Category: Sport
Other sports 30.05.19 | 22:21

Top seed Osaka outlasts Azarenka in Paris; Serena, Djokovic through

World number one Naomi Osaka had another major escape at the French Open on Thursday when she outlasted former Australian Open champ Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, for a place in the third round. Osaka, 21, was one point away from falling behind 5-2 in the second set and needed to save three break...

Football 28.05.19 | 14:17

Union Berlin win first Bundesliga promotion and send Stuttgart down

Five-time German champions VfB Stuttgart were relegated and Union Berlin promoted to the Bundesliga top flight for the first time after a goalless draw in the second leg of the relegation and promotion play-off on Monday. Union benefited from the away goals rule after drawing 2-2 in the first leg in...

Football 23.05.19 | 21:17

Emiliano Sala: WhatsApp voice message reveals late striker had ‘no interest’ in joining Cardiff City

A WhatsApp recorded message from the late footballer Emiliano Sala has revealed that he had “no interest” in joining Cardiff City before his transfer from Nantes to the Premier League club was agreed, Independent reports. Sala died on the evening of 21 January when the aeroplane carrying him...

Football 23.05.19 | 20:10

Qatar commits to 32-team World Cup after expansion plans abandoned

Qatar says it is committed to making the 2022 World Cup “one of the best tournaments ever” after plans to expand it from 32 to 48 teams were abandoned. Neither the possibility of Qatar hosting an expanded 48-team tournament with other countries nor on its own will now be pursued, football world governing...

Sport 22.05.19 | 11:32

Final handball qualifier between Macedonia and Greece moved to Strumica

The Macedonian handball federation decided that the final qualifying game of the European 2020 championship will be held in Strumica, not in Skopje. The highly anticipated match is played on June 16th. Greece narrowly beat Macedonia in October and this will be a chance for payback.

Sport 22.05.19 | 10:09

Vardar wins Macedonian handball championship

Vardar breezed through Eurofarm to win it’s 13th Macedonian handball title yesterday. With two games to go, Vardar is already unreachable at the top of the league. The best handball team in the country has won nearly half of all championships since independence, the rest shared evenly between Metalurg...

Other sports 21.05.19 | 09:59

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, BBC reports. The legendary Austrian, one of the best-known figures in motor racing, took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. For many, he will be remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing...

Other sports 19.05.19 | 20:21

Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal claimed his first title of the year by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Italian Open final in Rome, BBC reported. The Spaniard raced through the opener in 39 minutes, the first 6-0 between the great rivals in 141 previous sets. Djokovic battled back, but in the...

Football 17.05.19 | 11:49

Iker Casillas to retire from football following heart attack

Iker Casillas has decided to retire from professional football after suffering from a heart attack earlier this month, the Independent reported. Casillas, 37, won five La Liga titles and a World Cup with Spain during his glittering 21-year career. The goalkeeper made over 700 appearances for Real Madrid before...

Sport 16.05.19 | 21:48

Macedonian Ivan Trickovski named best football player in Cyprus

Macedonian Ivan Trickovski was declared the best football player in the Cypriot league, after scoring 24 goals in 39 games for AEK Larnaca. He added six goals and six assists in Europea League. Unfortunately, Trickovski is currently injured and probably won’t be ready to play for the Macedonian...

Football 16.05.19 | 12:34

Michel Platini takes his revenge on FIFA 

Seven months after filing a complaint against X for “slanderous denunciation” and “criminal conspiracy to commit the offence of slanderous denunciation”, Michel Platini, the former UEFA president, was heard by the police on 14 May. A drawer investigation in which the role of...

Football 16.05.19 | 11:02

Lazio wins the Italian Cup in Rome

Lazio won the Italian Cup in Rome on Wednesday after beating Atalanta 2-0 with late goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa. The success grants the Romans access to the Europa League, a goal they were chasing also in the Serie A, where they sit four points off places for the tournament...

Football 15.05.19 | 22:23

Ribery in tears during Bayern Munich team-mate Rafinha’s emotional farewell press conference

Franck Ribery was unable to hide his emotions as long-serving Bayern Munich team mate Rafinha said goodbye to the club, Daily Mail reported. Rafinha made 266 appearances for Bayern and helped them to six consecutive Bundesliga titles, but along with Ribery and Arjen Robben will depart the club this...

Sport 15.05.19 | 14:43

Pero Antic elected head of the Macedonian Basketball Federation

Pero Antic, the only Macedonian to have played in the NBA, was named head of the Macedonian Basketball Federation today. Other candidates, like Vladimir Temelkovski and Petar Naumoski withdrew from the race, and Antic was elected as the only candidate. With a great team, good strategy and program, I...

Handball 13.05.19 | 17:13

EHF welcomes Vardar team in Cologne with a powerful video

Macedonia’s handball team Vardar participates in the Final Four tournament of the handball Champions League for the third year in a row now. The “Red and Black” family made their fans happy by winning the quarter-final against Pick Szeged and securing a visa for the Lanxess Arena...

Other sports 13.05.19 | 16:51

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win third Madrid Open

The imperious Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday without dropping a set in the tournament. Greek star Tsitsipas, 20, knocked out clay court king Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and ousted last year’s champion Alexander Zverev before that, but...

Sport 11.05.19 | 20:59

New twist in the Vardar saga: Samsonenko said to remain as major financial supporter of the handball champion reports that Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko will continue to support Macedonia’s top handball club Vardar, even after his announcement that he is pulling back due to the high costs and lack of support from other sources. Businessman and former head of the Macedonian Handball Federation...

Football 10.05.19 | 11:14

Arsenal and Chelsea set up all-England Europa League final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Arsenal defeated Valencia 4-2 and Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankurt in a penalty shoot-out to set up an all-England Europa League final in Baku on May 29. With the Champions League in Madrid on June 1 between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, it means all...

Handball 07.05.19 | 13:31

Vardar to play Barcelona in Final Four semifinal

Vardar will play Barcelona in the semifinals of the Final Four tournament of the handball Champions League, decided a draw in Cologne on Tuesday. Telekom Veszprem plays Vive Kielce In the other semifinal match. The final Four tournament will take place in Cologne on June 1-2.

Sport 05.05.19 | 21:02

After initial panic, Vardar defends huge lead in Szeged and advances to the handball Final Four

Vardar managed to hold Hungarian Pick Szeged to a four goal difference and advances into the final four round of the European Handball Champions League. Macedonia’s best team had a solid, eight goal lead travelling to Szeged, but slipped quickly in the first half, and allowed the hosts to nullify...