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ZAKSA retain Polish title and earn ticket to Club Worlds

2 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 - ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle successfully defended their Polish men's PlusLiga title Sunday night, when they came back from a set down to beat PGE Skra Belchatow 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-18) in the second leg of the home-and-away finals series, at home before a sellout crowd of almost 3,500.

Russia take control in U19 Euros

2 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 – Russia asserted their authority in the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship – Men by winning their second match from two in Gyor, Hungary on Sunday.

Europe and Brazil get new champions ahead of Club Worlds

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 - VakifBank Istanbul are the new Queens of Europe after demolishing all opposition in the European Women's Champions League Final Four in Treviso, including a 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-23) sweep of Imoco Volley Conegliano in Sunday's final before some 5,000 fans.

Japan using robots to train for the world's best

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 23, 2017 – Science fiction author Isaac Asimov once wrote, “You just can’t differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans,” while robotics expert Ken Goldberg said that robots “are reflections of ourselves.”

Rio prepares for next FIVB World Tour stop

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 23, 2017 - With entries totaling 146 teams from 31 countries with less than month before the start of competition, organizers for the FIVB World Tour stop in Rio de Janeiro are busy preparing a new site for staging the 18th international Beach Volleyball stop for men and 10th for women in the city that hosted the 2016 Olympic Games.

Xiamen gold for Brouwer/Meeuwsen defeating Nicolai/Lupo

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Dutch team Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen claim gold in their 2017 debut defeating Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.

Barbara/Fernanda win gold in Xiamen thriller

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Brazil’s Barbara Seixas De Freitas and Fernanda Alves take their first FIVB World Tour title together beating China’s Fan Wang and Yue Yuan at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.

Fond farewell to FIVB World Tour referee Stephen Giugni

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 – Stephen Giugni refereed his final FIVB World Tour match at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 as he steps down from his FIVB World Tour post of twenty years.

Cubans Pena and Quesada to Final Four in Cayman Islands

8 hours agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 22, 2017 – Top-seed Cubans Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada advanced to the men’s semifinals of the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Saturday.

VB today: Top men win NCAA berths, DIII field set, Park wins NAIA, NCAA beach

Since this story was posted, BYU and Hawai’i got the NCAA’s two at-large bids. Read the story here. All four NCAA Division I-II men’s No. 1 seeds are moving on. Later Sunday, they’ll find who they play and when in the National Collegiate Championship May 4-6 in Columbus, Ohio. Long Beach State, Ohio State, Penn […]

BYU, Hawai’i get NCAA men’s tournament at-large bids

Just as there were few surprises during the four Division I-II men’s tournaments, as expected, Ohio State and Long Beach State got byes into the National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship semifinals. The tournament begins Tuesday, May 2, in Columbus, Ohio. Defending-champion Ohio State (30-2), which won the MIVA, is the top seed, while Long Beach (27-3), […]

Watch Xiamen finals live on YouTube

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 21, 2017 - The gold medal matches of the Xiamen FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event which takes place from April 20 to 23 will be streamed live on the FIVB's YouTube page for all fans to watch the action as it happens.

Social Media Review: Xiamen down to Final Four

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour uncovered the last remaining teams on Saturday to contend for the title in Xiamen's Guanyinshan Gold Beach.

Czech Republic and France start Euro U19s in winning style

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 22, 2017 – The Czech Republic and France both showed their strength on the opening day of the 2017 CEV U19 Volleyball European Championship - Men, with enjoyable wins in Puchov, Slovakia.

Pardon and Dykstra score two wins on day one in Grand Cayman

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 21, 2017 – The USA-B team of Jace Pardon and Lara Dykstra enjoyed two victories on the opening day of the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Seven Mile temporary complex.

Spotlight on China’s Wang/Yue on final day in Xiamen

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – The host nation’s hopes ride on the shoulders of China’s Fan Wang and Yuan Yue on the closing day of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.

Volleyball today: 4 men’s leagues decide NCAA berths, busy on the beach

Saturday is Earth Day and there’s volleyball all over the planet. On the immediate home front, four of the six NCAA tournament spots will be filled as the MPSF, MIVA, EIVA and Conference Carolinas compete in their respective league championship matches. Two of the five NCAA beach leagues continue their tournaments, the CCSA and the […]

Brouwer/Meeuwsen reach semifinal in 2017 debut

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen enter FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017 semifinal in their first tournament of the year.

Maria Antonelli/Carolina Horta earn Xiamen semifinal spot

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Xiamen, China, April 22, 2017 – The performance of the day must be handed to Brazil’s Maria Antonelli and Carolina Horta Maximo who earned a well deserved semifinal position in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Xiamen Open 2017.

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