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Brazil beats Croatia in World Cup opener after shaky start

...to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.In his...kinds of fouls are penalized there," Croatia coach Niko Kovac said."That is shameful...us. The rules were not the same."As Croatia searched desperately for an equalizer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-12/brazil-beats-croatia
Brazil's Fred says penalty against Croatia was 'clear'

...led to the controversial penalty in the World Cup opener against Croatia, saying he was clearly fouled.Speaking publicly for the first time after Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia on Thursday in Sao Paulo, Fred came to the defense of Japanese...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-13/brazils-fred-says-pe
Marin Cilic tops Kei Nishikori at U.S. Open for first Grand Slam title

...compete, he watched the tournament on TV from his home in Croatia, while using the forced time away from the tour to improve...last September that he connected with the only other man from Croatia to win a major, 2001 Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic."Any...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-08/marin-cilic-tops-kei
Leicester: British Olympic team wouldn't be same without Scots

...Because this would be a peaceful separation, without the bloodshed that divided other nations and led to the likes of Serbia or Croatia now fielding separate Olympic teams, it would be nice to think that Britons would still cheer for their Scottish cousins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-09-16/leicester-british-olympi
Rants & Raves

...victims. FOR 623 YEARS the Ottoman Empire based in Turkey engaged in an unprecedented mercenary takeover of vast lands from Croatia to Baghdad to Algeria. After World War I Kemel Attaturk banned polygamy. Monogamy ended the need for unmarried men to invade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-10/rants-raves
Croatia too much for Jamaica in World Cup

...France -- In their World Cup debuts, Croatia had far too much for Jamaica. It might...minute, breaking a 1-1 tie and leading Croatia to a 3-1 victory over lightly regarded...dressing room without three points," Croatia coach Miroslav Blazevic said. The Jamicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/15/oth_230957.shtml
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U.S. bounced from Davis Cup by Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia -- A Croatian fan sitting courtside waved...Sampras on Sunday when it was eliminated by Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup...6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3, assuring Croatia's advance. In a second singles reduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/10/oth_375250.shtml
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France favored in Croatia match

...frustration in its long World Cup history. Croatia has known nothing but stunning success...lost its scoring touch along the way. Croatia, which gained independence only seven...last Saturday, Davor Suker personified Croatia's play with deft skills and lethal finishing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/08/oth_232851.shtml
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Croatia celebrates tennis triumph

SPLIT, Croatia -- Tens of thousands of jubilant Croats...hometown in one of the biggest celebrations Croatia has ever seen, welcoming home their undisputed...are the craziest people in the world!" Croatia's favorite son took off his jeans and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/11/oth_318150.shtml
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Croatia ousts U.S. in Davis Cup

POREC, Croatia --- The United States was ousted from...quarterfinals, losing to Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening...Cilic's victory on indoor clay put Croatia ahead 3-1 in the best-of-five format...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/13/oth_540702.shtml
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