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Manhattan Beach lures the best in beach volleyball this weekend

If Southern California is the seat of beach volleyball in the U.S., then<p>ManhattanBeach is the well-worn sweet spot of the chair.<p>The 55th Manhattan Beach Open takes place Thursday through Sunday near the Manhattan Beach Pier. The tournament first was held in 1960 and is the fourth stop on the …

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Iranian and American people have been isolated from one another due to long-standing disputes between their governments. Routine interactions, like sporting events between national clubs, and other cultural exchanges have been few and far between. However, …

South Asia

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross go for AVP beach volleyball sweep

Armed with a new partner and the responsibility of being the star attraction in a fledgling league, Kerri Walsh Jennings is looking to finish off the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals doubles season undefeated at Huntington Beach this weekend.<p>Starting Friday at 10 a.m. and ending Sunday, the beach …

How Google's Latest Donations To Teachers Will Help Them Beat Apple

Google is building goodwill by donating to teachers in districts nationwide. It's part of a strategy to win the education market from Apple.<p>So far this week, Google has flash-funded the online campaigns of every single teacher in Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle on the Kickstarter-like website …

Los Angeles