VOLLEYBALL

  • Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for attending men's volleyball game November 3, 2014

    Dubai: An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Britain immediately raised concerns about Ghoncheh Ghavami's trial. The case highlighted the limits to...
  • British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men's volleyball and asking for women to be able to go to volleyball matches, awaits trial October 16, 2014

    A British-Iranian woman was arrested in Tehran for attending a men's volleyball game and asking for women to be able to go to such matches. An Amnesty International, UK, petition, being widely shared on social media stated that Ghoncheh Ghavami was imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison just for asking...
  • Indian men's volleyball team finishes fifth at Asian Games October 3, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian men's volleyball team finished fifth in the 17th Asian Games after defeating Qatar 3-2 in a 5th-6th position playoff at the Songnim Gymnasium on Friday. India won the contest 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-10 in an hour and 47 minutes. Both teams shared the first four sets which led...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 14 October 3, 2014

    (For Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Indian hockey gave the world a timely reminder on Thursday to not count them out yet as the men from the land of hockey beat Pakistan in nervy penalty shootout to win the Asian Games gold after 16 years. And minutes...
  • Asian Games: Indian men beat Thailand, women lose in volleyball October 2, 2014

    Incheon: It turned out to be a mixed day for Indian volleyball teams competing in the 17th Asian Games, as the men's team defeated Thailand 3-1 in the 5th-8th place classification match after the women suffered a 0-3 reverse to Hong Kong to finish 8th in the competition on Thursday. In...
  • Asian Games: India crash out in quarters of men's volleyball October 1, 2014

    Incheon: India fought hard before bowing out in the quarterfinals of the men's volley competition after losing 2-3 against fancied Japan at the 17th Asian Games, here on Wednesday. The Indians started brilliantly and pocketed the first set 25-20 in 24 minutes. But Japan got their acts together soon to drew parity...
  • Asian Games Volleyball: Indian women lose to Kazakhstan in SF playoff September 30, 2014

    Incheon: Indian women spikers continued to disappoint as they lost their 5th-8th place semi-final play-off against Kazakhstan by three straight sets in the volleyball event at the Asian Games. The Kazakh women won the contest 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 in only 69 minutes as India will now play in the 7th-8th place...
  • Asian Games: Indian men lose in first play-off volleyball game September 28, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian men's volleyball team lost first play-off group E match against South Korea 0-3 in the 17th Asian Games at the Songnim Gymnasium on Sunday. India put up a fight but their valiant effort was not enough to secure victory as they went down 22-25, 25-27, 18-25 in an...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's volleyball team loses in the quarters September 27, 2014

    Incheon: Indian women's volleyball team went down to a formidable Chinese side in straight games in the women's quarter-final match of the volleyball competition, to bow out of the Asian Games on Saturday. The Indian women lost 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-10) against their more fancied opponents in a contest that lasted...
  • Indian women in quarters of Asiad volleyball September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Indian women spikers stormed into the quarter-finals with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Maldives at the 17th Asian Games here on Friday. India won 25-12, 25-7, 25-11 in 54 minutes at the Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium here. They raced away to a comfortable lead from the beginning of the match. Tiji...
  • Asian Games: Indian men win, women lose in volleyball September 24, 2014

    Incheon: Indian men's volleyball team registered a 3-0 win over Maldives in its preliminary Group C match while the women's team suffered a 0-3 loss against Thailand in its preliminary Group A match of the Asian Games at the Songnim Gymnasium here on Wednesday. The men's team, which defeated Hong Kong...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men crush Maldives to enter Volleyball quarters September 24, 2014

    Indian men hardly broke a sweat as they thrashed unfancied Maldives 25-10 25-19 25-17 in exactly an hour to enter the quarterfinal of the Volleyball competition at the 17th Asian Games here today. The male spikers had beaten Hong Kong in their first group league game and by virtue of two...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men struggle past Hong Kong in Volleyball September 20, 2014

    Incheon: Indian spikers were given a tough time by an unfancied Hong Kong before they prevailed 31 in the opening group league game of the men's volleyball event at the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. India won by 2325, 2518, 2516, 2521 against a spirited Hong Kong side which is atleast...
  • Indian men and women volleyball teams enter in Incheon Games August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: India have entered both the men's and women's team events in the volleyball competition of the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, next month. While the men's team is grouped with Hong Kong, Maldives and 2010 silver medallists Iran in Group C, the women are drawn...
  • Teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan branded 'too beautiful' to play the game, becomes an Internet sensation July 31, 2014

