QUESTION: Why will the biggest names in men’s pro volleyball skip the venerable Laguna Beach Open this month? . . . Answer: The Laguna Beach City Council won’t permit sponsorship by alcoholic beverage producers, and the patron of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals is Miller Lite beer. But other men pros and top players from the women’s pro association will compete. . . . More about beach sports in Mike Reilley’s column debuting today (C13).