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Russia tries to shake off doping scandals at World Cup

Jul. 3, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

NOVOGORSK, Russia (AP) — A global event on Russian soil, and the home team can't stop winning. Sports fans have seen this story before, and it had a bitter ending. Russia hopes its surprise World Cup success is finally bringing it out of the shadow of the Sochi Olympics, which were tainted by widespread...

Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Sepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention.   Blatter says he went to see Russia's president after watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco in...