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Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross win at Huntington Beach
Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross win at Huntington Beach

The key looped through the chain April Ross wore around her neck didn't seem special, maybe for her locker or front door, until a closer examination showed the word "dream" etched onto it. Kerri Walsh Jennings, Ross' partner at Huntington Beach in the final Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach event of the season, wore a similar chain and key. Hers was inscribed with the word "breathe." Those words are touchstones for the two women this season, motivating them to practice hard and be prepared to fend off feisty challengers — as they did Sunday in defeating sixth-seeded Heather Hughes and Whitney Pavlik, 22-20, 21-17, for the championship. Walsh...

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