Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Jagr returns from retirement to play for Czechs at worlds

PRAGUE (AP) — Star forward Jaromir Jagr is coming out of international retirement to play for the Czech Republic at the upcoming world championship in his native country.

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7th-seeded Vesely reaches semifinals of Nastase Tiriac

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Seventh-seed Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic reached his third ATP tour semifinal of the season by overcoming third-seeded Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-4 on Friday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

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Europa League semifinals: Sevilla-Fiorentina, Napoli-Dnipro

Sevilla players celebrate after the quarterfinal, second leg Europa League soccer match against Zenit St.Petersburg in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Sevilla has been drawn to play Fiorentina in the Europa League semifinals.

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Former Zenit player accuses club of racial discrimination

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Zenit St. Petersburg youth player says the Russian soccer club froze him out because he was black.

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Sports feud reopens as Marius Vizer attacks IAAF head Diack

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Marius Vizer reopened his feud with world sports leaders on Thursday by launching a personal attack on the president of track and field’s governing body.

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