United States stays undefeated at volleyball World Cup


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HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The United States remained undefeated at the men's volleyball World Cup by beating Canada 25-21, 25-20, 25-17 on Thursday.

Matt Anderson scored 13 points and Taylor Sander added 12 as the Americans improved to 3-0. Canada dropped to 1-2.

World champion Poland also improved to 3-0 with a hard-fought 25-18, 19-25, 25-21, 27-25 win over Argentina (2-1).

Italy stayed even with the United States and Poland with a 20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-13 win over Egypt, while Iran overpowered Venezuela 25-20, 25-17, 25-15. Both Egypt and Venezuela are winless.

Defending champion Russia improved to 2-1 with a 25-17, 25-16, 29-27 win over Tunisia, while host Japan beat winless Australia 25-17, 25-21, 25-27, 25-18 to move to 2-1.

Two berths for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are available in the 12-nation tournament that runs to Sept. 23.

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