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Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final
by James Ellingworth - July 13, 2018 - 10:30am
A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final, a scenario that Dejan Lovren is pitching as perfect for Croatia’s biggest ever game.
England, Belgium to play for 3rd place at World Cup
by James Ellingworth - July 13, 2018 - 9:00am
The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for FIFA to fill TV space with two teams who just want to go home. But for England's Kyle Walker, a bronze medal still has value.
World Cup’s 4th substitutes more than just penalty takers
by James Ellingworth - July 6, 2018 - 2:30pm
When FIFA allowed teams to make a fourth substitution in extra time at the World Cup, it was widely assumed they would bring on their penalty specialists. That’s not always happening, however.
Putin, Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup
by James Ellingworth - June 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup.
Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony
by James Ellingworth - December 15, 2017 - 4:20am
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused US agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Russia aims for Olympic hockey gold despite turmoil
by James Ellingworth - December 15, 2017 - 3:00am
Russia can't win Olympic hockey gold in Pyeongchang, but the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" will have a great shot at the title.
Putin says whistleblowing on doping echoes Stalin’s purges
by James Ellingworth - May 24, 2017 - 7:00am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin’s purges.
Lifting Russia sanctions won't be beneficial to all
by James Ellingworth - January 31, 2017 - 8:00am
Russian businessman Oleg Sirota is such a big fan of Donald Trump that he's built a snowman of the new US president outside his factory.
Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban
by James Ellingworth - January 23, 2017 - 11:01am
The president of the German Olympic Committee has called for Russia to be banned from the 2018 and 2020 Olympics if sports bosses there are found to have known about state-sponsored doping.
Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency
by James Ellingworth - December 8, 2016 - 5:36am
Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping sca...
Russia's Klishina wins appeal, can compete at Rio Olympics
by James Ellingworth - August 15, 2016 - 5:00pm
The lone Russian track and field athlete at the Olympics has won her appeal to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games.  
Deng lifts gold with record against field depleted by doping
by James Ellingworth - August 10, 2016 - 1:44pm
With her main rivals serving doping suspensions, Deng Wei won Olympic gold and set a world record in women's weightlifting.
At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far
by James Ellingworth - July 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.
Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics
by James Ellingworth - July 20, 2016 - 3:50pm
Here are five Russian stars who could miss the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Pitch concerns return ahead of Euro 2016 quarterfinals
by James Ellingworth - June 30, 2016 - 5:42pm
For organizers at a tournament like the European Championship, the less talk there is about the pitch, the better.    
Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government
by James Ellingworth - June 16, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Russian soccer hooligans who have fought with rival supporters at the European Championship in France have at various times been both an asset and a liability to the Russian authorities.
FIFA's Infantino wants video assistance at 2018 World Cup
by James Ellingworth - April 19, 2016 - 9:00pm
Video replays could be used at the 2018 World Cup, new FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
Athletes who want Russia out of Olympics should be 'ashamed'
by James Ellingworth - February 23, 2016 - 4:02pm
Any athletes that want to keep Russians from competing at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro should be "ashamed," the president of country's track and field federation said yesterday.
IOC's Bach confident Russia will reform in time for Olympics
by James Ellingworth - November 14, 2015 - 5:12pm
Russia could be back on the path to reinstatement for next year's Olympic track and field competition after reaching an agreement with the IOC on anti-doping reforms.
Cilic retains Kremlin Cup title
by James Ellingworth - October 26, 2015 - 12:12am
Marin Cilic retained his title at the Kremlin Cup, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in a repeat of last year's final. Even the score was the same.
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