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Boxing: Lucian Bute announces retirement

Lucian Bute has officially announced his retirement, ending a professional career that saw him pile up 30 consecutive victories and defend the International Boxing Federation super middleweight title nine times. The 39-year-old hadn’t fought since a Feb. 24, 2017 knockout ...

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Women’s Handball: Cristina Neagu – for the fourth time Player of the Year

Romanian handball player Cristina Neagu has been named the Player of the Year by the International Handball Federation (IHF). In the men’s rankings, Mikkel Hansen (Denmark) won the similar title. Had she avoided the injury in the match against Hungary ...

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Women’s handball: CSM Bucharest signs contract with Itana Grbic

Montenegrin handball player Itana Grbic has signed a contract valid until the summer of 2021 with CSM Bucharest, the team has announced on Monday. Aged 22, she plays as left wing and comes from Buducnost Podgorica, a team for which ...

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Tennis: Simona Halep falls to 3rd position in WTA rankings

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has fallen to the third position in WTA rankings on Monday, 500 points behind Naomi Osaka and less than 100 points behind Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic).  Angelique Kerber (Germany) is on the 4th position, 142 ...

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Update – Indian Wells: Bianca Andreescu defeats Angelique Kerber to win title. In Romania, her 84-year old grandmother watched the match in tears

18-year-old Canadian of Romanian origin wild card Bianca Andreescu capped a dream fortnight with a gripping 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over reigning Wimbledon champion and former World No.1 Angelique Kerber of Germany, clinching her first-ever WTA singles title at the ...

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Football: Romanian teams fall in the UEFA club rankings

The poor performances of Romanian football teams in the latest seasons in European cups have led Romania on a shameful position in UEFA club rankings. With a coefficient of 15.950 points, Romania is currently on the 29th position in Europe, ...

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Football: National team coach Cosmin Contra announces players called for the matches against Sweden and Faeroe Islands

National football team coach Cosmin Contra (photo) has announced the footballers playing abroad called for the matches counting for the European Championship 2020 qualifying round against Sweden and Faeroe Islands. Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tatarusanu (FC Nantes, 57 selections/0 goals), Costel Pantilimon ...

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Indian Wells: Halep defeated by Vondrousova in three sets. Tecau-Rojer pair lose doubles quarter-final

Unseeded Marketa Vondrousova sprung the biggest shock of the BNP Paribas Open to date, outplaying No.2 seed Simona Halep to score a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 career-best win in one hour and 39 minutes. In Vondrousova’s five previous matches against Top ...

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