Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Petra Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week’s Fed Cup final.

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Cibulkova, Navarro, Pennetta win in straight sets

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Dominika Cibulkova and Carla Suarez Navarro were straight-sets winners at the start of the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Tuesday.

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Blatter reveals 2018 World Cup logo

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia – with the help of a crew of cosmonauts.

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Putin says World Cup security won’t be ‘intrusive’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, fourth left,  listen to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, second left, as they stand at a model of the Luzhniki Stadium after reconstruction, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter visited the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. At left is Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — Security at the 2018 World Cup “must be effective but not intrusive,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

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FIFA says Russia, Ukraine could meet at World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter speak during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter on Tuesday visited  the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. The sign reads Russia-2018 Local Organizing Committee.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA says it has not decided to keep Russia and Ukraine apart in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, despite reports to the contrary.

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