RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games.
It began with soccer’s Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the U.S. Open doubles championship Saturday for their second Grand Slam title this year, beating Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3.
The No. … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Daniel Dias likes being mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Phelps.
Some Paralympians may feel diminished – even offended – by using an Olympian as a reference to help illustrate their excellence.
Not Dias.… Read Full Storyread more
MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo, a favorite for a fourth world … Read Full Story
BROCKTON – The 23-year-old Cape Verdean taekwondo fighter who lived in Brockton and trained in Abington went down kicking during the Summer Olympics on Wednesday.
Maria Andrade lost by a final score of 18-6 to one of her top-ranked competitors, Panipak … Read Full Story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Pele hopes to appear at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics after missing the opening because of poor health.
The Brazilian soccer great tweeted Tuesday: “I am continuing my physiotherapy and focused on joining … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.
The Americans have … Read Full Storyread more
The Olympics spark hope in many a child of going for the gold. But in financially supporting those dreams, some parents are going for broke.
For his 15-year old son’s travel hockey team, Tim Richmeier was spending about $5,000 a … Read Full Storyread more
U.S. surf legend Garrett McNamara will lead a number of free surf classes at Portuguese beaches this summer.
The initiative, entitled ‘Buondi Surf Sessions,’ kicked off Tuesday at Lisbon’s Carcavelos Beach. All lessons begin with a special surf class for … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — More than 300 runners are expected to lace up for the Day of Portugal 5K Road Race/Walk on Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Another 150 children are expected to take part in the Children’s Fun Run … Read Full Storyread more
Portugal’s national team has already landed in the French village of Marcoussis, fresh off a resounding 7-0 pounding over Estonia in Wednesday’s final tune up for the 2016 Euro, which kickoffs of today when host France meets Romania. Kickoff, in … Read Full Storyread more
MADRID (AP) – Lionel Messi’s tax trial began Tuesday with the player deciding not to appear in court for early proceedings.
Messi is facing a prison sentence of nearly two years on charges he failed to properly pay taxes for … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.
A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Staff and volunteers at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be unmissable at venues thanks to their colorful uniforms unveiled on Thursday.
The outfits are in shades of green, blue, yellow, and red, which also … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil soccer great Rivaldo is telling tourists to stay away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of the danger of endemic violence.
Rivaldo posted the warning on his Instagram account and alluded to … Read Full Storyread more
Before the largest home crowd of the season, on Saturday evening the New England Revolution appeared to be headed to their second victory of the campaign but their inability to deal with crosses in their won area struck again and … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots on the … Read Full Storyread more
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s Olympic committee says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a scheduled appearance at this month’s flame-lighting ceremony in Greece for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
A committee statement Friday said it had … Read Full Storyread more