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Ruthless CSKA Dunks Clippers

In the most lopsided victory ever by a European club over an NBA team, CSKA Moscow rolled to a 94-75 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in an exhibition game Saturday afternoon.

Valuev Retains WBA Title

Undefeated Nikolai Valuev retained the WBA heavyweight championship Saturday night, stopping Monte Barrett in the 11th round.

Russia in Trouble After Israel Snatches Point

A late equalizer from substitute Amit Ben Shushan gave Israel a 1-1 draw with Russia in its Euro 2008 Group E qualifier Saturday.

It's, Like, Creative Writing

Moscow's astute Gazeta newspaper recently printed some revealing excerpts from Russian high school compositions.

Ex-Soldiers Need More Than Military Training

Young people considering a career in the military have to think about their future.

News in Brief

Riot Police Kill 3 Suspects Riot police on Saturday killed three suspected rebels in Chechnya, police officials said. Officers killed the alleged militants early Saturday in Chechnya's southern district of Urus-Martan after they had refused to surrender, a spokesman for Chechnya's Interior Ministry said. Police also found a large arms cache in the suspects' home, and investigators were working to determine the alleged militants' identities. (AP) Journalist Gets 6 Years TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- An Uzbek court has sentenced a journalist to six years in jail for extortion, human rights groups said Friday. Ulugbek Khaidarov, 43, has written critical articles on the Internet and has previously worked with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He has also done human rights work in the town of Dzhizak, where the trial took place. The Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, said it was outraged by the sentence.

State Moves to Rein In Schools, Museums

A measure giving the federal government extensive control over educational and cultural institutions cleared a critical hurdle Friday in the State Duma.

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