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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 02, 2018 - 2:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The amateur boxing federation struck down a proposed amendment on Friday that would have allowed the body's president to take an extended leave of absence, dealing a blow to the interim leader's election campaign. The amendment was proposed in an effort to calm tensions with the...
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October 03, 2018 - 6:46 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has reiterated its threat to drop boxing from the Olympics, expressing "extreme concern" with how the sport is run after a businessman from Uzbekistan who has been accused by U.S. authorities of having ties to organized crime was...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018 file photo Argentina's Manuel Lanzini, left, Giovanni Lo Celso, second right, and Angel Di Maria, right, congratulate teammate Lionel Messi, second left, after his hat trick during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing Iceland, which is making its first appearance at the tournament. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the height effect because Argentina is among the shortest teams at the tournament at 1.79 meters (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 13, 2018 - 2:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp:...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Russia's former Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and President of Crocus Group Aras Agalarov take part in the official opening of the 2018 World Cup International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/James Ellingworth)
June 10, 2018 - 12:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA meetings ahead of the World Cup in Russia (all times local): ___ 7:20 p.m. The FIFA presidential election period formally starts this week in Moscow. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has chaired a council meeting which confirmed a timetable leading to the...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Russia's former Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and President of Crocus Group Aras Agalarov take part in the official opening of the 2018 World Cup International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/James Ellingworth)
June 09, 2018 - 10:35 am
KRASNOGORSK, Russia (AP) — Ahead of the World Cup, Russian billionaire Aras Agalarov is reminiscing about his time with Donald Trump. Agalarov was at Saturday's opening of a World Cup broadcast center at his Crocus exhibition venue near Moscow, where Trump staged the Miss Universe beauty contest in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. Vladimir Putin’s Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of the storms surrounding the Kremlin before Putin officially declares the tournament open June 14. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
June 05, 2018 - 7:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin's Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the turbulent situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Lou Holtz speaks at the Manufacturer & Business Association's 112th Annual Event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday, May 21, 2018, the two sides came to an amicable resolution. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News, via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 4:07 pm
Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday the two sides came to an...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, fans cheer after Texas A&M's Myles Garrett was selected with the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, in Philadelphia. Cleveland’s recent success in hosting major events has the Browns hopeful they will be awarded an upcoming NFL draft. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft. In partnership with the cities of Cleveland, Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns are a finalist to host the 2019 or 2020 drafts. The league is also...
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Supporters of presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado, with the Citizen Action Party, cheer after polls closed during a presidential election runoff in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
April 02, 2018 - 12:01 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's governing party won a big presidential election victory Sunday as many voters rejected an evangelical pastor who had jumped into political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage. The head of the Supreme Electoral Council, Luis Antonio Sobrado,...
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Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, with the National Restoration party, presents his government plan in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Costa Rica will hold a presidential runoff election on April 1. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 29, 2018 - 7:51 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — With its cities empty and beaches full for Holy Week vacations, Costa Rica is preparing for a presidential election pitting a ruling party candidate against an upstart evangelical pastor who has campaigned against same-sex marriage. Voters will choose Sunday between...
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