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Feb 26, 2015

Basketball-Maccabi win thriller as Real rout Red Star

BELGRADE, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Euroleague holders Maccabi Tel Aviv and record eight-time winners Real Madrid edged closer to the playoffs of Europe’s elite club competition with contrasting wins on Thursday.

Maccabi edged Panathinaikos 73-70 while Real recovered from an early 14-6 deficit to blow away Red Star Belgrade 85-61 after the visitors committed a whopping 19 turnovers.

Feb 24, 2015

Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Djokovic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanor may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said.

In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis Cup first-round home clash with traditional rivals Croatia.

Feb 24, 2015

Tennis-Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Djokovic

BELGRADE, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said.

In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis Cup first-round home clash with traditional rivals Croatia.

Feb 22, 2015

Listless United finally run out of luck

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team’s “missed chances” in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long.

The Dutchman praised his team’s second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity and Swansea soaked up the pressure before Jonjo Shelvey unleashed a deflected screamer which beat David De Gea.

Feb 22, 2015

Soccer-Listless United finally run out of luck

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team’s “missed chances” in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long.

The Dutchman praised his team’s second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity and Swansea soaked up the pressure before Jonjo Shelvey unleashed a deflected screamer which beat David De Gea.

Jan 13, 2015

Saints should march into Champions League, says Tadic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – An impressive 1-0 win at Manchester United should give Southampton the impetus to finish in the Premier League top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League, says the club’s Serbia forward Dusan Tadic.

“The race for a top four finish will go down to the wire and if we keep up the good form, playing in Europe’s premier club competition could easily become reality,” Tadic told Belgrade daily Sportski Zurnal.

Jan 13, 2015

Soccer-Saints should march into Champions League, says Tadic

BELGRADE, Jan 13 (Reuters) – An impressive 1-0 win at Manchester United should give Southampton the impetus to finish in the Premier League top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League, says the club’s Serbia forward Dusan Tadic.

“The race for a top four finish will go down to the wire and if we keep up the good form, playing in Europe’s premier club competition could easily become reality,” Tadic told Belgrade daily Sportski Zurnal.

Jan 9, 2015

Huertas shines as Barcelona sink Panathinaikos

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Double Euroleague champions Barcelona edged six-time winners Panathinaikos 80-76 after Brazilian guard Marcelinho Huertas underlined their precision from long-range with a flurry of accurate shots on Friday.

Barcelona nailed 12 three-pointers from 20 attempts and Huertas buried six from eight as the home side overcame an early 10-point deficit to bounce back from last week’s shock defeat at Alba Berlin.

Jan 8, 2015

Holders Maccabi show the way for Euroleague big guns

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Holders Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Red Star Belgrade 78-67 after an electrifying display and other basketball heavyweights also lived up to their billings in round two of the second group stage of the Euroleague on Thursday.

Real Madrid, winners of a record eight titles in Europe’s premier club competition, eased to a 93-78 home triumph against Galatasaray while CSKA Moscow stretched their perfect run to 12 victories by defeating Laboral Kutxa 99-90.

Jan 2, 2015

Real and CSKA victorious as Barcelona stutter

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Euroleague royalty enjoyed mixed fortunes in the opening round of the second group stage as Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow ground out tough road wins while Barcelona slid to a shock 80-70 defeat at Alba Berlin on Friday.

Eight-times winners Real registered a commanding 79-72 victory over Red Star Belgrade and CSKA beat Fenerbahce Istanbul 84-81 in overtime, with both teams silencing frenetic home support.

    • 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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