Free-diving legend Natalia Molchanova missing, feared dead off coast of Spain
Free-diving legend Natalia Molchanova missing, feared dead off coast of Spain

Regarded as one of the greatest free-divers of all time, Natalia Molchanova is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive off the Mediterranean island of Formentera.

Ex-Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry wants 24/7 testing
Ex-Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry wants 24/7 testing

Zimbabwe`s two-time Olympic 200m backstroke champion Kirsty Coventry says the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should bring in 24/7 testing and more lifetime bans amidst the latest accusations of mass doping in athletics.

Accused Russian Taliban faces unprecedented US trial

  A former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter goes on trial on Thursday as the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in US federal court.

Formula One cars could be targeted by hackers, warns Russian IT expert Eugene Kaspersky
Formula One cars could be targeted by hackers, warns Russian IT expert Eugene Kaspersky

A Russian information security specialist has warned that internet activists can hack Formula One cars as the onboard computers are connected to the internet.

Indian American teenager killed during Russian roulette game

 An 18-year-old Indian American teenager from the US state of Texas was killed during a game of Russian roulette, media reported.

Russian billionaire wins round two of 'most expensive divorce' saga

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev`s divorce settlement of four billion Swiss francs -- billed the costliest break-up of all time -- may not be so expensive after all.

Former Portsmouth FC owner Vladimir Antonov loses extradition case
Former Portsmouth FC owner Vladimir Antonov loses extradition case

The former owner of English football club Portsmouth on Wednesday lost a High Court bid to avoid extradition to Lithuania, where he faces £400 million ($608 million, 540 million euros) fraud charges.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS
Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
 

Ivan Gakhov puts out Saket Myneni in Chennai
Ivan Gakhov puts out Saket Myneni in Chennai

Fifth seeded Ivan Gakhov of Russia once again demonstrated fluent serving and stroke play to get past top seed Saket Myneni 6-3, 7-6(1), en route to the semi-finals of the MCC-S.R.Subramaniam Memorial ITF Men's Futures tennis tournament here on Thursday.

Walk champion Andrei Ruzavin banned for doping

Former Russian 20-kilometre walk champion Andrei Ruzavin on Tuesday was banned for 30 months by the Russian athletics federation for doping offences.

UK flying team Russian-origin Yakovlevs draws all eyes on Indian debut

Yakovlevs - a four aircraft aerobatic display team from the UK flying Russian-origin Yak aircraft -- made its debut at the 'Aero India' air show here on Thursday, enthralling the audience and winning hearts.

Russian accused in giant cyber heist pleads not guilty in U.S

A Russian accused of helping mastermind the largest international data breach ever prosecuted in the United States pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, following his extradition from the Netherlands, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France.

Aus Open Women's Final Preview: Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova
Aus Open Women's Final Preview: Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova`s decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women`s tennis.

Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final
Australia Open, Day 11: Maria Sharapova powers into women's singles final

Second seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 10th seeded fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday.

Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians
Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

 ZimaFest - India's newest live musical festival - began on a high note here and saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands.

More clashes near Donetsk airport, three Ukrainian soldiers killed: Kiev

Pro-Russian separatists and government forces clashed near the main airport in Donetsk on Monday after a counter-offensive on Sunday by Ukrainian troops to reclaim lost ground and the Kiev military said three Ukrainian soldiers had been killed.

Ukraine says tank offensive pushing rebels from airport

Ukraine rushed tanks to the front lines and claimed on Sunday to have cleared pro-Russian rebels from most of Donetsk airport after days of intense fighting, with heavy shelling shaking the key eastern city.

Maria Sharapova stamps her authority in Brisbane
Maria Sharapova stamps her authority in Brisbane

Top seed Maria Sharapova stamped her authority on the Brisbane International when she downed Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3 in the semi-finals on Friday.

Nicole Scherzinger can chug more booze than guys
Nicole Scherzinger can chug more booze than guys

 Nicole Scherzinger has recently claimed that she has a better capacity than guys, when it comes to drinking.