Wales blasts Russia to win group as Bale scores again

Jun 21, 2016

Wales blasts Russia to win group as Bale scores again

Gareth Bale made it three goals in three games as Wales overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday to reach the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time. Playing in its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, Wales defied expectations to ...

Jun 20, 2016

Russia's Mutko says IAAF should be 'dissolved'

Outspoken Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Sunday that the IAAF should be “dissolved” and accused athletics’ governing body of failing to take “responsibility” for doping that is roiling the sport. Mutko was speaking two days after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ...

Fifteen feared dead as children's boats capsize on Russian lake

Jun 20, 2016

Fifteen feared dead as children's boats capsize on Russian lake

Thirteen children were dead and one missing after a boating trip turned to tragedy in Russia’s northwestern Karelia region, officials said Sunday. One adult instructor was also killed. A spokesman for the nation’s main state investigative agency said several boats carrying children capsized Saturday ...

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...

Jun 18, 2016

Murofushi supports Olympic ban of Russian athletics team

Japan’s 2004 Athens Olympic hammer throw champion Koji Murofushi on Saturday welcomed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to uphold its ban of Russia’s track and field team over allegations of doping. The move prevents Russia’s athletes from competing in track and ...

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Olympics

Jun 18, 2016

Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Olympics

In an unprecedented move, Russia’s track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because the country has failed to do enough to clean up a deep-rooted doping system that tainted athletes who may be ...