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‘Like they’re flushing me down the toilet’: Russian rooster football coach hits out after sacking

By ethan / April 20, 2018

Russian football coach Aleksandr Grigoryan has been fired from second tier club Luch-Energiya, following the infamous incident in which a fan threw a live rooster at him. Grigoryan said fans were “flushing him down the toilet.” Little-known club Luch-Energiya made headlines last weekend, when one of the team’s fans tossed a live rooster at Grigoryan […]

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Russian ice hockey legend Viacheslav Fetisov turns 60

By ethan / April 20, 2018

Legendary Russian and Soviet ice hockey player Viacheslav Fetisov, who spent more than 10 years in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings, celebrates his 60th birthday on Friday. One of the most recognizable players on both sides of the Atlantic, Fetisov was born in Moscow in 1958. His family of […]

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US boxer Wilder loses $4.3mn in Povetkin court case, claims Russian fighter's team

By ethan / April 20, 2018

Undefeated American heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder’s team has lost $ 4.3 million in a court case over the cancelled fight with Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin back in 2016. Read more According to representatives from Forward Legal, working for Povetkin and his promoter company, Mir Boksa (World of Boxing), a New York court has awarded the […]

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Russian Sports Ministry plans to open World Cup 2018 Fan Fest in Crimea

By ethan / April 19, 2018

Russian Deputy Sport Minister Natalia Parshikova has announced plans to open FIFA Fan Fest squares on the Crimean peninsula during the 2018 World Cup. Zones were rumored to be planned for Simferopol and Sevastopol, as well as smaller sites in Yalta, Yevpatoria and several other large cities for the tournament, which kicks off in Moscow […]

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Female Japan mayor determined to cancel men-only sumo tradition

By ethan / April 19, 2018

A female mayor in western Japan, Tomoko Nakagawa, has announced plans to protest against the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and question the legality of an old sumo tradition that prohibits women from entering the “sacred” ring. The mayor of Takarazuka said she is ready to fight to the end in an attempt to cancel the […]

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