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Grand Slam to return

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The tennis lovers get an opportunity to enjoy the duels of the next Grand Slam stage after the continuous pause filled with the small intermediate tournaments. World tennis stars are going to visit Franca and participate in the famous Roland Garros.

 

    Last year the victory was obtained by Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova in men and women competition respectively. This year they should do their best to defend the title. It won’t be easy because their opponents are quite strong. The struggles are supposed to be incredibly interesting.

    Roland Garros will testify the Spanish tennis legend, Rafael Nadal, who is winning different trophies one after another. The French competition will define whether Rafa is ready for the real combats or not.

    The main favourite in women competition is Serena Williams who collects the victories.

    One more fact – the first 8 participants from the top-10 world ranking will partake in the Roland Garros. The championship is supposed to give tennis admires unbelievable emotions.

 

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Great stadiums. The tribune energy

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The Europa League. The first quarterfinals results

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Champions League visited Spain

The Champions League quarterfinals are walking in Europe. This time the tournament visited Spain. Madrid and Malaga got the chance to see the best quality of football game. There were no unexpected results but intrigue was incredible.

Europa League. Quarterfinal preview

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The Champions League. Peace in Paris and war in Munich

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The Champions League. Quarterfinals

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Tennis in Miami. Summaries

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The best football player of the week

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    The best football player of the last week is Vladimir Dyadyun from the Kazan “Rubin”.

Great stadiums. The tribune energy

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The unexpected “Chelsea”, convincing “Manchester” and other results of week-end

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Football week-end preview

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    In the English Premier League the leaders are going to play with outsiders, so they are expected to have no problems. The league leader “Manchester United” will play against “Sunderland”, “ManCity” is going to test the strength of “Newcastle”, “Chelsea” will try to break the resistance of “Southempton” and “Liverpool” will measure themselves with “Aston Willa” which is not so good as in previous years.

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The first wave of the eliminatory matches after a winter pause is over. The national teams were trying to do their best: some of them succeeded, some of them not, but nevertheless all the football “armies” have an opportunity to correct the mistakes or to prove the class and the advantage once more.

The best football player of the week

Dear football admirers. We open new weekly column, in which the best football player of the week will be chosen. We notice national championships, duels for Eurocups, eliminatory and even friendly matches. You can agree with our opinion or express an opposite view in comments. You viewpoint is extremely interesting for us.

    We recognize Teemu Pukki as the best player of the last week.

Tennis in Miami is coming to crucial rounds

In the USA the tennis lovers’ attentions is paid to the Miami tournament which is coming to its boiling point. This championship gave several surprises for spectators but the main favourits continue their struggle for the trophy, and soon we will see the confrontations of the world tennis masters.

Formula 1 visited Malaysia

The Formula One is speeding up the tempo. The second Grand-Prix took place in Malaysia and it brought the race admirers plenty of positive emotions. The last World Champion – the German racer Sebastian Vettel proved that he was in an excellent shape.

Great stadiums. The tribune energy

The majority of people adore football. This marvelous game depends on various factors – professionalism of players, the pitch quality, referees, but it’s not all. One of the crucial factors which influences the football events is stadium. The tribunes filled with supporters encourage their favourits, so the home games are played much well than away games. We will tell you about the most famous world stadiums in our weekly column “Great stadiums. The tribune energy”.

The Russian victories in Miami

    The Miami tennis tournament is gaining momentum. The world masters are challenging the trophy and the right to be called the best tennis player. Several unexpected results are already took place in Miami, but the main struggle will break out in the quarterfinal and semifinal matches.

Football. Eliminatory matches. Spanish walks and Ukrainian triumph

The next eliminatory series for the Brazilian mundial was marked by several sensations. The results are quite logical, all the teams were trying to do their best, some of them succeeded some of that weren’t lucky, but nevertheless the series was interesting and extremely spectacular.

