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spartak moscow spokesman fined over player's 'racist' tweet


the head of spartak moscow's public relations department has been fined after a player posted a tweet to the club account describing his own black teammates as "chocolates."






spartak moscow posts 'racist' tweet about its own players


russian soccer champion spartak moscow was accused of racism saturday after tweeting a message which appeared to refer to its own black players as "chocolates."






player fined $7k for hitting umpire with ball in davis cup


canadian tennis player denis shapovalov was fined $7,000 on monday, a day after unintentionally striking umpire arnaud gabas in the eye and immediately ending the davis cup tie against britain.






towering gladiator statue tells russian soccer's history


he towers over the crowds at moscow's spartak stadium, a metal gladiator atop a vast football.






ronaldo heads portugal to 1-0 win over russia at confed cup


moscow (ap) — cristiano ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for portugal on wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts russia in the confederations cup. ronaldo headed portugal in front in the eighth minute at moscow’s spartak stadium. the european champions struggled to kill off the game despite several chances […]






towering gladiator statue tells russian soccer’s history


moscow (ap) — he towers over the crowds at moscow’s spartak stadium, a metal gladiator atop a vast football. the meaning of the 25-meter high monument outside one of russia’s confederations cup stadiums is rarely clear to foreign fans, even as they shoot selfies in front of the giant. some reckon he’s an ancient greek […]






player fined $7k for hitting umpire with ball in davis cup


ottawa, ontario (ap) — canadian tennis player denis shapovalov was fined $7,000 on monday, a day after unintentionally striking umpire arnaud gabas in the eye and immediately ending the davis cup tie against britain. the 17-year-old shapovalov was trailing kyle edmund in the decisive fifth rubber 6-3, 6-4, 2-1 when he hit a spare ball […]






9-year-old football player kicked off team for racist slur


ludlow, mass. (ap) — a 9-year-player for a massachusetts youth football program has been kicked off his team for using a racist slur against an opponent. the slur was used by a player for the ludlow lions in a game against the amherst hurricanes on sunday. stacia london, the mother of the amherst player, tells […]






uefa bars spartak moscow fans from champions league trip


uefa has banned spartak moscow from selling tickets to fans for its next champions league away game after a rocket-like flare was fired toward a referee        






kremlin: sessions controversy an impediment to new relations


moscow (ap) — the intense attention being given to the new u.s. attorney general’s meetings with russia’s ambassador could obstruct improved washington-moscow relations, the spokesman for russian president vladimir putin said thursday. the spokesman, dmitry peskov, told reporters he did not know about the meetings last year between ambassador sergei kislyak and jeff sessions, who […]






putin spokesman: when will dialogue with us start?


the spokesman for russian president vladimir putin is expressing frustration with the inconclusive first two months of relations between moscow and the donald trump administration.






red sox, yankees fined after accusing each other of stealing signs


the boston red sox and new york yankees each were fined friday after the teams pointed fingers at one another for improperly using technology to help steal signs. commissioner rob manfred did not disclose the amount of the fines, other than to say the red sox were fined a larger amount, and said...






couple fined $100 for refusing to remove racist graffiti on their home until cop


a biracial couple in stamford, ct. has been hit with a $100 fine because they are refusing to remove racist graffiti painted on their house until local police have successfully apprehended the perpetrator. local news station abc 7 new york reports that stamford residents heather lindsay and lexene c...






sixers' henderson, pacers' george fined $25k after scuffle


philadelphia 76ers guard gerald henderson has been fined $25,000 by the nba for throwing an elbow at indiana pacers forward paul george in monday night's game. and george has been fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officiating afterward.






catch a ride — and some art — at the moscow subway


moscow (ap) — hop on the moscow subway for an easy, safe and cheap way to travel around moscow during the confederations cup or next year’s world cup. and also catch some art. famous for its elegant and ample stations, the moscow subway is among the cleanest and most efficient in the world. opened in […]






japanese player banned for life for match-fixing


japanese tennis player junn mitsuhashi, who reached a career ranking high of no. 295 in 2009, was banned for life tuesday for match-fixing and fined $50,000.






patrick beverley, rajon rondo each fined $25,000 by the nba


the nba has fined houston rockets guard patrick beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the oklahoma city thunder. the league announced the fine about two hours before game 4 tipped off sunday. the nba also fined chicago bulls guard...






rauner spokesman: ‘governor believes david duke is a racist’


chicago (ap) — after fumbling the answer to a question about whether a former ku klux klan leader is a racist, the campaign of republican bruce rauner clarified the governor’s opinion of david duke. during a radio interview on martin luther king jr.’s birthday, rauner was asked if president donald trump was racist following reports […]






top trump executive reached out to putin aide for help on moscow tower deal


a top executive from donald trump's real estate company emailed vladimir putin's personal spokesman during the u.s. presidential campaign last year to ask for help advancing a stalled trump tower development project in moscow, according to documents submitted to congress monday. michael cohen,...






