Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Davis Cup: Vesely salvages pride for Czechs

French tennis players celebrate after defeating Czech Republic and winning the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Setting their sights on a first Davis Cup win since 2001, the French players are finding extra motivation in the daunting task awaiting them.

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France beats Lithuania 95-93 for bronze at WCup

France's Rudy Gobert and Thomas Heurtel celebrate their bronze medal at the end of the match during the 3rd place final of the World Basketball between France and Lithuania at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday.

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France qualifies for Davis Cup final

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, left, and Richard Gasquet celebrate winning a set against Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their doubles match in the semifinal of the Davis Cup at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the two-year reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday.

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Isner, US take 1-0 lead over Slovakia in Davis Cup

John Isner, of the United States, pumps his fist after breaking the serve of Norbert Gombos, of Slovakia, during the third set of a Davis Cup tennis match Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — John Isner used his thundering serve Friday night to beat Norbert Gombos 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 and give the U.S. a 1-0 lead over Slovakia in their Davis Cup World Group playoff.

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2 Hungarians convicted of attempted match-fixing

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian player and a former referee have been convicted of trying to fix a local under-19 football match in 2010.

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