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May 16, 2015

Basketball – Containing Spanoulis key to Real final hopes, says Laso

MADRID (Reuters) – Euroleague favourites Real Madrid must stifle inspirational Olympiakos Piraeus playmaker Vassilis Spanoulis if they are to beat the Greek side in Sunday’s final, coach Pablo Laso said.

The clash will be a repeat of the 2013 showdown in London’s O2 Arena, when Spanoulis scored all his 22 points in the second half to help Olympiakos to a memorable 100-88 win.

May 15, 2015

Olympiakos overcome CSKA to reach Euroleague final

MADRID (Reuters) – Triple Euroleague champions Olympiakos Piraeus fought back to edge CSKA Moscow 70-68 in a nail-biting contest to reach the final after overcoming a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter on Friday.

Playmaker Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 of his 13 points in the last five minutes of a rip-roaring contest as Olympiakos continued to haunt their more fancied Russian rivals.

May 13, 2015

Containing Barca’s ‘MSN’ will be a huge task – Allegri

MADRID (Reuters) – Stopping prolific Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Champions League final will be a formidable task, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said after his side clinched their place in next month’s showpiece in Berlin.

Juve eliminated holders Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu and will bid for a third continental title when they meet four-times winners Barca at the Olympic Stadium on June 6.

May 13, 2015

Soccer-Containing Barca’s ‘MSN’ will be a huge task – Allegri

MADRID, May 13 (Reuters) – Stopping prolific Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Champions League final will be a formidable task, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said after his side clinched their place in next month’s showpiece in Berlin.

Juve eliminated holders Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu and will bid for a third continental title when they meet four-times winners Barca at the Olympic Stadium on June 6.

May 13, 2015

Real aim to end 20-year Euroleague wait on home court

MADRID (Reuters) – European club basketball heavyweights Real Madrid will be hard pressed to win their first Euroleague title since 1995 when they host the competition’s Final Four this weekend.

The showpiece tournament also features dark horses Fenerbahce Istanbul, who clash with Real on Friday for a berth in Sunday’s final, as well as CSKA Moscow and Olympiakos Piraeus who meet in the other semi.

Apr 26, 2015

Injuries and arrests after violent Belgrade derby

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Thirty-five police officers were hurt and 41 fans arrested in a violent Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan on Saturday.

“Hooligan behaviour has led to slight injuries to 35 police officers,” the Serbian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Apr 25, 2015

Soccer-Injuries and arrests after violent Belgrade derby

BELGRADE, April 25 (Reuters) – Thirty-five police officers were hurt and 41 fans arrested in a violent Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan on Saturday.

“Hooligan behaviour has led to slight injuries to 35 police officers,” the Serbian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Apr 25, 2015

Soccer-Partizan hold Red Star in derby marred by crowd trouble

BELGRADE, April 25 (Reuters) – Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade held champions and bitter city foes Red Star to a 0-0 draw in a derby match marred by bad crowd trouble before kickoff on Saturday.

The start was delayed for 45 minutes after home Red Star supporters pelted riot police with seats and flares, forcing officers to retreat from the north tier that houses the club’s diehard fans.

Apr 23, 2015

Real and Olympiakos reach Euroleague Final Four

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Real Madrid and Olympiakos Piraeus made it through to the Euroleague Final Four after a thrilling climax to the premier club basketball competition’s playoffs on Thursday.

Real, who host the May 15-17 showpiece event, beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul 76-63 away for a 3-1 win over the Turkish side in the best-of-five quarter-final series and Olympiakos knocked out visitors Barcelona by the same margin after winning 71-68.

Apr 21, 2015

Sour night for Spanish giants as Real and Barca lose

BELGRADE (Reuters) – There was Turkish delight and Spanish sorrow on a night of frantic Euroleague playoff action as Anadolu Efes Istanbul beat Real Madrid while Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus sank Barcelona on Tuesday.

American guard Matt Janning scored a three-pointer on the buzzer to give Anadolu a 75-72 home win over Real and cut their lead in the best-of-five quarter-final series to 2-1, with Game Four taking place in Istanbul on Thursday.

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      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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