Victories for Russia and Czech Republic in World Cup qualifiers

Hamburg - Two own goals helped Russia to a 3-0 victory over Finland in a World Cup qualifier Wednesday while the Czech Republic got its first win of the campaign against Slovenia.

Petri Pasanen and Veli Lampi were the unfortunate players to put into their own net for Finland while Andrei Arshavin scored the third for Guus Hiddink's Russia side late on.

Russia now sit second in Group 4, one point behind Germany who play Wales later Wednesday.

Hamburg renew contract of goalkeeper Rost

Hamburg - Bundesliga leaders SV Hamburg on Friday renewed the contract of goalkeeper Frank Rost by one year until 2010.

More doping cases loom through retests of Olympic and Tour samples

More doping cases loom through retests of Olympic and Tour samplesHamburg - Retests of samples gathered at the Beijing Olympics and at the Tour de France could soon expose more doping offenders in sport.

IOC to retest all Beijing Olympics samples for CERA

Hamburg - The International Olympic Committee will have all samples from the Beijing Olympics retested for the latest generation of the blood booster EPO, CERA (Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor A

AFLD confirms Stefan Schumacher's positive tests at Tour de France

German rider Stefan SchumacherHamburg - German rider Stefan Schumacher tested positive twice for third-generation EPO at the Tour de France in July, the French anti-doping agency AFLD confirmed on Wednesday.

The AFLD said in a statement that Schumacher tested positive for the newest version of the blood-booster, CERA (Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator), on July 3 and July 15.


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