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Bulgaria May Lose World Chess Queen

World Chess Queen Antoaneta Stefanova may see herself forced to leave Bulgaria in search of other countries' sponsoring organisations.

Sports | May 16, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1845

Bulgaria's Volleyball Team Still Unbeaten

Bulgaria's national volleyball team remained undefeated in the pre-qualifying round for the World Championship, after a victory over Romania on Sunday. The 3-0 result follows a victory over Slovakia on Saturday (3-1), and another one against Turkey on Fr

Sports | May 15, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 550

5,000 Join Bulgaria's Streetball Contest

A record number of 5,000 Bulgarian teenagers joined this year's national streetball tournament, organizers announced. The boys from Dryanovo won the challenge in the 14-15 age group on Sunday, while the Russe team topped the group of 16-19.

Sports | May 15, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 731

Bulgaria's Topalov Draws Judit Polgar

Bulgaria's top chess player Vesselin Topalov ended up in a draw with Judit Polgar of Hungary on Saturday.

Sports | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Bulgaria's Volleyball Team Beats Slovakia, Turkey

Bulgaria's volleyball team won 3-1 against Slovakia Saturday in an encounter of the prequalifying round for the World Championship.

Sports | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 574

Stoitchkov Meets Football Talents in Russe

The coach of Bulgaria's national football team visited Russe on Saturday in search for young playing hopefuls. Hristo Stoitchkov is taking part in a nation-wide campaign to discover talents and send the best for training at Spain's superpower Barcelona.

Sports | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 547

Bulgaria's Volleyball Team Beats Turkey

Bulgaria's volleyball players defeated Turkey 3-0 in a match of the pre-qualifying round for the World Championship. That was the debut game for the Bulgarian side's new coach, Martin Stoev.

Sports | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 467

Bulgaria Opens Streetball Challenge

Stefan Sofianski, the mayor of the Bulgarian capital, opened on Saturday Bulgaria's traditional streetball challenge. The tournament will take place in eight Bulgarian cities - Sofia, Plovdiv, Russe, Burgas, Pleven, Shumen, Sliven and Gabrovo.

Sports | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

Bulgarian Football Club Picks Ill-Famed Honorary President

Bulgaria's heavyweight Levski FC have chosen controversial Russia-born businessman Chorny to be their Honorary President, media said Friday. Michael Chorny, who used to own the club, faced a ban from entering Bulgaria in 2000 on suspicion of money laundr

Sports | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

Chess Super Six Play First Rounds in Sofia

World's top six players see their first clash within the M-Tel Masters, the strongest tournament in the year, on Thursday under the scheme picked up upon lot a day earlier.

Sports | May 12, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1037

Sofia Venue Opens for World Chess Grandmasters

The best in world chess have arrived in Sofia to give the start of M-Tel Masters Chess Tournament held under the aegis of Foreign Minister Solomon Passy.

Sports | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1308

Stoitchkov: Bulgaria-Croatia Will Be Career Test

The World Cup qualifier between Bulgaria and Croatia will be crucial for the career of some players at the Bulgarian national team, coach Hristo Stoitchkov said Wednesday in a televised interview. He pledged to introduce notable changes in the Bulgarian

Sports | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Bulgaria's Maggie Out of Rome Tournament

Bulgaria's best tennis player Magdalena Maleeva lost to 15th seeded Japanese Ai Sugiyama in the first round of the Telecom Italia Masters in Rome. Ai Sugiyama (seeded 15) won her 7th match out of 11 matches played in 10 years against Maggie.

Sports | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 447

Marian Hristov to Skip Bulgaria-Croatia

Bulgarian veteran defender Marian Hristov will have to skip the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Croatia, it emerged this week. Hristov has been recovering from a knee trauma since last autumn.

Sports | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 864

Bulgaria's Best Racket Climbs WTA

The best tennis player of Bulgaria Maggie Maleeva has returned to Top 30 of WTA ranking with a leap of five seeds compared to last week when she was 32th. Now the 30-aged Bulgarian veteran stands at 27th place with a basket of 971 points just between Fra

Sports | May 9, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 590

Bojinov-Miccoli Earn Fiorentina Win

Bulgarian teen star Valeri Bojinov secured last weekend Fiorentina's important 2-1 victory over Chievo. Miccoli scored once for the Florence team in the first half of the game.

Sports | May 9, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 942

Bulgaria's Ex N6 in World Tennis Turns 36

The former Bulgarian tennis player Katerina Maleeva turned 36 years on May 7. The ex N6 in the world broke her tennis career in 1994 when she married George Stoimenov.

Sports | May 7, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgarian Wind Fighter Quays Home

The sailing boat Kaliakra of Bulgaria has berthed at Varna Port on Friday boasting the honorable fifth place at an international competition in Marmaris, Turkey. The boat and its 18-member crew took part in the international maritime festival in the popu

Sports | May 6, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 616

Bulgaria's CSKA Squad Turns 57

Players, managers and fans of Bulgarian football heavyweight CSKA mark Thursday the club's 57th birthday. Over the last 55 years, CSKA have topped the Bulgarian Championship 29 times, entering the Guinness Book of World Records, the CSKA website says.

Sports | May 5, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513

Danish Refs Picked for Bulgaria-Croatia

Kim Milton Nielsen of Denmark has been appointed referee at the World Cup Qualifier between Bulgaria and Croatia scheduled at June 4 in Sofia. The Danish referee who is topping both FIFA and UEFA's ranks will be assisted at Sofia's National Stadium by hi

Sports | May 4, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1397

Bulgaria's Maggie Out of German Open

Bulgaria's best tennis player Magdalena Maleeva was defeated 2-6, 1-6 by world's number seven, Svetlana Kuznetzova of Russia at the Qatar Total German Open in Berlin. The Russian tennis player defeated Bulgaria's golden racket in a 50-minute match that w

Sports | May 4, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 513