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MOSCOW - Russia will cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure while recession looms, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday. Patrick Roy Jersey .The Russian government is cutting its spending by 10 per cent across the board after the central bank predicted last month that the economy could contract 4.5 to 4.7 per cent this year, under pressure from low oil prices and international sanctions.Mutko, also a FIFA executive committee member, said in comments reported by the Tass news agency that World Cup stadiums and associated infrastructure would be exempt from the cuts. However, various organizational issues and subsidies to the organizing committee would be cut, he said, along with spending related to the draw ceremony.Mutko did not provide specific figures, but suggested the cuts would also apply to the non-exempt areas of World Cup spending.This month, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said he had been assured by President Vladimir Putin that economic problems would not affect the tournament, and FIFA told The Associated Press it was not worried by Mutkos announcement of cuts.We are not concerned that this will have any impact on the delivery of general infrastructure required for a successful staging of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, FIFA spokesman Olegs Sokols said in emailed comments.In a statement issued to the AP, the organizing committee said, This rationalization of federal funding will not affect key infrastructure essential for staging the tournament, like stadiums, training sites, and team base camps, public transportation, IT infrastructure, and safety and security measures.Russia has already cut the capacity of two of its 12 World Cup stadiums from 45,000 to 35,000, citing financial and legacy reasons, but Mutko ruled out further shrinking of stadiums to save money, saying FIFA was unwilling to lose any more ticket revenue from hosting games in front of fewer fans.FIFA wont give us any more concessions, and all the stadiums should be 45,000-capacity, he said. The ticketing program has started, its economics, its FIFAs earnings. The fact that they lowered two of the stadiums to 35,000 people for us; according to their projections, they already lost $60 million.Mutko said the Industry and Trade Ministry was tasked with gathering World Cup contractors for meetings at which they were encouraged to lower the price of concrete for tournament-related projects.According to government figures before Mutkos comments on Thursday, more than half of Russias projected $9.6 billion World Cup spending will come from the federal government budget, with much of the remaining sum paid for by Russian regional authorities and state-owned companies.At previous World Cups, FIFA has occasionally picked up the tab when the host nations government has been unable or unwilling to fund certain aspects of the preparation. In the run-up to last years tournament in Brazil, for example, FIFA covered a reported fee of $20 million to provide generators to power broadcast facilities. Paul Kariya Jersey . But qualifying for her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts after years of falling short in tough Manitoba provincial championships is as good as consolation prizes get for the 29-year-old from Winnipegs Fort Rouge Curling Club. Rob Ramage Jersey . It took five games, but the Celtics finally helped Stevens earn his first NBA victory. "Im going to celebrate for a whole 12 minutes, and then Im going to start watching Orlando and trying to figure them out," the first-year Celtics coach said after Boston beat the Utah Jazz, one of the leagues other winless teams, 97-87 on Wednesday night.SAN DIEGO - Cubs manager Joe Maddon has plenty of reasons to be happy Chicago landed top free agent Jon Lester.The most original: The pitcher hunts.Lester was the big prize early at the winter meetings, and the Cubs beat out the Boston Red Sox for the trophy signing.Maddon has great respect for the lefty, who won two World Series championships with the Red Sox, and he learned of Lesters hobby during a recent telephone call.As manager of Tampa Bay from 2006-14, the quirky Maddon, who doesnt hunt, sent some of his players on hunting trips.A couple of years ago, Wade Davvis shot a black bear in Toronto prior to the playoffs, Maddon said Tuesday. Alexander Kerfoot Jersey. I thought that was outstanding. 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Date Oct. 22nd 11:39 AM


Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - On a night the Anaheim Ducks retired Teemu Selannes No. 8 jersey, it was only fitting that a Finland native won the game. Sami Vatanen scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout as the Ducks rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at Honda Center. Rickard Rakell had two goals and two assists for Anaheim, which killed a pair of 5-on-3 powervented New York from posting back-to-back wins for the third time this season.Pacers: Indianas injury woes are still mounting. As Paul George continues his recovery from a broken right leg, Vogel said Thursday that point guard C.J. Watson will probably spend the rest of the season playing through soreness in his feet. Swingman C.J. Miles was limited to just 13 minutes because of a strained left groin, and backup centre Lavoy Allen limped to the locker room late in the first half with a sore right knee. Allen did not return. Vogel said Allen will be re-evaluated Friday.ON THE REBOUND.The Pacers didnt just win the scoring battle inside, they also outrebounded the Knicks 49-33. And after starting 7 of 17 from the field, Indiana finished the game by going 35 of 62 (56.5 per cent) over the final three quarters.FIGHTING MADThough the Knicks got knocked down late in the second quarter and knocked out late in the third, Fisher insisted his team played hard to the end. Hardaway was even more emphatic. No, the team didnt quit, Hardaway said. I dont know why you would say that. We didnt quit at all. They were just making shots and we werent.UP NEXTKnicks: Hosts Lakers on Sunday.Pacers: Host Kings on Saturday. [url=www.cheapsoccerjerseysoutletonline.com]Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic[/url] [url=www.cheaphockeyjerseysoutlet.com]Wholesale Hockey Jerseys[/url] [url=www.nfljerseyscheapstore.com]Nike NFL Jerseys China[/url] [url=www.jerseysmlbcheap.com]Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China[/url] [url=www.cheapbaseballjerseysoutlet.com]Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China[/url] [url=www.cheapcollegejerseysoutletonline.com]Wholesale College Jerseys[/url] [url=www.cheapjerseysbestsitechina.com]Cheap Jerseys From China[/url] [url=www.cheapjerseysnearme.com]Wholesale Jerseys Near Me[/url] [url=www.cheapjerseysonlinefromchina.com]Cheap Jerseys Online[/url] [url=www.cheapnfljerseysnearme.com]Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic[/url] [url=www.cheapnikenflauthenticjerseys.com]Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic[/url] [url=www.cheapsoccerjerseysnearme.com]Cheap Soccer Jerseys China[/url] [url=www.cheapjerseyschinancaa.com]Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic[/url] [url=www.cheapjerseyschinanba.com]Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys[/url] [url=www.cheapchinajerseysnhl.com]Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic[/url] [url=www.mlbjerseyschinacheap.com]MLB Jerseys China[/url] [url=www.cheapjerseysquickshipping.com]Cheap Jerseys From China[/url] [url=www.cheapretrojerseys.com]Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys[/url] [url=www.cheapnfljerseysonlinechina.com]Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=www.cheapnikenfljerseysoutlet.com]Cheap NFL Jerseys China[/url] ' ' '

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