Chorny Drops Bulgaria's Levski FC

Notorious Israeli businessman Michael Chorny has reportedly decided to cut all costs for Bulgaria's Levski FC, which the Russia-born man currently owns. The move could leave the club stony broke, as it has already faced a serious financial crisis.

Sports | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 505

Young Bulgarian Boxer Snaps Gold Prize

Bulgaria's most successful Olympics 2004 boxer received Tuesday the Gold Symbol prize of the Bulgaria Press Club. The 21-year-old light welterweight won was suffering a right-arm injury during last summer's Athens Olympics but managed to win a bronze med

Sports | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Maleeva Storms to Gold Coast Quarters

Bulgaria's best tennis player Magdalena Maleeva will perform at the quarterfinals of Gold Coast after defeating Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic. After defeating the Ukrainian Youliana Fedak in the first round on Sunday, she qualified for the quarte

Sports | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

Bulgarian Footballers Pinned at 28 in Europe

A French journal has ranked Bulgaria's full side at the No.28 spot among European squads, Bulgarian media reported Tuesday.

Sports | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 478

Bulgarian Lukoil Academic Next Game to be "Thriller"

In one of the most anticipated matchups in the entire ULEB Cup this week, BC Reflex hosts Bulgarian Lukoil Academic in a Group D showdown on Tuesday in Serbia, reports the UlebCup web site. Reflex will put its perfect home record on the line against one

Sports | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514

Bulgarian Tennis Hopeful Storms Gold Coast 2nd Round

Bulgaria's young hopeful Sesil Karatantcheva qualified for the second round of the Gold Coast tennis tournament. In the first round Karatantcheva outplayed Maria Elena Kamerin of Italy 6-2, 6-4.

Sports | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Two Bulgarian Rackets Start at Gold Coast

The New 2005 Year started with a successful performance for Bulgaria's best tennis player Maggie Maleeva, as she won her first victory in the first round of the Gold Coast Tournament. In a preliminary heat-up for the USD 170,000-pursed Australian Open, w

Sports | January 2, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 677

Bulgaria's Stefanova Draws Former Chess Champ

Bulgaria's world chess champion Antoaneta Stefanova, 25, drew former champ Alexander Khalifman of Russia on Thursday, during the Drammen Chess Festival in Norway. The event started on December 27 and will continue until January 5, 2005.

Sports | December 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Swim God Phelps on Booze Probation

US six-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drink-and-drive charges and was put on a 18 months probation by a Maryland court. The 19-year-old sporting hero was fined USD 250 and was ordered to give speeches to children at three loca

Sports | December 30, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

Report: Barca Impressed by Chavdar Yankov

Barcelona FC have reportedly shown interest for Bulgarian national team defender Chavdar Yankov. According to the state Bulgarian National Radio, Barca managers saw Tuesday's friendly between Bulgaria and Valenciana, and were impressed by the 20-year-old

Sports | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 749

NBA's Williams Hops into Lukoil Academic

NBA player Ajani Williams has joined Bulgarian champion Lukoil Academic, it was disclosed on Wednesday. The 207-centimeter American came to replace runaways Priest Lauderdale and Bryant Smith.

Sports | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 431

Bulgaria's Footballers Victorious in Spain

Bulgaria's full side beat Valenciana 2-1 in a friendly game played in Spain late on Tuesday. International striker Dimitar Berbatov, 23, opened the score for Bulgaria, then Vladimir Mantchev fired in for 2-0.

Sports | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Bulgarian Rhythmic Graces with Another Award

Bulgaria's six Olympic bronze winners in rhythmic gymnastics were awarded for "Breakthrough in the worlds sports."

Sports | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2351

Bulgarians Conquer Antarctic Top

Bulgaria's alpinists Lyubomir Ivanov and Doychin Vassilev conquered the Antarctic Mizia peak. The two alpinists are part of the Bulgarian Antarctic mission, dubbed Tangra 2004.

Sports | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 519

Valenciana Lineup Thinning before Bulgarian Match

Four of the Valenciana footballers are unable to play in Tuesday night's friendly against Bulgaria, media reported. Vicente, Javi Navaro, Juanfran and David Albeda will reportedly miss the encounter.

Sports | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Striker Trouble for Bulgaria's Football Champ

Bulgaria's football champion CSKA will probably start their winter training sessions without top striker Stoyko Sakaliev, the club announced Monday. CSKA have been trying to snap up Sakaliev from Naftex FC, but have so far only managed to get the striker

Sports | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

Bulgaria's Petrov to Play along with Beckham

Martin Petrov will be the only Bulgarian to play along with football starts like Zinedine Zidane and Francesco Totti at the special football event that will take place on Thursday in Marbella, southern Spain. More than 30 professionals from a dozen diffe

Sports | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Bojinov Among "Top 10 Young Stars to Watch in 2005"

Bulgaria's footballer Valeri Bojinov was named by the Times to be among the world's top ten young sports stars to raise in 2005. Bojinov, developed in Serie A from the age of 13, made his debut in the Italian top flight at 15, the Times reported.

Sports | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 866

Bojinov Out of Valenciana Match

Bulgaria's teenage football star Valeri Bojinov will stay out of the full side for a friendly with Valenciana, it was announced Friday. Young Dimitar Rangelov (Slavia) will replace the Lecce striker, the Bulgarian Football Union said.

Sports | December 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria's Basketball Champ Looks to NBA Recruit

Bulgaria's basketball champion Lukoil Academic will try to bring a NBA player into the team, Bulgarian press said. The squad recently lost their US stars Priest Lauderdale and Bryant Smith, and have not named any possible replacements yet.

Sports | December 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622

Celtic Battle Bulgaria over Petrov

Celtic manager Martin O'Neill is furious Stilian Petrov has been called up for international duty in the middle of the club's festive program and would let his star play in the Valenciana friendly of Bulgaria on Tuesday. Bulgaria are to play the Spanish

Sports | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 598