Tito Vilanoa will return in Catalonia

The Catalan “Barcelona” coach finally returns to his duties. Tito had to miss the continuous period, so his team was without the mentor. In the end of December 2012 Vilanoa was examined by doctors and they founded a cancerous tumor. He had to go to New York for treatment.

Eliminatory matches are back

After a winter pause the main football tournaments are coming back. The spectators are enjoying the European leagues and national championships. Now it’s the turn of eliminatory matches for the Brazilian mundial 2014.

Miami became the capital of the world tennis for several days

In Miami the next tennis tournament got off the mark. It is supposed not to be less spectacular than the Californian Indian-Wells. There are some loses. Rafael Nadal, the winner of the Californian championship refused to participate in this tournament. So did Roger Federer. But in women competition we have an opportunity to see again the sisters Williams and the Belorussian tennis player Viktoria Azarenko who ended Indian-Wells in the quarterfinal stage because of an injury.

Gagarin cup. The home stretches

In Russia the hockey struggle for the Gagarin Cup is continuing and the best team will be awarded the desirable trophy. The quarterfinals were brought to a conclusion and all the semifinals participants are already known.

Fernando Torres celebrates his 29th birthday

    The “Chelsea” football player Fernando Torres is 29. He inscribed his name in the world football history. Fernando shows brilliant and effective game. Torres is also an integral part of the Spanish national team and he help the Spaniards to win various trophies and titles. Fernando’s goal in the final match of the European football championship 2008 brought the Spanish team the desirable cup.

National championships. The leaders are already known. The struggle has been ended

European football national tournaments have chosen the champions. The intrigue died and the first places are occupied by the powerful teams which did their best in this season. So these teams will be awarded the first prize.

Aleksandr Ovechkin scored his 350th goal

Aleksandr Ovechkin shows brilliant results in the transatlantic league. He is the “Washington Capitals” leader and one of the best NHL players. We can’t imagine this championship without the Russian hockey player. Aleksandr brakes all the barriers and sets new records.

Biathlon. Farewell. Till the next winter.

The biathlon season is brought to a conclusion. The outstanding masters ended the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The results of the last stage are quite unexpected but nevertheless the real masters became champions and proved their advantage.

California congratulates BNP Paribas Open champions

The Indian-Wells tennis tournament is over and we’ve learned the names of the best tennis players. There are no great sensations and the champions are real masters, but nevertheless such results are quite unexpected. In men competition the victor is the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and the best women of the championship is the Russian Maria Sharapova.

Indian-Wells. The home stretch

The Canadian championship is coming to an end. Previous stages and rounds are over and now we have an opportunity to see very interesting and exciting final matches where real world tennis masters are about to measure themselves.

Biathlon. The favourites showed unexpected results

    In Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia the regular world biathlon cup stage continues. The results of this tournament are quite unexpected. Tora Berger lost the second race and Daria Domracheva wasn’t able to get even into the “top-10”. Martin Fourcade also passed by the golden medal.

World figure skating championship in Canada

    The figure skating championship in Canada is coming to an end. The world masters were showing their skills and professionalism. The championship included men and women short programs, free skating and pair short program and short dance.

Maria Sharapova and Karolina Wozniacki in the Indian-Wells final match

    The Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova passed to the final match of the Californian tournament. She defeated her compatriot Maria Kirilenko and got an opportunity to win the championship. In men competition there was a sensation – the Argentinean del Potro beat the British tennis player Andy Marrey. This result was quite unexpected.

Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer

    The Californian Indian-Wells is coming to an end. The semifinal participants in women competition are already known and two semifinal representatives haven’t defined yet in men competition.

Europa League. The quarterfinals are ahead

In the Europa League round of 16 all the duels are over and all the quarterfinal representatives are already known. There were several teams that became real sensations.

Indian-Wells. Favourites are already known. The main struggles ahead

In California the world tennis masters continue their struggles. Lots of sportsmen lost their duels and ended participating in the tournament, only the strongest lasted. They are about to challenge the trophy.

Champions League. The last quarterfinal participants.