railroad company again fined $1,000 for old rail crossing


norwich, vt. (ap) — the vermont transportation board has again fined a railroad company for unilaterally closing a railroad crossing in norwich. the regulatory body previously fined washington county railroad company $1,000 in august for unilaterally closing the kendall station road crossing. the valley news reports the rail company was fined another $1,000 monday because […]






key moments in russia's campaign, involvement in syrian war


moscow says it is verifying whether a russian airstrike in syria late last month may have killed the leader of the islamic state group. if confirmed, the death of abu bakr al-baghdadi would be a huge military coup for moscow as a key player in syria's civil war — in which it has sided with president bashar assad's forces — and strengthen its hand in future peace talks.






is trump a racist or does he just say racist things?


donald trump saying something racist “isn’t exactly news anymore,” observed michael che, of “saturday night live.” yet trump’s former wife, ivana trump, offers these kind words of support for her ex: he’s not a racist, she says, he just says racist things. “i don’t think donald is racist at all,”...






kremlin says tillerson not due to meet putin on moscow visit


kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov told reporters on monday that u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson was not due to meet russian president vladimir putin when he visited moscow later this week. he will meet russian foreign minister sergei lavrov however, peskov said. commenting on u.s. missile strike...






red sox fined for stealing signs, yankees docked for improper dugout telephone u


the boston red sox have been fined by major league baseball for using electronic equipment to steal signs given by a yankees catcher this season, and new york has been fined a lesser amount for improper use of a dugout telephone in an earlier year. the discipline was announced friday by baseball...






russia: fire flares at spy agency headquarters; no injuries


moscow (ap) — russia’s spy agency says a fire broke out at its moscow headquarters but no one was hurt. the foreign intelligence service, or svr, said the fire started on wednesday at a technical facility at the headquarters. agency spokesman sergei ivanov said in a statement carried by russian newswires that the blaze was […]






brazilian clezar apologizes for racist gesture in japan


brazilian tennis player guilherme clezar has apologized after making a racist gesture in a davis cup match in japan.






catch a ride _ and some art _ at the moscow subway


hop on the moscow subway for an easy, safe and cheap way to travel around moscow during the confederations cup or next year's world cup.






sixers’ henderson, pacers’ george fined $25k after scuffle


new york (ap) — philadelphia 76ers guard gerald henderson has been fined $25,000 by the nba for throwing an elbow at indiana pacers forward paul george in monday night’s game. and george has been fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officiating afterward. the nba announced the fines wednesday. both players were ejected following a scuffle […]






4 killed in moscow when bus drives into underground passage


moscow (ap) — at least four people have been killed and 15 injured when a bus drove into an underground passageway in moscow. moscow police say both passengers and passers-by were killed. the cause of monday’s crash is not immediately clear. photos taken at the scene show the bus on the steps leading underground. most […]






lamborghinis and icons: new and old mix for moscow visitor


moscow (ap) — leonid brezhnev had a taste for fast, flashy western cars. so perhaps it’s fitting that lamborghini, porsche and rolls-royce dealerships have opened near the moscow apartment building where the soviet leader once lived. for a correspondent back in moscow for the first extended time since 1993, these symbols of luxury are particularly […]






washington state u apologizes for racist n-word video — so campus republicans ca


washington state university president kirk schulz is apologizing profusely after a racist video emerged using footage of a rally outside of a rally for president donald trump last year. the spokesman-review, obtained a copy of the video and shows that it begins with a young white man wearing a donal...






ex-iu employee fined for secret camera in campus bathroom


iowa city, iowa (ap) — a former university of iowa employee has been fined for secretly placing a video camera in a campus bathroom in 2014. the press citizen reports that 48-year-old nicodemus hendrik, of coralville, was fined $1,875 at his sentencing hearing on thursday in johnson county court. hendrik entered an alford plea on […]






moscow denies knowledge of trump jr’s meeting with lawyer


moscow (ap) — the spokesman for russian president vladimir putin says the kremlin is unaware of a meeting between donald trump’s senior staff and a russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign where the russian reportedly said she had information about hillary clinton. president donald trump’s eldest son changed his account of the meeting he had […]






mtn rwanda fined $8.5 million for license breach


a regulatory agency says it has fined mtn rwanda roughly $8.5 million for hosting its it services outside the country.






report: texas man fined, to be deported after uae arrest


a state-aligned newspaper in the united arab emirates says a texas man who was arrested for taking photographs at the abu dhabi international airport has been fined and will be deported.