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Nov 18, 2013

Soccer-Iceland’s Sigthorsson out of World Cup playoff return

ZAGREB, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Iceland striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson will miss the World Cup playoff second leg against Croatia on Tuesday with an ankle injury, said coach Lars Lagerback.

The Ajax Amsterdam player’s absence is a big blow for Iceland after the first leg in Rejkyavik ended in a goalless draw.

Nov 17, 2013

Serbia left Ferrari in the garage, says Stepanek

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s decision to leave Novak Djokovic out of the doubles rubber of their Davis Cup final against Czech Republic was “like leaving a Ferrari in the garage”, victorious opponent Radek Stepanek said on Sunday.

The Czechs wrapped up a 3-2 win to retain their title thanks to Stepanek’s crushing straight-sets demolition of the inexperienced Dusan Lajovic in the decisive rubber.

Nov 17, 2013

Tennis-Serbia left Ferrari in the garage, says Stepanek

BELGRADE, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Serbia’s decision to leave Novak Djokovic out of the doubles rubber of their Davis Cup final against Czech Republic was “like leaving a Ferrari in the garage”, victorious opponent Radek Stepanek said on Sunday.

The Czechs wrapped up a 3-2 win to retain their title thanks to Stepanek’s crushing straight-sets demolition of the inexperienced Dusan Lajovic in the decisive rubber.

Nov 17, 2013

Wily Stepanek guides Czechs to another Davis Cup

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic retained their Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek ruthlessly exploited the inexperience of Dusan Lajovic in the decisive rubber to seal a 3-2 final victory over Novak Djokovic’s Serbia on Sunday.

The Czechs, who became the first nation to retain the Davis Cup since Spain in 2009, lifted the trophy after Stepanek’s 6-3 6-1 6-1 victory amid wild cheers by several hundred visiting fans in the imposing Kombank Arena.

Nov 17, 2013

Tennis-Wily Stepanek guides Czechs to another Davis Cup

BELGRADE, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic retained their Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek ruthlessly exploited the inexperience of Dusan Lajovic in the decisive rubber to seal a 3-2 final victory over Novak Djokovic’s Serbia on Sunday.

The Czechs, who became the first nation to retain the Davis Cup since Spain in 2009, lifted the trophy after Stepanek’s 6-3 6-1 6-1 victory amid wild cheers by several hundred visiting fans in the imposing Kombank Arena.

Nov 15, 2013

Real and CSKA lead Euroleague’s finest in winning big

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Eight-times Euroleague winners Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow led the way as the established teams celebrated big victories on Friday halfway through the preliminary group stage of the marathon 24-team competition.

CSKA, who have won six titles, crushed 1992 champions Partizan Belgrade 88-46 to bounce back from successive defeats by Fenerbahce Istanbul and Barcelona thanks to a superb performance by their perimeter shooters.

Nov 13, 2013

Resurgent Djokovic seeks second Davis Cup triumph

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Winning a second Davis Cup title with Serbia would cap a fantastic end to the season for Novak Djokovic and provide a springboard for restoring his supremacy on the ATP Tour, the world number two said on Wednesday.

Fresh from winning 22 straight matches and four tournaments after losing September’s U.S. Open final to Rafa Nadal, who also wrestled the number one spot away from Djokovic this season, the 26-year-old Serb is looking forward to this weekend’s final against holders Czech Republic.

Nov 13, 2013

Tennis-Resurgent Djokovic seeks second Davis Cup triumph

BELGRADE, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Winning a second Davis Cup title with Serbia would cap a fantastic end to the season for Novak Djokovic and provide a springboard for restoring his supremacy on the ATP Tour, the world number two said on Wednesday.

Fresh from winning 22 straight matches and four tournaments after losing September’s U.S. Open final to Rafa Nadal, who also wrestled the number one spot away from Djokovic this season, the 26-year-old Serb is looking forward to this weekend’s final against holders Czech Republic.

Nov 4, 2013

Serbia needs British model to crush hooliganism – Borovcanin

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The Serbian government must follow in Britain’s footsteps in preventing soccer hooliganism after yet another Belgrade derby was marred by fan violence, the Balkan country’s senior sports official Nenad Borovcanin said.

Borovcanin, a former professional boxer, made his comments after fan riots before and during Saturday’s clash between Red Star and bitter rivals Partizan.

Nov 4, 2013

Soccer-Serbia needs British model to crush hooliganism – Borovcanin

BELGRADE, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Serbian government must follow in Britain’s footsteps in preventing soccer hooliganism after yet another Belgrade derby was marred by fan violence, the Balkan country’s senior sports official Nenad Borovcanin said.

Borovcanin, a former professional boxer, made his comments after fan riots before and during Saturday’s clash between Red Star and bitter rivals Partizan.

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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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