Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Canada lands Russian pairs figure skater

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s skating federation says that former world junior champion Lubov Iliushechkina is switching her allegiance to Canada.

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Russia’s World Cup budget feeling squeeze

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup may face a squeeze as the ruble’s fall against the U.S. dollar makes imported construction materials more expensive, according to the head of the organizing committee.

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A look at other abandoned international matches

This is a Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 file photo of Serbia fans as they challenge Italian police prior to the start of a Group C, Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia, at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy. The start of the Italy-Serbia European Championship qualifier has been delayed due to Serbia fans throwing flares onto the pitch and lighting fireworks. The match was later abandon due to crowd troubl.  (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini, File)

The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting.

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Late goals by Ronaldo, O’Shea in Euro qualifiers

Christiano Ronaldo celebrates his last minute goal during a Euro 2016 group I qualifying soccer match between Denmark and Portugal in Copenhagen, Denmark,Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Dresling/POLFOTO)  DENMARK OUT

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over Denmark in a European Championship qualifier Tuesday night and put his team’s campaign back on track after a 1-0 loss at home to Albania.

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Pavlyuchenkova opens with a win at Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Fifth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova started her Kremlin Cup campaign with a win on Tuesday, beating 16-year-old Croatian Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-4.

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