(E) Croatia beats Olympic champion Russia - Handball
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Germany bags third win at world championships Thu Jan 23,12:14 PM ET
LISBON, Portugal - Croatia claimed the scalp of Olympic champion Russia in the preliminary round of the men's handball World Championships, winning their encounter 28-26 Thursday. Croatia, Olympic gold medalist in 1996, has a 2-0-1 record in its group at the tournament being played at venues across Portugal through Feb. 2.Russia previously had edged Hungary by one point and drawn with Argentina.