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Russia race walking chief banned over doping

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia’s race walking center was banned for four years on Tuesday following an investigation into claims of systematic doping.

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Japan’s Hongo takes Rostelecom gold

Japan's Rika Hongo performs during the Free Skating at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

MOSCOW (AP) — The wait was a little hard for Javier Fernandez as the last man to get on the ice at the Rostelecom Cup, but he overcame it to win his second Grand Prix gold medal on Saturday.

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Rostelecom Cup results

MOSCOW (AP) — Results Saturday from the Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix figure skating competition:

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Canada’s Chartrand leads Rostelecom Cup

Canada's Alaine Chartrand performs during the short program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

MOSCOW (AP) — The raunchy edged out the refined in Friday’s men’s short program at the Rostelecom Cup, as Spain’s Javier Fernandez took the lead to the raucous strains of “Black Betty.”

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