MOSCOW - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says the city of Kaliningrad could lose the right to host 2018 World Cup matches u

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MOSCOW - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says the city of Kaliningrad could lose the right to host 2018 World Cup matches unless it resolves a dispute over the site of its stadium this week. Dennis Rodman Jersey .Kaliningrad, the capital of a Russian exclave on the border with Poland, was announced as one of 11 host cities in 2012 but has suffered repeated delays and is now under threat, Mutko told Russian TV.It is not clear where the 35,000-seat stadium in Kaliningrad will be built.The local authorities preferred site on an island has been criticized as too costly by Mutko, who told Russian TV that the city must resolve the issue this week and that there is no time whatsoever left.The island remains the most likely option, the Russian news agency Tass quoted Mutko as saying.That would represent something of a defeat for Mutko, who has championed what he says would be the cheaper option of building a new arena on the site of the citys existing stadium.The capacity of the Kaliningrad stadium was originally set at 40,000, before being reduced to 35,000, of which 10,000 seats will be removed after the World Cup, with organizers saying a larger stadium would not be used often enough after the tournament.There is a backup plan if Kaliningrad is cut as a host city, but organizers are counting on it not being needed, Mutko said. He did not specify what that plan entailed.There was no word on whether the delays meant that the planned start of construction in Kaliningrad, currently set for April, would now be put back.Kaliningrad would not necessarily require a replacement if it is cut. Russias choice of 12 host stadiums for the World Cup has been criticized by FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said 10 would be sufficient.Alternatively, the southern city of Krasnodar has long been mentioned as a potential addition to the World Cup schedule if another city was to drop out.Since Krasnodars surprise exclusion from the host city list in 2012, billionaire Sergei Galitsky has opted to build a 36,000-capacity stadium there for his club FC Krasnodar. Construction is advanced and the stadium would meet the minimum capacity for the 2018 World Cup.Krasnodar has a strong football culture and is the only city apart from Moscow to have two clubs in the Russian Premier League. Scottie Pippen Jersey . - The Oakland Athletics say they are stopping negotiations to extend their lease at the Coliseum. John Paxson Jersey . Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season. . The Blue Jackets got goals from Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in a 4-0 victory on Friday night.CARSON, Calif. - Giles Barnes scored two goals to help lift the Houston Dynamo over Chivas USA 4-1 on Saturday night. Houston (3-4-2) snapped a six-match winless skid and equaled its offensive output from the last seven games. Brad Davis and Will Bruin also scored for Houston. Erick Torres scored the lone goal for Chivas USA (1-5-3), which had its winless streak extend to eight. Chivas finished with 10 players as goaalkeeper Tim Melia was sent off in the 67th minute for tripping Will Bruin inside the penalty area. Nikola Mirotic Jersey. Chivas opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Torres converted a penalty kick, but Houston scored the next four goals. Chivas goalkeeper Tim Melia was handed a red card for tripping Bruin inside the penalty area. Barnes converted the penalty in the 69th minute to provide the final margin. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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