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At 7-1, Ryan Doherty delivers volleyball wins, not pizzas now
At 7-1, Ryan Doherty delivers volleyball wins, not pizzas now

In a tournament where the athletes check in at the same table as the ticket-buying population, Ryan Doherty has trouble blending in. At the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Championships at Huntington Beach, fans walking by Doherty's match stopped mid-stride and uttered some combination of an expletive and the phrase, "How tall is that guy?" Doherty is 7 feet 1. He has a 7-foot-4 wingspan. Without jumping, his head goes about halfway up the net. With jumping, his arms reach to the top of the line extenders that rest on top of the net, 10 feet, four inches off the ground. On Friday, Doherty and his partner, Nick Lucena, advanced out of the first round with a 21-15,...

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