Joan Joyce, Dominant in Women’s Volleyball, Dies at Age 81

[ad_1] On a warm August night in 1961, “Splendid Splinter” Ted Williams, who had finished his Hall of Fame baseball career as the .400 batsman in a single season, walked towards the plate in front of the overflowing crowd. Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, Conn., will face a young softball pitching phenomenon named Joan Joyce. The …

Relief and Redemption for the USA Women’s Volleyball Team

[ad_1] TOKYO — On the morning of the Olympic women’s volleyball semifinals held here at the Tokyo Games on Friday, Foluke Akinradewo, a three-time Olympic and middle blocker for team USA, had a hunch: the United States would have a perfect match. Against Serbia that afternoon, the Americans would be efficient and clinical, and each …

USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman Win Gold in Beach Volleyball

[ad_1] TOKYO — Just four years after her transition to beach volleyball, US Alix Klineman won the gold on Friday with her partner April Ross, who took home her third Olympic medal. The Americans won by beating Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy 21-15, 21-16 on an extremely hot day at Shiokaze Park. …

April Ross and Alix Klineman Compete for Gold in Beach Volleyball

[ad_1] American duo April Ross and Alix Klineman is guaranteed to win at least a silver medal in beach volleyball, which will be Ross’ third Olympic medal. However, they are both seeking their first gold by playing Australian Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy in today’s final. Ross won a silver medal at the …

Olympic Program Day 13: Basketball, Beach Volleyball and More

[ad_1] Here are some highlights from the US broadcast schedule on Thursday evening and throughout the night. All times are Eastern and subject to network changes. ATHLETICS Gold medals will be battled tonight. NBC will cover the men’s 400m final, the men’s decathlon final, the women’s heptathlon final and more, all kicking off at 8 …

Olympics Friday Preview: Basketball & Volleyball Semifinals

[ad_1] TOKYO – American women’s basketball and volleyball teams advanced to the semi-finals. And Serbia standing in the way of both teams’ gold medal chances on Friday. The volleyball semi-final will begin at 13:00 Tokyo time (midnight East), 40 minutes later with a basketball game. Races on the track include the women’s 400m and 1500m …

What to Watch at the Olympics: Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball

[ad_1] With the Tokyo Games approaching their final weekend, there are plenty of semi-finals and medal rounds. Here are some highlights from the US broadcast schedule on Thursday morning. All times are East. SKATE BOARDING A replay of the men’s park finale airs at 5 a.m. on NBCSN. WRESTLE The men’s freestyle in the 57- …

Tokyo Olympics Day 12 Program: Athletics, Volleyball and Climbing

[ad_1] Here are the highlights of Wednesday morning’s US broadcast coverage. All times are East. DIVE The qualifying round in the women’s 10 meter platform diving airs is live in the USA at 02:30. VOLLEYBALL In the women’s quarterfinals, Serbia faces Italy at 4 p.m. and Brazil faces Russia at 8:30 p.m. Both matches will …

April Ross and Alix Klineman Advance to Beach Volleyball Semi-Finals

[ad_1] American beach volleyball duo April Ross and Alix Klineman reach the semi-finals. Ross and Klineman defeated Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch in two close sets, 21-19, 21-19 and 44 minutes, on Tuesday morning. In the semi-finals, they will face Swiss Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich, who won Brazil in sets 21-19, 18-21, 15-12. …

Day 11 Olympic Events to Watch: Beach Volleyball, Gymnastics and

[ad_1] Here are some highlights of Monday night’s US broadcast coverage. All times are East. BEACH VOLLEYBALL With the men’s team out, April Ross and Alix Klineman will compete to represent the USA in beach volleyball in a quarterfinal match against Germany. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. on NBC Primetime ATHLETICS American Brittney Reese and …