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FIVB: Brazilian men dominate, Kerri/April ousted

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It was another compelling quarterfinal match under the lights at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, with the perfect foils in place. The United States vs. Brazil in the Fort Lauderdale Major with a trip to the final four on the line. The Americans sent their No. 1 team into battle against a […]

Germans Sude & Laboureur win bronze in Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 12, 2017 – Germany’s No. 3 seeded Julia Sude and Chantal Laboureur will share the podium of the US$ 600,000 Fort Lauderdale Major with Brazilian teams as the European won the bronze medal of the 2017 international beach volleyball season opener after posting a 2-0 (21-14, 21-14) win over USA’s Brooke Sweat and Summer Ross.

Misty May-Treanor enjoying life as a fan

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, Feb. 11, 2017— Misty May-Treanor was a mainstay on the sand throughout her decorated career. But the Fort Lauderdale Major is the first FIVB tournament as a fan for the three-time Olympic champion.

Brazil seeks 57th gold medal “sweep” at FIVB World Tour event

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, February 12, 2017 - With a medal assured in the women’s competition as two Brazilian pairs have advanced to the semi-finals at the US$600,000 Fort Lauderdale Major, the South American country is in position to “sweep” the gold medals at the same FIVB World Tour event for the 57th-time.

All-Brazilian women's gold medal match in Fort Lauderdale

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 12, 2017 – The US$ 600, Fort Lauderdale Major will also have an all-Brazilian gold medal match in the women’s tournament as Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes and Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa won their semi-final matches this Sunday morning at the 2017 international beach volleyball season opener.

Fort Lauderdale Major finds its men’s medallists

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 12, 2017 - Super Saturday at the first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event of 2017 saw a final four showdown between two American teams and two Brazilian teams.

New Brazilian team knocks American stars out in Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 11, 2017 – Playing their first tournament as a team, Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk and 18-year-old Eduarda “Duda” Lisboa were responsible for the biggest upset of the women’s tournament of the US$ 600,000...Show More Summary

“Next generation” Brazilians win men’s Fort Lauderdale Major

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 11, 2017 - When Brazil’s top men’s team bowed out before reaching the final four of the Fort Lauderdale Major, it could have been easy to think that the volleyball-mad country would not have much to celebrate on the final day.

Dalhausser & Lucena rebound in Fort Lauderdale

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 11, 2017 - After upsetting the Olympic champions late Friday evening and losing early Saturday morning to a “new” team, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena rebounded to defeat American compatriots Ryan Doherty and John Hyden in a three-set afternoon bronze medal match at the US$600,000 Fort Lauderdale Major.

Brazil & Germany clinch women’s Fort Lauderdale semi-finals spots

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 11, 2017 – Brazil and Germany are the first two countries in the semifinals of the women’s tournament of the US$ 600,000 Fort Laurderdale Major as No. 2 seeded Larissa Franca/Talita Antunes and No.3 seeded Chantal Laboureur/Julia Sude advanced to the “Final Four”of the 2017 international beach volleyball season opener this Saturday.

Brazilians vanquish Americans in Fort Lauderdale

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, USA, February 11, 2017 - Brazilian teams will battle for the first gold medal to be awarded on the 2017 FIVB World Tour in the Fort Lauderdale Major. That leaves two American teams to fight for the bronze medal after being vanquished in the semifinals.

Kira Walkenhorst adjusts to playing without Laura Ludwig

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, Feb. 11, 2017— Posters throughout Fort Lauderdale proudly proclaim: “Olympic champions in town,” with a picture of Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst. But her partner, Laura Ludwig, is nowhere to be found.

NCAA men: Long Beach, Hawai’i, BYU get MPSF victories

Long Beach State thumped UC Irvine and now stands alone atop the MPSF standings after a Friday night in which BYU won again and Hawai’t brought UC San Diego back to Earth. It took five sets for two other ranked teams, Ball State and Penn State, to win on the road. All that and more […]

David Haye: Boxing is easier than beach volleyball

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, Feb. 11, 2017— Boxers are known for their grueling workouts to prepare for bouts. But former heavyweight champion David “The Hayemaker” Haye recently learned that boxing is not the most physically demanding sport.

12 teams, four countries seek Fort Lauderdale gold medals

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, February 11, 2017 - After four days of qualifying, pool play and elimination, the US$600,000 Fort Lauderdale Major enters the final two days of competition on the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park center court with 12 teams from four countries seeking the $50,000 first-place prizes.

Fort Lauderdale Major sparks all-around excitement

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, February 11, 2017 - Day four at Fort Lauderdale Major showcased an array of sights and sounds that appealed beyond beach volleyball.

FIVB: 2 USA pairs in men’s semis, 2 USA women’s teams left

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – You would have thought that John Hyden and Ryan Doherty had an epic turnaround victory in the Fort Lauderdale Major quarterfinals on Friday. But that makeshift American team was outdone a little more than an hour later by Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena before a raucous crowd at Fort Lauderdale Park […]

Eritrea stages tournament to help boost volleyball

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 10, 2017 – The Eritrean Volleyball Federation has held a local volleyball competition in collaboration with the Eritrean Commission of Culture and Sports.

Van Garderen heads for the beach to team up with Varenhorst

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 10, 2017 – Beach Volleyball player Christiaan Varenhorst, who competed at the Rio Olympics with Reinder Nummerdor, has found a new teammate: Maarten van Garderen.

Iran to stage first Snow Volleyball tournament

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Tehran, Iran, February 10, 2017 – The Iranian Volleyball Federation will stage a snow volleyball tournament for the first time at the Dizin resort in the Alborz mountain range near Tehran.

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