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.

Thomas, 26, … Read Full Story

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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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Hulk extends contract at Russia’s Zenit

Hulk extends contract at Russia’s Zenit

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 Story

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FIFA says Manaus not ‘suitable’ option for 2016 Rio Games

FIFA says Manaus not ‘suitable’ option for 2016 Rio Games

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 Story

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Benfica loans central defender Steven Vitória to the Philadelphia Union

Benfica loans central defender Steven Vitória to the Philadelphia Union

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 Story

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Kevin Garnett is a big José Mourinho fan

Kevin Garnett is a big José Mourinho fan

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 Story

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Local soccer players capture Disney Soccer Showcase

Local soccer players capture Disney Soccer Showcase

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 Story

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Red Sox promote Ferreira, MLB’s 3rd female baseball ops VP

Red Sox promote Ferreira, MLB’s 3rd female baseball ops VP

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have promoted Raquel Ferreira to vice president of baseball administration, making her the third woman to be a VP in a major league baseball operations department.

Ferreira is a native of Rhode Island … Read Full Story

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Boston officials move forward on 2024 Olympic bid

Boston officials move forward on 2024 Olympic bid

BOSTON (AP) – Boston officials are celebrating the city’s selection as the U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympics.

Now they begin work on convincing the IOC to send the Summer Games to the Hub.

Boston beat San Francisco, Los Angeles … Read Full Story

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Growth of fantasy sports spurs legal questions

Growth of fantasy sports spurs legal questions

It’s a billion-dollar industry that continues to grow, but is it gambling?

With an estimated 41.5 million players in the United States, fantasy sports are seemingly everywhere. The recent explosion of new variations of the games, however, raises questions for … Read Full Story

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