BOSTON (AP) – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.
Kenya’s Carolina Rotich was … Read Full Storyread more
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) – Portugal has dropped out of the race to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, leaving four countries in the running for the event.
Manuel Agrellos, president of the Portuguese Golf Federation, says Portugal pulled out because … Read Full Storyread more
SAO PAULO (AP) – Most Brazilian players dream of making it to a top European football club. These days, though, some of the country’s most promising players are heading to a very different sporting nation.
China is fast becoming the … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Developers brag that the athletes’ village for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will rival a five-star resort.
The village will be turned into a private condominium complex after the games with some of the … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Organizers of Boston’s effort to host the 2024 Olympics said Monday they would not submit a final bid to for the games unless a majority of Massachusetts residents were supportive.
Boston 2024 ran a full-page ad in … Read Full Storyread more
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, converting his 11th match point to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 and keep Argentina’s hopes alive against Brazil in … Read Full Storyread more
The opening round of the Algarve Cup — the prestigious women’s soccer tournament currently being held in Portugal’s most southern province — began on Wednesday.
Three months away from the 2015 World Cup, this tournament serves as preparation for that … Read Full Story
A mere 48 hours before the season’s opening game, which is scheduled to kick off today, at 10 p.m., when the Chicago Fire take on the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy, the league announced that it had reached an … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame.
The 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro are offering a second unknown: Will there be one … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – There’s a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask’s honor.… Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics have acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns for a first-round draft pick and guard Marcus Thornton.
The deal was made on a busy day at the NBA’s trading deadline.
Thomas, 26, … Read Full Storyread more
SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva is speaking out for the first time after his failed doping tests, saying in a statement that he is not a cheater and “never used any substances” to improve his performances.
In … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – No one seriously questions any more whether Rio de Janeiro will be ready for the 2016 Olympics.
A year ago, an International Olympic Committee vice president called Rio’s preparations the “worst” in memory. But since … Read Full Storyread more
MOSCOW (AP) – Zenit St. Petersburg says it has re-signed Brazil striker Hulk to a new five-year contract until the end of 2018-19.
Hulk’s previous deal, reportedly worth 7 million euros ($8 million) a year, had been due to expire … Read Full Storyread more
SAO PAULO (AP) – FIFA says it opposes the choice of Manaus as a football host city in the 2016 Olympics.
Football’s governing body says it prefers the games be played at cities closer to Olympic center Rio de Janeiro.… Read Full Storyread more
In a release distributed on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Union, a team from Major League Soccer, one of the New England Revolution’s opponents in the Eastern Conference, announced that the club had reached agreement with Portuguese champion Sport Lisboa e Benfica … Read Full Storyread more
Kevin Garnett, the well know basketball superstar who won an NBA title with the Boston Celtics in 2008, had earlier, in 2004, been named Most Valuable Player in the league, in addition to winning a Gold Medal in Sidney, in … Read Full Storyread more
The last time we heard from the GPS-MA NPL Elite U15 boys team, it had just captured the Massachusetts U15 state title, to earn a spot in the Region 1 Soccer Championships, which were held at the campus of the … Read Full Storyread more