Greek and Albanian soccer fans fought across the country, and Athens police fired tear gas to disperse crowds following a loss by European champion Greece in a World Cup qualifier. A Greek American man was arrested early yesterday, accused of stabbing to death an Albanian man and critically injuring two others.
The stabbing came hours after host Albania upset Greece, 2-1, in Tirana on Saturday. Violence also was reported in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, but no arrests were made.
Panagiotis Kladis-Xifitas, 22, of Chicago, is suspected of stabbing to death a 20-year-old Albanian on the Ionian island of Zakynthos.
* HIGH SCHOOLS: De La Salle High School of Concord, Calif., had its 151-game winning streak ended Saturday night in a 39-20 loss to Bellevue (Wash.) High School before 24,987 at Qwest Field in Seattle.
The winning streak was the longest in high school football history. De La Salle had not lost a game since falling in the 1991 North Coast Section championship game on Dec. 7, 1991.
The longest previous winning streak was 72 games.
De La Salle Coach Bob Ladouceur, who has a 287-15-1 record in 26 years at the school, was gracious in defeat.
"Their coaching staff and players did a great job in every facet and gave us schemes we had never seen," he said. "We got beat by a better football team tonight. If we played them tomorrow, they'd beat us again."
With 14-year-old sophomore Eric Block making his first start at quarterback, Bellevue didn't attempt a pass the entire game. But it rushed 54 times for 463 yards.
Bellevue has won the past three 3A state titles.
* TRACK AND FIELD: In Moscow, Olympic 100-meter hurdles champion Joanna Hayes was one of just four American winners in 15 events at the Russia's Challenge track and field meet in the first head-to-head competition between the countries since 1982.
Russia outscored the United States, 236-182, in a meet that was expected to be a rematch of the Olympic track competition. But the meet was overshadowed by the school hostage crisis in southern Russia.
* HOCKEY: Pavel Datsyuk, Alex Kovalev, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Yashin and Alexander Ovechkin scored goals as Russia beat Slovakia, 5-2, in the final preliminary game in the World Cup of Hockey.
Russia finished second in the North American pool and will meet the United States in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
* SKIING: Olympic champion Ales Valenta of the Czech Republic set a world record during the second round of World Cup freestyle aerial skiing in Mount Boller, Australia. Jeret Peterson of the United States finished second.
Lydia Ierodiaconou of Australia took first place for the second straight day among the women.
-- From News Services