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Fans Invade Training Ground To Watch Brazil Train

RIO DE JANEIRO – Fans eager to see Brazil’s penultimate practice session before the squad leave for World Cup warm-up games in Europe invaded the training...

Tennis Top Seed Thiem To Face Frenchmen Simon In Lyon Final

– Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria booked a place in the Lyon Open final by beating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-4 5-7 6-4 on Friday. The world number eight...

Tennis Briton Norrie Upsets Second Seed Isner To Reach Lyon Semis

– Britain’s Cameron Norrie beat second seed John Isner 7-6(1) 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open on Thursday to record his first victory over a...

Krstajic Injects Youth Into Serbias World Cup Squad

BELGRADE – Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic named several uncapped prospects in his provisional 27-man World Cup squad on Thursday at the expense of stalwarts who...

Resurgent Djokovic Ready For Fresh Start Says Wilander

LONDON – Far from being a fading force, 12-times grand slam champion Novak Djokovic has shown signs that he is emerging from the toughest spell of his career and...

Ethnic Serb Fugitive Is Nominated As Court Judge By Kosovo

PRISTINA – Kosovo’s parliament is facing criticism from the opposition and watchdog organizations for nominating as a judge a Serb who fled to Kosovo to...

Recovering Brazil Are Favorites With Everything To Prove

SAO PAULO – Few national teams have experienced the ups and downs of Brazil over the last five years but the good news for fans of the selecao is that they are...

Costa Rica Need To Rediscover Spirit Of 2014 To Thrive

– Costa Rica were one of the surprise packages of the 2014 World Cup but, having failed to build upon that success, it is hard to see Oscar Ramirez’s side...

Neymars Slim Shoulders Carry Brazils Burden Of Hopes

SAO PAULO – When Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St-Germain last August he knew the 2017/18 season would be stressful but even for a man who loves to make...

With Eye On Re-election Greek Pm Rolls Dice On Macedonia

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is taking a big gamble in trying to settle a decades-old name dispute with neighboring Macedonia which could backfire...