That’s all. The round of 16 is over and we know the representatives of the quarterfinal. The last two “permits” were challenged between the Munich “Bavaria” and the London “Arsenal”; the Portuguese “Porto” and the Spanish “Malaga”.

Biathlon. The last stage

Biathlon will give his adieu to the supporters till the next winter. Numerous World Cup stages are over but the last one will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Barca. Barca. Baaaarca.

The Catalan stadium “Camp Nou” has been waiting for this moment three weeks. Moment of glory. “Barcelona” destroyed the Italian club and proved that the great “Barca” is still alive. The Catalan team showed brilliant game and the result wasn’t against the run of it. “Barca” totally defeated the opponent.

Indian-Wells. Round of 16.

In California the struggles of the world tennis masters continue and all the round of 16 participants are already known. The most interesting duels are ahead and we are waiting for the tournament culmination.

Champions League. What will “Barca” able to do against “Milan”

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will have an opportunity to watch the last matches of the Champions League round of 16. Without a doubt the key match is the duel between the Catalan “Barcelona” and the Italian “Milan”. “Blau-granas” has to take back the handicap. The Catalan supporters throughout the world ask each other question: “Can “Barca” win the duel?” They believe that “Barca” can.

Indian-Wells. Next duels

    In California the Indian-Wells tournament continues which is also called the 5th Great Slam stage. The world tennis masters try to prove their class and advantage. The main Russian hope Maria Sharapova, which obtained the convincing victory over the Spaniard Navarro. Maria won two sets and passed to the next stage.

Football week-end. First matches in the Russian championship after a pause

The Russian championship continued and the first results impressed us. The key match was the duel between the Europa League participants – “Zenit” and “Rubin”. The St Petersburg team was supposed to win this game, but the Kazan football players had other plans for that match. The opponents were exchanging attacks but the fortune smiled on “Rubin” and they defeated “Zenit” 1:0. CSKA beat “Krylya Sovetov” and the Makhachkala “Anzhi” was defeated by the outsider “Mordovia”. It was a real sensation.

Sochi says “good bye” to the biathlon masters

The next biathlon cup stage came to an end and Sochi made its adieus till the next winter when the Olympic games would take place. Lots of biathletes got the medals, but there were plenty of sportsmen who lost their opportunity.

The iron man. Chuck Norris celebrates his 73rd anniversary

Chuck Norris is 73 today but we are not able to judge his age because Chuck is in extremely good shape now. He plays parts in various films showing his strength and power on the screen. Norris can give odds to lots of young actors.

Biathlon. Russian medal and French victory

The next biathlon world cup stage is coming to an end. It lasts just two races which will take place on March 10 and then Sochi will say us “good bye” till the Olympic Games. There are the evident favourites who did their best in this season and should be awarded the first prize. They are – Martin Fourcade in men competition and Tora Berger in women.

Ornella Muti. The symbol of the Italian cinema celebrates her 58th anniversary

Ornella is an outstanding Italian star and she really became one of the symbols of the Italian cinematograph. She played parts in films that have became very popular then. She succeeded in her professional sphere without a doubt.

The Russian football championship will continue

Russian teams continue their struggle for the trophy. Football players had a rest and now they are ready to show their best. The first position in the ranking is now occupied by the Moscow CSKA. “The Militarians” are going to develop the exciting result and to obtain a handicap.

Europa League. Round og 16. The first legs

The first legs in the Europa League round of 16 are over and we have both expected and unexpected results. Without a doubt that all the teams had no desire to risk, so these matches weren’t extremely spectacular.

Sochi welcomes biathlon masters. The first victories

The next  biathlon cup stage got off the mark in Sochi, Russia. All the strongest masters are challenging the awards and world ranking points. This championship have already brought some unexpected results.

“Juventus” proved the class, “Valencia” couldn’t break the Parisian resistance

  “Juventus” defeated the Scottish “Seltic” and the Parisian beat the Spanish “Valencia”. “The Celts” had no chances to resist the Turin team, but “the Bats” had an opportunity to change the course of the duel, but they didn’t succeed.

