Former Stanford star Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross held off Taiana Lima and Talita Da Rocha Antunes on Sunday in Xiamen, China, to win back-to-back FIVB World Tour Grand Slam titles.

The Americans beat the top-ranked Brazilians 21-14, 17-21, 15-12 in the season-ending Grand Slam beach volleyball event.

With the win, Walsh Jennings set the record for tournament titles by a woman with 113. She had been tied with her former partner Misty May-Treanor at 112. May-Treanor retired after the duo won their third Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games.

"My new partner is wonderful, in so many ways," Walsh Jennings said. "She makes my life on the court very, very easy."

High school

El Cerrito senior linebacker D.J. Calhoun gave an oral commitment to Arizona State, tweeting, "Decommitted from USC last week, now it's #ForksUp." Calhoun, a four-star recruit, visited the Tempe campus last weekend with Gauchos teammate Jalen Harvey, a wide receiver. Harvey, who had committed to Cal in April, switched to the Sun Devils on Oct. 21. De La Salle running back Das Tautalatasi and Monte Vista tight end Brendan Landman have also committed to Arizona State.

Colleges

Pepperdine (9-5-2, 4-2 WCC) scored in the fourth minute and 29th minute en route to a 3-1 win over Saint Mary's (6-10, 2-3). Briana Campos scored late in the first half for the Gaels.

  • Adrienne Gehan had 22 kills and 18 digs as the Cal's women's volleyball team (13-6, 6-4) won 25-18, 21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-8 over Oregon State (9-11, 0-10).

  • The Saint Mary's rugby team beat Central Washington 32-19 in the final of the Saint Mary's Sevens Invitational at Treasure Island. Cooper Maloney opened the scoring with a try, and the Gaels led 22-0 at halftime. Saint Mary's beat Cal 21-17 in the semifinals after trailing 10-0. Holden Youngert scored the go-ahead try. Cal beat Western Washington 43-5 for third place.

    Winter sports

    Olympian Nick Cunningham of Monterey was named to the U.S. bobsled team ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Push athlete Chuck Berkeley of Walnut Creek also made the team that opens the World Cup season Nov. 24 in Calgary, Alberta. Cunningham will pilot USA-2.

    Staff writers Elliott Almond and Curtis Pashelka contributed to this report.