Articles by Steve Keating



Detroit Wins Stanley Cup in Nail-Biter

  • 06 June 08
  • Reuters
The Detroit Red Wings clinched the Stanley Cup with a nail-biting 3-2 Game 6 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.

Russia Back on Top of Hockey Worlds

  • 20 May 08
  • Reuters
Russia rallied to its first world championship gold medal since 1993, when Ilya Kovalchuk's overtime power-play goal gave it a 5-4 win over defending champion Canada on Sunday.

Italian Finale After Russia Dominates

  • 06 November 07
  • Reuters
Russian boxers finished the World Boxing Championship with a tournament-best three gold medals but were upstaged by Italian fighters when heavyweight Clemente Russo and super-heavyweight Roberto Cammarelle scored upset wins in the championship's final two bouts Saturday.

Russia Rejects NHL Deal

  • 11 May 07
  • Reuters
Russia has refused to sign a new player transfer agreement with the NHL, opening the door to years of legal disputes and chaos.

Russia Expected To Sign Deal

  • 07 May 07
  • Reuters
Russia is expected to reluctantly sign a new transfer agreement brokered by the International Ice Hockey Federation and the NHL on Saturday, ending a two-year boycott that threatened to throw the sport into chaos.

NHL Russians Could Be Blocked From '07 Worlds

  • 22 May 06
  • Reuters
NHL Russian players could be prevented from competing in next year's world championship in Moscow if a new transfer agreement is not in place, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation said on Saturday.

Sweden Hopes for Hockey Double

  • 05 May 06
  • Reuters
Last year, when the ice hockey world championships were the only show in town, most of the game's best players were lined up to take part in the annual showcase.

Russian Duo Takes Diving Gold

  • 26 July 05
  • Reuters
A tight synchronized diving final at Montreal's World Aquatic Championships sees Russia edge China out for its first diving gold.

Safin Wishes Kafelnikov Luck in His New Gambling Career

  • 18 November 04
  • Reuters
Marat Safin wished fellow Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov good luck in his new career Tuesday, adding that the former world No. 1 was going to need it.

Safin Wishes Kafelnikov Luck in His New Gambling Career

  • 18 November 04
  • Reuters
Marat Safin wished fellow Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov good luck in his new career Tuesday, adding that the former world No. 1 was going to need it.

Nerves Still Pervade Post-Sept. 11 Sports

  • 04 September 02
  • Reuters
Americans refused to let the Sept. 11 attacks stop them playing and watching the games they love. But much of the joy has gone out of sport for them.

Davenport, Serena Limp to Exit

  • 30 March 01
  • Reuters
Second seed Lindsay Davenport limped out of the quarterfinals of the Ericsson Open with an injury Wednesday, allowing Russian Yelena Dementieva an easy win.

Perfect Plushenko Retains European Crown

  • 26 January 01
  • Reuters
Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko scored three perfect 6.0s in a successful defense of his European title on Thursday.

Will Russian Skaters Win to Soviet Tune?

  • 22 January 01
  • Reuters
The national anthem may be different but the results are expected to be the same, with Russian skaters once again dominating the European figure skating championships.

Kournikova Stays Ahead of the Pack

  • 13 October 00
  • Reuters
Anna Kournikova stays on track for her first WTA Tour title when she beat Russian Tatyana Panova.

Coach Bares His Soles as Russians Get Past Cubans

  • 28 September 00
  • Reuters
Russia advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic men's volleyball tournament Wednesday.

Nemov Exorcises Ghost of Atlanta Т96

  • 21 September 00
  • Reuters
RussiaТs Alexei Nemov won the Olympic gymnastics menТs all-around competition, claiming the gold medal that eluded him in Atlanta four years ago.

Khorkina Inspires Team In Olympics Title Hunt

  • 19 September 00
  • Reuters
Svetlana Khorkina staked her claim to gymnasticsТ Olympic spotlight Sunday.

Berezhnaya Ban Came for Cough Syrup

FIGURE SKATING: Russia Looks for Worlds Domination

Russia Dominates Worlds as U.S. Struggles

Canadians Capture Gold at Worlds

Sweden Gets the Jump on Canada in Finals

Russia Stuns Swedes 4-1 at Worlds