NHL matches. Victories and defeats

The regular matches are over in the National Hockey League. Some teams celebrate victories, some clubs were beaten. Our compatriots Ovechkin and Datsuk with their teams defeated the opponents and Ilya Kovalchuk felt the bitterness of defeat. “New Jersey” lost the match against “Tampa-Bay”

The Madrilenian “Real” and the Dortmund “Borussia” continue the struggle for the trophy

    “The Royal club” visited Manchester and played against “Manchester United”. The first leg score was the draw 1:1 and the main accent was put on the “Old Trafford” which has chosen the champion.

The adventures of the Russian Obelix Gerard Depardieu

Gerard Depardieu escaped from France because of high taxes and now the outstanding actor is the Russian citizen. He became “persona grata”, so Gerard enjoyed all the privileges of a VIP-person.

    The president of Chechen Republic Ramsan Kadyrov presented Depardieu a special gift – a flat in Groznyi, but it wasn’t according to the law. In Russian there are lots of activists movements and one of those gropes Rostislav Antonov applied the prosecutor  because the illegality of the action of the presenting a flat. Gerard got the flat according to the social rent agreement which can be complied between the state and needy citizens. Depardieu doesn’t belong to this class without a doubt.

    Antonov insists on canceling this decision. He defends the rights of ordinary people for obtaining a flat. They have been waiting for it for several years and Gerard got his flat after two months being the Russian.

    Surely that the flat will belong to Depardieu but the Russian activists will spoil a bit Gerard’s paradise because he didn’t know about such movements and patriots.

Who knows? Maybe Depardieu will come back in France because of such conflicts? He wasn’t ready for it, he supposed that the Russian should thank Depardieu for being his compatriots. 

Indian-Wells welcomes the world tennis masters

Several preparatory stages are over and now the tennis players will face to the real challenges. The strongest tennis masters will fight for trophies, awards and world ranking positions. They should determine the favourite before the next Great Slam stage – “Rolan Garos”.

Rafa Nadal shows good results

The Spaniard Rafa Nadal recovered after the knee injury and began to get in his excellent shape. Several weeks ago Nadal won the Sao Paolo tournament and now Rafael obtained the victory in Acapulco, Mexico. The Spaniards make a little effort for getting the victory.

“Old Trafford” is waiting for a real struggle

    This week 4 matches of the Champions League will take place. The key duel wil be between the Madrilenian “Real” and “Manchester United” from England.

Biathlon. Norway has passed by. The next stage is Sochi

One more World Biathlon Cup stage is over. The Norwegian Oslo and Holmenkollen brought different results and now the biathletes are preparing for the last stages which will take place in Sochi and Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

Hockey. The struggle for the Gagarin Cup

While the American and Canadian clubs are fighting for the Stanley Cup, the Russian teams are challenging the Gagarin Cup. 16 clubs are divided into two conferences: the East one and the West one. In the East conference the quarterfinal participants are already known and in the West the combats continue.

Biathlon. Results of pursuits.

The women pursuit was held according to the usual scenario – Tora Berger won her next gold and the other medals are challenged by the other participants. The Norwegian obtained her next victory, the silver medal would go to France, it was won by Dorin Habert, and the Slovenian Anna Kuzmina occupied the third position of the podium.

Euroleague ULEB. CSKA defeated “Alba”, “Khimki” are beaten by the Catalan

The next basketball matches of the Euroleague ULEB are over. CSKA defeated the Berlin “Alba” and the Moscow “Khimki” couldn’t resist against the Spanish “Barcelona”.

Biathlon. Tora won but Dasha wouldn’t surrender

    In Holmenkollen, Norway the women sprint is over and this race gave no reasons of joy for the Russian supporters. The next victory is obtained by Tora Berger and the Daria Domracheva, the biathlete from Belorussian, showed good result, Dasha proved that she was able to compete with Berger for the golden medals.

