Volleyball

  • 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 25-17, 25-21, 25-10. Today's victory has given a significant boost to...
  • Arunima becomes first Indian amputee to scale Mt Everest May 22, 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. 25-year-old Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high 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 come-from-behind five-set victory over Brazil on Sunday in the Olympic volleyball final. Second-ranked Russia dropped the first two sets before denying top-ranked Brazil match point twice to spark a comeback in the 19-25, 20-25, 29-27, 25-22, 15-9...
  • 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 23-21, 16-21, 16-14. It was the first-ever 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 5, 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 motorcycle-borne youth threw acid on her while she was going for practice on Saturday evening, police said. Ritu Saini, 17, was taken to the Post-Graduate 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, 25-year-old...
  • 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

    National-level 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. ...
  • Karnataka beat TN, retain volleyball title February 6, 2010

    Patna: Karnataka on Saturday retained the 9th All India BSNL volleyball championship title after defeating Tamil Nadu in a keen contested final at Telegraph Recreation court. Karnataka won the first two sets 25-21, 25-18 but Tamil Nadu came back strongly to snatch the next two sets 23-25, 23-25. Tamil Nadu could...
  • India enter Men's Junior World Championship semis August 7, 2009

    Pune: Gurinder Singh starred in India's thrilling 3-2 win over Belgium as the hosts reached the semifinal of the FIVB Men's Junior World Championship (U-21) volleyball tournament in Pune on Thursday night. In a must-win Pool E match, the Indian spikers bounced back from a game down to beat Belgium in...
  • Indian men's U-21 spikers lose to Argentina August 6, 2009

    Pune: Indian spikers failed to recreate their form and suffered a humiliating 0-3 defeat against Argentina in the second round qualifier in Group E of FIVB Men U-21 Volleyball World Championship in Pune on Wednesday. The Indian team was thrashed 14-25, 21-25, 17-25 by second ranked Argentina in a one hour...
  • Former national athlete held in sex racket October 3, 2010

    Raipur: Police have busted a call girl racket operating in a school building in the city with the arrest of eight people, including a teenage bar dancer from Mumbai. Shockingly enough, one of the women arrested in the sex scandal claims ot be a former national athlete was among the four...
  • Stanley stars as USA wins men's volleyball gold August 24, 2008

    Beijing: The United States of America, led by the tournament's best player Clayton Stanley, won the Olympic men's volleyball gold on Sunday beating defending champions Brazil by three sets to one in the final. Stanley, the top scorer and server in Beijing, killed off the Brazilians at the second match point...
  • Brazil bridesmaids no more, win women's volleyball gold August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Brazil's women's volleyball team put an end to years of heartbreak by winning the Olympic gold medal for the first time in their history here on Saturday, defeating the United States by three sets to one. Their 25-15, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21 victory in a high-class final came after three straight...
  • US reach men's volleyball final with win over Russia August 22, 2008

    Beijing : The United States booked their berth in the Olympic men's volleyball final on Friday with a nail-biting five-set semi-final win over Russia. In a match that evolved into a battle between Russians Alexander Korasev and Maxim Mikhaylov and Americans William Priddy and Clayton Stanley, the United States emerged with...
  • US men add beach volleyball gold to world title August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Philip Dalhausser and Todd Rogers of the United States won the Olympic men's beach volleyball gold medal Friday to add to their 2007 world title. The Americans beat Brazil's Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes 23-21, 17-21, 15-4 in a tense, tight final with bronze going to the 2004 champions Ricardo...
  • Brazil to face USA in women's volleyball final August 21, 2008

    Beijing: Favourites Brazil stormed into the women's Olympic volleyball final in Beijing on Thursday where they will meet surprise package United States. Brazil stormed past hosts and reigning champions China 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-14) while the US stunned hapless Cuba in a 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-17) canter. Brazil's victory in some way...
  • USA stun Cuba to reach women's volleyball final August 21, 2008

    Beijing: Outsiders United States stunned hapless Cuba in the women's Olympic volleyball semi-finals on Thursday in a 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-17) canter. The Americans had already upset World Cup winners Italy in the quarter-finals and here were up against a side that had won every match so far in the tournament,...
  • Italy, Russia through to men's volleyball semis August 20, 2008

    Beijing: Italy edged Poland 3-2 in a men's volleyball quarter-final thriller at the Beijing Olympic Games on Wednesday. Russia are also through to the semi-finals after a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria. Italy, who dominated volleyball in the 1990s before falling off their lofty perch, seemed to be cruising into the last four...
  • USA, China face-off in beach volleyball final August 19, 2008

    Beijing: A Chinese pair made the women's beach volleyball final on Tuesday for the first time ever but they face formidable opponents in American defending champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor. Wang Jie and Tian Jia overcame teammates Xue Chen and Zhang Xi in three sets but the task in front...
  • Favourites Brazil, Cuba enter volleyball semi-finals August 19, 2008

    Beijing: Gold medal favourites Brazil eased past Japan in the women's volleyball quarter-finals on Tuesday with a comfortable 25-12, 25-20, 25-16 victory. Brazil will face either USA or World Cup holders Italy in the semi-finals while Cuba, who defeated Serbia 26-24, 25-19, 26-24 in the other morning quarter-final, will face either...
  • Bitterness after Georgia beat Russia in beach volleyball August 13, 2008

    Beijing: Georgia ousted Russia from the Olympic women's beach volleyball competition on Wednesday in a symbolic clash that began in good sprits but saw tensions rise over the war back home. Russia's Natalia Uryadova refused to acknowledge having lost to Georgia in a testy post-match press conference, questioning the citizenship claims...
  • Volleyball August 1, 2008

    The two events One men's tournament, one women's tournament The format Twelve teams divided into two groups of six. Following a first round with a round-robin format, the top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. The winner from group A plays the 4th placed team from group B and so...
  • Beach Volleyball July 31, 2008

    The two events One men's tournament, one women's tournament. The format Twenty-four teams of two players. Six groups of four teams. The top two in each group advance to the second round along with four of the six third-placed teams. A knockout phase then leads to the final. Milestones 1895: Volleyball is invented by American William...