Racial remarks by Brazilian gymnasts being investigated

Racial remarks by Brazilian gymnasts being investigated

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The Brazilian confederation of gymnastics opened an investigation this weekend into remarks made by three members of the men’s team toward a black teammate that surfaced in a video last week.

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State is requiring background checks for high school officials

State is requiring background checks for high school officials

In response to suggestions from her constituents, State Representative Carole Fiola filed a bill that will have a major affect on high school sports.
Effective this season, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the governing body for all high school … Read Full Story

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Surfing event opens in Rio amid water pollution worries

Surfing event opens in Rio amid water pollution worries

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Many of the world’s top surfers were in Rio de Janeiro for a major surfing competition that kicked off Tuesday amid persistent worries about the city’s polluted waters.

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President Rousseff says she’ll get more involved in Olympics

President Rousseff says she’ll get more involved in Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she will get more involved in preparations of the Rio’s 2016 Olympics with the games set to open in less than 15 months.

Rousseff met Tuesday in Rio with Olympic … Read Full Story

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Brazil eyes historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

Brazil eyes historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics.

The nation is working … Read Full Story

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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

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 Story

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Portugal out of running for 2022 Ryder Cup; 4 countries left

Portugal out of running for 2022 Ryder Cup; 4 countries left

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 Story

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Brazilians chase the Chinese soccer dollar

Brazilians chase the Chinese soccer dollar

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 Story

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2016 athletes’ village set to become luxury housing

2016 athletes’ village set to become luxury housing

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 Story

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Olympic bid group seeks to bolster public support

Olympic bid group seeks to bolster public support

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 Story

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Mayer beats Souza in longest Davis Cup singles match ever

Mayer beats Souza in longest Davis Cup singles match ever

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 Story

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Algarve Cup matches: United States wins, Portugal loses

Algarve Cup matches: United States wins, Portugal loses

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

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MLS strike averted at the last minute, Revs open the season on Sunday

MLS strike averted at the last minute, Revs open the season on Sunday

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 Story

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Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

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 Story

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Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie Rask

Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie Rask

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 Story

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Celtics acquire point guard Isaiah Thomas from Suns

Celtics acquire point guard Isaiah Thomas from Suns

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.

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Anderson Silva says in statement that he is not a cheater

Anderson Silva says in statement that he is not a cheater

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.

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Rio Olympics will be ready, though many loose ends remain

Rio Olympics will be ready, though many loose ends remain

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 Story

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