Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019

/ Jul 21, 2017

Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019

Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania's captain during a Fed Cup match against Britain. In addition to the ban, the International Tennis Federation said Friday the 1973 ...

Japan holds off late Romania charge

/ Jun 10, 2017

Japan holds off late Romania charge

Japan's pace got the better of Romania's brawn on Saturday as the Brave Blossoms downed the Oaks 33-21 at a packed Egao Kenko Stadium. With Michael Leitch and Fumiaki Tanaka showing all their experience and Ryuji Noguchi and Jumpei Ogura highlighting the growing competitiveness of ...

Mass protests force Romania government climb-down

/ Feb 5, 2017

Mass protests force Romania government climb-down

Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic reversal on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989. Demonstrators vowed to keep up the pressure on the government, however, after five ...

/ Feb 2, 2017

Romania anti-government protests are biggest since communism fell

Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets across Romania on Wednesday to protest against the government's decriminalizing of a string of corruption offenses, the largest demonstrations since the fall of communism in 1989. Between 200,000 and 300,000 protesters, according to media estimates, braved subzero ...

/ Jan 27, 2017

JRFU announces venues for Brave Blossoms' June test matches

Japan's June tests against Romania and Ireland will be played at 2019 Rugby World Cup venues in Kumamoto, Shizuoka and Tokyo, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday. Japan host Romania on June 10 at Kumamoto's Umakana-Yokana Stadium, which will be renamed Egao Kenko Stadium ...

Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past

Jan 27, 2017

Ceausescu bunker offers a window into Romania's brutal communist past

The hermetically sealed heavy steel door to the bunker of Romania's late communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, opens with a squeak, releasing a burst of cool air. The bunker sits two levels beneath a lavish villa in an upmarket neighborhood in Bucharest, Ceausescu's private residence through ...

France edges Romania on Payet's goal in opener

Jun 11, 2016

France edges Romania on Payet's goal in opener

After scoring one goal and setting up another in France's opening win at the European Championship, Dimitri Payet left the field in tears. The West Ham forward, now hitting his career peak at 29, was playing for his country at a major tournament for the ...

Prince Charles en route to Transylvania

May 31, 2016

Prince Charles en route to Transylvania

Britain's Prince Charles has returned to Romania, where he has a charity that promotes skills and training in rural Transylvania. Charles, who has long been enamored of Romania's rural traditions, arrived in Bucharest on Monday and met with President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Dacian ...

May 27, 2016

Longtime soccer coach Dumitru dies at 76

Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76. The death of the Romania-born Dumitru was announced by the South African Football ...