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Balakov Divorces on Hefty Maintenance

Former Stuttgart's star and Bulgarian national footballer Krassimir Balakov has divorced his wife Tanya, Hamburg's Bild am Zontag daily reported. The Tarnovo-born charming Krassi is currently working for his beloved Stuttgart FC as assistant coach.

Sports | November 25, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

Berbatov Draws Real Madrid

Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov scored for a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen against hosts Real Madrid in a Champions League encounter. With his shot in the 35th minute Berbatov gave his team a lead, however, Real Madrid managed to catch up when captai

Sports | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

Sports Minister Awards Bulgarian Champions

Bulgaria's Sports Minister Vassil Ivanov-Luchano awarded Wednesday at an official ceremony Bulgarian medal bearers from World and European Championships.

Sports | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 539

Bulgarian Sportsmen Get Financial Awards

Bulgaria's Sports Minister awarded Wednesday sportsmen that had swept medals at various international contests.

Sports | November 24, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Berbatov, Bojinov, Petrov Match Barca's Class

Dimitar Berbatov, Valeri Bojinov and Marin Petrov are the Bulgarian players that would match Barcelona's standard at present, according to Bulgaria's football coach and former Barca star Hristo Stoitchkov. In his column for El Mundo Deportivo, the footba

Sports | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 900

Bulgaria Escapes Henrik Larsson

Sweden's prolific striker Henrik Larsson will miss the World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria because of a knee injury. The match is due in March next year.

Sports | November 23, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1379

Romania Rivals Bulgaria for F1 Venue

As the Formula 1 is looking to stage two more grands prix in Eastern Europe, both Romania and Bulgaria have expressed interest in welcoming the traveling circus on their land. In 2005, only Hungary will represent the region on the grand prix calendar, th

Sports | November 22, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1040

Bojinov Sale On Hold

Pursuers of Bulgaria's fresh football sensation Valeri Bojinov will have to wait, his coach at Italian Lecce FC said last weekend. "If someone wants to sign him, they will have to wait until the end of the championship," Zdenek Zeman was cited as saying.

Sports | November 22, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Barcelona 3-0 Real Madrid

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o Fils helped Barcelona trounce Real Madrid 3-0 to move seven points clear of their great rivals in Spain's La Liga.

Sports | November 21, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 576

Levski Smashes Loko 5-0

Bulgarian football club Levski defeated Locomotive Sofia 5-0 in an A-league match-up Sunday afternoon. Daniel Bormirov (5, 67 from penal), Georgi Chilikov (54, 73) and the yound Valery Domovchiiski (45) were the scorers of the match.

Sports | November 21, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Bulgarian Top Skating Duo Second in Paris Grand Prix

Bulgaria's top figure skating couple Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski finished second at the fifth tournament of the Grand Prix series in Paris.

Sports | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 713

Bulgaria Celebrates 75 Years of Alpinism

Federation of Bulgarian Alpine Clubs (FBAC) marked Saturday its 75th anniversary in Sofia. FBAC awarded some of Bulgaria's most prominent alpinists with club's plaquettes.

Sports | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 641

Schumacher Elected Sportsman of the Century

German television viewers voted seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher the country's sportsman of the 20th century.

Sports | November 20, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Stoitchkov Convenes Locals for Egypt Friendly

The mentor of Bulgarian football team Hristo Stoitchkov has called eighteen players from national clubs to join the match in Cairo. The only footballer from abroad to take part in the friendly scheduled for November 29 is Stuttgart's Ivan Stoyanov.

Sports | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581

Bulgarian Racket Storms to Barcelona Finals

Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria goes to the finals of the ITF tournament in Barcelona after defeating Friday Ivana Lisiak of Croatia. Thus her Barcelona progress with the 6:0, 6:2 victory over Lisiak records the best performance of the 17-aged Bulgarian o

Sports | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 547

Swedish Top Wrestler "Commits Suicide"

Sweden's Olympic Gold medallist Mikael Ljungberg has died at the age of 34, with media saying he had taken his own life. Ljungberg won a gold medal for Sweden in the 213-pound Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Sports | November 19, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Levski Arranges Friendly with Bayern

Bulgarian football club Levski and their German colleagues from Bayern (Munich) will stage a major show for their fans in Sofia. The management of the Bulgarian club announced on Thursday that the friendly game will take place in May 2005 at the Sofia "G

Sports | November 18, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 614

Bulgaria Ends Draw 0-0 with Azerbaijan

Amid poor interest from local fans, the teams of Bulgaria and Azerbaijan ended in a draw 0-0 in a control match at Baku's Tofik Bahramov Stadium. The coach Hristo Stoitchkov dragged on his strategy to let young footballers make their debut in the nationa

Sports | November 17, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 884

Journalists Praise Top Shooter Grozdeva

Bulgarian sport journalists have voted Olympic shooter Maria Grozdeva October's Athlete of The Month in the country. Grozdeva is two-time Olympic champion, and also won the World Cup in Taiwan at the end of October.

Sports | November 17, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Bulgaria's Basketball Champ with Key ULEB Win

Bulgaria's basketball champion Lukoil Academic won a major victory over Italians Vertical Vision in a Group D match for the ULEB Cup. Even without superstar center Priest Lauderdale and guard Nenad Pistoljevic, the Bulgarians managed to wring out 111-108

Sports | November 17, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 583

Bulgarian Pilots Brace for Schumacher Rivalry

Bulgaria's carting aces will try the skills of seven-times world champion in Formula 1 Michael Schumacher. The carting race is scheduled to take place in Kerpen, the Schumacher brothers' hometown, on November 27, Bulgarian news agency reported.

Sports | November 16, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 654