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Scandal May Spell End for Steblin

For a man already on thin ice with the most powerful figure in Russian sports, Russian Hockey Federation president Alexander Steblin's recent alleged drunken outburst -- in which he cursed at the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, tossed a plate of oranges at a tournament organizer and slugged a journalist -- seemed about as prudent a career move as former Washington Mayor Marion Barry's decision to smoke crack cocaine while in office.

Politics, Sport Collide as Armenian Side Exits Cup

Politics intruded on the Commonwealth Cup on Thursday when Armenian side Pyunik refused to play against Azeri champion Neftchi Baku in the semifinal of the tournament.

Hewitt Ousted, Davydenko Digs Deep

Fifth-seeded Russian Nikolai Davydenko advanced to the third round with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kevin Kim of the United States on Thursday.

Jumps, Footwork Seal Gold for Russian Pair

Tatyana Totmyanina and Maxim Marinin captured their fifth successive European pairs title with an exhilarating display of acrobatic jumps and synchronized footwork on Wednesday.

Insurgent Blasts Kill Dozens in Iraq

Iraqi insurgents killed at least 22 people in two simultaneous bomb blasts in central Baghdad on Thursday, challenging a security clampdown on the capital ahead of the release of the results of last month's elections.

New Women Who Know Their Place

The election on Sunday of Michelle Bachelet as Chile's president completes a three-continent long jump for women in politics.

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