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Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country’s police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018

Marin Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Gonzaga product David Stockton signs with Medi Bayreuth in Germany

David Stockton’s professional basketball career will continue in Germany. The former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard has signed with Medi Bayreuth, the team announced.

UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018

Fans flock to Geno’s for World Cup final

Try telling the 100 people packed into Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales at 8 a.m. on a Sunday that Spokane isn’t a soccer town. To the warm and inviting scent …

UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018

No refuge from politics but France’s World Cup victory a fitting climax

This year’s World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin’s Russia, but the players did their best to keep the …

UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

With Vladimir Putin watching from the stands, France won its second World Cup title in a match that was interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian …

‘It’s unbelievable’: Washington’s Croatians celebrate reaching World Cup final

Washington state is home to 13,000 people that have declared Croatian ancestry. Most will be in front of their TVs on Sunday morning as the Croatian national team plays France …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Kylian Mbappe, France to face Luka Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle. Whether France …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Croatia is going to its first World Cup final. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute to give the Croats a 2-1 victory over England. Croatia will …

World Cup kickoff: Ending a long wait on the line for both Croatia, England

It has been two decades since Croatia last played in the World Cup semifinals, and 28 years since England made the final four.

UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

Croatia ended Russia’s surprising World Cup run with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

World Cup kickoff: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

A key storyline in Saturday’s quarterfinal matchups at the World Cup will be England coach Gareth Southgate’s strategy in picking what part of the bracket his team is in. Southgate …

Danijel Subasic saves 3 in shootout, Croatia advances at World Cup

In the second straight shootout of the tournament, the Croats advanced to the quarterfinals on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Denmark on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Nizhny …

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Croatia ends Iceland’s chances at World Cup with 2-1 win

Croatia ended Iceland’s chances at the World Cup and helped out Argentina at the same time. Ivan Perisic capitalized on a defensive error to score a 90th-minute winner Tuesday, giving …

Argentina conquered, Croatia’s next task to avoid ‘euphoria’

Croatia swept aside Lionel Messi and Argentina at the World Cup and its next challenge is to stay grounded. The 3-0 victory over Argentina was one of the most compelling …

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Lionel Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. The 2014 runners-up were …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018

Luka Modric scores 1, sets up another as Croatia tops Nigeria 2-0

Luka Modric set up one goal and scored another from the penalty spot to give Croatia a 2-0 win over Nigeria at the World Cup. The Real Madrid midfielder sent …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Croat war criminal’s shocking death stuns UN tribunal

Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his …

Former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton signs with Sacramento Kings

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs guard David Stockton signed Tuesday with the Sacramento Kings.

Everyday items emit heartache at broken-relationships museum

The original Museum of Broken Relationships opened in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2010 after growing out of a touring collection that crisscrossed Europe, Asia and the U.S. A second museum is …

Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 in Davis Cup after doubles

Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan …

Healed Juan Martin del Potro hopes to lead Argentina to Davis Cup win

Leaving behind two injury-hit years, Juan Martin del Potro is looking to cap his successful comeback by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title.

Portugal, Poland, Wales advance in soccer’s European Championship

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory.

Croatian soccer in harsh spotlight at Euro 2016

Croatia fans have a habit of disrupting and delaying matches at the European Championship.

Thousands rush into Croatia as police reopen Serbian border

BERKASOVO, Serbia – Thousands of people trying to reach the heart of Europe surged across Serbia’s border into Croatia on Monday after authorities eased restrictions that had left them stranded …

Chard offers a rainbow of possibilities

Swiss, red or rainbow, chard is typical in Mediterranean cooking and the cuisine of the Adriatic. It’s particularly popular in Croatia’s Dalmatia region, where it’s prepared simply and served as …

World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …

Mexico blasts Croatia to advance

Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …

Brazil rallies to defeat Croatia in World Cup opener

SAO PAULO – Neymar showed why he is carrying Brazil’s hopes at the World Cup, scoring twice on Thursday to help the underwhelming hosts escape a disappointing start to the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 12, 2014

Neymar leads Brazil to win over Croatia in FIFA World Cup opener

Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on …