown Classic, which starts Friday in Santa Cruz.
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June 19, 1986 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Draft day came to the Forum again Wednesday, but this time without the analysis and speculation that had prevailed the day before for the NBA. It was for Team Cup Volleyball, the Forum-based, four-team league, and even those in the know couldn't say for sure which team had come away with the best talent. "It's all so foreign to us," said Karch Kiraly, the former UCLA and 1984 Olympic star who will serve as player-coach for one of the squads.
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August 26, 1990 | STUART MATTHEWS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sinjin Smith dived straight into the ocean by the Hermosa Beach Pier for a cool-off swim after he and partner Randy Stoklos won their winners' bracket quarterfinal match Saturday. "It got a little hot out there today," Smith said. With a purse of $200,000 on the line--the richest in the sport's history--and $41,000 going to the team that wins today's championship of the Miller Lite USA Championships of Pro Beach Volleyball at Hermosa, the level of play was raised in the opening matches.
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August 20, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos have been fined $35,000 each and suspended for one tournament because they skipped last weekend's $100,000 Seal Beach Open pro beach volleyball tournament. The Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' board of directors voted late Tuesday night to fine Smith and Stoklos the tour-record amount and ban them from playing in Santa Cruz this weekend.
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