Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Torpedo Moscow penalized 3 games for racial abuse

MOSCOW (AP) — Torpedo Moscow has been ordered to close part of its stadium for three games by the Russian Football Union as punishment for its fans racially abusing opposition players.

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European Games to test Baku’s Olympic potential

PARIS (AP) — The head of next year’s inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan hopes the event will serve as a springboard for a successful Olympic bid from Baku.

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Hanyu aiming to secure GP Final spot at NHK Trophy

In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, Gracie Gold of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. USOC chief marketing officer Lisa Baird said the deal, announced Monday, Nov. 24, is even more valuable because of Nike's worldwide reach and its advertising campaigns that use Olympic athletes. Some athletes in Nike's most recent ad launches include Alyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Gold. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu just needs a podium finish at the NHK Trophy this weekend to secure a spot in figure skating’s Grand Prix Final.

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Dinamo given 3-0 win in scrapped Croatian derby

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Dinamo Zagreb has been awarded a 3-0 win over Hajduk Split after Croatia’s biggest soccer derby was scrapped when Hajduk refused to play because some of its fans were banned from a Zagreb stadium.

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Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 file photo, Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, centre, stands at the "Team USSR" bench prior to the charity ice hockey match, at the Moscow's Red Square. The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the “Miracle on Ice,” died after a long illness. He was 84.

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