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Alexei Navalny's penal colony: A Kremlin weapon to 'break' him

World Mar 2, 2021

Alexei Navalny's penal colony: A Kremlin weapon to 'break' him

Until last week, the provincial town of Pokrov outside Moscow, lined with Soviet-era residential blocks and teetering wooden homes, had only one claim to fame: a monument to chocolate. That changed on Sunday, when it emerged that the Kremlin's most outspoken critic, Alexei Navalny, who ...

Kei Nishikori wins first ATP match in five months in Rotterdam

Tennis Mar 2, 2021

Kei Nishikori wins first ATP match in five months in Rotterdam

Kei Nishikori won his first ATP Tour match in five months on Monday, beating seventh-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. The win at the hard court tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, was Nishikori's ...

Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation's suspension

Judo Mar 2, 2021

Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation's suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday canceled the suspension of the Iranian judo federation, imposed after it ordered judoka Saeid Mollaei not to fight against an Israeli. The CAS said it was referring the case back to the International Judo Federation which imposed ...

Aaron Smith commits to All Blacks through 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Mar 2, 2021

Aaron Smith commits to All Blacks through 2023 Rugby World Cup

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through to the 2023 World Cup in France. Smith, the most-capped New Zealand scrumhalf of all time with 97 test appearances, will also remain with his long-time provincial side Otago Highlanders as part of ...

Japan and Argentina U-24s to play pair of friendlies in late March

Soccer Mar 2, 2021

Japan and Argentina U-24s to play pair of friendlies in late March

Japan's prospective Olympic men's soccer team will gear up for the Tokyo Games by hosting two friendlies against their under-24 counterparts from Argentina in late March, the Japan Football Association said Monday. With Japan having effectively halted the entry of nonresident foreigners to combat the ...