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  1. Russian hockey player sets record for hardest slap shot

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Cold War? Long over. The hockey war? Still going, and the Russians just launched the latest attack when KHL player Aleksandr Ryazantsev set the world record for hardest slap shot (114.127 mph). Can the Americans answer? We'll see at this weekend'...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  2. Page 2 acquires list of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's Russian pr...

    Brian Frazer

    Russian billionaire and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov recently announced he'll be running for president of Russia against Vladimir Putin next year. Our inside sources at the Kremlin have helped us gather a preliminary list of campa...

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  3. Russian junior hockey team kicked off Delta flight from Buffalo

    Associated Press

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Russia's gold-medal celebration went into overtime. And that prevented the jubilant participants from boarding their flight Thursday morning, a day after they won the world junior hockey championship. About 30 members of the Rus...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  4. Caption this: Russia's Denis Golubev celebrates after Russia wins...

    Page 2

    At Page 2, we know you're funny, so share your gift. We'll find a great photo, and you provide the caption. Russia's Denis Golubev bites his medal and holds the IIHF World Junior Trophy after Russia defeated Canada 5-3 in the 2011 IIHF World U20 Cha...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  5. Alex Ovechkin vs. dolls filled with dressing


    When Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin stopped by the ESPN campus recently, we decided to test his shooting accuracy. So, naturally, we asked him to fire hockey pucks at Russian nesting dolls filled with Russian dressing. The results, as yo...

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2010
  6. Macho Showdown: Vlad Putin vs. The Dos Equis Guy

    Patrick Hruby

    One fishes bare-chested in Siberia and attaches satellite-tracking collars to tranquilized polar bears. The other is Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World." Yep, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is up to his rough, tumble and unintenti...

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2010
  7. Mikhail Prokhorov is considering renaming New Jersey Nets; Page 2...

    Jerry Greene

    Page 2 reveals the top 10 suggestions by readers for a new Nets nickname.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  8. Bill Simmons: Mikhail Prokhorov guide

    Bill Simmons

    Who is the 6-foot-7 Russian billionaire who purchased the New Jersey Nets? Bill Simmons presents the Idiot's Guide to jumping on the Mikhail Prokhorov bandwagon.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  9. Uni Watch: Sports-themed babushka dolls

    Paul Lukas

    We all know about sports-themed bobblehead dolls and McFarlane action dolls. But what about Russian Matryoshka dolls? Those dolls, also known as babushkas -- and a lot more of them -- were collected by Andrew Fladeboe's father back in the 1990s. And...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2010
  10. Russian youth hockey players recreate 'Slap Shot' fight scenes

    Page 2

    Our friends at's The Life spotted this viral video of two under-10 youth hockey teams in Russia doing their best impressions of the Hanson brothers. You have to see it to believe it. • Click here to check out the video...

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  11. Putin to join Russian judo team?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Is Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin really thinking about joining the national judo team?

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2009
  12. Bill Simmons NBA season preview and 33 most intriguing NBA people...

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 2 of his NBA preview, Bill Simmons finishes his list of the 33 most intriguing people of the 2009-10 season.

    Story | October 23, 2009
  13. Turkey with Russian, anyone?

    David Hirshey and Roger Bennett

    David Hirshey and Roger Bennett review the Euro 2008 quarterfinals, and look forward to the semis.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2008
  14. Still from Russia with love

    Bill Simmons

    Running into Anna K in Miami reminded Bill Simmons of the power of the Russian Lolita's influence.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2007
  15. Diary of a draft geek

    Ted Kluck

    What happens when you're more interested in the Senior Bowl than the NFC Championship Game? Ted Kluck watched five days of ... practice. And kept a diary.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2006
  16. Questioning the NBA

    Bill Simmons

    The season is only a couple weeks old, but there's still plenty of questions to be answered in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2004