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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.

Nov 1, 2013

Big guns suffer as underdogs have their day

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Six-times Euroleague winners Panathinaikos were among the few big guns who could celebrate on Friday as some of their peers were stung by debutants and unheralded rivals in the third round of the preliminary group stage.

The Greek champions were on the verge of defeat at Red Star Belgrade but fought back from a 15-point first-half deficit at a noisy Pionir Hall to win 90-86 in overtime as Nikos Pappas sank 24 points and forward Jonas Maciulis nailed two crucial three-pointers.

Oct 30, 2013

Soccer-Red Star, Partizan reach Serbian Cup quarter-finals

BELGRADE, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Belgrade’s big two clubs Red Star and Partizan warmed up for a potentially explosive league derby with emphatic wins over rivals in the Serbian cup second round on Wednesday.

Red Star beat Radnicki Kragujevac 3-0 at home while champions and league leaders Partizan, who visit their bitter city foes on Saturday, strolled to a 3-0 win at Radnicki Nis thanks to two superb goals from talented forward Nikola Ninkovic.

Oct 30, 2013

Red Star, Partizan reach Serbian Cup quarter-finals

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Belgrade’s big two clubs Red Star and Partizan warmed up for a potentially explosive league derby with emphatic wins over rivals in the Serbian cup second round on Wednesday.

Holders Red Star beat Radnicki Kragujevac 3-0 at home while champions and league leaders Partizan, who visit their bitter city foes on Saturday, strolled to a 3-0 win at Radnicki Nis thanks to two superb goals from talented forward Nikola Ninkovic.

Sep 29, 2013

Soccer -Partizan slip as Mrdja hat-trick blitz lifts Red Star

BELGRADE, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Serbian champions and front-runners Partizan Belgrade lost their first league game of the season on Sunday after a 2-1 defeat at Vojvodina Novi Sad while city foes Red Star hammered Spartak Subotica 5-0.

Striker Dragan Mrdja sparkled in Red Star’s home win with a first half hat-trick, delighting 7,000 fans on a rainy evening with quickfire goals in a blistering 10-minute spell.

Sep 23, 2013
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Manchester United likely to show patience with David Moyes…for now

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Two defeats and one scrappy draw amid a hat-trick of pitiful performances in as many heavyweight bouts showed in no uncertain terms just why Manchester United manager David Moyes lamented over a tough Premier League start for the English champions when the fixture list was drawn during the close-season.

Sunday’s comprehensive 4-1 drubbing by cross-town rivals City, which followed a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool and a tame goalless stalemate with Chelsea, exposed all the chinks in the armour of a squad who won their 20th league title last season thanks to the scoring prowess of Robin van Persie and the firm steering hand of Alex Ferguson.

Sep 15, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic, Tipsarevic put Serbia into Davis Cup final

BELGRADE, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic began the fightback and Janko Tipsarevic completed the job as Serbia overturned a 2-1 deficit against Canada in the Davis Cup semi-final on Sunday.

In scenes reminiscent of their 2010 triumph in the same arena, world number one Djokovic beat big-serving Milos Raonic 7-6(1) 6-2 6-2 before Tipsarevic kept his nerve to beat Vasek Pospisil 7-6(3) 6-2 7-6(6) in the deciding singles.

Sep 15, 2013

Djokovic hauls Serbia level against Canada

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia drew level with Canada 2-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final after world number one Novak Djokovic beat 11th-ranked Milos Raonic 7-6(1) 6-2 6-2 in Sunday’s opening singles.

Home favorite Janko Tipsarevic takes on Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the tie’s final rubber for a berth in the November 15-17 final, where the winners will meet holders Czech Republic.

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