Sports Digest: World-leading Stefanidi has a go at the world record


TRACK & FIELD: Olympic champion Katerina Stefanidi cleared a world-leading 4.85 meters at the women’s pole vault event of the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday. She went on to try her luck at 5.07 m. for a new world record, but she could not make it.

SOCCER: PAOK announced on Friday the sacking of its manager Vladan Ivic who led the Thessaloniki club this season to winning the Greek Cup, but failed to take it to the Champions League qualifiers.

VOLLEYBALL: The men’s national team suffered its fourth loss in as many World League games, going down 3-0 to Venezuela on Friday.