Slovakia

  • Champions Spain have comfortable draw for Euro 2016 February 23, 2014

    Nice, France: Two-time defending European champion Spain face a seemingly comfortable road to defend their title at Euro 2016 after being drawn in Group C along with Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia and Ukraine on Sunday. The Netherlands were drawn in a tougher-looking Group A and faces the Czech Republic, Turkey, Kazakhstan,...
  • Cibulkova to play Fed Cup for Slovakia January 29, 2014

    Bratislava: Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova was named in the Slovakian team ahead of next month's first round of the Fed Cup against Germany. Cibulkova lost to Li Na 7-6 (3), 6-0 in her first major final, which saw her jump to No.13 in the WTA rankings. In a team announced on...
  • Napoli's Marek Hamsik extends contract until 2018 August 10, 2013

    Naples, Italy: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says midfielder Marek Hamsik has extended his contract with the Serie A club until 2018. Aurelio De Laurentiis announced the agreement on Twitter, shortly after Napoli's 2-1 victory over Benfica in a friendly, and says "it is a perfect marriage". The Napoli chief also posted...
  • Russia beat Slovakia 3-2 in Fed Cup semis April 22, 2013

    Moscow: Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the decisive doubles match Sunday as Russia completed a 3-2 comeback victory over Slovakia to reach the Fed Cup final. Slovakia won the first two singles on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead but Maria Kirilenko and Makarova won the reverse matches to level...
  • Slovakia lead Russia 1-0 in Fed Cup semi-finals April 20, 2013

    Moscow: Dominika Cibulkova rallied to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening singles on Saturday to give Slovakia a 1-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals. Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia was scheduled to play Maria Kirilenko in the second singles match on indoor clay...
  • Slovakia pick Hantuchova for Fed Cup semis April 19, 2013

    Moscow: Slovakia chose the experienced Daniela Hantuchova over the higher-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova to back up Dominika Cibulkova against Russia in their Fed Cup semi-final this weekend. Cibulkova will open against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, followed by Hantuchova playing Maria Kirilenko in the second singles on indoor clay at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium. Rybarikova was picked...
  • Pavlyuchenkova to open for Russia in Fed Cup semis April 19, 2013

    Moscow: Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will face Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. Maria Kirilenko was nominated to play Slovak veteran Daniela Hantuchova in the second singles on indoor clay at Krylatskoye Ice Stadium In doubles, which concludes the semi on Sunday, Ekaterina Makarova...
  • IKEA takes meatballs off Europe menus after horsemeat found February 26, 2013

    Prague/Stockholm: Sweden's IKEA stopped nearly all sales of meatballs at its furniture store cafeterias across Europe after tests in the Czech Republic on Monday showed some contained horsemeat. The world's No 1 furniture retailer, known also for the signature restaurants at its huge out-of-town stores, said it was pulling all meatballs...
  • Slovakia beat Serbia 3-1 in Fed Cup February 10, 2013

    Serbia: Daniela Hantuchova defeated Vesna Dolonc 6-3, 6-2 to secure a 3-1 victory for Slovakia over Serbia in the first round of the Fed Cup and a place in the semifinals against Russia, which beat Japan on Sunday. Hantuchova cruised to victory against little-known Dolonc, who served well and fought...
  • Estanguet wins gold in canoe slalom at Olympics August 1, 2012

    London: Tony Estanguet got to beat his great rival one last time at the Olympics. In what was probably the final act of a rivalry stretching back more than a decade, Estanguet regained the canoe slalom Olympic title from Slovakia's Michal Martikan on Tuesday in a rattling finish on the white...
  • Poland beat Slovakia 1-0, Fabianksi out injured May 27, 2012

    Klagenfurt, Austria: Damien Perquis scored his first international goal on Saturday to give Poland a 1-0 win over Slovakia in the co-host's second warm-up match before the European Championship. The Sochaux defender's header from a cross by Lukasz Piszczek found the net after half an hour, earning Poland a second straight...
  • Anyone wants to be killed, cooked, eaten? May 12, 2011

    London: A man in Slovakia who placed an advertisement to seek a person who would agree to be killed, cooked and eaten has been arrested after his 'guest' had second thoughts and tipped off the police, it was reported here. The suspected cannibal was arrested in Slovakia. The Swiss man who answered...
  • Czechs mark 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution November 15, 2009

    Prague: Former Czech president Vaclav Havel opened festivities in Prague celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which toppled the communist regime in 1989. Lou Reed, Suzanne Vega and Joan Baez performed at the concert, on Havel's request on Saturday. Revellers also watched video messages from US President Barack Obama...
  • Nervous Slovakia complete World Cup journey October 15, 2009

    Chorzow (Poland): Slovakia reached the World Cup finals for the first time after grinding out a nervous 1-0 victory in Poland on Wednesday. The Slovakians produced a lacklustre performance in poor conditions but an own goal by Polish defender Seweryn Gancarczyk in the third minute sent them through to next year's...
  • Freak accident kills 13, national mourning in Slovakia February 22, 2009

    New Delhi: In central Slovakia, a train collided with a bus on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 20. The accident happened when a carriage-train derailed and collided with a bus that was carrying about 37 passengers. While two passengers aboard the train sustained minor injuries, six of...
  • Safina wins Rogers Cup, her third title in six events August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Dinara Safina beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to win her first Rogers Cup title in Montreal. Safina quickly seized control in the opening set, going ahead by 3-0. She soon broke her opponent again to take the first set and kept up the pressure to take...
  • Fly Punjabi style with Air Slovakia October 15, 2006

    Amritsar: An NRI from Punjab is promising a whole new flying experience to Punjabis living abroad. “We want to bring Punjabis back home and give them an experience, which makes them feel they are coming to Punjab,” says Director, Air Slovakia, Riqbal Singh Sidhu. Harjinder Singh Sidhu, an entrepreneur from London has...