Russian figure skater Medvedeva out of world champs due to recurring leg injury

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia will miss the upcoming World Figure Skating Championship in Milan, Italy, to have treatment on a leg injury she suffered before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. “Following a detailed medical examination, doctors recommended Evgenia Medvedeva skip the championships. She will be replaced by Stanislava Konstantinova, who was the first reserve skater in the ...

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Russian para athlete Rumyantseva wins 3rd gold at PyeongChang 2018

Russian Paralympian Ekaterina Rumyantseva has won her third straight gold at the 2018 Paralympic Games in the women’s standing 10km race in PyeongChang on Tuesday. With just one shooting error, Rumyantseva, who is competing as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete (NPA) in PyeongChang, clocked the time of 34 minutes and 10 seconds, which turned out to be the best result of ...

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One-handed MMA fighter eyes UFC contract after latest victory

One-handed MMA fighter ‘Notorious’ Nick Newell has called for a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after recording a victorious comeback to the cage at Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 in Texas last Friday. Newell, a congenital amputee and lightweight fighter from Connecticut, took a break from the sport in 2015 after compiling a 13-1 record. Last week, the 31-year-old ...

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Achilles the deaf Hermitage cat to reprise role as ‘animal psychic’ for Russia 2018

A deaf cat named Achilles who lives in the Hermitage Museum will reprise his role as an ‘animal psychic’ for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The feline also picked results for last year’s 2017 Confederations Cup. Achilles’ day job is guarding precious paintings at the world-famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg but was selected to pick the traditional ...

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Russian 13yo skater outscores Zagitova with ‘unofficial world record’ in junior world champs win

Thirteen-year-old Russian figure skater Aleksandra Trusova became the first female skater to land two quads in a program on Saturday on her way to winning the 2018 ISU World Junior Championships. Trusova’s technical score of 92.35 points – an unofficial world record – was 11 points higher than fellow Russian Alina Zagitova’s gold medal-winning total at the recent PyeongChang 2018 ...

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Premier League pundit suspended after being filmed spitting at rival fan’s 14yo daughter (VIDEO)

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher’s future is in question after footage emerged of him spitting at a rival fan’s daughter after being goaded by her father. It followed Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday. Carragher, who made over 500 appearances at the heart of Liverpool’s defense but never actually won the Premier League, was driving from United’s Old ...

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Greek football match abandoned after gun-toting owner storms pitch to confront referee

The Greek Superleague match between PAOK FC and AEK Athens was abandoned Sunday after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch armed with a gun after the referee disallowed his team a goal. The game was tied at 0-0 when PAOK’s Fernando Varela netted a goal in the 90th minute to give his team the lead. However, referee Georgios Kominis ...

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Eye in the sky: Russia 2018 World Cup venues as seen from satellite (VIDEO)

Those getting ready to visit Russia for the 2018 World Cup now have a chance to get a view from above. 12 stadiums in 11 cities have been captured on spectacular satellite images, gathered in RT’s Ruptly agency compilation. Satellite images show arenas, set to host the matches of this summer’s World Cup. Stylish Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea, ...

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Athletes from Russia win 2 biathlon golds & silver at Paralympics in South Korea

Published time: 10 Mar, 2018 05:41 Edited time: 10 Mar, 2018 05:54 Mikhalina Lysova from Russia, competing for ‘Neutral Paralympic Athletes’ (NPA) at this year’s games, has won the gold medal in a 6km race for visually impaired female contenders at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Ukraine’s Oksana Shyshkova won the silver medal, while Belarusian athlete Sviatlana Sakhanenka got ...

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Florence turns purple as Italy mourns death of Azzurri star Davide Astori

Thousands of mourners gathered in Florence on Thursday for the funeral of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori who passed away suddenly from a suspected cardiac arrest on Sunday. He was 31. Astori’s coffin arrived at Basilica di Santa Croce in a white Maserati hearse and was greeted with a rousing applause from the Viola faithful gathered outside the church. The square ...

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