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Djokovic's win brings Serbia back into final

Novak Djokovic was always likely to be the central figure in this weekend's Davis Cup final in Belgrade and Serbia's key man proved last night that his game is in perfect shape. After Gaël Monfils had given France a winning start with a 6-1, 7-6, 6-0 victory over Janko Tipsarevic, Djokovic levelled the tie at the end of the first day with an even more convincing win, beating Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 7-5.

Injuries mount but Arsenal loan out Ramsey

Arsene Wenger took the bold step last night of sending Aaron Ramsey on loan to Nottingham Forest despite fears over the fitness of Cesc Fabregas whose hamstring problems, Wenger admitted yesterday, have become a major concern for Arsenal.

Two killed in Serbian earthquake

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled central Serbia overnight, killing at least two people and injuring 50.

Searches made in hunt for Mladic

Serbian authorities conducted another unsuccessful hunt for Europe's most-wanted war crimes fugitive, pledging to meet a European Union demand to arrest Ratko Mladic.

Zigic wants to be Birmingham derby hero

Nikola Zigic has set his sights on becoming a hero with Birmingham fans by scoring the winner in Sunday's derby at Aston Villa.

Red Star give go-ahead for derby amid tight security

The Belgrade derby between Serbia's bitter rivals Red Star and Partizan should go ahead on Saturday with tight security to prevent fan violence, Red Star officials said yesterday.

The Last Word: This is a result of ignoring hooliganism for 20 years

Serbia has no financial strength, its clubs collude with 'ultras' and fans can travel without visas – so its problems are unlikely to go away soon.

My Secret Life: Marina Abramovic, performance artist, 63

My parents were ... partisans during the war. My father became a judge but he never lost his impulsive nature, he was incredibly open. My mother was the Director of the Museum of the Revolution and Art in Belgrade and was a real neurotic – she would make my school friends wear surgical masks when they came to our flat.

Serbia face Uefa ban after night of violence in Genoa

Serbia face a ban from international football after their supporters rioted and caused Tuesday night's Euro 2012 qualifier with Italy in Genoa to be abandoned after six minutes.

Uefa open investigation into Italy Serbia riots

UEFA have confirmed they have opened "a full and thorough" investigation into the incidents which caused the abandonment of last night's Euro 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia in Genoa.

Leading article: Lessons from Belgrade

Cars on fire, shops trashed, tear gas in the streets and dozens injured. Such were the unedifying scenes yesterday in Belgrade when Serbia's beleaguered gay and lesbian community took to the streets to stage the first Gay Pride parade in almost a decade.

Hundreds held after Serbian extremists storm Gay Pride march

Serbian riot police fought running battles yesterday with far-right extremists who hurled petrol bombs and stones in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent a Gay Pride march from taking place through the centre of the capital, Belgrade.

Serbs riot over gay pride march in Belgrade

Serbian riot police fought running battles with hundreds of far-right supporters who tried to disrupt a gay pride march in central Belgrade today.

Chamakh wins soft penalty on hard night for the Gunners

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Arsenal ready for Belgrade test says Song

Alex Song maintains Arsenal are ready for what is set to be a highly-charged Champions League encounter against Partizan Belgrade in Serbia tonight.

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