Japan spikers lose again

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Volleyball Aug 13, 2016

Japan spikers lose again

The Japan women's volleyball team suffered a third defeat in four matches at the Rio Olympics on Friday, this time losing 3-0 to Russia and putting its bid for a place in the quarterfinals in jeopardy. Russia plowed through its opponent, dominating the first (25-14) ...

Russia takes top spot after victory over U.S.

More Sports / Volleyball Sep 4, 2015

Russia takes top spot after victory over U.S.

Russia moved into first place at the FIVB Women's World Cup by beating the United States 25-17, 31-29, 25-23 Friday. Tatiana Kosheleva had a team-high 16 points while Yana Shcherban contributed 14 as Russia improved to 8-1. The United States dropped to 7-2. China overpowered the ...

World Nov 24, 2014

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed 45 people at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least ...

More Sports / Volleyball Aug 23, 2014

Volleyball trophies stolen in Brazil

The trophies for the men's and women's volleyball world championships have been stolen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said Friday. The Brazilian volleyball confederation said the two trophies were stolen after being used in a promotional event on Copacabana Beach where they were on ...