Posts Tagged Europe

Ronaldo suspended 2 games for kicking Cordoba player

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended from Real Madrid’s next two matches after his violent outburst in last weekend’s league game that included kicking an opponent.

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Fight to unseat Blatter as FIFA chief heats up in Europe

In this Friday, June 30, 2006 file photo, Portugal's national soccer player Luis Figo eyes the ball during a training session in Marienfeld, Germany. Luis Figo said in an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte, File)

GENEVA (AP) — The fight to remove Sepp Blatter from the most powerful job in world soccer intensified in Europe on Wednesday.

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Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case

Geoffrey Robertson, left, and Amal Clooney, members of a legal team representing Armenia, arrive at the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015. Clooney, the wife of George Clooney, is among the lawyers arguing at the European Court of Human Rights against a Turkish man convicted in Switzerland for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenia, which argues that denying the genocide should be a crime as denying the Holocaust is in many European countries, is challenging a decision that ruled the man’s right to free expression was violated. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe’s top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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Pole vault great Sergei Bubka launches IAAF presidential bid

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) — They’ve won Olympic gold medals, set multiple world records, and collected world titles. Now, two track-and-field greats will compete against each other for the top job in the sport.

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Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, children shout during the KHL hockey match between Sochi and Atlant teams in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The subtropical resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Games, now boasts a decent hockey team and a steady following of fans who turn the otherwise deserted Olympic park into a noisy busy place it was a year ago. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.

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