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Beach volleyball event in Long Beach aims to broaden sport's appeal
Beach volleyball event in Long Beach aims to broaden sport's appeal

At the Summer Olympics, spectators seem drawn to the beach volleyball courts. Outside of the Games, fans seem to find other ways to spend their time. That's the problem the sport has in this country. But, the situation isn't hopeless and enthusiasts have latched on to the Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball as the next best thing for growing an audience. The event takes place Tuesday through Sunday at Alamitos Beach in Long Beach. It features an international field of 128 teams playing for a total purse of $1 million. The best U.S. men's and women's teams will play against the best international teams to determine the tournament champions. Eight of the top 10...

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