• Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as “Russia will be free!” and “Putin is war!” to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.

  • Repilov beats Loch to win overall luge World Cup title

    ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Roman Repilov of Russia defeated defending champion Felix Loch in the final luge World Cup of the season to claim his first overall title on Saturday.

  • WADA: Hard to secure bans for many Russians in doping cases

    MOSCOW (AP) — There “simply may not be sufficient evidence” to secure bans for many of the Russian athletes implicated in an alleged state-backed doping scheme, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Saturday.

  • Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine.

  • Russia says no more athletes approved for European indoors

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian track and field officials say they don’t expect any more of their athletes to be allowed to compete at the European indoor championships next week.

  • Manchester United to face Rostov in last 16 of Europa League

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The risk of fan violence looked high in the last 16 of the Europa League after Friday’s draw produced a volatile matchup between Manchester United and Rostov.

  • French soccer on a high as Lyon advances in Europa League

    In the latest show of strength in French soccer, Lyon powered into the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday by handing AZ Alkmaar a second heavy beating in a week.

  • Novak Djokovic will return in Acapulco

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nursing an aching right shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic planned to return to tennis at Indian Wells in the California desert. But the Serbian star changed his mind and accepted a wild card to play in the Acapulco tournament that starts Monday.

  • Pellegrino makes history in world cross-country ski sprint

    LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Italian skier Federico Pellegrino became the first man from outside Scandinavia to win a Nordic championship in freestyle cross-country sprint on Thursday.

  • US musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machinery

    TULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones.