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Russian Sports Minister Casts Doubt On Sochi Hosting 2017 Figure Skating Championships

04 / 24 / 14

Russia’s bid to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Sochi "was cast into doubt" Wednesday after Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko "signaled his disapproval," according to R-SPORT. Russian Figure Skating Federation President Alexander Gorshkov said Tuesday that "he had submitted a bi...

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SEA Games Bring Worries To Myanmar

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12/04/13
Brazil Against Foreign World Cup Carriers

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12/04/13
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12/03/13
EurAsia Event Could Rival Ryder Cup

Rival captains Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thongchai Jaidee "have predicted big things for the new Ryder Cup-style EurAsia Cup" to be held near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next year, according to Stefanie McIntyre of REUTERS. Europe and Asia "will clash over three days at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club ...

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12/03/13
Sydney To Host First V8 Twilight Race

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12/03/13
NRL Defends Increased Ticket Prices

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12/03/13
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