Alexander Ovechkin

Sports stars line up behind Putin, though some disagree

Most, but not all, of Russia's top sports stars are backing Vladimir Putin in this weekend's presidential election.

Ahead of Sunday's vote, a host of Olympic gold medalists and NHL player Alex Ovechkin have thrown their support behind Putin. Ovechkin even launched a "Putin Team" campaign on social media.

On the other side, there's Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

The former No. 1-ranked tennis player is the only major Russian athlete to back opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been barred from taking part in the election.

With Putin poised to win as much as 70 percent of the vote, according to state pollsters, Kafelnikov told The Associated Press he won't...