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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Revolution give great fight but drop MLS Cup

Revolution give great fight but drop MLS Cup

The third time is definitely not a charm for the New England Revolution as they have now met the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup three times and each time the side from Foxboro dropped the title game thanks … Read Full Story

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José Gonçalves could become first Portuguese player to hoist the MLS Cup

José Gonçalves could become first Portuguese player to hoist the MLS Cup

If the New England Revolution are able to upset the heavily favored host Los Angeles Galaxy in Sunday afternoon’s MLS Cup, team captain José Gonçalves will become the first Portuguese player ever to hoist the coveted trophy.
Last season, he … Read Full Story

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Skylah Dias and Jacob Castro from Swansea will be trying out again for the U.S. National Team

Skylah Dias and Jacob Castro from Swansea will  be trying out again for the U.S. National Team

They made the Region I Futsal Select team this summer and then — when it came to take the next step — midfielder Skylah Dias failed to make the U.S. U-14 National team due to injury and goalkeeper Jacob Castro, … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s Sara Moreira places 3rd in N.Y. Marathon

Portugal’s Sara Moreira places 3rd in N.Y. Marathon

Portugal’s Sara Moreira made a stunning debut in her first marathon on Sunday by ending third in the New York Marathon. She completed the course in 2 hours 25 minutes and 59 seconds, crossing the finishing line 52 seconds after … Read Full Story

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Silvano Alves wins PBR World Championship

Silvano Alves wins PBR World Championship

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Silvano Alves won the world title and the aggregate crownSunday in the Professional Bull Riders World Finals.

Alves, from Pilar Do Sul, Brazil, was the only cowboy to ride all six of his bulls. … Read Full Story

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