Christian Noboa, an Ecuadorian midfielder of FC Zenit in St. Petersburg has an almost 10-year career on the Russian team, which has ensured him the nickname Tsar. In an interview with Sputnik he shared his experience of beating FC Barcelona, living in Russia and what to expect from FIFA 2018.
The Fancy Bears hack group said on Tuesday the doping tests of 200 football players turned out to be positive in 2016.
Female football fans were ordered to show their bras to stewards during security searches at an English soccer match on Saturday, August 19.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement Friday it had imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh over the violation of anti-doping rules.
A new World Cup 2018 information center is launching in London and Alexei Cherepanov, the Deputy Director of Visit Russia UK, told Sputnik why British football fans should visit the host nation.
After a young woman was killed in Charlottesville following a rally which once again highlighted America's racial divide, politicians and regular folks weren't the only ones to condemn the act. NFL star Michael Bennet joined a list of athletes, including long-term friend Colin Kaepernick, who has been "standing up" to racism over the years.
Russian athletes still managed to win medals at the World Athletics Championships, which finished on Sunday, August 13, despite a ban on Russia competing as a nation. The ban is due to end in November, allowing Russian athletes to compete at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in 2018
Russia's Daniil Lysenko won silver at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.
Maria Lasitskene won gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.
According to IOC, committee is closely monitoring the situation on the Korean Peninsula ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dismissed on Wednesday reports saying that Russia will be admitted to the 2018 Olympics after paying a $100-million fine.
The World Championships have begun with top athletes head to London to compete in track and field events, hoping to win the top prize and beat their opponents. However there is also a darker side to the sporting event, which many are likely to be unaware of.
British police and a German football club have promised to co-operate in a bid to bring to justice a group of hooligans who forced the abandonment of a pre-season "friendly." The match between Burnley and Hannover 96 had to be called off before half time on Saturday (August 5).
A professional boxer seeking to smooth regional border tensions between two giant nations has offered to return a fight prize to his rival from the other side.
In June Russia hosted the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament for the first time as a prologue to next year’s FIFA World Cup. Radio Sputnik talked to Yekaterina Petelina, general director of Russia at VISA Incorporated, which is a sponsor of the 2018 World Cup.
FIFPro has lodged a complaint to the European Commission asking to inquire into the flow of financial assets in the European Union, following the record-breaking Neymar's transfer.
Retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi has quit as UFC star Conor McGregor's sparring partner ahead of his fight with Floyd Mayweather later in August. The New Yorker said the whole thing had "become a fiasco" and a "circus."
Brazilian striker Neymar is giving a press conference after the deal on his transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was signed.
French investigators are reportedly looking into whether Nicolas Sarkozy accepted bribes in return for support of Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
French Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that it had signed a 5-year contract with the Brazilian national football team striker Neymar.
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