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MOSCOW | Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder. Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies reported. Doctors in Almaty say … Continue reading MOSCOW | Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

SOCHI, Russia | Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

SOCHI, Russia — They’ve gone 120 minutes twice in a week. They have endured the emotional tugs of two penalty shootouts, somehow coming out on top on both occasions, the first team since 1990 to do so at a World Cup. They’re dealing with injuries to their starting right back, their goalkeeper and a handful … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

SOCHI, Russia | Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

SOCHI, Russia  — Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year’s World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 70, were trying to make … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

NOVOGORSK, Russia | Russia tries to shake off doping scandals at World Cup

NOVOGORSK, Russia — A global event on Russian soil, and the home team can’t stop winning. Sports fans have seen this story before, and it had a bitter ending. Russia hopes its surprise World Cup success is finally bringing it out of the shadow of the Sochi Olympics, which were tainted by widespread doping and … Continue reading NOVOGORSK, Russia | Russia tries to shake off doping scandals at World Cup

SOCHI, Russia | Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1

SOCHI, Russia — Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none, giving Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal on Saturday at the World Cup. On the same day Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentina’s loss, the other “GOAT” at this tournament was also eliminated. It was two weeks ago that Ronaldo scored a hat … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1

SOCHI, Russia | Australia eliminated, Peru leaves World Cup on high note

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Already-eliminated Peru ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday. The Australians had to beat Peru and hope Denmark lost to France in the other Group C match, but neither result happened. France and Denmark drew 0-0 in Moscow. Andre … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Australia eliminated, Peru leaves World Cup on high note

SOCHI, Russia | Needing help, Australia hopes France wants to show best

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Australia coach Bert van Marwijk made it clear Monday that what happens 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away in Moscow doesn’t matter if the Socceroos don’t find a way to beat Peru. That being said, van Marwijk is hoping France wants to finish the group stage with a more appealing performance than … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Needing help, Australia hopes France wants to show best

SOCHI, Russia | Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a trick play from training that … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden