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After trailing by two sets, Russia rallied to defeat Brazil for the gold medal in men’s volleyball Sunday at Earls Court. Brazil won the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-20, but the Russians fought back, taking the hard-fought-third, 29-27, before closing out the Brazilians, 25-22, 15-9. Brazil, the host country for the 2016, had hoped […]

Italy took the bronze medal in men’s volleyball with a 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 26-21 victory over Bulgaria at Earls Court. Russia takes on Brazil for the gold medal later Sunday morning (8 a.m. ET).

The U.S. women’s volleyball team entered the Olympics as the world’s top-ranked team and the prohibitive favorite for the gold medal. It won its first seven matches here, so heading into Saturday night’s final against Brazil, there was no reason to believe anything had changed. But Brazil, the defending Olympic champion, stormed from a set […]

Brazil’s Sheilla Castro finished off a strong set with a spike, clinching the third set of the gold medal women’s volleyball match 25-20. Brazil now leads the United States two sets to one. The Americans now must win the remaining two sets if it is to win the first women’s gold medal since the sport […]

Brazil, which looked to be reeling in a difficult first set, responded by dominating the United States in the second set of the gold medal match, winning the set 25-17 to even the match at one set apiece. The Brazilians, who lost the first set 25-11, seized some much-needed momentum by getting up early in […]

The U.S. women’s volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the world, thrashed Brazil 25-11 in the first set of the gold medal match at Earls Court. After dropping the opening point of the set, the Americans went on a six-point run behind the serve of captain Lindsey Berg. Veteran Logan Tom made several savvy plays […]

This is the 12th time women’s volleyball has been staged at the Olympics, and despite a strong feeder system from the college game, the United States is still without a gold medal. That could change Saturday at Earls Court, where the Americans — undefeated thus far in this tournament — face Brazil in the gold […]

Japan defeated South Korea, 25-22, 26-24, 25-21, to take the bronze medal in women’s volleyball Saturday at Earls Court. The United States plays Brazil for the gold medal later Saturday (1:30 p.m. ET).

The four-time defending champ U.S. women's basketball team takes on France in the final and eight gold medals are up for grabs in track & field on a busy Day 15 of the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 11, 2012
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Brazil will meet Russia Sunday in the final of the men’s volleyball tournament. Brazil advanced with a 3-0 victory over Italy in the semifinals. Russia ousted Bulgaria, 3-1. The semifinal losers will play for the bronze medal, also on Sunday.

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