Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Things to know about FIFA’s World Cup probe

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, left, leave after a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.

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Marathon runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ sample positive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer.

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Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

MOSCOW (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule.

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Former NBA center Milicic loses kickboxing debut

Former NBA player Darko Milicic, right, fights against Radovan Radojcin during their kickboxing match at the Soul Night of Champions, in Novi Sad, Serbia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Milicic is switching from basketball to kickboxing. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) — Former NBA center Darko Milicic, a 7-foot Serb who spent 10 years with various teams after being the second overall pick in the 2003 draft behind LeBron James, has lost his first kickboxing fight.

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Italian snowboarders win inaugural WCup team event

MONTAFON, Austria (AP) — Italian snowboarders Roland Fischnaller and Nadya Ochner beat Russia in the final of the inaugural World Cup parallel slalom team event on Friday.

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