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Russia to contest doping ban, Putin defiant

Russia decided on Thursday to contest its ban from major sporting events over doping violations, as President Vladimir Putin slammed its sidelining as unfair and insisted athletes should be able to compete under the national flag.

Filipino boxer knocks out undefeated Russian foe

DAVAO CITY – Filipino lightweight campaigner Roldan “The Cobra” Aldea knocked out undefeated Mikhail Alexeev of Russia at the RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg, Russia, on Saturday (July 13).

Mighty Russia thumps Gilas Youth

MANILA -- Russia led for almost the entire stretch of the game before mauling Gilas Pilipinas Youth by 28 points, 92-64, in their final game in the group stage of the FIBA U19 World Cup at the Heraklion University Hall, Greece early…