Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Cilic delays return again, withdraws from Zagreb Indoors

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Defending champion Marin Cilic says he is withdrawing from the Zagreb Indoors because of the lingering right shoulder injury which also forced him to miss the Brisbane International and Australian Open.

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Economic woes force Russia’s Olympic hopefuls to stay home

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletes will have to scale back their training plans for next year’s Olympics in Brazil because of the country’s economic crisis, deputy sports minister Yuri Nagornykh said on Friday.

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Radionova leads Russia 1-2-3 in European figure skating

Elena Radionova, of Russia, reacts after receiving the results for her short program during the European Figure Skating championships in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Elena Radionova led a Russian sweep of the top three in the short program at the European figure skating championships on Thursday, in a performance she said was something of an emotional watershed.

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Film ‘Red Army’ uses hockey as window into Soviet history

TORONTO (AP) — Audiences understand early on that “Red Army” is more than just a film about hockey.

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Bubka troubled by Ukraine conflict as he seeks IAAF top job

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — Sergei Bubka has more than just votes on his mind as he campaigns for the top job in track and field.

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