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October 14, 1987 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
The match between the world's top two men's volleyball teams provided all the intensity that was billed, despite the top-ranked United States defeating the Soviet Union in three games Tuesday night in the Gatorade USA Volleyball Cup. The U.S. team won, 15-2, 15-9, 15-11, before a crowd of 3,156 in the Forum. The United States started strong, with Craig Buck reeling off 10 straight points on his serve in the first game. That brought the Americans to 13-1.
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June 12, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Clay Stanley's 80-mph jump serve is one of the most potent weapons in international volleyball. And as a right-side hitter, he may be the best in the world. But when U.S. national team Coach Alan Knipe is asked what Stanley brings to the court, the first thing he mentions is "the stare. " "He has the ability to look right through his teammates," Knipe says. And more often than not, Knipe says, those teammates get the message. "It's time to go," Knipe says. "The guys respond to him because they know he's their leader.
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July 27, 2008 | Chris Hine, Times Staff Writer
Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor was fuming Saturday over USA Volleyball's choice of team leader for the Beijing Games and a resulting credential flap involving the person who carried out that role in 2004. And she wasn't alone. May-Treanor said she was "disgusted and ashamed" with the way USA Volleyball and Olympic officials have prepared and organized the U.S. beach volleyball team's trip to Beijing, where the Games begin Aug. 8.
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April 19, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Last August, the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series debuted a three-event tournament in an effort to revive pro beach volleyball's foothold on domestic sand, a foothold that had started to sink when the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals shut down in the same month in 2010. Well, Jose Cuervo's 2011 series was a hit, so much so that its 2012 schedule, set to be announced Thursday, offers more than twice as many events. There will be seven all told: the first kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and three will take place in Southern California.
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October 19, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julie Bremner seems to have it all. She is a second-year UCLA medical student engaged to a man also studying to be a doctor, and she still finds time to train with a professional beach volleyball team. But she is haunted by a 1 1/2-year period of her life in youth volleyball before she became an All-American at UCLA and one of the U.S. national team's most promising setters. She says it so traumatized her that it took her six years to tell anyone but her closest friends about it.
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January 26, 1996 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chicago circuit court judge Thursday reversed USA Volleyball's ban of a prominent youth coach who was expelled last summer for having sex with former UCLA star Julie Bremner and two others. Judge Michael Getty of Cook County ruled that USA Volleyball's standard for banning Rick Butler, owner and coach Sports Performance Club of West Chicago, Ill., was too vague in issuing a permanent injunction that allows him to coach again.
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October 24, 1995 | MIKE REILLEY and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Drug-related suspensions of Mike Whitmarsh and Scott Friederichsen, Olympic hopefuls in beach volleyball, were lifted Monday by the International Volleyball Federation because of miscommunication between the international federation and USA Volleyball. Whitmarsh, of San Diego, and Friederichsen, of Laguna Hills, tested positive for the banned stimulant pseudoephedrine--commonly found in over-the-counter cold medicines--at an Olympic trials qualifying tournament July 16 at Hermosa Beach.
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June 29, 1989
Olympian Steve Timmons led the USA Volleyball team to victory over the Soviet Union, 15-6, 15-12, 15-10, in the second round of the USA Cup volleyball exhibition series Wednesday at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Timmons, from Newport Beach, had 24 kills, and teammate Bob Ctvrtlik had 23. Starting middle blocker Mark Arnold, from Costa Mesa, led the team with six blocks and added seven kills. The USA will face South Korea at UC Irvine's Bren Center at 7 p.m. Friday. The USSR will play Brazil following the USA match to determine the pairings for Saturday's medal-round games at the Forum.
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October 7, 2001 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a party Friday in Buenos Aires, a gala honoring the top volleyball players and coaches of the 20th century, but some guests of honor didn't show up because of a tiff over transportation expenses. A standoff between the sport's international governing body and USA Volleyball left Karch Kiraly and former national team coach Marv Dunphy caught in the middle ... and stuck at home.
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March 6, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS
Free volleyball clinics will be held next week for youths and coaches. The clinics are open to youths ages 7 to 18 who are new to the game, as well as those who want to perfect their jump serve or learn how to hammer a spike. The sessions will be offered by the Nike Volleyvan, which is used to develop grass-roots volleyball by offering free clinics around the country.
