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Mettalurg Coach Quits as Team Slides to 10th

Canadian Dave King has quit as coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk following a string of poor results, the Russian Super League club said Monday.

CSKA Faces Hamburg in Champions League

CSKA will be hoping to take advantage of struggling Hamburg on Tuesday, in Group G of the Champions League, but coach Valery Gazzayev also has to worry about his own team.

Kuznetsova Humbles Abject Mauresmo

Svetlana Kuznetsova won her second title in two weeks with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over France's world No. 1, Amelie Mauresmo, in a rain-disrupted China Open final Sunday.

From Siberia With Sidecar

How did Irbit, a frozen, windswept outpost on the steppe, become a biker heaven? Blame the Barbarossa, the code name for the German invasion in June 1941.

Pope Warmly Receives Muslim Envoy

Pope Benedict XVI meets with representatives from Muslim countries in an attempt to ease tensions .

Sri Lankan Sea Battle Kills Dozens

Sri Lanka's navy sank 11 Tamil Tiger vessels and killed dozens of rebels in a fierce five-hour battle overnight, the military said Monday, a fortnight after the foes agreed to resume peace talks to halt renewed civil war.

Coup Leaders Form New Panel to Probe Thaksin

A graft-busting panel appointed by Thailand's coup leaders will take over probes into alleged corruption by ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his Cabinet, which could lead to asset seizures and political bans.

China Sacks Shanghai Party Boss

The Communist Party boss of Shanghai has been sacked for corruption, state media said Monday, toppling the highest leader so far in national party chief Hu Jintao's drive to root out abuse and enforce loyalty.

Crash in Germany Does Not Stop Chinese Trains

Shanghai's high-speed magnetic train has safety systems that would prevent the type of crash that occurred Friday in Germany, a Chinese expert said Monday, noting that the city still planned to expand its maglev rail line.

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