'Wilson' volleyball head from Cast Away film sold for $308,000

The film depicts Tom Hanks as a lone survivor stuck on a deserted island. The ball, which his character names Wilson, is depicted as his only friend.

The ball was originally made to look dirty, and spent a lot of time in the water during filming, according to Prop Store, the auction house that sold it.

Hanks was given an Oscar nomination for best actor in the Robert Zemeckis film.

The movie star lost out to Russell Crowe for his role in the film Gladiator.

During the film, Hanks talks to Wilson as a way to keep his sanity while struggling to survive.

Tokyo hopes on the line for Pacific beach volleyball nations

Wayne Fisher and Manasa Rogoivalu eased past Samoa's Asi Samuelu Tevaga and Junior Faletogo 21-16, 21-12 in the opening match before Filimoni Serevi and Vilimone Rokomurimuri came from a set down to defeat Enoch Sovala and Filo Faletasi 18-21, 21-16, 15-10.

Today is semi final day in the Mount with Australia up against Tuvalu and Fiji taking on New Zealand in the men's draw.

PNG loses to Tahiti in men’s volleyball

The bronze medal holders lost to silver medallist Tahiti 3-0 in a close encounter this evening at the BSP Arena.

The Tahitians were too strong and surprised the sell-out crowd as they put on a great show.

The arena was filled to capacity with fans supporting the home team but they were  disappointed after Tahiti stomped over PNG in the first set 25-22.

The crowd kept chanting and cheering the home team on as the pressure was applied in the second set.