Tennis. 100 years in professional area

100 years ago the International Tennis Federation (ITF) was founded. This organization made the tennis as we got used to see it: rules, competitions and championships, various awards and of course, the world ranking.

Biathlon is back to Norway

 

 

 

The next Biathlon World Cup stage got off the mark in Holmenkollen, Norway. All the spectators’ attention will be paid to the Fourcade – Svendsen duel, but the Norwegian biathlete doesn’t participate in the first races because of illness. The French is disappointed because he is eager to obtain an absolute victory over Svendsen.

Waiting for the Copa del Rey final

The second semifinal match has been finished and we knew the names of the final duel participants. In the first leg “Sevilla” was defeated by the Madrilenian “Athletico”. The second leg was held under the same scenario but there were some changes.

Freddie Mercury’s ashes have been found

  The famous rock-band “The Queen” fans are sure that they found the burial place of their “idol” Freddie Mercury. “The Queen” admires claimed that there was a table in the one of the London cemeteries. The table was devoted to the great musician. After the Freddie’s death, his body was cremated, but the burial place of Mercury became the mystery.

The Catalan tears

 

 

 

The Catalan “Barca” was defeated by the Madrilenian “Real” in the Copa del Rey semifinal match. This duel was very important for both teams and now “blau-granas” have to win the second “El Clasico” in championship to rehabilitate themselves in their supporters’ opinion.

National championships are losing the intrigue

 

 

 

In Europe the representatives of the strongest football states are fighting for the right to become the national champion. The supporters got used that in such kind of struggles the intrigue was saved till the very end. But this year the courses of the national leagues are unexpected. Some national championships have already lost the intrigue.

Cristiano Ronaldo "sponsors" the Madrilenian “Real”

The Portuguese forward of the “Royal club” Cristiano Ronaldo is going to abandon his club in the summer transfer window. His decision is provoked by the existing contract with “the Meringues” according to which the Portuguese has to share the income from advertising. 40% belongs to “Real” and this sum is more that Ronaldo’s salary.

NHL. Datsuk’s “Detroit” defeated their opponents

 

 

 

 

Regular matches of the National Hockey League were marked by the brilliant victory of the “Red Wings”. “Detroit” beat the Canadian “Vancouver”. Our compatriot Pavel Datsuk assisted twice in this duel and helped his partners to obtain the victory.  “Detroit” scored 8 goals and conceded only 3.

Great “Juventus” and competitive “Inter”

Italy is not only vine, girls or pizza. It’s also Motherland of calcio – the prototype of up-to-date football. Italian football evokes extraordinary emotions. In Italy, football isn’t only a game; it’s also traditions and national peculiarities. “Juventus” occupies the first position in the current Italian football ranking and the Turin team proved his professionalism against “Siena”.

The Russian day in the NHL

The next matches of the National Hockey League are over and the Russian players are an integral part of this tournament. The central duel of the round was the match between “Washington” and “New-Jersey”. Two Russian hockey leaders played against each other. Aleksandr Ovechkin vs Ilya Kovalchuk.

La Liga. The next victories of the Spanish grands

The regular matches are over in the Spanish football championship. The main spectators’ attention was paid to the Catalan “Barcelona” and the Madrilenian “Real”. “The Royal Club” visited La Coruna and “Sevilla” had a strong desire to defeat the Catalan at their “Camp Nou”.

Football. Key matches of the national leagues

The current week-end prepares plenty of interesting matches for the football supporters. We analyze the situation in the European leagues and forecast the most interesting matches of the week-end.

Basketball. Euroleague ULEB.

The next matches of the Euroleague ULEB are over. Russian basketball clubs played against the Turkish. So, Russian supporters have reasons for both joy and sorrow, because “Khimki” won, but CSKA was defeated.

NHL. Russian hockey players in the American teams

In the USA and in Canada the combat for the Stanley Cup continues. Our compatriots take part in this “battle”. The Russian have proved their excellent skills and they raise the Russian hockey prestige.

