Russia wins, Belarus goes away winners

...added Saturday. Russia got the bronze. Belarus got the respect. Team Russia, believed...Saturday after an easy 7-2 victory over Belarus in the bronze-medal game at the E Center...as they left the ice to chants of "Belarus," and with their sticks in the air while...

Belarus upsets Sweden

...Utah - Talk about your long shots. Belarus, the only pre-tournament qualifier...who stopped 44 shots in the win for Belarus, which will play the winner of Wednesday's...its second Olympic hockey tournament. Belarus was perceived as the weakling of this...

Victories posted by Latvia, Belarus

...Latvia shut out Ukraine, 3-0, and Belarus blanked Kazakhstan, 2-0, on Saturday...in the tournament, making 37 saves for Belarus. Sergei Erkovich notched the pivotal...a time out in the final minute before Belarus' Konstantin Koltsov added an empty-net...

Venus Williams returns to help U.S. sweep Belarus in Fed Cup

...Sunday, sending the United States past Belarus 5-0 in the first round of the Fed Cup.By blanking Belarus in World Group II, the Americans head...Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, the Australian Open champion, sat out...

Bryan duo blasts Belarus

...trip to the finals with a one-sided doubles victory over Belarus on Saturday for a 3-0 win. The twins, who have been the...match. "It doesn't get any better," Mike Bryan said. Belarus was an underdog heading into this semifinal match and the team's...

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Belarus' Ivankov takes men's gold

...UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- This time, Ivan Ivankov's Achilles' tendon held up just fine. The reigning world champion from Belarus rallied with a brilliant performance on the last two exercises to win the gold medal in the men's all-around competition...

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Russia's economic crisis a blow to region's fur raisers

CHURILOVICHI, Belarus -- Late in the year always has been...demand for fur coats and hats in Russia, Belarus and other former Soviet states, where...properly," said Maxim Kapran, a member of Belarus' Youth Ecological Movement. Until recently...

Canada goes for gold

...unmistakable. The goaltender who had carried Belarus to within one win of the finals in only...if by gravitational force, pressured Belarus relentlessly with its best offensive showing...for one period last week and backstopped Belarus' upset of Sweden in the quarterfinals...

Roddick leads U.S. into Cup

...semifinal between the United States and Belarus. Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish was...against Mirnyi and Alexander Skrypko. But Belarus captain Sergei Teterin said he'll make...meeting between the United States and Belarus. The United States has won 31 Davis Cup...

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Belarusians investigated

GENEVA --- The Belarus silver and bronze medalists in the men's hammer throw at the Beijing...Emmanuelle Moreau told The Associated Press in an e-mail message. The Belarus Athletics Federation said it had received no documents or confirmation...