MOSCOW ? Russia coach Fabio Capello has been told that his team's target should be a World Cup semifinal at home in 2018.
Sergei Stepashin, a former prime minister who is a key powerbroker at the Russian Football Union, says he has made his expectations clear to the veteran Italian coach following last year's group stage exit at the World Cup in Brazil.
In comments reported by Russian media, Stepashin says he told Capello that "if the host nation of a World Cup doesn't reach the semifinal, that's a failure."
SAN DIEGO ? The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego on Sunday with more than two hours of music.
In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalog.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts opened with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" before show opener Gary Clark Jr. joined them for "Bitch" from the band's "Sticky Fingers" album, which is being reissued this week.
NEW BEDFORD ? Officials say a 46-year-old New Bedford man pulled from the water off Fort Taber has died after his inflatable raft overturned.
New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes said the man was unconscious and unresponsive when he was pulled from the water at about 6 p.m. Sunday. Attempts were made to revive him.
Officials have provided no other information. Authorities are continuing to investigate.
Gomes says a small inflatable raft was involved in the incident in rough waters and strong winds. Two others were also pulled.
PARIS ? 5:25 p.m.
Nick Kyrgios came out with his nose ahead, the 29th-seed winning 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 against Denis Istomin.
Who says tennis lacks characters?
Nick Kyrgios, a 20-year-old Australian, likes a good grumble as he plays, even approaching the fiery levels reached by John "You cannot be serious!" McEnroe in his day.
"What a joke," the Aussie muttered under his breath ? and that was after winning the second set against Denis Istomin.
JOHANNESBURG ? The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.
Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked off her horns while she was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much of her face. A couple of days later, staff on a wildlife reserve found the grievously injured rhino ? alive.
The info was first reported by The Independent.