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VIDEO: Watch Highlights of the FIVB World Tour Gold Medal Matches

The 2018 FIVB World Tour Finals champions were crowned over the weekend. Watch some of the highlights from the championship matches.

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Inside Training Camp with Stanford’s Morgan Hentz

VolleyMob and AVCA first team All-American libero Morgan Hentz from Stanford shares about the team’s European tour, media day fun and dinner bonding.

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Thailand’s Radarong/Udomchavee Upset on Asian Games Beach Day 1

The upset of the day happened in women’s Pool D as 2012 and 2016 Asian Games champions Varapatsorn Radarong/Tanarattha Udomchavee of Thailand fell to Kazakhstan’s Tatyana Mashkova/Irina Tsimbalova 18-21, 21-12, 15-11 on Day 1 of beach volleyball action.

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Brazil’s Agatha/Duda Cap “Very Good Season” with FIVB #WTFinals Gold

Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk/Eduarda ‘Duda’ Santos Lisboa posted a 21-15, 21-19 win over No. 2 Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova for the FIVB World Tour Finals crown and the No. 1 world ranking on Sunday.

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Dalhausser/Lucena, Ross/Klineman Win Titles, $24K in Manhattan Beach

Top seeded Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena closed out a perfect 6-0 week with a 12-21, 22-20, 15-13 win over No. 3 Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb to clinch their fourth AVP Manhattan Beach crown on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, April Ross/Alix Klineman outlasted Brittany Hochevar/Kelly Claes for the women’s title.

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Two-time Champs Hochevar/Day to Face Off in Manhattan Beach

Former partners Brittany Hochevar and Emily Day, who have won the last two Manhattan Beach Open titles together, will be on opposite sides of the court with another title shot on the line on Sunday. Meanwhile, No. 6 Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy crashed the men’s final four playing through the contender’s bracket.


Two Brazilian Teams, 1 Czech, 1 Aussie Into #WTFinals Semis

Brazilians Maria Antonelli/Carol Solberg Salgado and Agatha/Duda will play in Sunday’s first semifinal of the #WTFinals, while Czech duo Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova will battle Aussie pair Mariafe Artacho del Solar/Taliqua Clancy in the second.

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Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sorum Win #WTFinals Gold

Norway’s Anders Mol/Christian Sorum won their fourth straight gold medal and biggest yet, taking the FIVB World Tour Finals title with two wins on Saturday, including a gold medal win sweep of ninth-seeded Michal Bryl/Grzegorz Fijalek of Poland.

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Tri Bourne Makes Return After 18 Months Off at AVP Manhattan Beach

Friday’s AVP Manhattan Beach Open slate marked the return of Tri Bourne, after an 18-month battle with an autoimmune disorder, and also saw the top three seeds in the men’s and women’s brackets stay alive in the winner’s bracket. The No. 5 seeds on both sides also picked up three wins each.

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Matt Prosser’s Return, David Lee’s Beach Debut Highlight AVP Qualifier

Eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams played their way through qualifying en route to spots in the main draw of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open on Thursday.

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