The AVP and the United States have invited Brazil to Westgate City Center in Glendale, Arizona for the AVP World Challenge – USA vs. Brazil. If Brazil accepts, it will put the top AVP Crocs Tour players against the top Brazilian players.
The US teams will likely include Kerri Walsh, Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers
The MLS All-Star First XI and Everton FC of the English Premier League decided the game in the penalty kick session after 90 minutes and a 1-1 draw. Everton becomes the first international club to win the MLS All-Star Game on three spectacular saves by Tim Howard.
Brazil topped the 2009 World League podium for the 8th time. Photo courtesy of FIVB
In a 3-2 match (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 15-12) Brazil beat Serbia in the 2009 FIVB World League finals. Serbia won their fourth silver medal while Brazil wins its eighth World League title. Brazilian libero Sérgio Dutra Santos gets the MVP title of the finals along with the $30,000 USD prize.
The Russian block was constant headache for Team USA. Photo courtesy of FIVB
Team USA Mens Volleyball, the Defending champions, lost its second straight match in Pool E today. This loss puts USA out of the running for a medal in the 2009 FIVB World League and makes them the first victim of the Final Round in Belgrade. The Olympic champions were dominated by the Russians in straight sets. Russia will be in the semifinals.
Jun 19 2009
World No.1 tennis player Rafael Nadal in action during the final of the BNP Paribas Tennis final against Stanislas Wawrinka at the Hurlingham Club,London Friday June 15 2009. Nadal is giving a press conference at Wimbledon this evening regarding his knee injury and possible withdrawal from Wimbledon on Monday. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott) Photo via Newscom
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Rafael Nadal returns to training after recovering from tendonitis in both of his knees. Nadal was unable to defend his title at The Championships, Wimbledon last month due to the injury. However, he will defend his Rogers Cup title in Montreal.