Serbian Basketball Players Barred from Entering Kosovo

Kosovo police on Tuesday stopped the players and management of Serbian basketball club Partizan from entering the country, where they planned to support Kosovo Serbs protesting against Pristina's recent tax hike on Serbian imports.

Serbian media reported that Partizan were planning to play a friendly match with Trepca basketball club from the mostly-Serb area of northern Kosovo.

Partizan lose to Lokomotiv Kuban in basketball Eurocup

BELGRADE - Partizan Belgrade lost 93-83 (21-24, 20-15, 22-18, 30-26) at home to Lokomotiv Kuban in a Eurocup Basketball Group C, Round 5 game late Wednesday.

In front of around 3,000 spectators at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Nigel Williams-Goss led Partizan with 18 points, followed by Patrick Miller and Samardo Samuels, who scored 17 points each.

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Crvena Zvezda and Partizan in this season's Europa League

Serbia's Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) Belgrade has qualified for the group stage of this season's Europa League after beating Russia's Krasnodar 2-1 (1-0).

The game was played late on Thursday in Belgrade in front of 52,000 fans, and saw Nemanja Radonjic and Kanga Kaku Guelor score for the home side, and Andreas Granqvist for Krasnodar from a penalty spot.