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Jan 30, 2014

Tennis-Serbia Davis Cup captain defends absent Djokovic

NOVI SAD, Serbia, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has earned his right to miss Serbia’s Davis Cup first round tie against a full-strength Switzerland, team coach Bogdan Obradovic said on Thursday.

With world number two Djokovic resting in Serbia’s skiing resort of Mount Kopaonik, the Swiss will be strong favourites to advance after former world number one Roger Federer joined Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka as a surprise late inclusion.

Jan 3, 2014

Real, Olympiakos extend perfect Euroleague starts

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Holders Olympiakos Piraeus and favourites Real Madrid moved to 11 straight Euroleague wins this season after impressive displays in the opening round of the Top 16, the second group stage of the 24-team competition.

Debutants Bayern Munich stunned Zalgiris Kaunas 84-66 away, CSKA Moscow ground out an 84-77 overtime victory at fellow Russians Lokomotiv Krasnodar and Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrated a 90-84 success at Galatasaray.

Dec 16, 2013

Soccer-Nikolic takes over from Rasovic as Partizan coach

BELGRADE, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Serbian champions and league leaders Partizan Belgrade appointed Marko Nikolic as coach on Monday in succession to Vuk Rasovic.

Nikolic led rivals Vojvodina Novi Sad in the first half of the season but has been snapped up by Partizan after Rasovic lost his job in the wake of this month’s Serbian Cup quarter-final defeat by unfancied Spartak Subotica.

Dec 6, 2013

Fenerbahce sink CSKA as trio of teams reach Top 16

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Fenerbahce stretched their record in the Euroleague’s preliminary group stage to 7-1 with a 78-74 victory at six-times champions CSKA Moscow on Friday.

Elsewhere, Istanbul rivals Galatasaray sealed a Top 16 berth with a 78-70 home win over Unicaja Malaga.

Dec 5, 2013

No quick fix for Man United problems

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Following in Alex Ferguson’s footsteps was never going to be an easy task for David Moyes but few Manchester United fans would have anticipated the English champions slipping 12 points behind the Premier League leaders with only a third of the season gone.

Wednesday’s 1-0 home defeat by Everton, United’s fourth of the campaign, exposed all the chinks in the armour of a team who won their 20th league title in May after Ferguson masterfully papered over the cracks in his squad.

Dec 5, 2013

ANALYSIS: No quick fix for Man United problems

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Following in Alex Ferguson’s footsteps was never going to be an easy task for David Moyes but few Manchester United fans would have anticipated the English champions slipping 12 points behind the Premier League leaders with only a third of the season gone.

Wednesday’s 1-0 home defeat by Everton, United’s fourth of the campaign, exposed all the chinks in the armor of a team who won their 20th league title in May after Ferguson masterfully papered over the cracks in his squad.

Dec 5, 2013

Soccer-No quick fix for Man United problems

Dec 5 (Reuters) – Following in Alex Ferguson’s footsteps was never going to be an easy task for David Moyes but few Manchester United fans would have anticipated the English champions slipping 12 points behind the Premier League leaders with only a third of the season gone.

Wednesday’s 1-0 home defeat by Everton, United’s fourth of the campaign, exposed all the chinks in the armour of a team who won their 20th league title in May after Ferguson masterfully papered over the cracks in his squad.

Dec 4, 2013

Serbian Cup holders through as big two crash out

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Holders Jagodina stayed on course to retain the Serbian Cup with a 4-1 win over Donji Srem as Belgrade giants Partizan and Red Star made shock quarter-final exits on Wednesday.

League champions Partizan were beaten 2-0 at Spartak Subotica and former European Cup winners Red Star suffered a 3-1 home defeat by last season’s finalists Vojvodina Novi Sad, their fifth in a row against the northern Serbian side.

Dec 4, 2013

Soccer-Serbian Cup holders through as big two crash out

BELGRADE, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Holders Jagodina stayed on course to retain the Serbian Cup with a 4-1 win over Donji Srem as Belgrade giants Partizan and Red Star made shock quarter-final exits on Wednesday.

League champions Partizan were beaten 2-0 at Spartak Subotica and former European Cup winners Red Star suffered a 3-1 home defeat by last season’s finalists Vojvodina Novi Sad, their fifth in a row against the northern Serbian side.

Nov 22, 2013

Unbeaten Euroleague trio advance to Top 16

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Olympiakos Piraeus, Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Istanbul stormed into the Euroleague Top 16 with four games to spare after stretching their perfect starts to six wins in the preliminary group stage on Friday.

Playmaker Vassilis Spanoulis led holders Olympiakos to an 82-74 victory at Unicaja Malaga of Spain, Croatia forward Bojan Bogdanovic steered dark horses Fenerbahce to an 84-68 home win over Budivelnik Kiev and Real Madrid brushed aside Zalgiris Kaunas 95-67.

    • About Zoran

      "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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      1999
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      Serbian, English, Italian
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