The Europa League. Matches of the 1/16 stage

The 1/16 Europa League round are over and the Russian supporters celebrate the victories of their native clubs. In other countries both positive and negative emotions were evoked by this stage.

Biathlon. Norwegian vs French

Emil Svendsen showed brilliant results in the Nove Mesto World Championship. Four golden medals were obtained by the Norwegian biathlete. Despite of his great victories, Svendsen occupies the second world ranking position. His rival is the French biathlete Martin Fourcade.

“Milan” impressed the Catalan

The Catalan “Barcelona” visited Milan and was going to obtain the next easy victory. But “Milan” was reluctant to surrender and took the initiative. “Barcelona” couldn’t expect such action.

Emirates without Azarenko

The Qatar tournament is finished. Viktoria Azarenko got her next title and now all the spectators’ attention is paid to the United Emirates, Dubai where the regular tennis championship got off the mark.

The Bavarian “express train” visited London

The Munich “Bavaria” paid a visit to the Foggy Albion and played in London against the local “Arsenal”.

The Czech curse

The World Biathlon Championship in Nove Mesto is over. Our compatriots expected to get there plenty of medals but their plans failed. This tournament became unfortunate for the Russian team. Anton Shipulin is the only member of our national team who got medals. He obtained “bronze” and “silver” in his collection the other Russian participants are “medalless”.

The next Belorussian title

    The regular tennis tournament was holding in Doha, Qatar. Many outstanding tennis players took part in this competition. Plenty of tennis supporters drew their attention to the Russian Maria Sharapova, the Belorussian tennis player Viktoria Azarenko and the US representatives Serena Williams. The main struggle for the trophy developed among these outstanding stars.

    Our compatriot Maria Sharapova played against Williams in the semifinal. Unfortunately the USA tennis player defeated Maria and reached the final. Besides, Serena returned to the first world ranking position which was occupied by Azarenko who beat Radvanska in the second semifinal.

Football week-end

    The football fans have an opportunity to observe plenty of interesting matches in different European leagues each week-end. This one wasn’t an exception.

    Foremost, we should outline the victory of the Catalan grand over “Granada”. “Barca” won 2:1. All two goals were scored by the Argentinean star Leo Messi who put another goals into his goal scorer ranking. It’s impossible to say that the Catalan team obtained the ordinary easy victory but they won and we have no right to judge them. “Barcelona” is waiting for the Italian “Milan” in 1/8 Champions League and that’s why “Barcelona” was eager to get 3 points by making little efforts and this match was of small account for the Barcelonan. Nevertheless they succeeded.

    The Turin “Juventus” visited the Eternal City where they played against the local “Roma”. Rome wasn’t hospitable and the Turin team couldn’t get 3 points. Both “Juventus” and “Roma” had a strong desire to obtain the victory and the result isn’t against the run of a play. We should mention that on Tuesday “Juventus” defeated the Scottish “Seltic” and the Turin football players were a bit tired. Their handicap allowed the football player “to have a rest”.

    The Dortmund “Borussia” beat the “Eintracht” and got the next 3 points. The Dortmund football players scored 3 goals.

    In the English Cup 1/8 match the London “Arsenal” impressed their fans. Negatively! “Arsenal” couldn’t do something against “Blackburn” and as a result - lost the match.

The 50th anniversary of the basketball king

The American legendary basketball player Michel Jordan celebrates his birthday. The outstanding basketball star is 50. He is considered as the basketball king, because of his great results and attempt of popularizing this kind of sport.

    Michel’s basketball career started in the North Carolina university team where he had an opportunity to train with outstanding basketball masters. In this team Jordan was set at the position of the shooting guard, which wasn’t Michel’s usual position, but soon he got used. In 1982 Michel Jordan helped the North Carolina University to obtain the champions title.

The Munich train

The Munich “Bavaria” got the next victory in Bundesliga and it seemed that nothing is able to interfere in their “triumphal procession”. The Bavarian train picked up his speed and now it’s rushing to the silver salad-bowl. “Wolfsbourg” became the next Bavaria’s victim. We remember such times when “the wolves” were able to defeat Bavarian team and to win the Championship. Butallisflux, nothingstaysstill.

