Roglic wins Stage 9; Conti keeps pink jersey in Giro

Sports 05/19/19, 10:41

Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti extended his overall lead after the individual time trial.Roglic, who also won the opening individual time trial, was quickest on the rain-soaked 35-kilometer (22-mile) route from Riccione that had an uphill ...

Interview: Slovenia leader says EU must counter populism

Europe 04/23/19, 11:20

Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, says the European Union needs a new, more efficient leadership to counter populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China.Marjan Sarec said in an interview Tuesday that mainstream European officials and ...

Euro swap for Mavs: Porzingis joins Doncic as Dirk moves on

Sports 04/11/19, 19:33

Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Dallas Mavericks now that Dirk Nowitzki has retired after a record 21 seasons with the same franchise.The rookie sensation from Slovenia and the 7-foot-3 Latvian didn't get to play together in the two months after Dallas ...

Slovenia dismisses Hungary embassy protest of Orban cartoon

Europe 04/05/19, 10:35

Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed a Hungarian embassy protest over a magazine cover cartoon that showed Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban giving a Nazi salute.The ministry said it "consistently respects the principle of freedom of the press and expression in its policies and activities and neither encroaches upon editorial ...

Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic put on a show for Slovenia

Basketball 03/29/19, 01:52

The game had been over for at least half an hour and 2,000 people remained in the stands at AmericanAirlines Arena, all of them standing.They wore Slovenia jerseys. Miami jerseys. Dallas jerseys.And when Goran Dragic — the player of the night — emerged from the locker room for his curtain ...

Dragic’s triple-double lifts Heat past Mavs, 105-99

Basketball 03/28/19, 21:02

Goran Dragic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double, Dwyane Wade capped the win with a steal and score in the final seconds and the Heat moved back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference by topping the Dallas Mavericks 105-99 on Thursday night.Dragic ...

Hirscher wins World Cup overall title, matches Vonn record

Sports 03/10/19, 07:35

Marcel Hirscher has secured his eighth consecutive men's World Cup overall title on Sunday after placing third in the penultimate slalom of the season.The Austrian holds an insurmountable lead of 509 points over second-place Alexis Pinturault of France with four events at next week's World Cup Finals remaining. A race ...

Kristoffersen leads slalom, Hirscher close to overall title

Sports 03/10/19, 04:37

Henrik Kristoffersen built a big lead in the opening run of a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday, a day after he won a giant slalom on the same hill.On a weakened course after days of mild temperatures and rain, the Norwegian led Manfred Moelgg of Italy by 0.57 seconds ...

Kristoffersen beats Windingstad for Norwegian 1-2 in GS

Europe 03/09/19, 10:50

Norwegian skiers Henrik Kristoffersen and Rasmus Windingstad shared the same school as kids, and traveled together to races all over Europe.On Saturday, they shared a World Cup podium for the first time.Kristoffersen continued his strong form in giant slalom, holding on to a first-run lead in the penultimate men's World ...

Mavericks’ Doncic turning 20 after sensational run as teen

Basketball 02/28/19, 02:56

At some point, Luka Doncic will be measured by wins and playoff success rather than how many triple-doubles he had as a teenager, or so Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle hopes with his rookie sensation.The budding Slovenian star's final game before turning 20 was just the illustration his coach had ...

Clubs, FIFA to test UEFA leader Ceferin in new 4-year term

Sports 02/05/19, 10:47

The easy part of UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin's next four-year term as the leader of European soccer's governing body is winning re-election Thursday as the only candidate.After the ballot formality in Rome, challenges stack up for the lawyer from Slovenia — elite clubs demanding more Champions League money and FIFA ...

Shiffrin takes big lead in World Cup slalom

Sports 02/02/19, 05:55

Mikaela Shiffrin built a lead of a full second on Saturday in the opening run of the final women's World Cup slalom before the world championships.The American two-time overall champion had a near-flawless run on the Radvanje course to lead main rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 1.00.Anna Swenn Larsson ...

Shiffrin leads final GS before worlds after first run

Sports 02/01/19, 06:33

Mikaela Shiffrin leads the final women's World Cup giant slalom before the world championships by nearly a half-second after the opening run Friday.Skiing in drizzle and with clouds hanging low over the Pohorje course, Shiffrin finished 0.48 seconds ahead of Petra Vlhova of Slovakia. World champion Tessa Worley of France ...

Slovenia’s Kosi airlifted off downhill course after crash

Sports 12/28/18, 07:35

Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital after crashing in a World Cup downhill.Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course and tumbled through two layers of safety netting before coming to a stop.His skis dislodged from his bindings and ...

Aleksander Ceferin set for re-election as UEFA president

Soccer 11/08/18, 13:52

Aleksander Ceferin is set to be re-elected unopposed as UEFA president.The Slovenian was elected in September 2016 to complete the four-year term of Michel Platini, who was banned by world soccer's ruling body FIFA for financial misconduct.European soccer's governing body UEFA says the deadline for candidates ahead of the election ...

3 ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court

Basketball 10/24/18, 11:42

No one would have blamed Creighton's Martin Krampelj if he had decided basketball wasn't for him anymore after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.Coming back from one ACL tear is quite common.Coming back from three is not.Krampelj was establishing himself as one of the most improved ...

Luka Doncic gives Mavs hope of transition to next Euro star

Basketball 10/12/18, 14:48

Luka Doncic is getting help from a variety of angles as the teenager makes the transition from European basketball to the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks.The Slovenian rookie has mom to keep things settled at home, 40-year-old fellow Euro transplant Dirk Nowitzki to teach what it takes to become an ...

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