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 Storyread more
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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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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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
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 Storyread more
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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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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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Rio de Janeiro organizers unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games on Friday, saying it brings together “movement, innovation and Brazilian flavor.”
Organizers said the torch’s design was inspired by Brazil’s “nature, and the … Read Full Storyread more
Recent announcements of planned Olympic venues in Billerica, New Bedford and Quincy could be an attempt to gain statewide support for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Games, according to some economists.
“As much as Boston 2024 might like to … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — Three hundred and fifty individuals made their way through the finishing line at the New Bedford Day of Portugal 5k Road Race last Sunday morning.
Andy Sukeforth, 23, of Middleboro, won the race in 15 minutes 26 … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The Brazilian confederation of gymnastics opened an investigation this weekend into remarks made by three members of the men’s team toward a black teammate that surfaced in a video last week.
The gymnasts were seen … Read Full Storyread more
In response to suggestions from her constituents, State Representative Carole Fiola filed a bill that will have a major affect on high school sports.
Effective this season, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the governing body for all high school … Read Full Story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Many of the world’s top surfers were in Rio de Janeiro for a major surfing competition that kicked off Tuesday amid persistent worries about the city’s polluted waters.
Kelly Slater of the United … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she will get more involved in preparations of the Rio’s 2016 Olympics with the games set to open in less than 15 months.
Rousseff met Tuesday in Rio with Olympic … Read Full Storyread more