Former TV hockey host Ulyana Trigubchak has said footballers can masturbate on the pitch as long as they win, holding forth on Russia captain Artem Dzyuba's sex scandal and a wide range of other issues on her new Instagram show.
Russian hockey veteran Andrei Rychagov has warned that UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's furious outburst against Emmanuel Macron could lead to violence, calling his response to the French leader's remarks about terrorism "wild".
Russian world champion gymnast Daria Dmitrieva has admitted that she was driven "crazy" by ex-husband Alexander Radulov's messages to other women during their two-year marriage, adding that she loved spending his hefty NHL wages.
NHL's Los Angeles Kings have dismissed a long-serving employee who played Bailey, their lion mascot at the center of allegations of sexual misconduct including making lewd comments and thrusting his hips in a woman's face.
On his 35th birthday, Alex Ovechkin is reportedly about to agree a lucrative new long-term deal at NHL side the Washington Capitals that would put him within distance of breaking Wayne Gretzky's all-time NHL record of 894 goals.
San Jose Sharks player Logan Couture has voiced his shock after allegedly being attacked for discussing the Republican Party and US President Donald Trump, adding he had revealed his father was a police officer before the dust-up.