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Chelsea for the 12th time came in the FA Cup final

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Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley stadium beat Tottenham with the score 4:2. In the final match of the London club will play against the winner of the match, “Arsenal” and “Manchester city”

The first semi-final of the FA Cup ended with the victory of Chelsea over Tottenham with the score 4:2. For the team of Antonio Conte’s upcoming finale will be the 12th in history. More often in crucial matches, the oldest club tournament in the world played only “Manchester United” (19 times), Arsenal (19), Liverpool (14), Newcastle (13) and Everton (13).

Chelsea scored Tottenham four goals, having put five shots on goal. The team for the seventh time since 2000, reached the final of the FA Cup. In the twenty-first century, this is the best result. While Tottenham have set a record in the tournament, losing in the semi-finals for the seventh time in a row.

The scoring in the fifth minute scored Brazilian midfielder “Chelsea” Willian, distinguished from the free-kick. On 18 minutes, Harry Kane scored the second goal, the back of his head sending the ball into the goal Thibaut Courtois after a pass Christian Eriksen. Before the break, Willian again has deduced “Chelsea” forward, having realized a penalty.

Early in the second half, the score after yet another assist Eriksen levelled the Matter, alli. At the end of the meeting of long-range strikes scored by midfielder “Chelsea” Eden hazard and Nemanja MATIC. The Serb scored for the London club for the first time since may 7, 2016, placing the ball into the top corner bounced off the crossbar.

Goal Nemanja matić in Tottenham Video: Chelseafc News

In the final Chelsea will play the winner of the match, “Arsenal” and “Manchester city”. The second semi-final as the first, will be held at Wembley.

The FA Cup. The semi-finals

Chelsea — Tottenham 4:2

Goals: Willian, 5, 43 (penalty), Azar, 75, MATIC, 80 — Kane, 18, Allie, 52

Captain “Locomotive” dropped out before the end of the season due to injury

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Croatian defender of the Moscow “Locomotive” Vedran Corluka tore his Achilles tendon and was ruled out until the end of the season

The captain of “Locomotive” Vedran Corluka in the home match of 24-th round of the championship of Russia against Perm “Amkar” (3:3) tore his Achilles tendon. “I tore my Achilles” — quoted the captain of the team “Sport-Express”. According to the official Twitter of “Locomotive”, the player will be out before the end of the season.

In a match with “amkarom” Yury Semin’s command has conceded in the 22nd minute after hitting Croatian striker Marko Bodul guests, but to the beginning of the second half was leading 3:1. Distinguished Alexey miranchuk, Dmitry Tarasov and Manuel Fernandes (penalty). To the end of the meeting, the team snatched a draw. On 61 minutes, bodul of Odense BK scored twice, having realized a penalty and on 88-th goal was scored by substitute Stanislav Prokofiev.

Lokomotiv scored 35 points, falling to sixth place in the standings. After a draw with “Amkar” Moscow club missed out on fifth place “Rostov”, the house defeated the “Spartak”.

Corluka moved to the “locomotive” in the summer of 2012 from London Tottenham for €7 million. he has also Previously played for Croatian clubs “Dynamo” and “inter”, English “Manchester city” and German “Bayer”.

In the “Locomotive” defender became the bronze medalist of the championship of Russia and won the Cup. Just for the Moscow club he spent 138 meetings, scoring in all competitions with seven goals and making eight assists. Before the start of last season Corluka was appointed captain of “Locomotive”.

For Croatia Corluka is from 2006. In the national team he played 95 games and scored four goals. For Euro 2016 took the field in all four matches of the national team of Croatia against Turkey (1:0), Czech Republic (2:2), Spain (2:1) and Portugal (0:1). After the defeat of the Portuguese in extra time in the 1/8 finals the team was relegated from the championship.

Decided the first rival Maria Sharapova after suspension

Italian tennis player Roberta Vinci.

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In the first match after a 15-month disqualification for the use of Meldonium Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova will play with a 35-th racket of the world Roberta Vinci from Italy

In the first round of the Stuttgart tournament, Maria Sharapova will play with a 35-th racket of the world Italian Roberta Vinci. These are the results held on Saturday Sarabuki. The match between Sharapova and Vinci, who will become the next first after a 15-month disqualification for the use of Meldonium, will be held on Wednesday, April 26.

Vinci, the winner of ten WTA tournaments. Six titles she won on clay, which will be held competitions in Stuttgart. “Roland Garros,” Vinci never beyond the fourth round is not reached. Her highest achievement in the tournament “Grand slam” final of the US Open in 2015 in which she lost to her compatriot Flavia Pennetta.

