Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Russians switch off from football ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Even as Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup, football’s popularity there is plummeting to record lows.

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Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beaing Nadal

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia celebrates defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their singles match against at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 4, 2015. Jankovic won the match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — Petra Kvitova let her lead slip, and let her title go.

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Japan’s Hagino pulls out of swim worlds with injured elbow

TOKYO (AP) — World champion Kosuke Hagino of Japan will not compete at the swimming worlds after breaking his right elbow in training.

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Caps get Sochi shootout star Oshie from Blues for Brouwer

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — T.J. Oshie is looking forward to joining Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with the Washington Capitals, who acquired the Sochi Olympics shootout star from the St. Louis Blues on Thursday for Troy Brouwer.

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Homes of Dinamo Zagreb bosses raided by Croatian police

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police on Thursday raided the homes and offices of the Dinamo Zagreb bosses who are suspected of tax evasion and bribery.

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