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Russia’s track and field doping ban won’t affect Paralympics

A Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 18, 2014.

BONN, Germany — Russia’s doping ban from athletics won’t affect its Paralympians, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday. The All-Russia Athletic Federation’s suspension from international competitions, including the Olympics, was upheld last week by the IAAF. However, the IPC said it wasn’t applying the sanction to the Russian Paralympic …

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Wayne Gretzky heads to Australia to promote hockey

In this March 7, 2015 file photo, former Kings player Wayne Gretzky speaks to the crowd at a statue unveiling for former Kings left wing Luc Robitaille prior to an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Los Angeles.

Having played an influential role in popularizing hockey across America’s southwest, Wayne Gretzky is turning his attention to a new frontier. The Great One’s heading Down Under. “You know what, I’ve said it a thousand times in my lifetime that everything I have in my life is because of hockey,” …

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France jails 3 Russians, to deport 20 for Euro 2016 violence

England supporters talk with French police officers at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, on June 16, 2016.

MARSEILLE, France — After a week of violence at the European Championship, France sentenced three Russian fans to prison and planned to deport 20 others next week for their role in the violence in Marseille that marred Russia’s opening match against England. Sporadic violence has since moved to northern France, …

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Ukraine arrests Frenchman for plotting attacks on Euro 2016

Ukrainian Intelligence Agency SBU agents detain a suspect at the Yahodyn border crossing on June 6, 2016.

MOSCOW — Ukraine’s intelligence agency has thwarted a plot to attack the European Championship soccer tournament in France by arresting a heavily-armed Frenchman who wanted to cross into the European Union, officials said Monday. The Ukrainian Security Service, or SBU, said it had followed the man since December and allowed …

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