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Olympic high jump champion out of Euros

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month’s European championships in Zurich because of an injury.

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UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.

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Horsey wins Russian Open in playoff

MOSCOW (AP) — David Horsey of England defeated Ireland’s Damien McGrane in a playoff on Sunday to win the Russian Open, his first European Tour title in three years.

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Horsey and Whiteford share lead at Russian Open

MOSCOW (AP) — England’s David Horsey and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford share the lead, four shots clear of their nearest rivals, heading into the final round of the Russian Open.

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EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, file photo, Russian  Federal Security Service Chief Alexander Bortnikov attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. A European Union document released Friday, July 25, 2014, shows that among those targeted by a EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban are Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Russian Federal Security. The new sanctions were announced in a Friday entry to the EU's Official Journal. In all, 15 people were sanctioned, and 18 organizations or businesses, including rebel groups taking part in the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, File)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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