• Brazil's Wallace de Souza celebrates during a men's gold medal volleyball match against Italy at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Brazil grabs men’s volleyball gold, with Neymar watching

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Neymar in a courtside seat cheering his countrymen, Wallace pumped his arms and let out screams from deep in his lungs as Brazil fed off the energy in raucous Maracanazinho arena.

  • China head coach Jenny Lang Ping speaks with members of the team during a women's gold medal volleyball match against Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    China captures women’s volleyball gold, coach makes history

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Head held high as she took the court moments after her Chinese team entered the arena, Jenny Lang Ping waved and smiled in several directions then paced around the floor observing China’s championship opponent from Serbia.

  • Serbia's Silvija Popovic, left, and Brankica Mihajlovic dive for the ball during a women's semifinal volleyball match against the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Serbian women chase gold, first women’s volleyball medal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tijana Boskovic covered her face and cried for joy in the aftermath of her team’s thrilling semifinal upset of the top-ranked Americans, overcome by the improbable accomplishment for a country that has never been among the world volleyball powers.