Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

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 Story

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Olympic uniforms: Colorful in shades of red, yellow and blue

Olympic uniforms: Colorful in shades of red, yellow and blue

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 Story

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Former Brazil great Rivaldo tells tourists to skip Olympics

Former Brazil great Rivaldo tells tourists to skip Olympics

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 Story

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Carlos Rivas scores in the 90th minute and gives visiting Orlando City a 2-2 draw

Carlos Rivas scores in the 90th minute and gives visiting Orlando City a 2-2 draw

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 Story

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Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

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 Story

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Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

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 Story

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Tabor Academy to host Special Olympics MA Fitness Day April 23

Tabor Academy to host Special Olympics MA Fitness Day April 23

MARION, Mass. — On Saturday, April 23, athletes of all ages will descend on Tabor Academy from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to participate in the first ever Tabor Academy Special Olympics Fitness Day.

Focusing on a variety of sports … Read Full Story

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Formula One Schedule and standings

Formula One Schedule and standings

March 20 – Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (Nico Rosberg)

April 3 – Bahrain Grand Prix

April 17 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

May. 1 – Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

May 15 – Grand Prix of Spain, Barcelona

May 29 – … Read Full Story

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Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty

Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty

BOSTON (AP) – The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty making decisions or develop other forms of cognitive impairment as an adult, a preliminary study … Read Full Story

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You can hide but you can’t run from Boston’s top cop

You can hide but you can’t run from Boston’s top cop

BOSTON (AP) – Memo to any criminals pursued by Boston’s top cop: You can hide, but you can’t run.

Police Commissioner William Evans is an accomplished athlete who has completed 49 marathons and raced the fabled Boston Marathon course 18 … Read Full Story

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Belgian players mark Brussels attacks ahead of Portugal game

Belgian players mark Brussels attacks ahead of Portugal game

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Belgium’s national soccer team wore special jerseys to mark the Brussels attacks as they prepared for a friendly match against Portugalon Tuesday.

During the pre-game warmup, the players’ shirts had a message on the … Read Full Story

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Formula One Schedule and standings

Formula One Schedule and standings

March 20 – Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (Nico Rosberg)

April 3 – Bahrain Grand Prix

April 17 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

May. 1 – Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

May 15 – Grand Prix of Spain, Barcelona

May 29 – … Read Full Story

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Spokesman: Rio ‘confident’ games untouched by graft scandal

Spokesman: Rio ‘confident’ games untouched by graft scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says he’s “confident” the sprawling corruption scandal engulfing Brazil won’t touch projects connected to South America’s first games.

Rio spokesman Mario Andrada was asked about the growing … Read Full Story

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Anderson Varejao officially joins Warriors in Atlanta

Anderson Varejao officially joins Warriors in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) – Center Anderson Varejao joined the Golden State Warriors on Monday after agreeing to a deal for the rest of the season.

Varejao passed a physical but was not expected to play in Monday night’s game in Atlanta … Read Full Story

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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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