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Russia's Davydenko calls it a day

Russia's Davydenko calls it a dayMoscow, Oct 17 : Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko, 33, has decided to call it a day, making it official at the Kremlin Cup.

A winner of six career titles, who suffered injuries for much of this season, Davydenko said that he was a proud winner of 21 ATP tournaments, including three Masters 1000 events and the World Tour Finals in London, and did not have any regrets about not winning a Grand Slam or not being number one in the world.

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Capello seeking World Cup redemption as Russia coach

Fabio CapelloMoscow, May 19 - Former England football team coach Fabio Capello has said that as coach of the Russin football team, he would be seeking World Cup redemption after his experience with the Three Lions four years ago.

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Europe, US impose sanctions on Russian car racing team

Sergey ZlobinMoscow, April 15 - The Russian car racing team is unable to participate in international competitions following the freeze in Europe and the US of bank accounts of SMP Car Sport and Racing, the non-government organisation said Monday.

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Zenit names Villas-Boas as new manager

Moscow, March 19 - Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has been named Russian side Zenit St Petersburg's new manager.

The 36-year-old Portuguese will officially sign for Zenit March 20, reported Xinhua.

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Russia, Germany hit gold early at Winter Paralympics

Winter-ParalympicsSochi, March 8 : Russia and Germany turned out to be early gold grabbers with both claiming a skiing title at the Winter Paralympics here Saturday.

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Dortmund beat Zenit 4-2 in Champions League first leg

Dortmund-beat-ZenitSt. Petersburg, Feb 26 : The 2013 UEFA Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund begun the knockout phase of the 2014 edition with a 4-2 away win over Russian club Zenit here.

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Sochi closes Olympics in the glow of success

Sochi, Feb 24 - Russia has delivered a "spectacular" Olympics as the Sochi Winter Games closed Sunday night with the whole country basking in athletic achievements and compliments from the Olympic chief, reports Xinhua.

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Sochi Olympics end, Russia tops medal tally

Sochi Olympics end, Russia tops medal tallyMoscow, Feb 24 - Ballet, circus acts and the classics of Russian literature and music were at the heart of Sunday's Sochi Olympics closing ceremony, leaving Russia, which dominated the medals standings, with a sense of accomplishment.

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IOC confirms first Sochi Olympics doping case

Evi-Sachenbacher-StehleSochi, Feb 22 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Saturday confirmed the first doping case of the Winter Olympics as German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle tested positive for a stimulant.

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German Karstens wins Olympic PSL gold

Sochi, Feb 22 : Germany's Anke Karstens nipped Austrian Julia Dujmovtis by 0.72 seconds to win the women's snowboard parallel slalom gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics Saturday.

Dujmovtis took the silver, reports Xinhua.

Italy's Corinna Boccacini claimed the bronze. (IANS)

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