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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - During the Soviet era, foreigners were prohibited from entering the closed city of Nizhny Novgorod, the site of secret weapons programmes and the city where the famous dissident Andrei Sakharov was sent into internal exile.
ROME (Reuters) - A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A cheating scandal that has ripped through the core of Australia's most venerated pastime, cricket, prompted church leaders to provide guidance over the Easter weekend on how to emerge from the moral tailspin.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki held firm to edge a brave Simona Halep in a classic Australian Open final on Saturday, claiming a long-awaited grand slam title after two heart-breaking near-misses.
LONDON (Reuters) - Brian Cookson, facing an election challenge for his presidency of cycling's governing body the UCI, launched a strong defence of his stewardship on Friday and said he expects to win another four-year period in office. He believes he has greatly improved the “disastrous and controversy-ridden” organisation he took over in 2013 and will continue to do so, especially in the areas of anti-doping, women's cycling and inspiring participation in the sport. The 66-year-old Briton beat Irishman Pat McQuaid in the last election and was hoping to be unopposed this time.
(Reuters) - The fixture known to locals as 'El Classicoast' may never have been the most passionate local derby in English football, but that did not lessen the disappointment of Bournemouth fans at Sunday's 3-1 Premier League home defeat by Southampton.
(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, who considered quitting professional golf last May after a form slump, gave himself a welcome boost by charging into a tie for the first-round lead at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.
BOSTON (Reuters) - "Left on Boylston" in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.