The Chelyabinsk meteorite

The Chelyabinsk region inhabitants were observing the unusual phenomenon – the iron-fall. The bright flash appeared in the clear sky. Then this flash began to move leaving a trace. 10 minutes later the meteorite exploded in the air and its fragments damaged several building of the region.

The second European division

The Champions League got off the mark and the second important Old World tournament is preparing for beginning. The Europa League. On the contrary of the Champions League, our country has the representatives in the Europa League who are able to continue their “struggle” for a trophy. They are the Saint Petersburg “Zenit”, the Kazan “Rubin” and the Makhachkala “Anzhi”.

Wednesday draws

Wednesday 1/8 Champions League matches are over. The English played against the Spanish football club. “Manchester United” visited the Madrilenian stadium “Santiago Bernabeu” where they fought with “Real”. According to all the prognosis “Real” was supposed to be the duel favourite and to press their opponents constantly. Nevertheless, “Manchester” proved that the forecasters were mistaken. “MU” was a worthy competitor of the “Royal Club”.

Cristiano Ronaldo is waiting for his native club

“Manchester United” will come to the “Santiago Bernabeu”, where they will play against the Madrilenian “Real”. This match is supposed to be very interesting, because each football team has a strong desire to be in the quarterfinal round and to continue “the struggle” for the Champions League trophy.

The match background of these teams contains several matches. The “MU” was the Madrilenian opponent in the Champions League quarterfinal stage in 2000 and in 2003. That time all the duels were won by the “Royal Club”. However, the “Real” of that years differed from the nowadays Madrilenian club. There were such football stars as David Beckham, Raul, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidan in that “Real” and the Madrilenian football players were called “galacticos”. This nickname contained something proud.

One more interesting fact is that the Madrilenian leader Cristiano Ronaldo is going to play against his native team. The Portuguese has been the Manchester football player for 6 years and got the Champions League Cup with “MU”.

“Royal Club” has several “casualties”. The main is the absence of their goal keeper Iker Casillias who won’t be able to help his team in the match against “MU”.

In the second Wednesday match the Donetsk “Shahtar” will measure themselves with the Dortmund “Borussia”. The German football club “lost” their captain Robert Levandovsky who obtained the disqualification for three matches. 

Champions League. To be continued…

We are waiting for the play-off rounds of the Champions League and now this moment came. The first teams which opened the new European Cups season were “Juventus”, “Celtic”, PSG and “Valencia”.

The Fed Cup 50th anniversary

The famous tennis championship – Fed Cup, celebrates the 50th anniversary. The first women’s tournament was hold in 1963 dedicated to the International Tennis Federation 50th anniversary. This year the ITF will be 100!

Rafael return

The legendary Spanish tennis player will continue his “struggle” for new trophies and cups. Rafael Nadal missed two tennis seasons because of knee injury and now he recovered and Rafa is going to prove that he is still the best tennis player. The main opponents of the Spaniard are Roger Federer, Andy Marray and Novak Djokovich.

Olympic hockey quartets

All the participants of the Sochi Olympic Games group stage are determined. 9 teams were already known and three more “tickets” have found their owners in the elimination round. They are Latvia, Slovenia and Austria. 12 ice hockey teams created 3 groups – A, B, C.

The black continent has chosen the champion

 The African cup of Nations is over. Passions have subsided and we found out the African football kings who would sit on this throne till the next tournament. This team is Nigeria who had a strong desire to win the trophy and the fortune smiled on them. Burkina-Faso could do nothing against “super eagles”.

Norwegian miracle and Russian “bronze”

In Czech Nove Mesto women’s and men’s pursuits came to the end. Finally Russian supporters obtained reasons for joy. Anton Shipulin got a bronze medal, which became the first medal obtained by our team in Czech Republic this year.

