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U.S. falls to Italy in volleyball

Updated: August 31, 2013, 12:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAPPORO, Japan -- The United States lost to Italy in five sets on Saturday at the World Grand Prix tournament.

The 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 16-14 result was the fourth straight loss for the US in the Final Round of the world's top international volleyball tournament. The defending champions have one more match, against Japan on Sunday.

After coming back to win the first set, and taking a 2-1 lead after three, the U.S. thought it had finally put away Italy in the fifth by winning ...

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