Ukrainian authorities have blocked the release of a film about Soviet footballers who defied Nazi Germany amid fears it could ignite explosive emotions just weeks before the country co-hosts the Euro 2012 tournament.
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Thursday 11 November 2010
World number four John Higgins is set to return from his six-month ban today to compete in the Euro Players Tour Championship in Hamm, Germany.
Monday 01 November 2010
England midfielder Jack Wilshere has signed a new "long-term" contract with Arsenal.
Friday 29 October 2010
Was it a flying elbow during judo practice? A little nip and tuck? Or exhaustion from too many flights? Russian and Ukrainian media speculated feverishly yesterday over what could have caused two dark patches under Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's eyes. This was not just tabloid fodder – even the respected daily Kommersant joined in.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
John Higgins has been handed a six-month suspension from snooker and fined £75,000 after admitting breaching rules around betting.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
John Higgins will today reach the final stage in the quest to clear his name following the allegations of frame-fixing which stunned snooker. The three-time former world champion will face an independent tribunal at a hearing due to last two days, and hopes it will conclude with a judgement in his favour, allowing him to return to competition.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Tottenham Hotspur were yesterday handed the easiest possible draw in the Champions League play-off, against the Swiss runners-up Young Boys Berne, the lowest-ranked team they could have drawn.
Friday 06 August 2010
Tottenham's first European Cup match for almost half a century will be against Swiss side Young Boys following today's Champions League play-off round draw.
Friday 06 August 2010
Tottenham Hotspur will be seeded for this morning's draw for the final qualifying round of the Champions League, although they could still face testing opposition as they bid to make the group stage for the first time.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Monday 03 May 2010
The world of professional snooker normally spends the first bank holiday weekend of May basking in the sun of publicity that the World Championship final attracts. Instead it sits under a cloud, rocked by allegations that the reigning world champion, John Higgins, agreed to accept a bribe of £260,000 to lose frames.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
The only elephant in Kiev's zoo, 39-year-old Boy, died yesterday in his enclosure, apparently after being poisoned.
Monday 26 April 2010
Monday 12 April 2010
Plus ça change. He has finally got the monkey off his back, but the horses are going to have to wait a bit longer to get Tony McCoy off theirs. Yesterday the man who will shortly be confirmed as champion jockey for the 15th consecutive season celebrated the emotional climax of his career – and one of the modern sport's defining moments – by riding the winner of a maiden hurdle at Southwell.
Monday 29 March 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
Ukraine's Central Election Commission has declared Viktor Yanukovich winner of the presidential election. The commission confirmed Mr Yanukovich had beaten Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko by 3.48 percentage points. Ms Tymoshenko has said she had proof of cheating by the Yanukovich camp in the run-off and vowed to contest his victory in court.
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