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Montenegro-Russia qualifier abandoned after brawl

Medics transport Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after was hit by a flare thrown from the stands during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Russia, at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia was abandoned Friday after two Russian players were struck by objects thrown from the crowd, including its goalkeeper being hit in the head by a flare.

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Montenegro-Russia qualifier abandoned after brawl

Medics transport Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after was hit by a flare thrown from the stands during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Russia, at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia has been abandoned following a brawl between the two teams’ players.

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Bulgaria out of Euro weightlifting event after 11 drug cases

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Bulgaria pulled its team out of next month’s European weightlifting championships after 11 of its athletes tested positive for steroids.

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IAAF demands Russian walkers lose Olympic medals – Rusada

MOSCOW (AP) — The IAAF wants two Russian race walkers to be stripped of medals from the 2012 London Olympics because of doping, the Russian anti-doping agency said Thursday.

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Estonian runner Nikolai Vedehin suspended for doping

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Estonian Athletics Association says it has temporarily suspended Nikolai Vedehin after the IAAF sanctioned the former 1,500-meter national champion for doping.

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