Russian Premier League
Like many people, former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong made Saturday night's stellar boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao all that more interesting by having a bet.
Frimpong, currently of Russian side FC Ufa, slapped a considerable £50,000 on Mayweather to win, freely admitting on Twitter that he was gambling with his pension money.
This being Frimpong we're talking about, it should come as no surprise to anybody that the 23-year-old live-tweeted the whole thing, running...
MOSCOW -- Zenit St Petersburg are set to release Andrey Arshavin and Anatoly Tymoshchuk at the end of the season.
The duo's contracts are both set to expire in the summer and Zenit coach Andre Villas-Boas says the Russian Premier League leaders are unlikely to offer them extensions.
"The situation is developing so that their contracts [will] run out," Villas Boas said on the club's official website. "We have, from my understanding, not had any talks, although we did have one talk with Tymoshchuk.
MOSCOW -- World Cup organisers in Russia have defended the possibility of housing teams in 2018 in the volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.
The Chechen capital of Grozny is on a preliminary list of team bases for the tournament despite an incident in December when Islamist militants waged a gun battle with police that left at least 20 dead.
Another possible city is Makhachkala in the neighboring region of Dagestan, which also has a long-running Islamist insurgency. In recent years,...