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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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