• Kyodo


Nikolaos Roumeliotis scored 21 points and Marios Gkiourdas added 14 Saturday as Greece handed winless Japan its 11th straight loss in the men’s volleyball World League.

Greece beat an error-prone host 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16 in a first-round Pool D game at Toyama municipal gymnasium in a meeting between teams which have already been eliminated from the competition.

Takahiro Yamamoto had a team-high 18 points for the Japanese, who self-destructed with a string of service mistakes and added to the misery in their campaign that includes four losses each to France and Yugoslavia.

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