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May 26, 2013

Soccer-Chechen leader Kadyrov sacks Grozny coach Cherchesov

MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters) – Terek Grozny sacked coach Stanislav Cherchesov on Sunday after the Chechen club finished eighth in the 16-team Russian Premier League and missed out on a place in Europe.

“Unfortunately our team didn’t qualify for the Europa League and didn’t reach the Russian Cup final,” Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who serves as honorary Terek president, wrote on his internet page.

May 26, 2013

Soccer-Dynamo Moscow miss spot in Europe as coach Petrescu sees red

MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters) – Dynamo Moscow missed out on a place in Europe after being held to a 0-0 home draw by lowly Volga Nizhny Novgorod on the final day of the Russian league season on Sunday.

Rubin Kazan beat FK Krasnodar 2-0 to finish sixth and claim the last spot in next season’s Europa League, while Dynamo dropped to seventh following a scrappy performance and had coach Dan Petrescu sent off in the first half after he stormed onto the pitch to confront the referee.

May 20, 2013

Anzhi beat Lokomotiv after deadly blasts

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Anzhi Makhachkala beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 on Monday, hours after two car bombs killed at least three people and wounded dozens more in the Dagestan capital.

It was one of the deadliest attacks this year in a region plagued with violence linked to an Islamist insurgency.

May 20, 2013

Soccer-Anzhi beat Lokomotiv after deadly blasts

MOSCOW, May 20 (Reuters) – Anzhi Makhachkala beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 on Monday, hours after two car bombs killed at least three people and wounded dozens more in the Dagestan capital.

It was one of the deadliest attacks this year in a region plagued with violence linked to an Islamist insurgency.

May 18, 2013

Wrestling makes drastic changes to please IOC

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Wrestling has introduced drastic changes designed to keep the ancient sport in the Olympic programme, the newly-elected president of the world governing body (FILA) said on Saturday.

More categories for women, eliminating draws and cutting down the number of competitors are just some of the initiatives being introduced as wrestling battles to salvage its Olympic status after the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s executive board made a surprise recommendation to drop it from the 2020 Games programme.

May 18, 2013

Olympics-Wrestling makes drastic changes to please IOC

MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters) – Wrestling has introduced drastic changes designed to keep the ancient sport in the Olympic programme, the newly-elected president of the world governing body (FILA) said on Saturday.

More categories for women, eliminating draws and cutting down the number of competitors are just some of the initiatives being introduced as wrestling battles to salvage its Olympic status after the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s executive board made a surprise recommendation to drop it from the 2020 Games programme.

May 18, 2013

Soccer-Soft-spoken Slutsky finally sheds loser’s tag

MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters) – He has long been nicknamed as the ‘Russian Mourinho’ but until this week CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky appeared to have very little in common with the outspoken Portuguese known the world over as the ‘Special One’.

Yet on Saturday, the usually shy Slutsky was being hailed as CSKA’s own ‘Special One’ after he finally shed his loser’s tag to lead the army club to their first league title since 2006.

May 18, 2013

CSKA Moscow seal Russian title with 0-0 draw

MOSCOW (Reuters) – CSKA Moscow sealed the Russian title with a game to spare following a scrappy 0-0 home draw with Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday.

The lone point was enough to give the army side their first league crown since 2006 and 11th in the club’s history as they now lead last season’s champions Zenit St Petersburg by six points.

May 18, 2013

Soccer-CSKA Moscow seal Russian title with 0-0 draw

MOSCOW, May 18 (Reuters) – CSKA Moscow sealed the Russian title with a game to spare following a scrappy 0-0 home draw with Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday.

The lone point was enough to give the army side their first league crown since 2006 and 11th in the club’s history as they now lead last season’s champions Zenit St Petersburg by six points.

May 1, 2013

Basketball-Russian bank to sponsor Europe-wide students league

MOSCOW, May 1 (Reuters) – Russian basketball officials, impressed by the college game’s huge popularity in the United States, hope to imitate their former Cold War adversaries by creating a Europe-wide student league.

Formed last September with the help of Russia’s second-largest bank VTB, the International Students Basketball League (ISBL) has quickly grown into a top-notch competition, with 26 collegiate teams from the Baltics to the Far East taking part.