In the second round the winner of the match between Sharapova and Vinci will play either Russian, Ekaterina Makaroa, or with the eighth racket of the world Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland. Earlier, Sharapova is the Ambassador the main sponsor of the tournament in Stuttgart have won three Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Radwanska on the eve urged the organizers of the tournament “Grand slam” to give Sharapova a special invitation (wild card). She believes that she needs to break in these tournaments yourself

Ranking Sharapova does not allow her to get into the main draw of the next tournament series “Grand slam” — the Open championship of France and Wimbledon. According to Radwanska, Sharapova to qualify for these tournaments you must score points to less prestigious competitions. The organizers of the “Roland Garros” and Wimbledon are not supposed to give Sharapova a wild card.

In response to this statement Maria Sharapova agent Max Eisenbud called Radwanska tennis player of average level. According to him, the pole can expect to win on “Rolan Garros” and Wimbledon, only if in these tournaments will not play Sharapova, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova.

After the tournament in Stuttgart, Sharapova will play at the prestigious event in Madrid and Rome, which will be held in may 2017. The organizers starting may 28, “Roland Garros” will announce a decision regarding the participation of the Russians on may 15.

In early March of 2016, the Russian at a specially convened press conference, said that in her doping sample taken during the Australian Open in January 2016, was discovered Meldonium. From 1 January 2016 this medication belongs to banned by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). All responsibility Sharapova took over, saying that he did not know about the prohibition of the drug, which is nearly ten years took on the advice of a family doctor.

After the decision on the disqualification Sharapova appealed to the CAS, demanding to reduce the sentence. The Russian has not appeared in court since late January 2016 after losing to American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. In October 2016 it was expelled from the WTA rankings.

Sharapova became the first and only Russian tennis player who won all the tournaments of “Grand slam” in career. She twice won the “Roland Garros” and once won the championship at the US Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open. In 2012, Sharapova won the silver medal at the summer Olympics in London, and in 2004 won the WTA Championships.

Zenit reported on the demolition of the VIP boxes in the new stadium

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“Zenith” has denied the information on the demolition of the VIP boxes in the new stadium club at the request of Gazprom, on the eve rasprostranennoe Russian media

On the official page of “Zenit” in Instagram appeared a denial of the demolition of the VIP boxes in the new stadium of the club. On the eve of “Fontanka” reported that the top management of the Corporation “Gazprom” has bought VIP boxes, arranged at the stadium “Central”.

According to the newspaper, all belonging to the Lodge buildings, which did not accept the leadership of “Gazprom”, were to be demolished. It was about the presidential Lodge, 36 the VIP-zone, and a zone intended for football teams. All of the demolition and new construction, according to “Fontanka”, will be conducted at the expense of “Gazprom”. To perform the work will be the main contractor, the company “Metrostroy”.

“We publish a photo of the presidential lodges for those who write all sorts of nonsense about the demolition of the lies and repair them by the transport authority. Reiterate that the club has repaired all 36 VIP boxes in accordance with our obligations to the sponsors”, — stated in the message of “Zenit”.

On Saturday, April 22, “Zenit” held at its new stadium, the first match within the 24th round of the championship of Russia beat Yekaterinburg “Ural” with the score 2:0. Goals in the second half, scored by Branislav Ivanovic and Yohan Mollo. During the match referee Alexei Eskov showed a red card to three players at the hotel. Each of these deletions was challenged by “Ural”.

The new arena “Zenith” two current match of the Russian championship against FC Terek Grozny (may 7) and “Krasnodar” (may 17). According to the rules before the matches of the confederations Cup at the stadium should be game of the national championship. In the framework of the confederations Cup at the arena in St. Petersburg must pass the matches of the group stage Russia — New Zealand, New Zealand — Portugal, Cameroon — Australia, as well as the final match.

Spartak suffered their second major defeat in the championship of Russia

“Rostov” in the match of the 24th round of the Russian championship in his field defeated the leader of the championship Moscow “Spartak” with the score 3:0

Match of the 24th round of the championship of Russia between “Rostov” and “Spartak” at stadium “the Olympus-2” ended with the defeat of the Moscow club with the score 0:3. For team Massimo Carrera, who in the day of the game was 53 years old, is a major defeat was the second in the current season. Earlier in 16-m round “Spartak” on departure has conceded Samara “Wings of the Soviets” (0:4).

