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Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League’s president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia’s economic crisis.

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Pellegrino, Oeberg win cross-country World Cup sprints

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Italy’s Federico Pellegrino and Sweden’s Jennie Oeberg took advantage of a weakened field to win freestyle sprint races Saturday at a cross-country skiing World Cup meet.

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Olympic steeplechase champ Zaripova faces doping ban

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova celebrates as she wins the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Zaripova faces a doping ban in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics. Athletics' world governing body, the IAAF, told The Associated Press on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 that Zaripova is under suspicion under biological passport rules, a means to track extreme blood values which indicate doping. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic 3,000 meters steeplechase champion Yulia Zaripova faces a doping ban and the potential loss of several major titles in the latest scandal to hit Russian athletics.

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Russia’s top athletics coach resigns amid doping scandals

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June  13, 2006 Valentin Maslakov watches an athletics competition in Tula, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russia's top athletics coach, Valentin Maslakov, resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.  (AP Photo/Robert Maksimov)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top athletics coach resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

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Snowboarders Riegler, Sobolev win parallel GS world titles

Russia's Andrey Sobolev celebrates his victory at the men's parallel giant slalom event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Lachtal, Austria, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

LACHTAL, Austria (AP) — Austrian snowboarder Claudia Riegler won the parallel giant slalom world championship for her first major title at age 41, while Andrey Sobolev of Russia took the men’s gold on Friday.

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