Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s sports minister says the possibility of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus “is not in discussion.”

Sports Minister George Hilton said in a statement Thursday that … Read Full Story

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Soares wins 2nd doubles title on same day at Australian Open

Soares wins 2nd doubles title on same day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Bruno Soares didn’t have much down time between his Australian Open doubles championship matches. No worries, he won them both.

On Sunday afternoon, he added the mixed doubles title with Elena Vesnina to the men’s doubles … Read Full Story

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2 from US join elite club: 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

2 from US join elite club: 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

BOSTON (AP) – Two American endurance athletes have just redefined the meaning of the term “globetrotter.”

Daniel Cartica, of Chicago, and Becca Pizzi (PEE’-zee), of Belmont, Massachusetts, won the World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathonsin seven days on … Read Full Story

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Brady-Manning among the best rivalries in sports

Brady-Manning among the best rivalries in sports

Tom Brady has more championship rings. Peyton Manning has nearly all the passing records.

Fans will always debate which quarterback is better. But there’s no arguing it’s one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.

So it’s fitting a Super … Read Full Story

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James, Anthony top 30 finalists for Olympic basketball team

James, Anthony top 30 finalists for Olympic basketball team

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are a step closer to a fourth Olympics, and Stephen Curry is in position for his first.

The NBA stars were among 30 players selected Monday as finalists for the U.S. basketball team that will … Read Full Story

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Hot team, cold team to meet in AFC playoffs

Hot team, cold team to meet in AFC playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are about to find out if momentum means anything in an NFL season.
The defending Super Bowl champions have lost four of their past six games as they head into Saturday’s playoff … Read Full Story

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Rio Olympic track stadium goes dark due to unpaid bills

Rio Olympic track stadium goes dark due to unpaid bills

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The track and field stadium for this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was without power Monday with the city hall and Rio soccer club Botafogo blaming each other for unpaid utility bills.

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Belenenses and Rio de Janeiro Brazil All Stars to take part in International Futsal Challenge in Mass. and R.I.

Belenenses and Rio de Janeiro Brazil All Stars to take part in International Futsal Challenge in Mass. and R.I.

FALL RIVER – Here’s an early Christmas present for Greater Fall River soccer fans.

The International Futsal Challenge, featuring two international and two domestic teams, will make a stop at Durfee High School’s Luke Urban Field House on Saturday, Dec. … Read Full Story

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IAAF poised to suspend Russian federation in doping scandal

IAAF poised to suspend Russian federation in doping scandal

LONDON (AP) – IAAF leaders are set to suspend the Russian federation on Friday, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil.

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Brazil F1 interest fading with no great driver to follow

Brazil F1 interest fading with no great driver to follow

SAO PAULO (AP) – When Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix last month to secure his third Formula One title, most Brazilians heard about it for only 15 seconds during a soccer match on Brazil’s leading broadcaster.
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Hero teen honored by Celtics

Hero teen honored by Celtics

BOSTON — Caitlin Pestana of Bridgewater had a memorable experience while attending her first Celtics’ game at the TD Garden on Oct. 28.
The 13-year-old eighth-grader made an appearance on the parquet floor during the Celtics’ opener against the Philadelphia … Read Full Story

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World’s best surfers take on the planet’s biggest waves in Portugal

World’s best surfers take on the planet’s biggest waves in Portugal

NAZARÉ — As a huge tide crashed into shore at Praia do Norte in Portugal from a stormy sea on Sunday, Nov. 1, some of the world’s best surfers saw it as an opportunity to show just what they’re capable … Read Full Story

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Volvo Ocean Race to return to Rhode Island in 2018

Volvo Ocean Race to return to Rhode Island in 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The next Volvo Ocean Race, offshore sailing’s most prestigious event, will again make its only North American stopover in Newport, Rhode Island.

Officials from the state and the round-the-world race made the announcementFriday.

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Royals’ Orlando becomes first Brazilian in World Series 

Royals’ Orlando becomes first Brazilian in World Series 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Paulo Orlando had returned home to Brazil last offseason when he flipped on the television to catch the news, and saw this strange report about the first Brazilian to play in the NFL.
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Brazil’s Talita and Larissax win FIVB World Tour Finals

Brazil’s Talita and Larissax win FIVB World Tour Finals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Brazil’s Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst 21-17, 21-18 to extend their international winning streak to 27 matches.

“We try to … Read Full Story

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Brazil sweeps US in 2nd match of USA Volleyball Cup

Brazil sweeps US in 2nd match of USA Volleyball Cup

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Top-ranked Brazil swept the U.S. men’s national team in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Tuesday night with both teams playing their reserves.

The 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 victory comes two days … Read Full Story

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Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships – a trial run for next summer’s Olympics – and the team doctor said she suspected it … Read Full Story

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IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

Before, the IOC and local Olympic organizers … Read Full Story

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