Tree removal has brought “to Zenith” victory in the first match at the new stadium

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Petersburg “Zenith” has won in the first match at the new stadium, beating the Ekaterinburg “Ural” in the match with three penalties to the opponent

Petersburg “Zenith” in the first match at the new stadium was won by the Ekaterinburg “Ural” with the score 2:0. During the match referee Alexey Eskov removed three players guests.

Place the speaker on the match took people’s artist of Russia Mikhail Boyarsky. He announced the team and the author of the goals.

In the second half of the Moscow arbitrator Alexey Eskov showed the players of “Ural” two red cards in one episode. First, Eric Bicfalvi brought down Igor Smolnikov, hitting him in the leg. Romanian poluzaschinik received a second yellow card and was sent. Players Yekaterinburg club surrounded the referee, trying to explain to him that Bicfalvi played ball. Guests striker Roman Pavlyuchenko pushed his teammate who crashed into the referee and also received a red card.

Having advantage in two players, “Zenith” constantly attacked and in the 86th minute took the lead. Domenico criscito hung from a free-kick from the right and Branislav Ivanovic by selling their goalkeeper Nikolai Zabolotny, head bounced off the post sent the ball into the goal.

In the goal-scoring episode, the attacker “Zenit”, Artem Dzyuba and midfielder of “Ural” Roman Emelyanov staged a brawl in the penalty area. The referee showed both players yellow cards. Emelyanova for this warning was the second, and he left the field.

In added time, playing against eight opponents, Zenit scored the second goal. The film, Juliano and Yohan Mollo has popped up three to one goalkeeper. Juliano gave a pass to Mollo, and the Frenchman doubled the advantage of the St. Petersburg club.

For the 24th round of the “Ural” in the spring part of the championship of Russia scored the most points (15), scoring five victories in six matches. The leader of the Premier League Spartak Moscow during the same period, scored 14 points, “Zenith” — only 8. Also “Ural” reached the final of the Cup of Russia, where 2 may in Sochi will play with the Moscow “Locomotive”.

Last week the RFU Commission on certification of stadiums found in the new arena of “Zenith” serious shortcomings. This was reported by “Sport-Express” with reference to a source in the RFU familiar with the situation. However, the Commission granted the application of “Zenit” on the issuance of the certificate of the official football matches under the auspices of the RAF in the arena “St.-Petersburg”.

Earlier the General Director “Zenith” Maxim Mitrofanov said that the team would not hold in the near future games at the new arena. Players including are not satisfied with the quality of the lawn. Because of obligations to the organizing Committee of the 2018 world Cup “Zenit” have to play at the stadium “Saint-Petersburg” on April 22. The club would prefer to postpone the debut for a later time.

“To be honest, we would their matches now in this stadium was not performed. But there are certain obligations to host the 2018 world Cup side, which in this case is St. Petersburg. It is bound to the confederations Cup to hold three events at the stadium, not specified, by the way, any so de jure, it is not necessarily football matches. Formally, two events a city can FIFA to show — bike show and concert. But that it can respond to FIFA? Field you use, the lighting system of the stadium you use, and we want to see in the arena are the games” — quoted Mitrofanov “Fontanka”.

Zenit are not satisfied with the quality of the pitch, laid on a “Central”. In early April there were reports that the lawn is prepared during the construction, fell into disrepair. The organizers of the world Cup has denied this information, however, Mitrofanov confirmed that the field is ruined.

Earlier the General Director “Zenith” Maxim Mitrofanov said that the team would not hold in the near future games at the new arena. Players including are not satisfied with the quality of the lawn. Because of obligations to the organizing Committee of the 2018 world Cup “Zenit” was supposed to play at the stadium “Saint-Petersburg” on April 22. The club would prefer to postpone the debut for a later time.

“To be honest, we would their matches now in this stadium was not performed. But there are certain obligations to host the 2018 world Cup side, which in this case is St. Petersburg. It is bound to the confederations Cup to hold three events at the stadium, not specified, by the way, any so de jure, it is not necessarily football matches. Formally, two events a city can FIFA to show — bike show and concert. But that it can respond to FIFA? Field you use, the lighting system of the stadium you use, and we want to see in the arena are the games” — quoted Mitrofanov “Fontanka”.

Zenit are not satisfied with the quality of the pitch, laid on a “Central”. In early April there were reports that the lawn is prepared during the construction, fell into disrepair. The organizers of the world Cup has denied this information, however, Mitrofanov confirmed that the field is ruined.