6:1. Made in Catalonia

Spanish football championship is marked by the next victory,  executed be the Catalan “Barca” who defeated “Getafe” on their home “Camp Nou”. The guests had no chances to obtain the victory in the away match, because the Catalan football players took the initiative in the very beginning of the first half.

Bavarian master-class and the Turin victory

The Munich “Bavaria” proved once more that they are Bundesliga championsby defeating “Shalke-04”. The Bavarian broke into pieces the Gelsenkirchen defense and Alianz-Arena celebrates the next Munich victory.

Week-end preview. Spectacular football duels

Football fans expect the real holiday this week-end. The most interesting matches in various national football championships are going to get off the mark. The most charged atmosphere will prevail in the Italian tournament ranking.  

The Czech podium is again without Russian biathletes

In Czech Republic the biathlon championship continues but our compatriots can’t get medals. In men’s sprint the best Russian result is the 5th position. DmitryMalyshko demonstrated this result.

Russian "gifts" for European leading football teams

The Russian football Championship isn't so strong and popular as Spanish, Italian or English. There are some famous football players in our main clubs, but most of european football stars refuse to play in Russian teams. The only exception is "Anzhi" which lookes money right and left. Most of football players dream to be in this club because of a high salary and opportunity to get great sum of money. They aren't interested in the club history or traditions.

Norwegian joy and Russian disappointment

The biathlon world Championship got off the mark in Czech Nove Mesto. The first event of the tournament was the mixed relay. Russian supporters obtained no cause for celebration. Our team had good chances for obtaining the place on the podium. Russian biathletes are experienced masters and they are confident in their abilities. Nothing boded troubles.

Unhappy birthday

Ecuador national team has been in Portugal where they played a friendly match with the local team. The Portuguese had a strong desire to win the match and to obtain psychological support before the elimination games.

Foggy Albion wasn't hospitable

Friendly matches are over and all the national teams are going to continue their elimination games for the foregoing Brazilian mundial. The central friendly match was the Anglo-Brazilian duel, which occurred to be very spectacular. There were plenty of moments, great goals and, of course, presence of intrigue.

African football leaders

The African Cup of Nations is coming to the end. Semifinal duels are over and we know the names of final match participants.

Great Leo will stay in Catalonia

Catalonian star extended the existing contract with his native "Barcelona". The term of the new contact is 5 years and this agreement became the 6th between the Argentinean and his native Catalan team.

Welcome to Nove Mesto

New world biathlon championship round will get start on Thursday. All outstanding biathlonists came to Czech Republic with the hope to win the competition. Which emotions will the Russian supporters fill and what can expect our national biathlon team? Let's judge the chances of sportsmen in the forthcoming championship.

Hasta la vista or waiting for "Camp Nou".

Catalan team visited "Santiago Bernabeu" where "blaugranas" were going to play their first semi-final match for the Spanish Cup. To say that the game was spectacular means to say nothing. Great passes, high technical skill, dribbling. Fans had an opportunity to observe all the football dummies in the game called "El Clasico". Looking at such a game you understand that football is more than ordinary game. It's a kind of the art.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal … in the Madrilenian net

Madrilenian "Real" paid a visit to Granada where the legendary grand tried local team's strength. That match was supposed to be unspectacular. It was obvious that "Real" was going to get ordinary simple victory against an outsider, but the events on the pitch didn't correspond the forecast.

Davis Cup. "G 8"

Round of 16 is over and we know all the names of the quarterfinal participants. In most cases, results coincided with forecast, but some sensations took place. The main one is the Kazakhstan's victory over the Austrian.

Most forecasts predicted that the Kazakhs wouldn't be able to overcome the Austrian but despite all the prognosis, they have a chance to compete with their contestants in the quarterfinal.

Russian triumph

In Italian Fiemme Valley the annual ski competition called Tour de Ski came to an end. This cross-country skiing is the real test on professionalism and endurance. This competition is also trial which check sportsmen's self-control. The final day of Tour de Ski was supposed to be tense and full of intrigue.