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May 23, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
With a last round of roster cuts looming ahead of this summer's London Olympics, U.S. Water Polo Coach Terry Schroeder will get one final look at his team in action when it plays a series of exhibitions in Southern California against Croatia and Hungary, the defending Olympic champion, beginning Saturday at Newport Harbor High School. Schroeder needs to trim three players from a 16-man roster that includes 11 former Olympians, among them three-time Olympians Tony Azevedo, the team captain, and Ryan Bailey.
July 28, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
LONDON--Congrats on winning 34 in a row? The U.S. women's basketball team has dominated the Olympics since 1996 and beat Croatia last week in an exhibition by 54 points. So it was surprising to see the U.S. stumble for three quarters before emphatically beating Croatia, 81-56, Saturday in an Olympic opener. The U.S. was awful on offense most of the game and led by exactly four points with 9:02 to play at the Olympic Park basketball arena. PHOTOS: U.S. defeats Croatia, 81-56 Not a great start in pursuit of a fifth consecutive gold medal.
January 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Draw a straight line across the Adriatic Sea from Venice and you hit the Istrian Peninsula in northern Croatia. The two share a similar climate, but the peninsula's medieval villages along hillsides and the coast are less traveled than their Italian counterparts. Pure Adventures based in Scottsdale, Ariz., organizes a self-guided tour for bicyclists that covers about 180 miles from north to south. The trip begins with an orientation and briefing before the first ride from Buje to the walled town of Groznjan and on to a hilltop village (yes, it's uphill)
June 26, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
SITE: Bordeaux TIME: 7 a.m. TV: ESPN2, Ch. 34 RADIO: KWKW (1330 Spanish) * ABOUT ARGENTINA: Daniel Passarella's team has yet to give up a goal, having blanked Japan, 1-0, and Jamaica, 5-0. Its plus-six goal differential is second-best in the tournament to France's plus-8. * ABOUT CROATIA: Davor Suker leads Croatia with two goals. Coach Miroslav Blazevic promised to put out his best team. * OUTLOOK: Both teams are sure of passage to the next round; at stake is an easier second-round opponent.
July 13, 2008
The small chores that make up the fabric of life in other countries enrich a traveler's experience, as Doug Allen of Rancho Palos Verdes found out on his May trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia. In town because of a cruise, the 77-year-old and his wife, Gail, were walking along the ancient wall of the city when they came across this scene of a woman hanging her laundry. What attracted him to the shot? "The color of the laundry and the woman and the process of hanging clothes," he said. "My wife liked seeing those clothes hanging on the clothesline.
March 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
Ethnic Serbs said Thursday their enclave plans to secede from the republic of Croatia, a move likely to raise tensions in the crumbling federation of Yugoslavia. A Croatian official said the announcement was intended to pressure Croatia before a sixth round of talks today among regional leaders on Yugoslavia's political fate.
September 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Violence flared on two fronts, leaving at least 15 people dead in Croatia and pitting Serbian police against ethnic Albanian protesters in Serbia's Kosovo province. The fresh fighting in Croatia came amid preparations for the first working session of a peace conference organized by the European Community in The Hague. In Kosovo, Yugoslavia's poorest region, baton-wielding police used tear gas to disperse 15,000 to 20,000 ethnic Albanians in Pristina, the southern province's capital.
October 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague has charged the former chief of the Yugoslav navy and three other ex-commanders with the deaths of dozens of civilians in the 1991 shelling of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Milan Zec, 58, who retired as navy commander in January, was a battleship commander during a campaign by Yugoslav forces to bring the city under control after Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia.
May 11, 2000 | From Reuters
NATO on Wednesday invited Croatia to join its Partnership for Peace program, a move that Prime Minister Ivica Racan said will boost attempts to revive the country's sagging economy. The decision is the first formal and tangible reward for the new reformist government, which ousted nationalists from power three months ago and reversed their anti-European policies.
Croatia will rise up in arms to defend its sovereignty if federal authorities order the army to quell ethnic unrest in the newly democratic republic, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman vowed Thursday. Hours later, according to wire service reports, the Croatian government announced that the republic was mobilizing its militia reserves. But it called it a "routine check" of the reserve units.
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