Russian figure skater has set a second world record in three days

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Russian woman Evgenia Medvedeva won the long program launched in Tokyo, the world team championship in figure skating with a world record

Arbitrary program odinochnits in the team figure skating world Championships in Tokyo ended with the victory of the Russians Evgenia Medvedeva. The judges praised her performance in 160,46 points, which was a new world record.

The previous highest achievement belonged also Medvedeva. In late March, at the recent Helsinki world Championships, she won for arbitrary program 154,40 points.

Second and third places were taken by Japanese Mai Mihara (146,17) and Wakaba squire Higuchi (145,30), respectively, consistently updated a national record. The second representative of Russia Elena Radionova took fifth place (137,08). The results of an arbitrary program Radionova and Medvedeva brought Russia’s 20 points.

Thanks to the successful performance of Mihara and squire Higuchi, Japan’s national team for the second time in history won the team championship of the world, gaining the sum of all disciplines 109 points. The Russians remained in second place (105). Bronze medals were won by the Americans (97).

Earlier, Medvedev won the short program with a world record. The judges praised her performance in to 80.85 points. The previous highest achievement belonged also Medvedeva. In December 2016, held in Marseille, the Grand Prix final, she received for the short program 79,21 points.

Second place went to Radionova, setting a personal record — 72,21 points. The third is the Japanese Mihara (72,10). At the end of Medvedev and Rodionov, the Russian team brought the maximum number of points — 23 (respectively 12 and 11).

In pairs figure skating bronze medalists of the world championship 2017 and the winners of the Grand Prix final champion Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov in the short program, took fourth place. For their performance they received 66,37 points, bringing Russia’s nine points. The best result was shown by the French Vanessa James and Morgan the Sipr (75,72 points). The second were Chinese Peng Cheng and Jin Yang (of 71.36), the third — Canadians Kirsten Moore-towers/Michael Marinaro (69,56).

In any program Tarasova and Morozov took second place, having received from the judges 142,38 points. So they brought Russia 11 points. James and Sipr again topped the table (146,87), Peng Cheng and Jin Yang were third (133,13).

In ice dancing Olympic Champions Sochi-2014 Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev in the short program, finished third. They got 68,94 bull and brought Russia 10 points. The victory went to the Americans Madison chock and Evan Bates (79,05), second place went to Canadians kaitlyn weaver and Andrew After (76,73). In any program, the Russians again were third (104,55) and scored another ten points. Canadians in this kind of program surpassed the Americans (113,83 points against 109,96).

Men in the short program, reigning champion of Russia Mikhail Kolyada showed the fourth result, setting a new national record (95,37). He lost only to the Japanese Seme UNO (103,53), American Nathan Chen (99,28), and the Chinese Jin Bojan (97,98). Three-time champion of Russia Maxim Kovtun, on Monday failed to fly with the team to Tokyo because of the delay on the plane, tore both of the quadruple jump and took only the 11th place with 12 participants (64,62). Carol brought Russia nine points, Kovtun only two.

In any program of carols once again set a record, gaining 184,04 points and finishing in fifth place. Kovtun moved up one position, becoming the tenth (148,29). The first two places went to the Japanese Yuzuru the Han (200,49) and Sam UNO (198,49), at the recent world championship in Helsinki won respectively gold and silver. In third place was the triple world champion canadian Patrick Chan (190,74). In any program the Christmas Carol brought to the Russian team by eight points, Kovtun three.

Informant IAAF on doping in Russia was disqualified for four years

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Sports arbitration court in Lausanne (CAS) ruled on the disqualification four-time champion of Russia in run on short distances Alexander Hutte

Four-time champion of Russia in run on a short distance, hyutte Alexander was disqualified for four years for violating anti-doping rules. The corresponding decision was made by the Sports arbitration court in Lausanne (CAS), the official website of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla).

Athlete found guilty of a violation of section 32.2 (a) “Presence of a prohibited substance in an athlete’s sample”, p. 32.2 (b) “Attempted use of a prohibited substance” and p. 32.2(C) “Failure to Deposit samples” of anti-doping rules of the International Association of athletics federations (IAFF). Disqualification begins on August 5, 2015. All results of the athlete from 22 may to 4 August 2015 revoked.

Hutte, who won four gold medals at the Russian Championships and won the European team championship — 2011, in 2015, wrote a letter to the Manager of the IAAF anti-doping Thomas Capdeville. In the letter, the athlete is disqualified for four years for doping, accused positive test of the trainer Zuhra Vereshchagin.

