Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Platini mulls allowing only women, kids at games

Manchester City players and CSKA players play in front of empty stands during the Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City at Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. CSKA have to play 3 matches behind closed doors after as punishment for the bad behaviour of their fans last season. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

LONDON (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters’ racist abuse.

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy

In this Feb. 6, 2012, file photo, tennis player Novak Djokovic, right, arrives with his then-girlfriend Jelena Ristic for the Laureus World Sports Awards in London. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child _ a boy named Stefan. "Stefan, our baby angel was born!" Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is a proud father.

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Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

A drone with an Albanian flag banner flies over Partizan stadium during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The match was abandoned. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

LONDON (AP) — Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.

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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Olympic champ Rezkova-Hubnerova dies at 64

PRAGUE (AP) — Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in women’s high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 aged 18, has died.

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