Remains of soldiers killed in WW II found in Russian World Cup stadium
Remains of soldiers killed in WW II found in Russian World Cup stadium

A bunker with the remains of Soviet soldiers killed in World War II has been found in Volgograd -- formerly Stalingrad -- during the construction of a stadium to host matches of the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Sochi Formula One organiser declares bankruptcy
Sochi Formula One organiser declares bankruptcy

The Arbitration Court in the Russian region of Krasnodar has ruled that public company Formula Sochi, an organiser of Russia's Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi, has gone bankrupt, according to media reports on Monday.

US, Russia vow to boost cooperation, but no concrete progress

Russia and the United States vowed to improve strained ties Tuesday after "frank" talks between President Vladimir Putin and top US diplomat John Kerry, but there was no concrete breakthrough after eight hours of meetings.

Russia says will cooperate with US 'without coercion'

Russia vowed on Tuesday it was ready to work with the United States on a host of burning issues but insisted it would not bow to "coercion," as President Vladimir Putin hosted top US diplomat John Kerry.

Russia warns against steps harmful for relations with US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that it was "absolutely necessary" to avoid steps that could further harm relations between Russia and the United states.

John Kerry has 'frank' talks with Putin about Ukraine, Syria
John Kerry has 'frank' talks with Putin about Ukraine, Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had "frank" talks about Ukraine, Syria and Iran with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and said it was important to keep in contact.

Putin to host US Secretary of State Kerry for high-stakes Sochi talks

 President Vladimir Putin is expected Tuesday to host US Secretary of State John Kerry for crucial talks in Sochi amid tensions over Ukraine, during the top US diplomat`s first visit to Russia since the start of the crisis.

Olympic TV to be launched `in April or May`: Channel chief
Olympic TV to be launched `in April or May`: Channel chief

The new 24-hour Olympic television channel will be up and running "by April or May 2016", Yianis Exarchos, chief executive of the Olympic Broadcasting System, announced on Wednesday.

Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000
Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

Dronavalli Harika bows out of World Women's Chess Championship
Dronavalli Harika bows out of World Women's Chess Championship

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika missed out on winning opportunities and boweed out of the World Women's Chess Championship after losing the 10-minute tiebreaker against Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semifinals here on Tuesday.

Harika in tiebreaks of World Women's Chess semis
Harika in tiebreaks of World Women's Chess semis

Grandmaster D Harika kept herself in contention for a place in the finals by settling for a second straight draw with Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the second game of the World Women's Chess semifinals here.

World Women Chess Championship: D Harika signs peace treaty in first game
World Women Chess Championship: D Harika signs peace treaty in first game

Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika drew her first game of the semifinal against Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the World Women Chess Championship that concluded here on Monday.

World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game
World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game

India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia.

World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy beats Tingjei Lei, in sight of last 16
World Women's Chess Championship: Humpy beats Tingjei Lei, in sight of last 16

Top-seeded Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy scored a fine positional victory over Tingjei Lei of China to close in on a pre-quarterfinals berth in the World Women's Chess Championship now underway here.

Mary Ann Gomes crashes out of World Women Chess Championship
Mary Ann Gomes crashes out of World Women Chess Championship

India's Mary Ann Gomes faltered at the last hurdle and lost to local favourite Tatiana Kosintseva to crash out of the World Women Chess championship here.

Humpy, Harika through to last-32 in world women's chess
Humpy, Harika through to last-32 in world women's chess

Indian Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika made it to the last-32, winning the second game of the first round of the world women's chess championship, here.

Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award
Tina Maze heads race for Laureus Sportswoman of Year Award

Some of the world's biggest sporting stars, including Sochi Winter Olympics medallist Tina Maze, are involved in a fierce competition for the 2015 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, which is promising to be one of the closest contests ever.

Austrian Olympic, world champion Wolfgang Loitzl retires
Austrian Olympic, world champion Wolfgang Loitzl retires

Austrian Olympic and world ski jumping champion Wolfgang Loitzl announced on Saturday his retirement from the sport. 

Kazakhstan`s Almaty seeks place in Olympic history
Kazakhstan`s Almaty seeks place in Olympic history

Inspired by the success of neighbours Russia in staging the Olympics in the southern resort city of Sochi, Kazakhstan has set its sights on hosting the 2022 Winter Games in its former capital of Almaty.

World Chess Championship: Game 9 between Anand, Carlsen drawn after repetition
World Chess Championship: Game 9 between Anand, Carlsen drawn after repetition

The 2014 World Chess Championship is poised interestingly, as the title challenger from India, Viswanathan Anand, has to take some risk to strike soon to be in contention for the crown with Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen enjoying a one-point lead, say experts.