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Thiem, Wawrinka reach St. Petersburg semifinals

Sep. 21, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem and fit-again Stan Wawrinka won their quarterfinal matches at the St. Petersburg Open on Friday. Austrian player Thiem came through a tough encounter against Daniil Medvedev of Russia, firing 10 aces on his way to a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2) victory. His...

Catholic priest in Slovakia challenges celibacy rules

Sep. 21, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

KLAK, Slovakia (AP) — A priest in the conservative Roman Catholic stronghold of Slovakia has challenged the church's celibacy rules, voicing his dissent at a time when clerical celibacy is once again a topic of debate amid ongoing sex abuse scandals. The Rev. Michal Lajcha has written a book in two...

Giroud's stunning strike gives France 1st Nations League win

Sep. 9, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition on Sunday. Not from superstar Kylian Mbappe — who did tap in the first goal of France's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League game — and not...

Severely weakened Denmark loses 3-0 to Slovakia

Sep. 5, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

TRNAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Denmark, fielding a severely weakened team containing footballers from the third tier of the national league and futsal players because of a pay dispute involving its top performers, was beaten 3-0 by Slovakia in a friendly on Wednesday. Slovakia strolled to victory against a Danish...

Slovakia to probe role in German-Vietnamese kidnapping case

Aug. 6, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says his government will do all it can to investigate his country's possible involvement in a kidnapping case that has strained relations between Germany and Vietnam. Germany accused Vietnamese intelligence agents of kidnapping a Vietnamese businessman...

Klizan wins 6th ATP title in 6 finals in Kitzbuehel

Aug. 4, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Martin Klizan of Slovakia won his sixth ATP title in six finals when he beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Open on Saturday. The second all-qualifier final on the tour since 1990 was wrapped up in 68 minutes. "My performance was the best of the tournament,"...

Slovak president: Russian Night Wolves club a security risk

Jul. 31, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak president says a recently established base in Slovakia for a Russian motorcycle club known for its allegiance to President Vladimir Putin poses a security risk. President Andrej Kiska says the members of the group known as the Night Wolves helped Russian troops annex...