Father of Croatian abducted in Egypt calls for son`s release

The father of Croatian Tomislav Salopek, who was abducted in Cairo and has been threatened with execution by the Islamic State group, on Thursday urged the kidnappers to release his son.

 

Ivo Karlovic oldest man in Wimbledon last-16 for 39 years
Ivo Karlovic oldest man in Wimbledon last-16 for 39 years

Croatia`s Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man in 39 years to reach the Wimbledon last-16 when he beat French 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round on Saturday.

Dinamo Zagreb chief detained over alleged tax fraud, bribery
Dinamo Zagreb chief detained over alleged tax fraud, bribery

 Police on Saturday detained controversial Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic and his younger brother Zoran, the Croatian champions` coach, on suspicion of multi-million-euro bribery and tax evasion, the club said.

Andy Murray committed mistake by changing coach: Goran Ivanisevic
Andy Murray committed mistake by changing coach: Goran Ivanisevic

Former Croatian tennis ace Goran Ivanisevic said Thursday that Scot Andy Murray made a mistake by splitting from coach Ivan Lendl.

Novak Djokovic back in old routine at ATP Tour finals
Novak Djokovic back in old routine at ATP Tour finals

Novak Djokovic started his bid for a third successive ATP Tour Finals title with a sublime 6-1, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic at London`s O2 Arena on Monday.

Roger Federer defies 33-ace Ivo Karlovic to make 11th Swiss final
Roger Federer defies 33-ace Ivo Karlovic to make 11th Swiss final

Roger Federer defied a 33-ace onslaught from Ivo Karlovic to reach his ninth straight final at the Swiss Indoors on Saturday with a 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 victory.

David Goffin ends Borna Coric dream run to make Swiss final
David Goffin ends Borna Coric dream run to make Swiss final

David Goffin ended the dream run of teenager Borna Coric, the conqueror of Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final of the Swiss Indoors.

Andy Murray, David Ferrer stay in the running for year-end finals
Andy Murray, David Ferrer stay in the running for year-end finals

Andy Murray and David Ferrer tightened the duel for spots in the ATP year-end final with a pair of wins into the semi-finals of the Austrian Open on Friday.

Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis
Marin Cilic overpowers Tommy Robredo to reach Kremlin Cup semis

US Open champion Marin Cilic moved into the last four of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-3 6-3 win over Spain`s Tommy Robredo on Friday.

Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals
Marin Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals

US Open champion Marin Cilic was made to work hard before he earned a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over 128th-ranked Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday.

Marin Cilic hails US Open `miracle` after doping ban
Marin Cilic hails US Open `miracle` after doping ban

 Marin Cilic hailed his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open as a "miracle", 12 months after the towering Croatian was forced to watch the tournament from home, seething over a controversial doping ban.

Stipe Pletikosa calls time on Croatia career

Croatian international goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa announced Saturday his retirement from the national team.

Vekic upsets Zhang for final Cibulkova date in Malaysia

Teenager Donna Vekic pulled off the surprise of the Malaysian Open so far, edging out second seed Zhang Shuai 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to clinch a final clash against top seed Dominika Cibulkova.

`Balkan Messi` Halilovic set to join Barcelona

Croatia teenager Alen Halilovic is poised to join Barcelona from Dynamo Zagreb and will initially play for the club`s B team, coach Gerardo Martino said on Saturday.

Anderson advances over ill Karlovic at Delray

South African fourth seed Kevin Anderson, bidding for his second ATP Delray Beach Open crown in three seasons, reached the quarter-finals on Wednesday when Croatian Ivo Karlovic retired with a stomach virus.

Berdych, Cilic to play for Rotterdam title

Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic will square off on Sunday as both men bid for a first career title at the Rotterdam World Tennis.

Karlovic topples Lopez, Hewitt advances

Croatian Ivo Karlovic pounded 19 aces past second-seeded Feliciano Lopez in beating the Spaniard in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships on Thursday.

Becker breezes through to book Nishikori clash

Cypriot wildcard Marcos Baghdatis, Croatian Ivo Karlovic and Germany`s Benjamin Becker eased to straight-sets victories on Tuesday to book second-round matches with seeded players at the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championship.

Two Croatian air force MiGs crash; pilots’ safe

The Croatian defence ministry says two MiG-21 fighter jets have crashed during an
exercise, but that both pilots ejected safely.