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August 27, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
Sean Scott loves this year's reincarnated version of the Manhattan Beach Open. But the pro beach volleyball player wanted to prove he's not alone in that opinion, so he asked a random nearby player for his two cents. Eyal Zimet, who has played in 58 pro tournaments, happily shared them. "This is the first real tournament this year," he said. John Hyden, Scott's partner on the open's top-seeded men's team, said when players first saw the stadium seating, sponsor village and fans start pouring in, the reaction was simple: "All right, we're back.
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March 18, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
The Los Angeles Loyola junior is the No. 1 college prospect in Southern California, if not the nation. As fast as the blink of an eye, 6-foot-8 Robert Feathers of Los Angeles Loyola raised his long arms above the net and sent the ball crashing to the court in a startling display of precision and power. The ability to block in volleyball is one of the most treasured skills in the sport, and Feathers' giant frame, combined with his athleticism and agility, make him the No. 1 college prospect in Southern California, if not the nation, among juniors.
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January 13, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
Life has settled down somewhat for Hugh McCutcheon, the man for whom the Beijing Olympics became the best of times and the worst of times. He is home in Irvine, but also back in Minnesota frequently, where his mother-in-law, Barbara Bachman, has recovered from the stab wounds she suffered in the attack at a tourist spot. The same attacker, Tang Yongming, killed her husband, Todd, the 62-year-old chief executive of a Minnesota gardening business.
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August 25, 2008 | BILL DWYRE
Beijing This Olympic story is an epic, the kind of real-life movie that captivates you and leaves you choking back tears on your family-room couch. The story of Hugh and Liz McCutcheon, her parents and the gold-medal-winning United States men's volleyball team is all that. How it is told is another issue, and it took Hugh McCutcheon to lead us down the correct path here Sunday. What he eventually said, without directly saying it, was that it deserves to be told minus the Hollywood schmaltz.
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August 11, 2008 | K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune
BEIJING -- With the crowd screaming and emotions swirling, the U.S. men's Olympic volleyball team formed a circle on the Capital Gymnasium floor and did something unprecedented. They didn't speak. The solemn moment of silence contrasted sharply with the hugs and smiles that came late Sunday afternoon when Clay Stanley's blocked spike fell out of bounds, finally securing the U.S. team's five-set, opening-match victory over Venezuela.
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July 27, 2008 | Chris Hine, Times Staff Writer
Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor was fuming Saturday over USA Volleyball's choice of team leader for the Beijing Games and a resulting credential flap involving the person who carried out that role in 2004. And she wasn't alone. May-Treanor said she was "disgusted and ashamed" with the way USA Volleyball and Olympic officials have prepared and organized the U.S. beach volleyball team's trip to Beijing, where the Games begin Aug. 8.
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May 5, 2003 | Jeannine Stein
Like its namesake, the Chameleon volleyball by Spalding changes colors according to its environment. Indoors, the ball is all white; in sunlight, some panels change to blue. The light-adapting composite leather exterior is treated to be sensitive to UV light rays. * Chameleon volleyball: In the volleyball world, the jury is out on what color ball is best -- some prefer pure white, while others like solid or mixed colors.
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January 7, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
More than two dozen of America's beach volleyball players, including the 2000 men's and 2004 women's Olympic gold medalists, filed a complaint Friday, seeking the decertification of USA Volleyball, contending it has neglected the beach game in favor of indoor volleyball. The action was the most recent in a series of disputes involving the sports federations that produce most U.S. Olympic athletes. In the 40-page complaint filed with the U.S.
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January 7, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
More than two dozen of America's beach volleyball players, including the 2000 men's and 2004 women's Olympic gold medalists, filed a complaint Friday, seeking the decertification of USA Volleyball, contending it has neglected the beach game in favor of indoor volleyball. The action was the most recent in a series of disputes involving the sports federations that produce most U.S. Olympic athletes. In the 40-page complaint filed with the U.S.
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August 15, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. women's volleyball team went into its Olympic opener Saturday night ranked as the best in the world. Turned out, it wasn't even the best team on the court. China won the best-of-five match in four games, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18. Still, there was no shame there, considering the Chinese women had held the top spot until the U.S. took it over last month, based on its performance in the World Grand Prix. Looking at the long faces of the U.S.
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