NBC Sports to air live coverage of all 2016 AVP events

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NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will air live coverage of all eight AVP beach volleyball tournaments for a second straight year as players work their way toward the Rio Olympics.

More than 14 hours of coverage this spring and summer starts with the New Orleans Open on April 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

All NBC and NBCSN coverage will also be streamed on Live Extra.

AVP Tour stars include Olympic champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Phil Dalhausser and London silver medalist April Ross, all of whom are on pace to make the Rio Olympic team.

Pay special attention to the Cincinnati Open in May, which doubles as an international FIVB event that goes into global Olympic qualifying standings.

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Sunday, April 17 New Orleans Open 1:30 p.m. NBC
Sunday, May 8 Huntington Beach Open 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, May 21 FIVB  Cincinnati Open 3 p.m. NBC
Sunday, June 5 Seattle Open 4 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, June 18 New York City Open 4 p.m. NBC
Sunday, June 19 New York City Open 4:30 p.m. NBC
Sunday, June 26 San Francisco Open 3 p.m. NBC
Sunday, July 17 Manhattan Beach Open 3 p.m. NBC
Sunday, September 4 Chicago Open 1 p.m. NBC