...prevails at LillehammerIn Lillehammer, Norway, Tatiana Ivanova, of Russia, won a World Cup luge race on the track used at the 1994 Lillehammer...Sascha Benecken. Alexander Denisyev and Vladislav Antonov, of Russia, earned the bronze.

Italians' Fabio Fognini, Simone Bolelli break through in men's doubles Down Under

...Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it," Sharapova said with a laugh when a reporter asked if she still plans to fly to Krakow for the Fed Cup, where Poland plays Russia next weekend. "A very convenient travel itinerary, too."

New partners win women's double title in Australian Open

...spur of the moment."It marked the first time a new pairing had won a Grand Slam title since Nathalie Dechy of France and Russia's Dinara Safina captured the 2007 U.S. Open title.It's the first Grand Slam trophy for the Czech player. Mattek-Sands...

Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

...1.1 billion. Ford's European sales improved thanks to new vehicles, but results were hurt by the economic slowdown in Russia. In South America, Ford's losses ballooned to $1.2 billion as the company was hit by import restrictions in Argentina...

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...extended trading after Mayer disclosed her plans for Yahoo's 15 percent stake in Alibaba.Russia's credit grade downgraded to 'junk'MOSCOW - Russia has seen its credit grade cut to "junk" status for the first time in over a decade, a big...

Augusta Ballet to showcase rising talent of dance world

...transitioning into the professional dance world. Lydon said the performers are from all over the world including Italy, France, Russia and China. Dancers are discovered at competitions or audition for a spot. Some have attended ABT's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis...


...in Wengen, Switzerland, last week, finished third and remained in the lead of the discipline standings.? In Rybinsk, Russia, Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer...

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

...consist of European-born players whose countries aren't represented.The other six teams will be Canada, the United States, Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic and Finland. Teams will be split in two divisions.The World Cup and its predecessor, the Canada...

McDonald's to make changes in response to decreased earnings

...locations open at least 13 months fell 1.1 percent, hindered by softness in France and Ger many and consumer confidence issues in Russia and Ukraine.The figure dropped 4.8 percent in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment because of the impact...

Swiss skier Lara Gut prevails in homeland

...to edge Dominik Paris by 0.02. The Italian won the super-G on the same course Friday. CROSS COUNTRY: In Rybinsk, Russia, Italy's Federico Pellegrino and Sweden's Jennie Oeberg took advantage of a weakened field to win freestyle sprint races...