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THE SIDELINES : China Spikes U.S. in Volleyball

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

China trounced the United States, and the Soviet Union beat Cuba today in the semifinals of the 11th World Women’s Volleyball Championships.

China is a five-time defending world champion, and the Soviets are the Olympic champions. They play for the title Saturday.

China defeated the United States, 15-7, 15-8, 15-7, and the Soviets downed Cuba, 17-15, 15-7, 15-8.

China, led by veteran star Lang Ping, blanked the United States in only one hour, as the Americans gave up 15 points on mistakes.

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The United States will play Cuba on Saturday for third place.


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