UEFA strips Russian city Kazan of hosting Super Cup gameJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA stripped Russia of hosting rights on Wednesday for the season-opening Super Cup game in August because of the country's ongoing war in Ukraine.
The city of Kazan, which was a 2018 World Cup host, was due to stage the curtain-raising game between the winners of this season's Champions League and Europa League.
Russian basketball teams suspended from EuroLeague seasonJune 16, 2022 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Russian basketball clubs were suspended Thursday from the next season of the EuroLeague.
EuroLeague organizers cited “air travel restrictions and prohibitions or other limitations to issuing visas to Russian residents” during the country’s war with Ukraine.
Australia replaces Russia to host swimming’s 25-meter worldsMay 20, 2022 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australia replaced Russia as host of swimming’s short-course world championships in December, the sport’s governing body FINA said Friday.
Melbourne will host the 25-meter pool events from Dec.
Russian, Belarusian swimmers banned from world championshipsMarch 23, 2022 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian and Belarusian swimmers were banned Wednesday from competing at the world championships because of the war in Ukraine.
The sport's governing body, known as FINA, had broken with most other organizations by continuing to allow Russians and Belarusians to compete, though as “neutral athletes” without national symbols.
Belgium beats Belarus, extends lead in WC qualifying groupSeptember 8, 2021 GMT
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Midfielder Dennis Praet scored the lone goal as a Belgium team missing many of its stars beat Belarus 1-0 to open a nine-point lead in its World Cup qualifying group on Wednesday.
Belgium’s Carrasco, Witsel and Courtois out of qualifierSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium players Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel and Thibaut Courtois have been released back to their clubs ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday.
The trio did not travel with the squad to Kazan, Russia, where the game was switched due to sanctions against the Minsk government.
Putin says school shooting in Kazan ‘has shaken all of us’May 13, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that the deadly school shooting in Kazan “has shaken” the country and ordered the government to revise school security protocols and tighten control over civilian gun ownership.
Funerals held for 9 victims of Russian school attackMay 12, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Relatives wept and hugged as the nine people killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan were buried Wednesday, which was declared a day of mourning in the predominantly Muslim republic of Tatarstan...
School shooting in Russia kills 9 people; suspect arrestedMay 11, 2021 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman launched an attack on a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left at least nine people dead Tuesday — including seven youngsters — and sent students hiding under their desks or running out of the building...
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemicJuly 27, 2020 GMT
Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.
Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew.
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemicApril 17, 2020 GMT
Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled...
Russia, Ukraine, US in 7-nation contest to host swim worldsNovember 30, 2018 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swimming's governing body says Russia and Ukraine are among seven countries wanting to host the world championships in 2025 or 2027...
Belgium’s high scorers take on Brazil’s miserly defenseJuly 4, 2018 GMT
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages.
Mbappe, not Messi, stars as France beats Argentina 4-3June 30, 2018 GMT
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — What Lionel Messi has never done, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe did twice.
The quick-footed French teenager scored two goals in a five-minute span of the second half to help his team rally for a 4-3 victory over Argentina...
‘Dark day for German football’ after World Cup eliminationJune 27, 2018 GMT
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Everyone was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal...
Penguins: Pedan Joining KHLMay 2, 2018 GMT
A key piece of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ defensive corps last season will reportedly play overseas in 2018-19. Andrey Pedan will join the Kontinental Hockey League’s Ak Bars Kazan, according to a report by Russia’s Sport-Express.
Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plotDecember 18, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin and the White House said.
Transfer talk makes Sanchez better, Chile hopesJune 27, 2017 GMT
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Chile thinks transfer speculation around Alexis Sanchez will drive him to play even better against Portugal in the Confederations Cup semifinals...
Ledecky, Lochte earn golds for US at world swimming meetAugust 6, 2015 GMT
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky just keeps winning at the world swimming championships.
Ryan Lochte is back on top, too, and together he and Ledecky carried the United States to its first two-gold medal night of the eight-day meet Thursday.
Qatar among 7 possible bidders for 2021, 2023 swim worldsJune 4, 2015 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Qatar is among seven countries preparing bids to host the swimming world championships in 2021 or 2023.
Swimming's governing body, known as FINA, says Argentina, Australia, China, Germany, Japan and Turkey have also expressed interest.
10 Things to Know for TodayNovember 18, 2013 GMT
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. 'THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD'S GONE'
Michael Perdun of Washington, Ill., is among scores of Midwesterners who lost homes as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit the region Sunday, causing fatalities and extensive damage.