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Ukrainian fighting in and out of the ring

Ukrainian boxing Olympic champion Oleksandr Usyk poses for a photo at the official weigh-in  in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 17, 2015. Oleksandr Usyk will fight  against Russia's Andrei Knyazev in a heavyweight bout  in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday.  Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring. Usyk is the reigning Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and is now trying to challenge for top pro titles, but his career has become tangled up in Ukraine's political turmoil.   (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring.

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Review: Tom Hardy excels but ‘Child 44′ feels like 40 movies

In this image released by Lionsgate, Gary Oldman, left, and Tom Hardy appear in a scene from the film, "Child 44." (Larry Horricks/Lionsgate by AP)

The best-selling novel “Child 44″ by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.

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Review: Tom Hardy excels but ‘Child 44′ feels like 40 movies

In this image released by Lionsgate, Gary Oldman, left, and Tom Hardy appear in a scene from the film, "Child 44." (Larry Horricks/Lionsgate by AP)

The best-selling novel “Child 44″ by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that’s perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions.

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Russia modifies World Cup contracts to cut imports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government hopes to save some money by cutting expensive imports from its World Cup construction plans.

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Russia’s World Cup organizers face budget headaches

In this photo taken Friday, March 6, 2015 and provided by Profit Organisation Directorate on preparation and staging of the 2018 World Cup in the Host City of Saransk, a stadium for the 2018 World Cup is under construction in Saransk, Russia. With a population of around 300,000, Saransk is the smallest of the 11 Russian cities which will host World Cup matches in 2018. (AP Photo/Profit Organisation Directorate)

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Saransk’s stadium for the 2018 World Cup is supposed to raise the profile of this little-known Russian city, but for now Alexei Merkushkin is just trying to keep costs down.

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