Posts Tagged Europe

IAAF leader Diack says federations don’t need SportAccord

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.

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17-year-old Andrey Rublev beats Verdasco at Barcelona Open

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Russian teen Andrey Rublev advanced to the second round of the Barcelona Open by beating former champion Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday.

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Luis Suarez and Barcelona lead AP Global Football 10

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, reacts after scoring against Valencia during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) — Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was first in the Associated Press Global Football 10 player vote on Tuesday, and his team was also at the top of the list.

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IIHF says won’t be easy to get NHL players to 2018 Olympics

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) is checked off the puck by New York Rangers' Keith Yandle (93) during the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says it will “not be easy” to reach a deal for NHL players to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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IAAF’s Diack: Russia won’t be excluded for doping plague

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — IAAF President Lamine Diack says Russia will not be barred from major athletics competitions because of allegations of a systematic doping program.

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