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WITH STORY: RUSSIA RECORD LOSING STREAK - In this photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, Sverdlovsk's women's pro ice hockey goalie Valeria Merkusheva defendes the net during their match against Biryusa Krasnoyarsk in Kurganovo, 15 Km (9,3 miles), south of Yekaterinburg, Russia. It's been three years since the Sverdlovsk team last won a match, and it's hard to stay positive. Since the losing streak began, the club has changed its coaches, almost all of its players and even its name.  (AP Photo/Manuel Kalavera)
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  • WITH STORY: RUSSIA RECORD LOSING STREAK - In this photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, Sverdlovsk's women's pro ice hockey goalie Valeria Merkusheva defendes the net during their match against Biryusa Krasnoyarsk in Kurganovo, 15 Km (9,3 miles), south of Yekaterinburg, Russia. It's been three years since the Sverdlovsk team last won a match, and it's hard to stay positive. Since the losing streak began, the club has changed its coaches, almost all of its players and even its name.  (AP Photo/Manuel Kalavera)

    105-game losing streak weighs down Russian hockey team

    KURGANOVO, Russia (AP) — It’s been 105 games and more than three years since one Russian women’s pro hockey team last won, and its whole season is a struggle to stay positive. “We’re totally screwed,” goalie coach Irina Votintseva said after a 5-1 loss on Monday, the latest failed attempt to shake off the unwanted […]