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Sato fired as men's volleyball coach

Gary Sato, the Japan men’s volleyball coach, will be replaced after a year on the job, the Japan Volleyball Association announced Wednesday. The JVA is scheduled to announce a successor ...

Aug 7, 2012

Japan secures safe volleyball passage

Japan’s women completed their Group A volleyball matches at the London Olympics on a high note on Sunday with a three-set thrashing of host Britain at Earls Court. The 25-19, 25-14, 25-12 victory sent Japan into the quarterfinals as the third-place team from Group ...

Japan routs Dominicans; Kim powers S. Korea past Brazil

Aug 3, 2012

Japan routs Dominicans; Kim powers S. Korea past Brazil

Japan’s women improved to 2-1 on Wednesday when they defeated the Dominican Republic 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 in their Group A volleyball match at the London Olympics. Japan was paced by veterans Yukiko Ebata, who scored 14 points, and Saori Kimura, who tallied 13. “We ...

Aug 2, 2012

Japan beats Dominican Republic in Olympic volleyball

Japan’s women improved to 2-1 on Wednesday when they defeated the Dominican Republic 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 in their Group A volleyball match at the London Olympics. Japan was led by Yukiko Ebata, who scored 14 points, and Saori Kimura, who tallied 13. Bethania de ...

Japan spikers fall to Italy; Kim leads S. Korea past Serbia

Aug 1, 2012

Japan spikers fall to Italy; Kim leads S. Korea past Serbia

Japan’s women’s volleyball team fell in four sets to Italy for their first loss on Monday in the Olympic tournament. Japan, seeking its first medal since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, suffered a 25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22 defeat, dropping to 1-1 with three ...

Japan begins Olympic volleyball tournament with victory

Jul 29, 2012

Japan begins Olympic volleyball tournament with victory

Japan’s women opened the Olympic volleyball tournament with a straight-sets victory over Algeria in Group A on Saturday. Japan’s women, seeking their first medal since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles, defeated Algeria 25-15, 25-14, 25-7 at Earls Court in a 9:30 a.m. start. ...

Jun 26, 2012

Kurihara left off volleyball squad

Two-time Olympic veterans Saori Kimura and Yoshie Takeshita were among 12 picked to the Japanese women’s volleyball team for the London Games by coach Masayoshi Manabe on Monday. Star spiker Megumi Kurihara did not make the cut. “It was an extremely difficult selection, but ...