Russian hockey great and Washington Capitals' captain Alexander Ovechkin had to get several stiches on his upper lip after being hit directly in the face by a puck during a game against the Minnesota Wild Saturday night. The player returned to the ice for the third period, and even joked about the incident.
Nigeria’s women’s bobsled team - formed in 2016 - will represent the country at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Manchester United fans could not contain their excitement for the upcoming game, as Ibrahimovic and Pogba will give it a major boost.
Former Italian striker Pablo Osvaldo confessed that at some point he started to hate his job, saying that there are a lot of things in life that he loves much more.
Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg and Sochi will host the first ever FIFA World Cup set to be held in the country on June 14 - July 15, 2018.
Russia’s world famous hockey player Alexander Ovechkin has explained his decision to set up a pro-Putin movement abroad in an interview with The New York Times.
Peru became the 32nd and final side to qualify for the World Cup with a 2-0 play-off victory over New Zealand on Wednesday night. Sputnik takes a look at all the teams who will be traveling to Russia next summer.
The WADA chief has commented on the agency's decision to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the anti-doping code.
Qatar's victory in securing the 2022 World Cup finals has always been shrouded in controversy and now a corruption trial in the United States has heard how a senior FIFA official received a generous bribe in exchange for his vote.
While some Western media outlets claim that the Russian national team may be banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid the doping scandal, former German biathlete and head coach of the Russian national biathlon team Ricco Gross commented on the sporting event and Russia's chances for success in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.
For the first time in 60 years Italy will not be taking part in the 2018 World Cup football finals in Russia.
Three former South American football officials have gone on trial in the United States accused of corruption.
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who became the first NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem before games in 2016 in protest against racial injustice and police brutality in the US, has been named GQ Magazine’s 2017 “Citizen of the Year,” generating a storm of reactions on Twitter.
The Russian team as a whole, including athletes who have tested negative for performance enhancing drugs should not be punished for the doping offenses of other athletes, German politician Andre Hahn, who sits on the Bundestag sports committee, told Sputnik Deutschland.
The German TV channel ARD said that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) hasn't fully complied with the requirements set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which could stand in the way of the nation's participation in the upcoming Games.
Hangzhou police have released from custody three US college students participating in an overseas basketball competition after they were charged with shoplifting in the western Chinese city, but have denied them permission to return to their home country until after questioning.
According to The New York Times, the database could allegedly provide new evidence of alleged use of doping.
The match ball for next year’s tournament was unveiled during a solemn ceremony in the Russian capital.
Britain's world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has got embroiled in a Twitter feud with former champ Tyson Fury. The pair could soon be meeting in the ring and there is already plenty of bad blood.
The Brazilian forward arrived in the capital of Catalonia, where he met with his former teammates and asked them if they don’t mind accepting him as a member of the club, local media reports.
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