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Canadian men could be team to beat in Commonwealth Games beach volleyball

Canadian beach volleyball player Sam Pedlow is fitting in nicely on the Gold Coast, judging from his smiling Instagram photo astride a giant pink inflatable flamingo in the pool at the Commonwealth Games athletes village. It was a day off, he noted. And the smoothie hut had just opened. Come April 6, Pedlow and partner Sam Schachter will be all business as they start their quest for gold in beach volleyball’s debut at the Games in Australia. The two Canadians are currently ranked 14th in the world. With none of the teams ahead of them coming from the Commonwealth, Australians Damien Schumann and Chris McHugh are the next highest-ranked team in the field at No. 20. Schachter, a 27-year-old from...

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