Posts Tagged Russia

Russia to force out foreign players ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government will bring in tough restrictions on the number of foreign players in the country’s top soccer league in order to develop home-grown players for the 2018 World Cup.

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Kovalchuk to captain Russia at hockey world championship

MOSCOW (AP) — Former New Jersey Devils player Ilya Kovalchuk says he will captain the Russian national team at this year’s hockey world championship.

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Putin says Russia over worst of economic downturn

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country’s economy has weathered the worst effects of its downturn even though it appears headed for a deep recession.

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WADA seeks whistleblowers’ input on Russian doping

MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has set up an online site for whistleblowers to report information about doping in Russia.

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Belarus hockey player Mikhail Stefanovich banned for doping

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian hockey player who was once part of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has been banned for a doping violation.

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