In the letter, Hutte said that the 22 may 2015 has been tested in a sports club, “Youth” and three months suspended from participation in competitions. The Russians said that has never passed a positive doping test. An increased level of a prohibited drug etioholanolona he explained the change of coach.

In an interview with “Sport-Express”, jutte stated that his goal was not revolution in Russian athletics. According to him, he only struggled against their former coach Zuhra vereshagino.

“First of all, I want to emphasize that I am a patriot of his country. I want the Russian athletics only good. I wasn’t trying to start a revolution, or as Stepanov Dmitry, I struggled and continue to do so only against a specific coach — Zuhra vereshagino. This is the man who lied to me, stole that dream from me. Because of these people our athletes are now removed from the competition. And I want justice to this trainer no longer worked,” — said Hutte.

Executive Director of all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) Alexander Parkin said that the organization does not condemn, Hutte for correspondence with the IAAF. “What, Hutte honestly told everything about his situation is well, — said Parkin. — He used the right of an athlete who was in such a situation — as Alexander believes, by the fault of the coach, and we did not condemn him for it,” said Parkin.

In November 2015 IAAF in connection with the allegations of mass doping deprived of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) membership. Thus, all Russian athletes were suspended from participation in international tournaments. In June 2016, the IAAF upheld its decision, which meant the suspension of Russian athletes from the Olympics.

After that, OCD and 68 Russian athletes have filed a lawsuit in the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS), demanding to recognize illegal the IAAF rule, according to which participation in the competition was ousted all Russian athletes. At the end of July this CAS dismissed the lawsuit. In Rio de Janeiro the national team of Russia in athletics represented the only long jumper. Darya Klishina, which is recognized eligible by the IAAF. In the final she showed the ninth result.

Only at the end of 2016, the IAAF began accepting applications from Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag. Only wfla filed about 100 such applications. 12 Russian athletes, including the reigning world champion Sergey Shubenkov and Kuchina Mariya, were considered eligible anti-doping code.

The winner of the Cycling race “Giro d’italia” was killed in an accident

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Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi of the Kazakh team “Astana” was killed in an accident. Athlete during exercise was hit by a truck

The winner of the Cycling race “Giro d’italia” in 2011 Scarponi Michele, who plays for the Kazakh team “Astana”, collided with a truck during training in Moscow. The accident occurred on Saturday morning, April 22, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

After a few minutes to a scene there arrived the ambulance. Also from the hospital in Ancona flew the helicopter. Doctors recorded the death of 37-year-old athlete.

This week Scarponi won the first stage race “Tour of the Alps”, taking in the General classification of the race in fourth place. In starting in may, the “Giro d’italia” it was supposed to be the captain of “Astana”.

In the 2011 “Giro d’italia” Scarponi took second place in the overall standings, second only to Alberto Contador. After the disqualification of Spaniard accused of doping, the Italian was the announcement of the winner of the race.

The best result Scarponi on “Tour de France” was 24th place in 2012, when he was considered one of the favorites of the race. In the Vuelta, the Italian twice and finished 11th in 2005 and 2016.

In addition to the “Giro d’italia”-2011 Scarponi won several stage races. He finished first in the overall standings “the peace Race” in 2004, “Week of Coppi and Bartali” in 2007, the race “Tirreno — Adriatico” in 2009, “a Week of Lombardy” in 2010 and “Vuelta a Catalunya” in 2011.

“Rostov” – “Spartak”: online broadcast of the Central match of 24th Matchday of the Premier League

The main match of the round of the championship of Russia this Saturday will take place in Rostov-on-don. Meet local eponymous club and the leader and the main contender for the championship this season Moscow “Spartak”. The team have noted particular achievements this spring. The band never missed, while Spartacus never left the field without scoring a goal.


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Indeed, it is “growth” now looks like a team able to slow down a sprint of red and white. In the end, the southerners still have a chance to cling to the European cups, from which they are separated by just five points. As strong contenders to win the team knows how that proved not only in the Premier League, but also on the European arena.

On the other hand, Spartak will want to resolve the issue with the title as soon as possible, and therefore, relax and allow the opponent to beat themselves, they too will not be. So, we are waiting for a fascinating presentation.

About the losses. At “Rostov” again will not be at the gate dzhanaeva is Banished. Although Nikita Medvedev plays, as we have learned, not worse. Also missing in the list of healthy Central defender Vladimir Granat.

Spartak, on the other hand, injuries in the attack. Unlikely to play ze Luis and Luiz Adriano. But, again, is perfectly able to replace Quincy Promes that he has repeatedly argued previously.