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  • For the record

    Ukrainian soccer: In the Oct. 12 Sports section, an article about the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on soccer incorrectly stated that businessman Rinat Akhmetov has been "linked to organized crime." Akhmetov has never been charged with any crime, and his representatives deny any connection.
  • Ongoing conflict in Ukraine wreaks havoc on country's Premier League

    Ongoing conflict in Ukraine wreaks havoc on country's Premier League
    The casualties of war are many. Lives lost or destroyed. Cities leveled. Societies ripped apart. The disruption of a soccer league is a minor inconvenience by comparison. But it is also a reminder how important the rituals, rhythms and distractions...

    Citing battle danger, six players to go AWOL from Ukraine soccer team

    Six players with reigning Ukrainian Premier League champion Shakhtar Donetsk have refused to return to Donetsk because of the fighting surrounding the city, club management confirmed. The six -- five Brazilians and an Argentine -- were with the team...

    Pro-Russia rebels bomb bridges to slow advance of Ukrainian troops

    Pro-Russia rebels chased from eastern Ukraine strongholds blew up three bridges leading to the regional capital of Donetsk on Monday in an apparent effort to thwart the further advance of a reinvigorated Ukrainian army. Government troops took four key...

    In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30

    In eastern Ukraine, separatist rocket attacks, bus ambush kill 30
    Separatist gunmen attacked a Ukrainian military base with Russian-made Grad rockets, killing 19 troops and boosting the overnight death toll to about 30 in the latest flare-up of fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russian media and Ukrainian officials said...