    A 17yearold female volleyball player has become an Internet sensation after some reports in local media branded her "too beautiful" to play the game. Sabina Altynbekova, who plays for Kazakstan's youth volleyball squad, has pleaded with her fans to focus on her sports skills rather than her doeeyed good looks,...
  • Lusofonia Games: India clinch gold in women's volleyball January 21, 2014

    Panaji: Indian women's volleyball team capped its campaign at the Lusofonia Games by bagging a gold medal as it defeated Mozambique in the final here on Tuesday. The hosts defeated Mozambique in straight three sets at Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee stadium near here, where the volleyball event for the games culminated. The...
  • Lusofonia Games: Indian men defeat Mozambique in volleyball January 19, 2014

    Panaji: Indian men's volleyball team defeated Mozambique to brighten up its chances of winning a gold medal as only three teams are participating in this segment at ongoing Lusofonia Games here. The Indian team, led by Rama Dhawaskar, defeated Mozambique 2517, 2521, 2510. Today's victory has given a significant boost to...
  • Arunima becomes first Indian amputee to scale Mt Everest May 21, 2013

    Kathmandu: Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest. 25yearold Sinha reached the 8,848 metrehigh summit of the world's highest peak at...
  • Russia defeat Brazil for volleyball gold August 12, 2012

    London: Russia won the gold medal for the first time since 1980 with a comefrombehind fiveset victory over Brazil on Sunday in the Olympic volleyball final. Secondranked Russia dropped the first two sets before denying topranked Brazil match point twice to spark a comeback in the 1925, 2025, 2927, 2522, 159...
  • Olympics: Germany win gold in beach volleyball August 10, 2012

    London: Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won the Olympic beach volleyball gold medal on Thursday night, beating reigning world champions Alison and Emanuel of Brazil 2321, 1621, 1614. It was the firstever gold medal for a European team in a sport that has been dominated by the Brazilians and Americans. Brazil...
  • US volleyball coach turns tragedy into gold July 2, 2012

    After leading the US men's team to Olympic gold in Beijing, Hugh McCutcheon now aims the same feat for the women's team. ...
  • Haryana: Acid attack on woman volleyball player May 27, 2012

    Rohtak: A teenage girl, who is a junior national volleyball player, was hospitalised with serious injuries after two motorcycleborne youth threw acid on her while she was going for practice on Saturday evening, police said. Ritu Saini, 17, was taken to the PostGraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak with...
  • Did everyone jump the gun in Sonu Sinha case? May 5, 2011

    The big question asked on Talking Point, 'Did everyone jump the gun in Sonu Sinha case?' ...
  • More loopholes in Sonu Sinha's story: UP Police May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: It was on April 11, 2011, that Sonu Sinha, who claims she is a sportswoman was thrown off a moving train in UP after she said she was trying to fight off chain snatchers. While the railways and the railway police dispute her version of the incident, 25yearold...
  • Shahnaz Hussain offers support to Sonu Sinha April 16, 2011

    Shahnaz Hussain offers help and support to athelete Sonu Sinha who lost her leg after being thrown out of a moving train near Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. ...
  • Sonu Sinha saved, but are trains safe enough? April 15, 2011

    A sportswoman's tragedy inside a moving train has focused attention on safety in Railways. ...
  • Railwaymen saved Sonu's life: Vivek Sahai April 14, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahai on the Sonu Sinha tragic incident. ...
  • Railways offers job to athlete Sonu Sinha April 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A sportswoman's tragedy inside a moving train has focused attention on safety in India's largest transporting network. The outcry has also helped bring some relief and hope for the Sonu Sinha who lost her leg. Currently under treatment in a Bareily hospital, she has been offered a job in...
  • She wasn't pushed from the train: Sonu's sister April 14, 2011

    Nationallevel volleyball player Sonu's sister says that she was not pushed out of the train, she fell while trying to save her chain. Sonu is said to have ost one of her legs after being pushed off the train during a robbery near Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. ...