Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Ecclestone says 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix going ahead

Chief executive of the Formula One Bernie Ecclestone, left, talks to Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene prior to the start of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut next season, despite concerns over the country’s human rights record.

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SKA St. Petersburg beats Kazan to win KHL title

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.

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Fed Cup: Petkovic cuts Russia’s lead over Germany to 2-1

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber.

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Czech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis

Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic reacts after winning a point against Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Fed Cup tennis semifinal match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Kvitova won the match in straight sets and gave Czech Republic a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.

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Fed Cup: Russia on brink of final with 2-0 lead over Germany

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.

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