Japan spikers open tournament with victory

More Sports / Volleyball May 29, 2016

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

Japan was forced to rally from a nervy start and a one-set deficit against Venezuela but got its Olympic qualification campaign off to a positive start on Saturday with a 3-1 win as the battle for Rio 2016 men's volleyball places began in Tokyo. The ...

Japan volleyball squad holds off Venezuela

More Sports / Volleyball Sep 17, 2015

Japan volleyball squad holds off Venezuela

Japan defeated Venezuela in straight sets to improve its record to 5-2 at the FIVB Men's Volleyball World Cup on Thursday. Captain Kunihiro Shimizu had a team-best 18 points as the host nation cruised to a 33-31, 26-24, 25-19 victory in Osaka to improve to ...