Serbia maintained their unbeaten start to the Women's European Volleyball Championship with a battling victory against France in Ankara.
Bulgaria and Nigeria confirmed their spots in the last-16 of the International Volleyball Federation Boys' Under-19 World Championship as the pool phase concluded in Tunis.
Russia bans women's volleyball coach for two matches over slant-eyed gesture after South Korea victory
Russia has banned its women's volleyball head coach Sergio Busato for two matches after he made a slant-eyed racist gesture at the end of a match against South Korea earlier this month in an Olympic qualifying tournament.
Serbia have continued their title defence of the Women's European Volleyball Championship with a win against Bulgaria in Ankara.
Japan successfully defended their title at the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship as they beat Thailand in four sets in today's final in Seoul.
Latvians Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš claimed their second International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour title in eight days by winning the three-star event on home sand in Jūrmala.
Turkey recorded their second consecutive victory as they beat Finland in five sets at the European Volleyball Championship.
Pre-tournament favourites Brazil came through a shaky encounter against Belarus to secure their passage to the knock-out stage of the International Volleyball Federation Boys' Under-19 World Championship in Tunis.
Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš of Latvia remained on course for victory at the International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour in Jūrmala.
Japan will face Thailand in the final of the Asian Women's Volleyball Championships after they both earned 3-1 victories today in Seoul.
Czech Republic delivered a major shock at the International Volleyball Federation Boys' Under-19 World Championship, defeating defending champions Iran in straight sets in Tunisia.
Estonia's Kusti Nõlvak and Mart Tiisaar were among the eight pool winners as main draw action began at the International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour three-star event in Jūrmala.
Serbia began the defence of their Women's European Volleyball Championship title with a convincing victory over Finland in Ankara.
South Korea and China have won the second-round pools at the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship, with the teams involved in the semi-finals having already been decided.
Serbia head coach Zoran Terzic has played down his side's chances of retaining their Women's European Volleyball Championship title prior to the start of the expanded 24-team tournament tomorrow.