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McDonald Bailey: Athlete

Olympic sprint bronze medallist who achieved unwanted fame through one game of rugby league

Radek Stepanek win retains Davis Cup for Czechs

The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia 3-2 in the final after Radek Stepanek swept past Dusan Lajovic in the decisive singles match.

Steaua Bucharest celebrate winning the 1986 European Cup

Champions League: Once feared across Europe, Chelsea opponents Steaua Bucharest went the way of the Wall

An exodus of talent, the end of state support and meagre resources have proved terminal

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Theatre review: Scenes from a Marriage - 'A merciless dissection on the state of matrimony'

The play that allegedly caused Scandinavian divorce rates to double comes to London in a production directed by Trevor Nunn

The FA are hopeful of securing both a semi-final and the final of the 2020 European Championship at Wembley

Football Association continue bid for European Championship final despite Istanbul emerging as a strong front-runner

FA are hopeful to secure both a semi-final and the final at Wembley for the 2020 tournament which will be held across 13 cities in Europe

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Wembley not expected to bid for Euro 2020 final and semi-finals

Bids for group stage games and a quarter-final more likely

Roman Zozulya has been one of the keys to Ukraine’s resurgence this year and he remains in a streak of exceptional form

Ukraine will look to their Wayne Rooney clone, Roman Zozulya

He might look familiar as England play their crucial World Cup qualifier in Kiev

Dominique Strauss-Kahnv served as the director of the IMF from 2007 until 2011

Shamed IMF boss Strauss-Kahn may return as Serbia’s financial guru

Balkan state keen to recruit French  politician to aid its ailing economy

Stevan Jovetic

Transfer talk: Door opens to Manchester United or Manchester City to make move for Stevan Jovetic as Juventus rule themselves out of the running

Both City and United are interested in signing the striker, but Juventus coach Antonio Conte admits the transfer is too much for the Italian champions

'Greek Monsters’ installation by Beetroot at Belgrade Design Week

Belgrade Design Week: New ideas ripple by the Danube

Shortly before I left Belgrade a woman said to me. “If you write about us, don’t make us seem like savages.” For natives and blow-ins alike it can be hard not to conjure the dark days of war but I was in the capital for altogether more cheery reasons.

Andrew Selby (right) on his way to his second European gold, overcoming Ireland's Michael Conland in the final

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Cultures clash as full-time amateurs finally make their mark on Europe

Even John Conteh, Alan Minter and Charlie Magri took beatings

Serbian President asks for pardon over Srebrenica massacre

The Serbian President has apologised for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, saying he was on his knees and “asking for a pardon” for Europe's worst atrocity since the end of the Second World War.

Kosovo deal paves way for Serbia to join the EU

Serbia and its former province of Kosovo struck a historic accord to settle relations, potentially setting Belgrade on the path to membership of the European Union – in a major milestone in the region’s recovery from the collapse of Yugoslavia.

Serbian gunman who killed 13 dies in hospital

A 60-year-old war veteran who shot dead 13 relatives and neighbours in his village, then turned the gun on himself, has died in hospital.

'He was a quiet man': Ljubisa Bogdanovic

Serbian man kills 13 people in armed rampage in village

Doctors were trying to save the life of a 60-year-old man last night who shot dead 13 people, including six women and a two-year-old boy, in a pre-dawn rampage in Serbia.

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