Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Melbardis wins 4-man bobsled for weekend World Cup double

Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste and Janis Strenga of Latvia speed down the course during the four-person's bobsled World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler)

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Oskars Melbardis piloted victory for Latvia in the 4-man bobsled World Cup on Sunday to extend his lead in the standings.

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Vylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday.

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Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League’s president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia’s economic crisis.

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Melbardis, Dreiskens lead standings after World Cup win

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Victory for Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens in the two-man bobsled World Cup on Saturday lifted them atop the overall standings.

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Pellegrino, Oeberg win cross-country World Cup sprints

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Italy’s Federico Pellegrino and Sweden’s Jennie Oeberg took advantage of a weakened field to win freestyle sprint races Saturday at a cross-country skiing World Cup meet.

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