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Q. What’s been the toughest challenge in your career, one that taught you some personal lesson? A. One of the hardest decisions I ever made was to play for Russia in the Olympics. It was always my dream, obviously, to play in the Olympics for the USA. But even coming off my best year in the WNBA, I didn’t get a chance to be on USA basketball. I knew I would be judged very harshly for playing for Russia, and I went through all that turmoil—wrestling to do it, not to do it—hoping the USA squad would come back around and give me a legitimate chance to make the team. All these things were swirling inside me. Washington Post

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Russia’s ruble has weakened against the dollar. Declining oil prices put the country on the brink of recession, while sanctions, introduced by Western countries against some of the largest Russian companies, increased concerns about its ability to service its external debt. Putin last year said Russian businessmen “need to understand their responsibility” during a meeting with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. He called for Russian-owned companies to register and to pay taxes in Russia. “Given the recent speculation that Mr. Prokhorov might sell his interest in light of the slumping Eastern European economies this is certainly an interesting development,” said Chuck Baker, head of sports mergers and acquisition as a partner in DLA Piper’s Global Sports, Media and Entertainment practice. Bloomberg

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A 17-year-old Russian basketball player has died after collapsing during practice with league champion CSKA Moscow. CSKA says Ruslan Gagloev, a promising center who grew up in Georgia's war-torn breakaway region of South Ossetia, lost consciousness during a training exercise and could not be revived. USA Today Sports

November 23, 2014 Updates

If the Nets want to dump AK-47 on another team and save more than $10 million in luxury taxes, they'll have to give something up. It just may not be Karasev or a draft pick. And it may or may not be Philadelphia. The other possibility is that he is waived and signs either in the NBA or overseas. His wife said recently she'd like to see him finish his career with CSKA Moscow, where he started out We should know more early in the week. NetsDaily

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The party Civil Platform intends to return to active politics and businessman Mikhail Prokhorov may head it again, Rifat Shaikhutdinov, chairman of the party's federal political committee, said in an interview published in Monday's edition of Izvestia. "Yes, he could do it any moment," Shaikhutdinov said, responding to a question as to whether Prokhorov may lead the party again. "But I think a decision on this matter will be made in 2016, when we understand how we will run in the State Duma elections. We are now thinking about it and we are experimenting with various forms," he said. Russia Beyond The Headlines

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Dynamo Moscow (Russian Superleague) inked 24-year old American guard Tyshawn Taylor. Taylor managed to play in three leagues last year. He played in the summer at Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN league where in 17 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 6.6apg and 1.6spg. The last season he played at Maine Red Claws in D-League. In 23 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg. Taylor also spent pre-season at the Pelicans in NBA that year. The other team he played that season for were the Nets in NBA. In 22 games he averaged 4.0ppg and 1.6apg. Another team Taylor played shortly was Springfield Armor in D-League. In two games he averaged 9.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg. Interperformances

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